Articles with emergencies

Is Ingestion of Candy an Emergency?

It all depends on the type and amount of candy. First, let’s go over the mechanical dangers. Along with other things of “just the right size,” candy can be a choking hazard. The only difference between people and dogs is access. Choking is the fourth leading cause of unintentional injury death in people. Hard candy is one of the culprits,…

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Is Ingestion of Grapes an Emergency?

Grape toxicity for dogs is poorly understood in a way that nobody knows why they are toxic to them. There are stories out there of people who insist that they give their dog the odd grape and their dogs are fine. Some dogs seem to handle that with no problems indeed. There are people who jumped or fell from great…

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Is Xylitol Ingestion an Emergency?

This says to me that some people might not know what xylitol is and why is it dangerous to dogs. At least I hope that’s why they checked no. What is Xylitol? Xylitol is a sugar replacement, a sweetener, used more broadly every day because of low caloric density and lesser impact on tooth health. It is still a type of carbohydrate,…

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Dog Medical Emergencies: Ingestion of Poison

I suppose it might depend on what people think of as a poison; which one and how much of it was ingested … Yeah, a dog can survive eating chocolate, depending on the type, amount, and size of the dog. And yeah, with something like chocolate you might get away by inducing vomiting at home. But you still better deal…

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Are Animal Bites an Emergency?

The short answer is yes, animal bites are an emergency. There is a matter of degree of trauma, of course. But not all wounds might look as serious as they really are. There is also the matter of what species inflicted the wound. Was it a familiar or an unfamiliar dog? Was it a familiar or an unfamiliar cat? Was…

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