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First Aid for Dogs: An Overview

This overview discusses first aid in dogs and links to numerous articles about specific first aid for individual canine conditions.

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How to Make a Homemade Muzzle for Your Dog

Learn how to make a homemade muzzle for your dog in case of an emergency.

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Baseline Vital Signs in Dogs and How to Measure Them

During an emergency, you will need to know what normal baseline vitals are for your dog and how to measure them.

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Handling and Transporting a Sick or Injured Dog

Learn some techniques for approaching, handling, and moving an injured dog.

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First Aid Kit Essentials for Dogs

Find suggestions for what to put in your canine first aid kit. Be prepared for dog emergencies.

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First Aid for External Bleeding in a Dog

Learn the first aid required for external bleeding in a dog.

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First Aid for Internal Bleeding in a Dog

Learn how to spot it if your dog is bleeding internally. Find out what to do immediately if you suspect internal bleeding in your dog.

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First Aid for Chemical Burns in Dogs

Learn what you need to do if your dog receives a chemical burn.

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First Aid for Heat Burns in Dogs

Learn the first aid necessary for a dog that's been burned until you can get to the veterinarian.

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First Aid for Coughing and Choking in Dogs

Learn the first aid necessary for a dog that's been burned until you can get to the veterinarian.

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First Aid for Canine Eye Injuries

Learn the basics of first aid for canine eye injuries. Learn what to do and what not to do if your dog's eye is injured.

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First Aid for a Dog with a Broken Bone

If you suspect your dog has a broken bone, you will need to handle him carefully and get to a veterinarian right away.

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First Aid for a Dog That Isn't Breathing

You will need to breathe for your dog while you take her to the vet if she stops breathing. Learn how to perform rescue breathing in dogs.

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First Aid for a Dog with No Heartbeat

CPR can save your dog's life. Learn the basics of how and when to perform CPR in dogs here.

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Restrain Your Dog While Driving

Find out why unrestrained dogs in cars are dangerous and what you can do to solve it.

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Quiz - Test Your Cold Weather Dog Knowledge

Do you know which human foods are toxic or dangerous to dogs and which are safe? Take this interactive quiz to test your knowledge of toxic foods in dogs.

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A General Guide to Puppy Safety

Learn the general things you need to do to create a safe environment for your new puppy.

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Is It Safe to Sedate Your Dog for Travel?

If you're about to take a big trip with your dog, you may be wondering about ways to sedate him to make it easier. Learn whether or not that's a safe idea.

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Black Widow Spider Bites in Dogs

Do you know the symptoms of a black widow spider bite in a dog? Find out what you need to know about black widows and dogs.

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Facial Recognition Apps for Lost Dogs

It's terrifying to find that your dog is gone. Facial recognition apps can help you find him.

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What Should You Do If Your Dog's Food Is Recalled?

Alternative and holistic veterinary therapies for cats are gaining popularity. Read about these therapies and what you need to know before pursuing them.

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Fire Safety for Dogs

Over 500,000 pets die in house fires annually. Learn practical information and tips for helping your dog to survive a house fire.

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Sago Palms Are Extremely Toxic to Dogs

Sago palms, used in landscaping and as houseplants, are extremely toxic to dogs. Find out what you need to know about sago palm poisoning in dogs here.

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Pet Food Recall: OC Raw Dog Recalls Turkey and Produce Raw Food Formulation

OC Raw Dog has recalled some of its Turkey and Produce Raw Food Dog Formulation. Find out what you need to know about the recall here.

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Foxtails: A Summertime Hazard for Dogs

Dogs can pick up foxtails easily, and they can travel anywhere in the dog's body once they are in. Find out the symptoms, treatments, and prevention of foxtail problems in dogs.

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Retractable Dog Leashes: Know the Risks

Retractable dog leashes can cause serious injuries to dogs and people. Find out why retractable leashes can be dangerous.

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Recall Warning! Puppy Nylabone Starter Kits May Contain Salmonella

One lot of Nylabone Puppy Starter Kits has been recalled. Learn why and how to tell if your product might be contaminated.

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The Yellow Dog Project: What Does the Yellow Ribbon Mean?

Some dogs need their space. They may be aggressive, over-exuberant, have a medical problem, or dislike other dogs. Dogs wearing a yellow ribbon should not be approached.

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Springtime Hazards for Dogs - Slideshow

Springtime brings special hazards for dogs. Learn what they are so you and your dog can enjoy the warmer weather.

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Cold Weather Tips for Dogs

Help protect your dog during the winter months with these important cold-weather tips.

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Top Ten Emergencies in Dogs

Learn the symptoms of the ten most common emergencies that affect dogs. Be prepared to act to save your dog's life.

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CPR in Dogs

Learn how to perform CPR on dogs in order to help in an emergency.

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Rattlesnake Vaccine for Dogs

Rattlesnake bite is always a veterinary emergency. Rattlesnake vaccine for dogs can be the difference between life and death if your dog is bitten by a rattlesnake.

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First Aid Kit for Dogs

Learn about the essentials needed in a first aid kit for dogs.

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First Aid for Dogs

Common fist aid practices that can be provided to a sick or injured dog until professional help can be obtained.

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Dogs and Bones

Learn about the risks and complications of giving your dog a bone.

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Emergency Care for Suspected Poisoning

How to induce vomiting in your dog is you suspect he or she has swallowed something poisonous. Induction of vomiting should never be done without direct instructions from a veterinarian. If you suspect that your pet has ingested something poisonous, you should first consult your veterinarian or local veterinary emergency center.

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Microchipping Dogs

Microchips in dogs are an important way to ensure that your dog can be returned if he or she becomes lost. Learn the pros and cons of microchipping dogs.

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Thanksgiving Safety for Dogs

The annual Thanksgiving banquet, complete with last-minute preparations, a variety of guests, and too much rich food, can be stressful and dangerous for dogs. However, you can greatly reduce your canine's risks and stress level with some simple precautions, and knowledge.

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Halloween Safety for Dogs

Halloween can be scary and dangerous to dogs. However, a little planning and attentive care can help avoid those undesirable outcomes, so that both people and pooches can enjoy a safe and happy Halloween.

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Dog Safety on the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July and summertime in general holds some special concerns for dogs. Find tips for avoiding dangers for dogs this season.

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Fireworks Fear in Dogs

Is your dog afraid of fireworks? Learn ways to ease your dog's fears this Fourth of July so you can both enjoy the holiday.

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