Ethanol Poisoning in Dogs

Ethanol is a type of alcohol.  Dogs can get ethanol poisoning by consuming anything with alcohol in it, from perfume to mouthwash, gasoline or alcoholic beverages.  Giving your dog some of your drink is a common cause of ethanol poisoning.  Beer and other alcoholic drinks can kill your dog.  Even bread dough contains enough ethanol to poison a dog.  So…

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Electrocution in Dogs

Puppies chew to find out about the world and relieve the itch of teething.  Older dogs chew to find out about the world or out of boredom.  Sometimes, they chew an electrical cord and are electrocuted.  This is a very serious injury requiring immediate veterinary care.  These kind of injuries can lead to fluid in the lungs, burns on the…

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Glaucoma in Dogs

Dogs can get glaucoma just like humans.  Glaucoma is when pressure is put on the eye, causing inadequate drainage of the fluid of the eye.  If the pressure persists, it can damage the optic nerve and even cause blindness.
Unlike humans, most glaucoma is caused by heredity.  Samoyeds, cocker Spaniels, poodles, chow chows, and Siberians are some of the breeds most…

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