Vets Perform Life-Saving Surgery On Dog Who Ate Christmas Chocolate

Dog Eats Chocolate Coins

Certain human foods are always hazardous to our furry friends, and the holidays are an especially dangerous time for accidental ingestions. Family meals are often made with harmful ingredients, and there’s usually some Christmas candy lying around. So, it’s important to keep those treats out of reach to protect pets. Unfortunately, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Hugo got a little too curious this Christmas. He found a way to access his family’s chocolate coins that they got for Christmas. He … Read more

9 Tips To Keep Your Dog Calm And Safe As You Ring In The New Year

Dog scared of 4th of the July

New Year’s Eve is a fun celebration for humans, but for dogs, it often feels like it’s the end of the world. While we’re attending parties, our poor canines are left to hide under the bed alone. So, it’s time for us to make our furry friends a priority this holiday. Here are nine tips to help you keep your canine calm and safe during New Year’s Eve celebrations. #1 – Keep Your Dog Away From the Chaos Dogs usually … Read more

Woman Devastated After Her Senior Dog Leaves Grooming Salon Paralyzed

Dog paralyzed after grooming

Finding the perfect groomer for your dog can be tricky, especially since many places don’t require any certifications to become a groomer. Due to those loose restrictions, many pets have gotten hurt while getting groomed. One family is devastated after their small senior dog returned home from the groomer with two paralyzed legs. The groomer insists that they had nothing to do with it, and they’re refusing to help the family in any way. Even if it was just an … Read more

Family Warns: ‘This Common Winter Product Nearly Cost Our Puppy His Life’

Keeping warm in the winter can be hard, so humans have many items to protect them from frigid weather. But sometimes, bundling in warm clothes still isn’t enough. One product that some people add when playing in the snow is hand warmers. These small packets can quickly warm up, helping our hands feel a little less chilly. Hand warmers are a genius invention, but what many families don’t know is that they’re toxic to dogs. Of course, your dog shouldn’t … Read more

10 Thanksgiving Foods You Should Never Give Your Dog

Thanksgiving in the United States is just around the corner, and with the delicious food ahead, many dog owners will want to share the feast with their pups. But there are a number of foods traditionally eaten during the Thanksgiving holiday that can be very dangerous for our pets. If you’re not sure, check out this list below! #1 – Cooked Bones Never, ever give your dog cooked bones. While all cooked bones are dangerous, cooked poultry bones are especially … Read more

FDA Issues Warning To Pet Food Company After 130 Dogs Die

Midwestern Pet Foods Warning

Midwestern Pet Foods has had several recalls in the past year, including one in December where 70 pets died of aflatoxin contamination. In March, the company also voluntarily recalled several products due to salmonella contamination. Now, even though another recall isn’t issued, the FDA is raising concerns over the past aflatoxin recall. According to a statement from the FDA, about 130 dogs died, and 220 suffered from injuries related to the consumption of their products. So, the FDA further inspected … Read more

9 Tips To Keep Your Dog Calm And Safe This 4th Of July

Dog scared of 4th of the July

The 4th of July is a fun celebration for humans, but for dogs, it often feels like it’s the end of the world. While we’re attending parties, our poor canines are left to hide under the bed alone. As if that isn’t sad enough, the 4th of July is also the time of year that most pets go missing. So, it’s time for us to make our furry friends a priority this holiday. Here are nine tips to help you … Read more

10 Common Flowers Poisonous To Dogs And How To Spot Them

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Having fresh flowers in your home or garden can really brighten your day. However, if your dog gets his chompers on certain pretty plants, it can make him really sick. These flowers in particular can be poisonous to your dog if eaten. Most plants are not overly harmful to dogs when consumed in small quantities. In large quantities though, consuming certain flowers can be fatal. If you know or suspect your dog has consumed one of these potentially toxic flowers, … Read more

Lost Dog Held Hostage By Suspicious Elderly Women

Lost Chihuahua

Finding a lost dog is tricky. After all, a dog on the run can make a lot of distance on foot. Many lost dogs are also too scared to let humans help them. But with Taco the Chihuahua mix, that wasn’t the case at all. When Taco ran off, he didn’t make it far from home. Yet, it still took his mom nearly two weeks to find him. That’s because, along the way, a group of elderly women decided to … Read more

9 Surprising Backyard Dangers That Could Harm Your Dog

By Kate Hughes Reviewed by Stephanie Liff, DVM One of the foremost pleasures of being a pet parent is watching your dog frolic freely outdoors. But while fresh air, sunlight, and exercise are all good for your canine companion, your yard can also be home to some scary dog dangers. Knowing about these backyard dangers for dogs, guarding against them, and—perhaps most important—having a solid plan in place for when your dog gets into something he shouldn’t, is key to … Read more

The Best And Worst Dog Collars Ranked

Did you know that more than 26,000 collar-related accidents occur every year? Sadly, many of these incidents prove fatal. We’ve rounded up the best and worst dog collars and rated them to help you find the safest option for your pup. The collar you choose could mean the difference between life and death. Traditional Collars Traditional collars consist of an adjustable strip of fabric or leather with a buckle or clasp closure. The Good These collars are perfect for holding … Read more

5 Disaster Preparedness Tips For Dog Owners

When it comes to emergency preparedness, there is a lot to take into consideration. There is even more planning involved, however, when there are pets to care for. Making sure our dogs are able to stay safe during a disaster is important, and there are a few extra steps to take when it comes to ensuring everyone’s safety. If you’re looking for a place to start planning, make sure you check these things off your list. #1 – Have Proper … Read more

19 Fruits & Vegetables That Are Bad For Dogs

We love to share food with our dogs, and since fruits and vegetables are healthy for us, we often assume that they’re healthy for our pets, too. This is often the case, but that certainly doesn’t mean it’s always the case. In fact, there are some fruits and vegetables that are not only bad for dogs, but downright toxic. So if you plan on sharing some snacks with your pup, make sure you don’t feed him anything you find on … Read more

125-Pound Akita Rescued From Mountain During Sweltering Hiking Trip

Akita Rescued From Heat

Many dog parents tend to overestimate their dog’s capabilities during the summer heat. They assume that if their dogs were fine in the past, then they will always be fine walking in the heat. However, even the most active dogs need to take it easy when the temperatures soar. Sadly, this is something that many dog parents fail to realize. Nikko the 125-pound Akita is one of the many victims of heat exhaustion during a long walk. He walked with … Read more

FDA Warns Against Putting Hand Sanitizer On Your Dog’s Paws

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread, it’s never been more important to have clean hands. Hand sanitizer helps prevent the virus from spreading to others and keeps it from entering your mouth and nose. Pretty much everyone has a bottle on them at all times these days. Naturally, you want to ensure that everyone in your family is protecting themselves from infection as much as possible too. However, the FDA says the hand sanitizing practice should not extend to … Read more

Yet Another Human Locks Dogs In A Hot Car So They Could Go Have Fun

In another glaring example of “when will we ever learn,” humans locked their dogs inside a stiflingly hot car. In this case, the people were visiting a theme park in the UK. There is no telling how long the dogs would have been left alone. The police intervened before it was too late. Police Respond to a “Regular Summer Call” The Blackgang Chine theme park is located on the Isle of Wight. The weather was reportedly “hot” last weekend when visitors … Read more

Puppy Cried For Help In 130-Degree Car Until Good Samaritan Arrived

Dog in Hot Car

Dogs and children should never be left unattended in a car, especially when the sun’s shining down on them. For most people, this is common sense. Yet, others don’t think twice about it, which puts so many innocent pups in danger. Boomer the gray puppy was a victim of heat exhaustion. Sadly, his so-called parent left him alone in hot car in California, where it was about 100 degrees Fahrenheit outside. Boomer had no choice but to cry for help. … Read more

7 Dog Walking Dangers You Should Know About

By Sophie Vershbow Reviewed by Sarah Wooten, DVM No matter the breed, all dogs need to go outside on a regular basis. Depending on your pet’s physical ability––and your own schedule––that can mean anything from a quick stroll around the block to an all-day hike in the woods. “Dog walking has great health benefits both for the pet and the walker,” says Dr. Ian Wright, a veterinary surgeon and head of the European Scientific Counsel for Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP) U.K. … Read more

RECALL ALERT: Botulism Concern With IcelandicPlus Fish Treats

Out of an abundance of caution, Pennsylvania-based company IcelandicPlus has issued a recall of their Capelin dog and cat treats. Per FDA guidelines, fish over 5 inches long has the potential to cause botulism poisoning. The FDA has determined that salt-cured, dried, or fermented un-eviscerated fish larger than 5 inches are linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning in humans between 1981 and 1987 and again in 1991. IcelandicPlus released a statement of concern for their customers, human and animal: “IcelandicPlus … Read more

Blind, Deaf Poodle Survives Being Taken By Hawk

Unfortunately, small dogs are at a disadvantage when it comes to defending themselves. They should never be left outside unattended because you never know what wild animals could be out there looking for a snack. Deborah Falcione thought her beloved pups were safe on her deck, but she quickly realized her mistake. Sadly, her deaf, blind, 6-pound Poodle named Porschia was snatched up by a hawk! When Falcione realized that her 16-year-old dog was taken from the porch, she panicked … Read more

11 Must Know Emergency Dog First Aid Procedures

You buy high-quality dog food, keep up with regular veterinary visits, and vaccinate your pup against infectious diseases. You do everything you can think of to keep your furry BFF safe and healthy, but do you know how to perform dog first aid? Are you prepared to act if your pet stops breathing or goes into shock? The following first aid tips could help you save your dog’s life should you face one of these eight common emergencies. 1. Wounds … Read more

Two Missing Dog Cases Unite Their Communities With Very Different Results

Meadow and Bella are two of many dogs that went missing around the holidays. What sets them apart is the incredible support their respective communities provided in helping to bring them home. The city of Birmingham, Alabama rallied around Atlanta resident, Lauren Johnson when her dog Meadow became lost. Residents of Charleston, SC did the same when a Yellow Lab Mix named Bella was stolen along with her owner’s truck. Their efforts eventually resulted in both dogs being recovered. Sadly, … Read more

Wag! Calls Off Search After Losing ANOTHER Dog In Their Care

Wag! is at it again. Heartbreakingly, we have to share that another customer trusted Wag! to take care of their dogs and Wag! failed in every tragic way. Wag! walked two dogs and only one of them made it home. It’s become a far too familiar tale for the “Uber of dog walking.” Wag! has lost more than a dozen dogs across the country. Sadly, some of them even lose their lives under Wag’s “care.”   Trusted Wag! to Take Care of … Read more

WARNING: Popular Cleaning Product Is Dangerously Toxic To Dogs

Donna Brydon is a dog mom to an adorable King Charles Spaniel named Skye. The pair had a close call and scary situation recently after the 12-week old puppy came into contact with a popular cleaning product. Brydon shared her story to warn dog families everywhere that the product could make your dog sick, or worse. Visited a Friend’s House With Freshly Mopped Floors Donna and Skye went to visit a friend who had just cleaned her floors with Zoflora, … Read more

Hartz Flea & Tick Products Continue To Cause Animal Deaths

You wouldn’t think we’d have to be hyper-vigilant about the dog shampoos we find on the brightly lit shelves of our favorite grocery store. Just because it’s got a nice label and a place on the shelf, doesn’t mean it’s necessarily safe though. This is especially true about flea and tick drops and shampoos for dogs and cats. One brand, in particular, Hartz, has consistently been under fire for the rate at which its toxic products lead to animal deaths. … Read more

How To Perform A Monthly Canine Cancer Check

According to the National Canine Cancer Foundation, about half of dogs over the age of 10 are diagnosed with cancer. Up to 60 percent of them will succumb to the disease. Unusual lumps and bumps can appear on your dog and grow without you noticing. Therefore, in order to keep them as healthy as possible, you should perform a cancer check at least once a month. Remember, it is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to … Read more

YouTuber Saves His Curious Dog From Sharks

Brodie Moss is known for exploring the remote coasts of Australia and sharing his adventures on YouTube and Instagram. Of course, his adorable dog travel buddy, Stryda, makes his adventures even more exciting. She is very well-behaved on the boat, but it wasn’t always that way. When Stryda was just a young puppy, she became a little too curious during on of their boat rides, and her dad had to come to the rescue. When Stryda was a puppy, she … Read more

Professional Pet Detective Tells What NOT To Do If Your Dog Is Lost

Barbara ‘Babs’ Fry lives and works in San Diego. She is a real estate agent and founder of the nonprofit A Way Home for Animals, Inc. She is also a real-life pet detective whose assistance has made it possible for hundreds of lost dogs to be reunited with their families. This work is her passion and she does it for FREE.  Babs started her nonprofit as a means to disseminate life-saving information to people who have lost their dogs. She … Read more

RECALL: Performance Dog Raw Pet Food Tests Positive For Salmonella And Listeria

The United States Food And Drug Administration has issued a warning to not feed your dogs Performance Dog Raw Pet Food produced on or after July 22nd, 2019. Two samples collected during an inspection of Bravo Packing, Inc., the manufacturer of Performance Dog Raw Pet Food, tested positive for Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes. Here’s what you need to know about this. https://www.facebook.com/MorningExpressHLN/photos/a.119634617953/10157548057537954/?type=3 Which Products Are Affected? The specific product the FDA is cautioning about is Performance Dog Raw Pet Food, lot … Read more

Man Left Dog In Car. Accused Of Animal Cruelty Even Though Tesla’s “Dog Mode” Was On

Of course, no one wants to leave their dog alone in a car, especially on an extremely hot or cold day. However, with Tesla’s Dog Mode in the Model S, you no longer have to worry about your furry friends being in danger while they wait. It even displays a screen to notify others that the car temperature is controlled. Unfortunately, Ross Hunt still ended up getting in trouble for keeping his dog in the car on a hot day. … Read more