Learning Pet CPR Could Save a Life


Generally speaking, the more we know, the better off we are. Of course, being informed certainly makes Trivial Pursuit more fun, but knowing what to do in a crisis situation is priceless. In the case of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), it’s critical to not only know how to perform this procedure, but when it’s necessary, as well.

If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to learn pet CPR, you’ve come to the right place!

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The 9-1-1 on Xylitol Dangers for Pets

Many of us know that chocolate is toxic to pets, especially to our dogs. But there is a relatively new ingredient in many products that you might not even know about. This sugar substitute, called Xylitol, is extremely toxic to dogs. Even small amounts can cause hypoglycemia, seizures, and even death, if not treated aggressively and quickly.

Schertz Animal Hospital explores Xylitol dangers, how to recognize the signs of toxicity, and where to find Xylitol in your home.

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Essential Oils, a Leading Cause of Pet Poisoning Cases

Brown bottle of essential oil with dropperWhether it’s laundry detergent, air freshener, perfume, or cologne, we are exposed to various scents wherever we go. Some people really like it, others are allergic, and the same goes for our furry friends. Most fragrances aren’t toxic to pets, but products containing essential oils have a potent mix of dangerous substances. The public has widely embraced diffusers, but less is known about their potential place in the case of a pet poisoning.

Good for Health

Essential oils have long been touted for their healing properties. Anxiety, depression, and more can be relieved with some relaxing scents, while other oils can have a rejuvenating or energizing effect on people.

Derived from plants, these highly concentrated oils are either distilled or cold-pressed. As a result, certain essential oils can have negative effects on animals exposed to them. Continue…

Through Another’s Eyes: All About Dog Vision

Schertz_iStock_000017904978_LargeDo you ever sit back and wonder how your dog sees the world? Is it in black and white? Do they see similarly to us? Or, is it a whole different ballgame? Keep reading to learn how your canine companion sees the world and how dog vision is different from our own.

All About the Rods and Cones

In the back of our eye, we have cells called rods and cones. Cones perceive the different wavelengths of different colors as they enter the eyes, resulting in our ability to see color. Continue…