The Healthy Hound Newsletter #65

In This Issue

● Helping A Dog In A Hot Car
● Dog Driving Danger
● Should You Vax For Rabies?
● Helping Dogs Overcome Trauma
● Diabetes Testing
● Summer Hazards Quiz

Recent Food Recalls

3/26/21 – Midwestern Pet Foods (55+ Brands)
3/16/21 – Bravo Packing, Inc.
1/17/21 – Mars Petcare UK (Several Products)
11/13/20 – Albright’s Raw Chicken Recipe

HEALTH ALERT #1

Here’s What To Do When You See A Dog In A Hot Car

There have already been several cases of dogs dying in hot cars this year, including a Georgia police K9. Do you know what to do if you encounter a dog in this deadly situation?

Your first inclination may be to break a window and grab that pup, but depending on where you live, the law may not be on your side.

Check out iHeartDogs’ step-by-step guide to prepare yourself should you come upon a dog in need.

A Tip From +THE HEALTHY HOUND

Not all dogs are natural born swimmers. These breeds need extra supervision around the pool.

HAPPY, HEALTHY MUST HAVES

Happy, Healthy™ 3-In-1 Probiotic Dog Chews

Got a gassy pup? Do his stools tend to be soft and inconsistent no matter what you try?

Happy, Healthy™ 3-In-1 Probiotic Dog Chews with Pumpkin promote healthy digestion as well as offer bowel and immune system support.

Ensure your dog is healthy from the inside out with the best probiotic for dogs.

QUIZ OF THE WEEK

An unrestrained 10-pound dog traveling in a car at 30 mph, will exert roughly ___ pounds of pressure in a crash.

  1. 150
  2. 300
  3. 500

Not sure? Read on to find the answer!

HEALTH ALERT #2

The Dangers Of Driving With A Dog In Your Lap

Distracted driving can be nearly as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. As much as we love our pups, driving with them on our laps just isn’t safe.

In fact, it can earn you a traffic stop or a fine in some states. Even in places where there is no specific law about dogs, you can still be cited under broader distracted driving laws.

Learn more about this issue and how to properly restrain your pup while driving.

IN THE NEWS

Do Dogs Still Need The Rabies Vaccine?

Many dog parents are becoming more aware of vaccination risks to their pets. Some have gone so far as to refuse all immunizations.

But is skipping the Rabies vaccine a safe choice?

Believe it or not, Rabies is still a problem in the United States, affecting thousands of animals – and a few humans – each year. Click here to learn more.

A Tip From +THE HEALTHY HOUND

Before enjoying the summer breeze, make sure all unscreened windows or doors are closed, and adjustable screens are tightly secured.

BEHAVIOR & TRAINING

How To Help Your Dog Regain Confidence After A Traumatic Incident

Car accidents, animal attacks, home break-ins; all of these events (and more) can cause mental stress to your dog.

Like humans, our pups can suffer from PTSD after trauma. And sadly, traumatizing past experiences can evolve into serious behavioral problems and depression.

Here’s how to help your pup overcome the damage and regain his confidence.

VET CORNER

5 Reasons To Test Your Dog For Diabetes

by Dr. Justine A. Lee, DVM, DACVECC

Pet obesity is a growing problem. As a result, some authorities believe one out of every 100 dogs that reach 12 years of age will develop diabetes mellitus.

How can you protect your pet from this serious, life-altering condition? In addition to proper diet and exercise, it may be a good idea to have your dog’s blood sugar tested.

In this post, Dr. Justine A. Lee gives 5 reasons you should test your dog for diabetes.

TIS THE SEASON

Are You Ready For A Safe Summer? Test You Knowledge On Common Summer Dangers!

Heatstroke, water intoxication, snakes, poisonous plants, and more! Spring and summer can be dangerous times for dogs.

Are you prepared to navigate all the hot weather hazards your pup might face? Test your knowledge and bone up on your trivia with our detailed quiz!

COMMON SUMMER HAZARDS QUIZ

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Quiz Answer:

2. 300 pounds of pressure. Imagine the devastation that can cause to your pet and anyone in his path!

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