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10 Everyday Activities That Can Land Your Dog in the Vet or ER

 
It’s been said that what you don’t know can’t hurt you, which is a silly thing to say, especially if you’re talking about your dog.

If you’ve read anything on Preventive Vet before, you’ll know that some of the biggest dangers to your dog are the things that you're not aware of yet. After all, you can't prevent what you're not aware of!

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Topics: pet safety tips, Xylitol, Xylitol Products, Chewing, Pet Suffocation, Chip Bags, Dog toys, puppy proofing

National Pet Suffocation Awareness Week – Preventing Heartbreak


National Pet Suffocation Awareness Week is Nov. 25 – Dec. 1, 2018

Pets suffocate in chip and snack bags literally every day. It takes as few as 3–5 minutes for a dog or cat rummaging through a bag for crumbs to asphyxiate. It can happen to any pet, regardless of their size, age, or strength; and it can, and has, happened even when the pet owners are in the same home, maybe even in the next room over.

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Topics: pet safety, Dogs, Cats, Pet Suffocation, Chip Bags

#IfOnlyIKnew: A Dog Treat Kills This Dog. And It's Not Because He Ate It


Since launching our Pet Suffocation Awareness and Prevention campaign, we’ve heard from many people who’ve had their heart broken from the devastating loss of a pet due to suffocation. Much like Bonnie Harlan’s story, most of these cases yield little empathy or significant action on the part of the manufacturer who makes the product and packaging that these pets have tragically suffocated in.

Pet Suffocation: What corporate responsibility looks like

One story though has a very different, very encouraging, and very meaningful result in terms of corporate response. We’re sharing it here to demonstrate what true corporate responsibility looks like within the pet industry, we hope that this shining example will spread far and wide and will help to bring about the necessary changes from the folks at Frito-Lay (the company that Bonnie is petitioning to add a warning label to their packaging - see link below) and other snack food manufacturers.

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Topics: Dogs, Blog, Sunshine Mills, Doritos, Dog Treats, Frito-Lay, Pet Suffocation, Chip Bags

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Please do not ask emergency or other specific medical questions about your pets in the blog comments. As an online informational resource, Preventive Vet is unable to and does not provide specific medical advice or counseling. A thorough physical exam, patient history, and an established veterinary-patient-client relationship is required to provide specific medical advice. If you are worried that your pet is having an emergency or if you have specific medical questions related to your pet’s current or chronic medical conditions, please contact or visit your veterinarian, an animal-specific poison control hotline, or your local emergency veterinary care center.

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