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Are Venomous Bites an Emergency?

Are Venomous Bites an Emergency?

What kind of snakes or spiders your dog might encounter depends on where you live. Snake bites Some of the most dangerous species of snakes include rattlesnakes, copperheads, and water moccasins. The outcome depends on the amount of venom injected, location, size of the dog … but I would treat any and all of these as an emergency because the sooner…

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Are Bug Stings an Emergency?

Are Bug Stings an Emergency?

Our guys got their share of bee stings. While painful and distressing, most bug stings indeed are not an emergency. The last time when Cookie stepped on a bee, she was very unimpressed. She was limping, shaking her foot, I could see it hurt a lot. Typically, I give Benadryl, but because Cookie was showing major signs of pain, I…

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Is Head Pressing an Emergency?

Is Head Pressing an Emergency?

Does the notion of your dog pressing their head into corners or against objects sound like not a big deal to you? Ok, I  concede this sounds quite weird and more like a trick question than something that could be an emergency situation. Surely this sounds harmless enough? Not so fast. What does head pressing indicate? Head pressing indicates damage…

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Is Dog Choking an Emergency?

Is Dog Choking an Emergency?

If your dog is choking, they need help right away. There is no doubt about that. The bottom line, however, is that they need help much faster than you can get them to a vet. You need to perform first aid before seeking veterinary assistance. First aid for a choking dog You need to man up (or is it person…

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Is Dog Coughing an Emergency?

Is Dog Coughing an Emergency?

You should see a vet if your dog is coughing persistently. Most of the time, though, it doesn’t need immediate medical attention. However, depending on the overall circumstance I might see a vet the same day or early the next. Particularly if a cough seems bothersome to my dog. Such as with Jasmine who one day started coughing after a serious…

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