Can My Dog Drink Too Much Water?

I try to learn something new every day and today I learned about Water Intoxication. I've had dogs for over 40 years and I never heard of this before but thanks to Dr. Becker, I have now!

This Little-Known Medical Emergency Could Kill Your Pup

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Skunk Rinse For Dogs

skunk Your dog just got sprayed by a skunk! What do you do? The old standby is a wash him in tomato juice. That's great but who keeps enough tomato juice on hand to wash a dog, especially a bi g dog? Here's an even more effective solution and you can keep enough of the ingredients on hand without spending a lot of money. Plus you can quickly mix the solution as many times as necessary until the smell subsides. So watch this quick video from Dr. Becker for the recipe:

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Chocolate And Dogs Don’t Mix

chocolateChocolate and dogs don't mix! Hopefully all dog owners know that chocolate is toxic to their beloved companion. Even small amounts can be harmful. See the video to explain why chocolate is toxic, symptoms to watch for and what to do next:

 

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Back To School Can Be Tough On Your Dog

With all the hustle and bustle of everyday life and the added pressure of getting our kids ready to go back to school it's easy to forget about your four legged family member. Going from having the children around all day, every day for the past couople of months to being alone all day can be a depressing and anxiety filled time for your family dog.

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Keep Your Dog Safe At The Beach

DogAtBeachAs the weather turns hot many people will turn their attention to the beach. Review these tips to keep your dog safe before you bring him along to enjoy some fun in the sun. Here's an excellent refresher on keeping Fido safe at the beach this year: 

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Don’t Over Vaccinate Your Dog

Vaccine Expert ‘Very Disappointed’ with Amount of Vaccines Still Being Given

image028Some canine vaccines can do more harm than good. Leptospirosis Vaccine may be one of them. With several adverse reaction cases to this vaccine for an infection that can be treated with anti-biotics, you have to wonder how necessary it really is. Does the reward outweigh the risks?

This Vaccine Can Impair Your Dog's Immune System

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Don’t Buy A Dog At A Pet Store!

Don't buy a dog from a pet store, online, at a flea market or from the newspaper!

puppy millsWhy? Because in so doing you are  unknowingly supporting the scum who run puppy mills all over this country. Pet stores get their puppies from puppy mills, whether they know it or not. Many dogs sold online, in the newspaper and at flea markets are part of this horrible, money driven industry.

It's estimated that there are perhaps 10,000 puppy mills in the U.S. so by buying one of these dogs you are supporting the owners and perpetuating this disgusting industry and sentencing more dogs to the horrible conditions they will be forced to live in. You're also supporting the addition of thousands and thousands, perhaps millions of puppies to an already overpopulated segment of our society. We already have millions of homeless dogs in the U.S. So many that we euthanize 3 to 4 million a year.

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Protect Your Dog From Canine Flu

Canine Flu is spreading across this country. As of this writing, the Washington Post reports that the H3N2 flu has spread to 12 states. There is a canine flu vaccine available but it is not for the current strain of influenza.

So what can we do to help protect our dogs from this potentially deadly outbreak?

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Dog Left in Hot Car

Dog Left in Hot Car

"Dog left in hot car." It never ceases to amaze me that we see this happen year in and year out. This message has been repeated over and over and over again but some people just don't get it.

Summer is upon us so One More Time!!!!

DON'T LEAVE YOUR PETS OR CHILDREN IN A CLOSED CAR IN HOT WEATHER, NOT EVEN FOR 5 MINUTES, PERIOD!!!

And cracking the windows is useless when it's hot out. There is no excuse!  You might as well just turn the oven on and stick them in there. It's pretty much the same thing.

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Adopt a Dog, or Cat, Please!

Shelter Dog(Percentage of people who acquire animals that end up giving them away, abandoning them, or taking them to shelters: 70%)

It’s time for me to adopt another dog. I’ve been searching various shelters on the internet and it breaks my heart to see the volume of homeless dogs available for adoption; cats also.

There are literally millions of dogs and cats that are stuck in shelters all over this country and the numbers keep growing. Many of them will be put to death because there are just too many. The estimates run anywhere from 3 million to 4 million that are euthanized annually just in the U.S. Think about that number for a minute. That’s about 10,000 a day! It’s a national disgrace!

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