Category Archives: Health & Wellness

Infographic: How to Perform Puppy CPR

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Knowing how to perform CPR in an emergency can mean the difference between life and death. But, CPR on puppies is quite different than how it is performed on people and even on adult dogs. Because of a puppy’s tiny size and delicate bone structure, Carrington College’s Veterinary Tech Program created the infographic below. Only…

My Dog Ate Onion – What Now?

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There are many kinds of food that humans eat which are unsafe for dogs. Onions are not an exception. Feeding your pooch onions can make him seriously ill, whether they are raw, cooked, or in powdered form. What you Need to Know Onions are toxic to canines because of the substance they contain known as…

Help! My Pomeranian won’t stop begging for food!

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Dear Dr. Chris: My 1 ½ year old Pomeranian, Angel, wants to eat all day. She is fed twice a day and we are trying to cut back but she follows us around the house begging all the time.  She is getting overweight.  What can I do? HK, Florida Dear HK, Ahh, I can see…

Treating Doggie Bug Bites and Bee Stings

If you have a curious pooch that loves to snoop around, then it’s very likely that you will face bug bites and bee stings. Although most cases are rarely dangerous, it’s still crucial that you understand how some insect bites and stings can also lead to serious canine allergies, even death. To avoid pain and…

Dog Cancer Vaccine?

I was recently asked by a client about some articles she found describing a new canine cancer vaccine and she wanted to know more about it. There have been several news stories recently discussing this topic and I thought it would be helpful to Dogington Post readers to explain these developments. Most of the articles…

The Benefits of Walking Your Dog

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Dogs are great at providing strong motivation to maintain their owner’s exercise program – who can resist a happy dog, panting with excitement at the front door? They make great walking companions and can serve as the perfect social support. So if you are having difficulty sticking to your fitness program, why don’t you try…

Do Dogs Get Colds and Flus?

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Just like us, pets are prone to colds and flus. More often than not, the respiratory symptoms manifested in animals are a result of viral, bacterial, or fungal infection.  However, most commonly, canine colds and flus take place due to virus. Since these illnesses can result in serious secondary bacterial infections if left untreated, consulting…

Top Ten Signs of Canine Heart Disease

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When it comes to canine heart disease, early diagnosis and timely treatment can make all the crucial difference in your pet. It is necessary for pet parents like you to be familiar with the various signs of canine heart disease. This way you can bring any possible health issue to your vet’s attention as soon…

Rawhide: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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There are countless types of dog chews, bones, and toys in the market today, and rawhide is one of the most popular. Because there have been lots of concerns regarding the safety of rawhide dog chews, it is a good idea to be familiar with the various kinds of rawhide available as well as the…

Removing a Tick From Your Dog’s Skin

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Responsible pet owners know that tick prevention is important – but not always 100% effective. Chances are, at some point in your dog’s life, you’ll encounter one of these icky arthropods that attach themselves to your dog’s skin and feast on their blood. When left untreated, a tick can cause a whole slew of problems…

Senior Dogs: Young At Heart

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When thinking about dog adoption, many people imagine bringing home a furry, spanking new little pooch to grow up with their kids. Indeed, it’s a cute picture; however, most dog owners fail to realize the loads of work that actually come with raising a new puppy. Because younger dogs need plenty of exercise, training, and…

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