Help! My dog ate a toothpick!

My dog ate a toothpickToday, I want to talk about a pretty serious matter with you guys – the ingestion of  objects.
Let’s be honest with each other, even the most cautious and watchful owner will probably at some point run into such a situation: Doggie has swallowed something it shouldn’t have.
If we are lucky it is a small, blunt object that is likely to pass the stomach and intestines without causing any harm or even better it is digestible and not poisonous.

But most of the time – that’s just Murphy’s law – it will be something that raises concern, meaning we are talking about something that is either sharp/pointy or big or both of it (worst combination) and can cause harm “inside”.

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Dog Food Recall Alert on multiple brands of rawhide chew treats

Dog Food Recall Alert on "Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats"!JUNE 20, 2017 REcall Expansion!

Manufacturer: United Pet Group

Productmultiple brands of rawhide dog chew products

Reason: United Pet Groupis expanding their voluntary recall of multiple brands of rawhide dog chew products due to chemical contamination to include popular store brands of rawhide dog chews sold by Walmart, Petco, H-E-B and others due to possible contamination with a chemical compound.

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Dog Food Recall Alert Turkey with Bone raw frozen product

Dog Food Recall Alert on "Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats"!January 17, 2017

ManufacturerBlue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, Georgia

ProductTurkey with Bone raw frozen product

ReasonBlue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, Georgia is voluntarily recalling one lot of its Turkey with Bone raw frozen product due to the potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

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Can dogs get sunburn or is my Bull Terrier too cool for that?

Can dogs get sunburn or is my Bull Terrier too cool for that?Many people, especially the ones, whose dogs have pink noses like many Bull Terriers do, are asking themselves: Can dogs get sunburn?

The answer: Yes, dogs can get sunburn (and even skin cancer)!

So, how can we determine, If our dog has a sunburn?

Basically the same way we do it as humans: Press one finger on the skin, release and watch how quickly the skin returns from light color to pink or reddish color. The faster the change and the darker the red, the more sunburned is the skin.

Note: Dogs with pink noses, such as Bull Terriers, also tend to get red noses from elevated blood circulation especially in warmer environments, for example when they are active or very excited.
If the red disappears quickly once the dog is back inside and calming down, the suspected sunburn may as well turn out to be the typical Bull Terrier “red excitement nose”.

However, it is always wise to be cautious.

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Dog Food Recall Alert on Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula dog food

Dog Food Recall Alert on "Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats"!MaY 31, 2016

Manufacturer: Blue Buffalo

Product: Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula dog food

Reason: Blue Buffalo is voluntarily recalling one lot of its Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula dog food due to the presence of moisture and mold.

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Dog Food Recall Alert on Smallbatch frozen Duckbatch Sliders

Dog Food Recall Alert on "Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats"!March 26, 2016

ManufacturerSmallbatch Pets Inc.

ProductSmallbatch frozen dog Duckbatch Sliders

Reason: Smallbatch Pets Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of frozen dog Duckbatch Sliders because of potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria and Listeria monocytogenes.

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Dog Food Recall Alert on Purina Beneful and Pro Plan Dog Food

Dog Food Recall Alert on "Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats"!March10, 2016

ManufacturerNestle Purina

ProductBeneful and Purina Pro Plan wet dog foods

Reason: Nestle Purina is voluntarily recalling Beneful and Purina Pro Plan wet dog foods because their own tests revealed that the affected dog foods did not contain the recommended level of vitamins and minerals.

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The dog heat cycle (estrus cycle)

For several different reasons some owners may not want their female dogs to get spayed. For the owner of such an “intact” female some knowledge about the heat cycle is helpful to prevent “accidents”. In this post you will find information on the heat cycle in dogs, signs to look out for and measures to take.

In this relating article I am introducing a neat way to keep the bloody messes under control during your dog’s heat – with the dog heat suit

The dog heat cycle (estrus cycle)
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Dog Food Recall Alert on Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Entrees for Dogs

Dog Food Recall Alert on "Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats"!January 15, 2016

Manufacturer: Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, Wisconsin

Product: Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Entrees for Dogs

Reason: Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, Wisconsin is recalling a single lot of their Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Entrees for Dogs because of potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

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