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May 2016

Repressed Hostility

By | May 28th, 2016|Safety Tips, Uncategorized|

by Michael Chill LOS ANGELES, CA Client: "My dog is suffering from a severe case of repressed hostility." MC:"What seems to be the problem?" Client:"I just told you.  He's suffering from a severe case of repressed hostility." MC:"No, I mean, what is he doing?" Client: "He's repressing hostility!  I’m a psychiatrist; I know these things." [...]

October 2015

So What If Your Dog Has Fleas

By | October 28th, 2015|Fleas, Safety Tips|

Important Facts You Need to Know by Dr. Bernstein LOS ANGELES, CA - “My dog has fleas” is not solely an aid for tuning string instruments. Unfortunately, it is a statement of fact for many Southern Californians. These tiny insects are responsible for making the lives of pets and their owners miserable. Fleas can cause [...]

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 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 [...]

July 0208

Beat the Heat With a Summer Safety Tips For Your Pet

By | July 10th, 0208|Safety Tips|

LOS Angeles - Here at the Dawg Squad we love summer. Plenty of fun activities and Long days full of sunshine and sizzling heat. But just because the kids are on school vacation doesn't mean safety takes a break. Pets need a little extra care at this time of year. Here are a few tips [...]