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Ella, a 10-year-old Saint Bernard, doesn't like loud noises. At the first rumble of thunder or pop of fireworks, the dog starts panting and pacing, says Jeffrey Powers, D.V.M., Ella's owner and a veterinarian who practices in northern Michigan. "The minute fireworks go off, she's running to hide," he says.At least, that's what used to happen. But (not very long ago), Powers says he has found a way to control his dog's noise fear and stress-related: cannabidiol--aka CBD, a compound that can be (pulled out or taken from something else) from (plant from which marijuana is made), which includes marijuana...

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See what temperatures are unsafe to walk your dog. One thing that many dog owners don't think about though is how hot the pavement is, and if it is safe or comfortable for their furry companion.

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Summer is right around the corner and along with it, the prime season for travel. Those of us who can’t bear to leave Fido at home are already planning to take our canine companions with us on a road trip. While some dog breeds may be more suited to travel than others, many dogs love to go on car rides with their owners. But before you hit the road with your dog, it’s essential that you know how to drive safely with your dog in the car. Whether you are running errands with your dog or taking a long road...

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Depending on your dog's personality, size, and preferences, traveling by car or truck can be a grand adventure or a complete nightmare. Some states even have specific laws governing where, how, and when your dog may come along for the ride. To make any journey, whether across town to the groomer or across the country on the trip of a lifetime, more enjoyable for both you and your four-legged friend consider these dog safety tips: Keep the windows up: While it may be every dog's dream to catch the scent of wide open spaces by hanging their head out the window, this...

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It is pretty common knowledge that chocolate is bad for dogs. Even novice pet owners are usually aware of this important dog safety fact. Chocolate isn't the only canine toxin though; the ASPCA website and other reputable  animal publications often put out lists of foods that we humans should avoid giving our pups. Below are some of the most dangerous.  Grapes/Raisins: Vets nationwide cannot pinpoint the exact reason, but grapes and raisins commonly lead to kidney failure in dogs. What's interesting to note is that while a small dog could have a handful of grapes and potentially have no ill effects, a large breed...

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