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About Dawgsquad

Los Angeles Dog Rescue

July 2015

What’s on Your Carpet?

By | July 28th, 2015|Safety Tips|

A sleepless night with a puppy with diarrhea is enough to make one reconsider your acquisition.  Diarrhea is a common problem, but there are many different causes. Young dogs often have loose stool due to excitement, stress, dietary changes, and internal parasites. More serious causes seen in young dogs are blockages and viruses like distemper and [...]

May 2014

Vaccines – An Ounce of Prevention

By | May 28th, 2014|Pet Healthcare, Vaccinations|

by Dr. Bernstein LOS ANGELES, CA -  Can you imagine a world without vaccines?  A world with diphtheria, typhoid, poliomyelitis, smallpox and rabies running rampant through the population?  Fortunately, prevention against many serious diseases is readily available.  Our animal population is likewise protected against many serious diseases by vaccination. Most pet owners know their dogs [...]

December 2009

5 Things You Need to Know About Adopting a Rescue Dog

By | December 28th, 2009|Dog Rescue|

by Michael Chill LOS ANGELES, CA - People adopt rescue dogs for a variety of reasons, one of which is the ability to “know what you are getting.” Knowing if the dog is housebroken, not destructive, or good with kids is one of the benefits of adopting an adult dog, and an honest assessment of [...]

May 2009

Dumb Dog Toys – Part I

By | May 2nd, 2009|Dog Toys, Safety Tips|

LOS ANGELES - by Ann Masters There are some dog toys-wait, let me put those words in quotes to demonstrate their ineptitude-"dog toys" out there that are just downright dumb. Some of them are sold. We'll talk about that in the next newsletter. Others, may Oprah have mercy on us, we actually create ourselves. Old [...]

February 2009

 Don’t Let Allergies Split Up Your Family

By | February 28th, 2009|Pet Healthcare, Safety Tips|

How to Keep the Family Dog When Your Child is Allergic The story is all-too-familiar. Fido has been a part of the family for years and suddenly your child experiences an allergic reaction to your beloved family pet. Rashes, plugged nose, itching -- it's unbearable to see a child suffer. Most people faced with this [...]

December 2008

 ‘Tis the Season to NOT Choke on Tinsel – and Other Safety Tips for Your Pet

By | December 8th, 2008|Safety Tips|

LOS ANGELES - The holidays are coming! Tis the season for festive parties and sharing time with friends and family. And, if you're anything like us at the Squad, your furry friends will be part of the merriment. Now is a good time to remind us of some safety issues during the holiday. I know, [...]

November 2008

 Cooked Bones of ANY Kind Are Extremely Dangerous to Dogs

By | November 23rd, 2008|Safety Tips|

LOS ANGELES - Bones which have been cooked have had all the moisture drained from them, thus they become dry and brittle. As they move down a dog's intestinal tract, they splinter into tiny pieces as sharp as needles and thus can perforate the esophagus or scrape, puncture or block the stomach and intestines. This [...]

October 2008

 Enjoy Halloween But Keep Chocolate Out of Reach of Pets

By | October 23rd, 2008|Safety Tips|

LOS ANGELES – We all enjoy Halloween for the costumes and parties but mostly for the candy. Some of us prioritize chocolate at the top of our list. But this is a treat that is off limits to your dogs and for good reason. It's highly toxic. Why is chocolate toxic for dogs? Chocolate contains [...]

September 2008

 Flea Medication Keeps Diseases At Bay

By | September 23rd, 2008|Safety Tips|

It is important to maintain a regular flea control program for your all pets.  Some animals are so allergic to fleas that they can lose their fur and suffer skin irritation and infections from scratching and biting.  What’s worse, your pet can develop painful and serious ailments from fleas. These ailments can include: Flea allergy [...]

January 2008

New Year’s Resolutions For Your Dog

By | January 10th, 2008|Pet Healthcare|

LOS ANGELES - It is that time of year again - time to make our New Year's Resolutions. For some, this can be a bittersweet crossroads as the excitement of new possibilities is met by memories of abandoned resolutions in years past. Here at the Squad, however, our furry friends have taught us one invaluable [...]