How You Can Help Prevent Canine Heart Disease with Good Dental Hygiene

The vet examines the dog's teeth

As part of Murphy’s annual exam last year, his veterinarian examined the little dog’s mouth and teeth.  A discussion followed on the best ways to clean a dog’s teeth, why oral hygiene is so important for dogs, and how it can help prevent canine heart disease. In all my life, this was the first time …

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Chocolate Could Kill Your Dog

Chocolate is toxic to dogs.

Ginny, a much-loved Great Dane of giant proportions, possessed great intelligence and OCD behaviors. Well-trained and usually very trustworthy, Ginny chose to test the limits one day. Had she been a smaller dog, her efforts could have killed her. Given this time of year when so many of us give food gifts, including chocolate, it …

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How Dangerous Are Spot-On Flea & Tick Preventatives?

Spot-on flea and tick preventatives may be dangerous to your pet.

Gator received spot-on flea & tick preventatives for 10 years without incident. One night about 15 minutes after the application of Frontline® Plus for Dogs, the big Weimaraner began stumbling, falling against walls and furniture and shaking. This happened with no previous warning and lasted about 20 minutes. We gave him 50 mg. of Benadryl …

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