Tag Archives: dog care

Top Ten Fourth of July Pet-Safety Tips


Written by: Phil Monahan

Here are a few tips to ensure both you and your dog have an enjoyable holiday
Photo via petMD

Independence Day can be a dangerous and terrifying time for dogs. While firework displays solemnize the birth of our nation, the loud bangs, flashes of light and smells of burning pyrotechnics can trigger a panic-induced nightmare for our pups. According to the. . .

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Pro Tips: How to Care for Your Dog’s Paws


Written by: Phil Monahan

Admittedly, wild crabs are not your average paw hazard, but you should pay attention to the special places where the proverbial rubber meets the road.
Photo courtesy Joe, Collegeville

When you think about it, dog’s feet are really incredibly tough. Consider all the potentially hazardous things you’ve seen your dog run over or through without incurring injury. But this should not create a false sense of security. That’s why everyone should read Diana Laverdue’s article on dogster about how to keep. . .

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Video: Rescue Dog Gets a New Prosthetic Leg . . . and a New Lease on Life


Written by: Phil Monahan

Chaya Springer, left, holds her dog, “Debbie,” as Danielle Hetmanski helps her get used to her new prosthesis.
Photo via orlandosentinel.com

Last spring, Debbie the Pit Bull was found lying on the ground in Hialeah, Florida—where Pit Bulls are banned, by the way—in rough shape. Her right front paw had been severed, and the wound was. . .

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