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Category: Medicating your pet at home

Hidden Household Dangers

The warmer months bring not only spring flowers and summer barbeques but also hidden household dangers. Many people are unaware of the many toxic and potentially fatal household plants and foods that frequent our homes. Below are just a few dangers for your pets to avoid: These common household items and their potential danger to

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General First Aid and Your Pet

Knowing some first aid for your pet when they are injured can make a huge difference in helping to make them comfortable before you can get veterinary attention. A common injury we see with dogs is when they cut their paw or damage a nail. This can often result in a lot of bleeding. Not

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Applying Creams, Ointments & Lotions

Applying topical medications to your pet can sometimes be a challenge. The information provided in this handout may help make treating your pet easier – for both of you. What is the difference between creams, ointments and lotions? Creams are non-greasy. Ointments have an oily base. Lotions are liquid preparations.  All are similar as far

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Tips For Administering Ear Drops To Your Dog

Administering ear medications to your dog can be challenging. Remember that your pet’s ears may be painful and that even a normally gentle and passive dog may respond by struggling, biting or scratching. You may need to muzzle your dog for this procedure. Warm any refrigerated medication by placing the bottle in a bowl of

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Administering Drugs By Injection

Two routine injections that have to be given by owners involve the administration of insulin in the treatment of diabetes mellitus and administering allergenic extract injections to control skin allergies. Your veterinarian will review the technique but the following questions and answers may be of help. Will the injection be painful? Most pets don’t seem

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Tips For Giving Your Dog A Pill

The easiest way to give your dog a pill is to hide the pill in food. This usually works best if the pill is hidden in a small amount of canned dog food, peanut butter or cottage cheese. To ensure that the pill is swallowed, it is better to hand feed a small amount of

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Tips For Giving Liquid Medication To Your Dog

The easiest way to give your dog a liquid medication is to mix it with some canned food. To ensure that the medication is swallowed, it is best to hand feed a small amount of food containing the medication, rather than a large portion that the dog may not completely consume. Some dogs may be

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