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Is Dog Bad Breath an Emergency?

Is Dog Bad Breath an Emergency?

Bad breath in dogs is usually a reflection of the state of their mouth. Dental disease does require veterinary attention but it usually is not an emergency unless your dog is in severe pain. Is there a circumstance in which bad breath could mean you need to see a vet immediately? Conditions that can cause bad breath Let’s start with…

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Is Ingestion of Candy an Emergency?

Is Ingestion of Candy an Emergency?

My dog ate a candy, is he going to die? Ideally, you want to keep any candy away from your dog so they cannot decide to snack on any in the first place. Dogs do have a sweet tooth and can find candies attractive. Unfortunately, even if you do everything right, it doesn’t mean that your dog cannot get their…

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Is Ingestion of Grapes an Emergency?

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?

Is Xylitol Ingestion an Emergency?

If your dog ingests xylitol it is an emergency. It takes substantially less xylitol than chocolate to be deadly. There is enough xylitol in just three pieces of sugar-free gum to kill a small dog. 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…

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Are Animal Bites an Emergency?

Are Animal Bites an Emergency?

Bite wounds are one of the most common reasons dogs are brought to a veterinarian. Animal bites can cause significant injury. Further, wounds might look less serious than they really are. And even a relatively small wound can cause big trouble. There is, of course, the matter of what animal inflicted the wound. Was it a familiar or an unfamiliar…

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