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Dobermans - Von Willebrand Disease - Super Glue 
Anyone who owns a Dobie knows that Von Willebrand Disease could be a possibility. This is where the blood will not clot. Doesn't sound like a big …

Chihuahuas 
I have Chihuahuas. My little girl ate something she shouldn't have and didn't feel well, was listless. One time it was because I gave her a 7/1 shot …

funds for surgery 
I have discovered a person and his pet is very very limited on options for surgery if they have little or no money meaning the dog does NOT get the needed …

Beg To Differ 
I beg to differ with your statement "Silver labs don't have any health problems associated to their color, nor their life expectancy any different". …

Urgent eye surgery for my Pekigenese  
Hello, I have a Pekingese dog called jimmy I rescued him from a family store didn't know how to take care of such breed, they used to feed him all kind …

In memory of Sally--use caution 
We had a beautiful black Lab named Sally. Her elbow became very painful over a weekend and our vet was closed. We went to a local emergency Vet service …

Pancreatic Cancer 
First I want to say that you as a pet owner have to be your own advocate for your dog. I rescued my female boxer Lulu, when She was four, she will be 8 …

Sequoia the Beautiful Inbred Dog- A Girl's Best Friend. 
My name is Jordan Ayres and I am 12 years old. My nickname is "Puppy" because I love dogs and I even wear a tail to school! (There is nothing …

Miracle 
Midas, 11 yr old Golden Retriver, has had too many problems. He started panting for no reason during the day, in the middle of the night and especially …

Sudden Loss of Ashton 
Monday evening after walking my dogs I called a friend. We talked for about 20 minutes. When I got off phone, I noticed my Chow/Mastiff mix acting peculiar. …

Negasunt poisonous to dogs 
Is Negasunt poisonous to dogs I have used it to remove maggots on a leg wound on a a six year old Rottweiler. He has licked it off . He now seems …

I Used Quikclot on My Dog which I Carry in My Dog First Aid Kit. 
I was recently hiking in the Southern Arizona mountains with my dog, Mocha. We were quite a long way from the trail head and there were no other people …

Colorado River Toads- Danger to Dogs in Arizona 
About two years ago, my Miniature Pinscher, Angel came in contact with a Colorado River Toad . I was in the shower when my mom came pounding on …

cycad palm seeds - beware 
I was aware that the common bush palm commonly know as the Zamia palm ( Cycas ) was toxic to cows and horses but wasn't aware that these palms dropped …

My lil beagle 
I bought my lil beagle from a random guy who didn't take proper care. He was thrown in the back of a old truck in a crate 6 times his size. He was …

Tucker in Trouble.....Again! 
Tucker is a boisterous 3 year old German Shorthaired Pointer who is an absolute joy to own. His enthusiasm for new smells and sounds is never dampened, …

Dogs Can Have Strokes 
By James Horn This will be an ongoing post about my very special friend. My friend just had a stroke on March 27. According to his doctor he is …

Severe Allergic Reaction 
Have you ever heard a dog bark in panic? Not the screaming yelps of pain, the "Help me!" kind of panic bark? I came home from work, as I unloaded …

Yearly Blood Test Saved My Dog's Life 
We were planning on getting our vet to clean our dog Zak's teeth (he's an 11 year old Cockapoo) and took him in for his preliminary check-up, where they …

Make your Garden a safe place for your Dog 
My dog Charlie was a cross border collie. I rescued from R.S.P.C.A when he was around five years old. He was very playful, well mannered and loving. …

Dogs, Frozen Ponds and Canine CPR 
I had trusted a friend telling me that animals and "dogs" always know when it is safe to go our onto frozen ice, as ponds and lakes. WRONG !!! …

Cheyenne - our little Red Heeler 
Cheyenne was born March 12th 2007 to a liter of eight other puppy’s. And of course she was the runt of them all. From the time she was born she was a wanderer, …

Gabby's Story 
In May 2008, my best friend rescued me. Hi Everyone! My name is Gabby and I am a Miniature Schnauzer. My new mom has not had it easy with me; …

My Little Doggie Froggie 
This is for anyone who is considering becoming a Dachshund parent :) We received Froggie from my parents when he was about four months old. He was …

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Australian Cattle Dog 
I had a rescued Australian Cattle Dog mix who weighed about 60 lbs. He found and ate 2 small rabbits one night and I did not know this had happened …

My hero 
Well this is not really a first aid story but a story of a faithful friend...that I miss very much! His name was Trunks He came to me by way …

Canine Ear Infections  
Canine Ear Infections Can Have Unexpected Sources Our 6 year old German Shepherd Dog (GSD), Caesar, is a beautiful pure-bred, registered GSD. …

My Dog has Bad Breath... 
My 7 1/2 year old female Cocker's breath smells like poop! I had changed her food to Medi-Cal Gastro a few weeks ago because she had been throwing …

Pam Schulz  Not rated yet
Hi, we got our dog Samson a Staffordshire Bull terrier cross from a rescue centre. We fell in love with him the 1st time we saw him . We were told that …

Home Remedies for Fleas and Constipation in Dogs Not rated yet
Pets like dogs can be difficult to handle when they’re sick, especially if they feel pain or discomfort. Most dog owners would bring their dogs to the …

How to be a Better Dog Owner Not rated yet
You and your dog have probably been through a lot. Even if the dog has only been with you for a while, every day is a new challenge that both of you …

You just never know when it could be one close to you that you will need to save with CPR Not rated yet
It's good to know first aid for people and animals. You just never know when it could be one close to you that you, will need to save. In that moment you'll …

Grain Allergies - yes, they are real Not rated yet
I have a 12 year old lab mix named Lucy. Last summer she began having almost daily diarrhea. I had been feeding her Wellness formula, and Wellness biscuits. …

First Aid to Dog Bites in 3 Easy Steps  Not rated yet
Dogs come in all sizes and shapes. Some families own more than one dog, sometimes even more than three dog breeds, while others choose just one. They …

A LIFE SAVED Not rated yet
SEVERAL MONTHS AGO WE WENT TO PICK UP A PUPPY.5 WEEKS OLD WE NAMED HIM BUBBA AFTER OUR DOWN SNYDROME SON WHO HAS ALREADY PASSED AWAY. WE WERE TOLD …

Saving Max Not rated yet
My husband and I have had dogs most of our childhood and all of our adult life. At one point we adopted an American Eskimo and named him Max. Maybe …

Parasites Not rated yet
We have several dogs and most are rescue. One of the mini chis had a bad case of threadworms/pinworms that we could not get rid of for over a year. Her …

FIREWORKS!  Not rated yet
It was Pioneer Day here in Utah, July 24, when I was unloading the car in the garage with the door open and my 1 1/2 year old little shitzu, Precious, …

Poison for ants Not rated yet
My dog Sadie is a highly intelligent hound dog and is mostly a beagle. She was a rescue and I only had her three months when we almost had a disaster. …

My dog Pac Not rated yet
My dog Pac has a habit of trying to jump up to the top of my 6ft. fence. Sometimes he doesn't have a problem but sometimes he will pull a muscle or something. …

how can i confirm my dog that it's a pitbull or pitbull mixed???? Not rated yet
one of my aunt gifted me a dog..i just showed that dog to one of the dog specialists and he told that yes it's a pitbull terrier. the reason why he told …

She is better then she has been in the last couple of years Not rated yet
I started taking a wellness product called zealforlife and it was helping me with aches pains and clarity of the mind so then I thought I would give some …

Rocks Can be Deadly Not rated yet
I have a beautiful black and silver Miniature Schnauzer Puppy named The Taz. She will be one year old on November 9, 2011. When she was about 4 or 5 …

Dog shits blood Not rated yet
Early one morning my 8+ male Schipperke Spider made noises, got up and walked as far from me as he could get and began to shit A LOT (2 cups) of bright …

First time mother  Not rated yet
My name is Amanda Fitzgerald and I need your help. My pit bull is a first time mother and she is doing a great job but her tits got engorged. One of …

My JRT was so sick... Not rated yet
Our 7 month old JRT had tremors and paralysis one night recently and we thought he was going to die during the night. We wondered if was a neurological …

Dog Massages Not rated yet
One of my dogs (Pac) injured himself by trying to get over a 6ft. Fence. I believe he pulled a muscle and that's when I found out the value of massages …

Little Tao (tay oh) Not rated yet
I was in my neighbors back yard with Tao on the leash. The kind that extends then come back to you. While talking with me neighbor Tao was just walking …

She Who Must Be Obeyed Not rated yet
This isn't a health story, but just a recap of how I found one of my best friends who has been through numerous back issues and poisonings in her many …

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Flea medication is toxic to animals Not rated yet
I have Chauncy on Natural Flea Medicine For Dogs that will not harm him. For over 14 months he has not had any Fleas and he is around other dogs …

My pit bull and my niece Not rated yet
Last week, my sister decided to stay with me for a few days, bringing her two-year-old daughter. One of my dogs, Sandy, is a pit mix, which brought …

Dog Training 101 - read "Parenting You Dog" by Trish King at Marin Humane Society Not rated yet
For the real facts about dog training, read "Parenting Your Dog" by Trish King at Marin Humane Society. She is a nationally recognized expert on dog training, …

Diego's Story: Why I Became an Instructor in Pet First Aid, CPR & Care Certification Not rated yet
October 29, 2007 That was the day that altered my future. It started out as typical as any other day. I was greeted enthusiastically by my seven-year-old …

Allergic reactions Not rated yet
My Doberman, Paris, came in from the yard one day in summer, & I noticed her eyes were almost swollen shut, her whole face was puffy & distorted! I …

The Meatball Mishap Not rated yet
Quite a few years back, we had a little white male poodle named BabyCakes. Needless to say Baby was the most amazing and smartest dog in the world, …

Puppy With Bad Hips Not rated yet
I adopted Holly from a shelter when she was almost 4 months old. Her litter-mate was in the same pen, but they decided she was not adoptable due to a …

Beware of what you may encounter at the dog park.  Not rated yet
Beware of people who mistake the dog park for the city dump! Near the beginning of this year, I was taking Ranger for his regular walk at the …

Chocking Hazard Not rated yet
Not sure if this story belongs here or not, but thought I would write it so others would be aware. My daughters future father in law gave the pups …

My puppy lost in Rocky Point Not rated yet
On January 20th, I arrived at my house at Playa Encanto at about 4:30 pm. I was introducing my five-month-old puppy, Bisbee, to our glorious beach. …

Hava and her need to live a happy long life.  Not rated yet
My mother dog Sugar who was a German Shepard got sick in a very short time frame. I got her to the vet's and they told me she most likely had an adrenal …

Bernard the Wonderdog: Where you end up when you follow a dog that can't walk. Not rated yet
We didn’t wake up one day thinking we would build harnesses for disabled dogs. We were just trying to help some friends solve a problem. It really all …

Is flea medication toxic to animals? Not rated yet
I live in Florida and I wanted an alternative to the poison that is in all flea medications. I FOUND ONE THANKS TO MY HOLISTIC VET, DR. KELLER. Let …

M.J.P Not rated yet
While I was feeding my two dogs (a Rottie-Shepard and Maltichu)the little one (Maltichu)went under the big dog and stole a mouthful of food which included …

Canine Bloat Not rated yet
This past summer, our beloved Molly age 12 yrs had begun to lose weight. Our local Vet had run numerous tests but found no reason, then, in July, …

The Colorado River Toad. Not rated yet
In Honor of Ashton May 2004 - September 13, 2010 My beloved dog Ashton died at approximately 8:45pm on September 13, 2010. He was barely six years …

Apple Cider Vinegar for belly aches Not rated yet
My dog Ringo likes to eat bugs, grass, weeds & leaves. And because of his need for strange snacks he gets a belly ache from time to time. I use apple …

Road Tar ! Not rated yet
I had taken my 3 (yes 3) dogs with me on a day trip, I wanted to stop and let them stretch, go potty and get a drink. We were in a very open area with …

How I almost poisoned my little dog with an everyday food. Not rated yet
I was making a carrot salad and reached down and feed her some raisins, she loved them. I thought "this is great, I should get a box to use as treats". …

Symptoms were overlooked,
it led to death.
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My 5 year old female Dachshund, Daphne had begin to drink a lot of water and lose weight. This went on for a month or more, thinking it was due to …

Breath Baby!!! Not rated yet
Our day started like every other...Jaz is a beautiful 4 year old golden retreiver. We live next door to her brother Hunter. They love to play and …

What are your Puppies worth? Not rated yet
Once upon a time there was a little boy. He decided to make his mark in life as an entrepreneur selling puppies. His dog just gave birth to six little …

Barkley's story Not rated yet
I learned how to do mouth to snout resuscitation today at the James Island County Dog park. After swimming and running around, my boxer dropped to …

A Bloody Mess Not rated yet
One day my husband came home from a walk with our dogs and he was covered in blood. Apparently, my curious pup was sniffing at a woodchuck hole when a …

Crating Disaster Not rated yet
We rescued our dachshund Gomez when he was around 5-6 years old....the vet wasn't sure. He came with lots of health and behavior issues. He had a …

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Dog Eats Easter Candy.
And Brownies.
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My 10 year old lab is the stereotypical "stomach with legs". Note: If unsure, always call animal poison control. We became great friends with …

Dehydration Not rated yet
My heart was broken last summer. I was working in Rangely Colorado. It is somewhat a high dessert area. The days were hot. My dog was an old black tri …

sugarless chewing gum Not rated yet
Last Nov 24th there was a thunder storm so I had my dog up on our bed to comfort her during the thunder and lightening. I left her there and she had …

You'll pop your eye out kid! Not rated yet
Well this happen over the summer of this year between my father's poodle and my sisters female Chihuahua. They live in the same house also with a …

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Do you have a Dog First Aid Story?

The following are some stories from our friends.

Kerri one of our readers was nice enough to send me an email about her experience with the Colorado River Toad and her dog Pebbles. Please read this it could save your dogs life. Read her Story here


Richard has found A Natural Home Remedy for Dog Ear Infections that he would like to share with you. This quick and easy cure will provide comfort for your dog and a substantial savings in your vet bills, preventing the long term damage currently threatening your dogs. Read his Story here


Kate talks about Safe, Natural Treatments for Your Pet's Bladder & Urinary Tract. This is very good information please check it out. Read her Story here


Jennifer sent me this story with a happy ending that I think you should all read. Read the Story here


Diana has a passion for life and her canine friends so she has written this story about Dog Bloat to help you and I. Read the Story here


Hi! When I saw your site, I was so excited because most sites promote the "traditional" approach to health care for dogs, so people don't realize just how things like essential oils can help, with little to no side affects, unless a dog has an allergic reaction. Read Debbie's Story here


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