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Tag Archives: pet safety

Help! My Dog Bit a Toad!

June 30, 2015

It seems like every day here at Pet Health Central, we learn new things. Usually, I find out something new and disgusting about animal parasites, but occasionally, I learn about new hazards to our pets. Case in point: toads. Toads? Several years ago, I lived near a lake and our miniature Schnauzer and Yorkshire terrier found living in the rural area delightful. There were ducks…  

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week

May 18, 2015

Super Smiley, blog dog, here with the news that May 17-23 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. Why do we need a week like that? There are 70 million dogs in the United States, and more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year with children being the most likely to be bitten and severely injured. Even the most trusted dog can bite…  

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Today’s Disaster Preparedness for Pets

May 08, 2015

We’re all pretty accustomed to thinking about disaster preparedness for ourselves and our (human) loved ones. There are websites and books galore devoted to planning evacuation routes and making lists of necessary supplies. Today is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day! So, how can we incorporate our pets into our disaster plan? It’s not that hard. If you plan to stay in your home during a…  

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Today’s National Lost Dog Day

April 23, 2015

Have you ever lost a dog? You’re not alone — millions of dogs go missing each year. Some are returned, while for others their fate remains unknown to their loving families. As an ER vet, I’ve had the luck of returning many dogs to their families after they’ve wandered off, but I’ve also had the heartache of having to deal with many injured strays over…  

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