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Gunshot Wound

No one likes to think that their dog will ever suffer from a gunshot wound, but it happens, and it happens more often than most

Heat Burns

Dogs are generally afraid of fire and most would instinctively stay away from heat. Dogs would seldom sustain burns from open fires. However accidents that

Hot Spots (moist eczema)

Hot spots are also known as acute moist dermatitis, and they re usually found in dogs that have longer coats or in those that have

Hyperthermia (Heatstroke)

Hyperthermia, known more commonly as heatstroke, is a dangerous condition that affects a lot of dogs. Hyperthermia often occurs during the warm months of the


Hypothermia is more common than a lot of people realize. We all hear about dogs who get too hot and suffer from symptoms of heatstroke,

Impalement Injuries

When most of us think of our dog being injured or sick we think of an ear infection, a bite by another dog, a fracture,

Incisions – Serious cuts

A dog’s lively and impetuous nature is what makes them endearing. Man’s best friend will never fail to lighten the dreary day of a dog

Incisions – Simple cuts & nicks

Dealing with the results of minor and major accidents is part and parcel of owning a dog. Dogs are active, inquisitive and most would get

Insect Bites

It’s important to acknowledge that insect bites hurt your dog as much as they hurt you. In fact, an insect bite will often cause secondary


Lacerations, or cuts, happen to the best of us and the same can be said for our dogs. Sometimes all of the wrong circumstances come


Normally, a dog’s temperature would range from 99.5 °F to 102 °F. Animals have a thermoregulatory center in the brain which regulates body temperature. This

Lick Sores

Many dogs suffer from something commonly known as lick sores, also called acral lick dermatitis or lick granuloma. This is a condition that develops due