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Bark n Wag 15 Minute Vet Talk

Dec 24, 2018

Holiday Foods That Are Bad For Dogs

Contributed by Dr. Alison Birken, owner and DVM of Victoria Park Animal Hospital.

Daily pet emergencies at the hospital nearly double during the holidays, with the consumption of toxic foods for dogs being one of the leading causes. While there are potentially harmful...

Dec 16, 2018

Tips from the Humane Society on bringing home a new dog.

Bringing home a new dog can be one of the most joyous experiences of your life, but you have to make sure you have a solid plan to avoid some of the pitfalls that can lead to problems down the road. You also need to be patient. 

Acclimating a new dog to your home...

Dec 5, 2018

At Freedom Service Dogs, we unleash the potential of dogs by transforming them into custom-trained, life-changing assistance dogs for people in need. Our clients include children, veterans and active duty military, and other adults. Their disabilities include autism, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, spinal...

Dec 1, 2018

Dogs can experience a detached eye from trauma, fighting, head injury or pulling the skin too far back from the face or by the scruff of the neck. Skin stretching or trauma can cause eye detachment in any breed of dog, but dogs with very shallow eye sockets can be more affected but if you hug your pug their eyes are not...

Nov 18, 2018

It can be quite scary when your dog loses a nail. 

When you’re trimming the dog’s nails, it takes only a small jerk of the dog’s paw to cause a nail to break or chip, and if the dog yanks hard enough, they could tear a nail partially or rip it out completely.

Nails that are too long are more likely to snag and...