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What To Do If You Suspect Your Dog Ate Something Poisonous

Posted by on May 31, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What To Do If You Suspect Your Dog Ate Something Poisonous

If you have a dog and you suspect it may have eaten something toxic, you will need to speak to an emergency animal hospital immediately. In the moments after the dog ingests the material, it is important to monitor the dog for any symptoms so they can be conveyed to the veterinarian when you make the phone call. Here are some of the things to look out for when you are dealing with a dog that eats something poisonous. Look For The Source Of Poison If you know what the substance is that had caused you to believe poison was ingested, read the ingredients on the packaging to the doctor so they can come up with a treatment plan. Let the doctor know how much of the poisonous substance is missing from the packaging, as well, as this can make a difference in the treatment to...

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3 Tips For Keeping Sugar Gliders As Pets

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Among the different types of exotic pets, sugar gliders are some of the most popular. Sugar gliders are small marsupial animals in the kangaroo family. Before you decide to get sugar gliders are pets, there are some things you should know. Here are the most important care tips to follow when you plan to have them as pets in your home. Socialize Them Properly Sugar gliders are very social pets, so they are ideal for a home with people who will want to play with them and entertain them often. Sugar gliders are happier when they are kept in pairs or groups, so try to adopt at least two sugar gliders at one time. This allows them to entertain each other when you are unable to interact with them. Make sure you keep their nails trimmed since they can...

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Horse Sense: Equine Health Care Musts

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Most horse owners have a deep respect and love for all things horses. Part of loving your horse includes making sure he stays strong and healthy. Whether you’re green or an ‘old hand’ at horse care, run through this list for a quick update on equine health care musts. Worming Schedule  Think of your horse as being constantly bombarded with attacks from parasites, and not just those pesky horseflies. Every time he grazes on tender spring grass or chomps tall chutes in the summer, he’s being exposed to worms. Your horse should be on a regular worming schedule every 6 to 8 weeks. This ensures that worms don’t stand a chance of taking hold. Worms can build up into huge masses in a horse’s gut, causing illness and in extreme cases death. Take the time to worm. Your veterinarian...

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3 Ways To Introduce A New Home To Your Cat

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

You’ve found your perfect new abode, you’ve done the packing, changed addresses, and covered all your bases. Or have you? If you are a cat owner, you need to make arrangements and allowances for your cat to move safely and easily. One step is to introduce your cat to their new home. You know your cat best, but what follows are three easy ways you can use to try and introduce your cat to their new home. 1) Play it safe During the moving process, it’s imperative to have your cat someplace safe. While moving in, doors are opened frequently, and a confused cat can make a run for it. A safe place could be at a friend’s home, at your old home, or possibly in their carrying crate, for a short period of time. When it does come...

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Wear A Riding Helmet, Not A Bicycle Helmet, On Horseback

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Many people think that a helmet designed for bicycling is the same as one made for riding horses. This is the myth that can put you in danger. Here are three reasons not to wear a bicycle helmet when riding a horse.  Riding Helmets are Tested For Sharp Strikes Riding helmets and bicycle helmets are both put through a series of tests to make sure that they are safe and will protect the user in an accident. Both types of helmets are dropped from a high place onto a hard surface like concrete to simulate a fall or crash.  Riding helmets are also tested by being dropped on an anvil with a sharp point. This test simulates what would happen if the rider struck a sharp part of a jump or if a horse kicked the rider’s head with...

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6 Signs Your Dog Is Suffering From Oral Health Problems

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Dogs often don’t show that they’re in discomfort, which can be a problem for pet parents who want to take the best possible care of their dogs. Worse still, by the time your dog is showing signs that his mouths is hurting him, chances are the problem with his teeth has become critical. Since you can’t ask your dog how his teeth are feeling, here are six indicators that something may be wrong with his oral health. Bad Breath There are a lot of jokes made about doggy breath, but in reality, if your dog has stinky breath long after eating, there may be a problem. Bad breath is often the first sign that your dog is developing tooth decay, and it could be an indicator that his teeth are actively rotting. Blood When you play with your dog,...

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