Tell me about pet CPR?

Tell me about pet CPR?

The first time you deal with a pet emergency that may require CPR will be a very stressful/scary situation. A great graphic to help comes from the American Red Cross. The chart shows a prone dog receiving CPR – Airway is checked and cleared with the Heimlich maneuver,...

Frightening Hazards of Pet Food

Frightening Hazards of Pet Food

There have been many frightening reports in the news lately, from tainted jerky treats to questions about dog food safety, there is a lot to worry about. After five years of investigation and hundreds of dogs dying, tainted jerky treats have finally been removed from...

Can a cat walk on a leash?

Can a cat walk on a leash?

With the right personality, a cat can walk on a leash. I have even met a therapy cat who goes to nursing homes to provide comfort to the residents! There are a few things to do differently on leash to keep cats safe. First, use a harness. The last thing we want is our...

I have 3 cats who are all diabetic – what is this about?

I have 3 cats who are all diabetic – what is this about?

Unless your kitties are all from the same litter, chances are good the issue goes back to diet (still goes back to diet, even if they are related). There are two types of diabetes – type I is juvenile onset (most common in dogs and young humans), type II is adult...

Raisins can kill dogs? Is that true?

Raisins can kill dogs? Is that true?

Grapes and raisins have an unknown toxic factor in them that can cause acute renal failure in dogs. In too high doses, they can be fatal. It seems weird that something we humans can enjoy does that, but our pets can’t tolerate Tylenol either, where we can. Our...

What plants are poisonous to my pet?

What plants are poisonous to my pet?

The winter and spring holidays are prime time to answer this question! There is a story commonly repeated that poinsettias are poisonous – not so – they will, however, make a dog or cat drool excessively. By contrast, eating an Easter Lilly can be fatal, as with many...

My dog had calcium oxalate stones – how can diet help him?

My dog had calcium oxalate stones – how can diet help him?

There are a few things that go into the development of calcium oxalate stones (struvites are the most common type of stone). Calcium oxalate stones come from the urine being too acid (struvite is too alkaline) and our dogs not drinking enough, and a genetic...

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