Category Archives: First Aid

Protecting your dog’s paws in the Winter

Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer. Winter walks can become downright dangerous if chemicals from ice-melting agents are licked off of bare paws. Here are some tips to keep your pets safe […]

Basic first aid for dogs

Your dog first aid kit should include: bandages – a roll of self-adhesive or crepe bandage (5cm width) conforming/open-weave bandages (2.5cm width) some non-adhesive absorbent dressings (5cm x 5cm) to cover open wounds surgical sticky tape a box of cotton wool a box of sterile absorbent gauze blunt ended scissors, preferably curved a thick towel […]

Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat

Your dog may be eager to eat “people food” from your dinner table or finish leftovers after a meal. It’s safe to share certain foods with your dog. But some common foods and drinks can be harmful or even deadly for dogs. Don’t share these items: Alcohol Even small amounts of alcohol can be dangerous […]

Apple Cider Vinegar: A Holistic Remedy for Dogs

The age-old home remedy of apple cider vinegar has all kinds of uses—both internal and external—for dogs. What’s new in holistic pet care? Try apple cider vinegar—or, as its fans call it, ACV. OK, it isn’t new, but this centuries-old product is enjoying new popularity in canine circles. Those who are old enough remember when […]