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DOGS: Symptoms requiring immediate veterinary care

DOGS: Symptoms requiring immediate veterinary care

When they fall ill, dogs can exhibit a wide range of symptoms. Not all of them mean you are facing an acute emergency. Just like us, a dog may feel off colour for a couple of days and then bounce back. But your dog depends on you to recognise when there is a serious problem and to seek appropriate help. All of the symptoms in this article indicate you should seek immediate veterinary advice or attention…

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Dangers of Panadol for dogs

Dangers of Panadol for dogs

You may be tempted to try to provide some pain relief for your pet by using paracetamol, or other over-the-counter painkillers you might have, but the reality is you may be killing your pet. Paracetamol is particularly toxic to cats and dogs. If it doesn’t kill them immediately, the toxic substances can be stored and accumulated in internal organs…

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Dogs: Basic first aid for wounds

Dogs: Basic first aid for wounds

Superficial wounds — grazes, shallow cuts etc — can usually be initially treated at home. If you can’t stem the bleeding, can see bone or soft tissue, or suspect a broken bone or internal injuries, you should call the hospital…

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