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Kenny Chesney's Story
ABTR Kenny puppy with prolapsed rectum and eye issues!
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Last Update 5/20/13
ABTR Moontini puppy with facial growths and skin issues!
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Last Update 5/6/13
Story: Pumpkin Spice the Momma dog and Puppies
ABTR Emergency In Labor Momma!
Last Update 11/25/12
Happy Tails: Dapper Dan - the survivor of Billie Jean's Family
Neglected Pregnant Momma
Read more about Billie Jean and her puppies here.
Last Update 4/23/13
Happy Tails: Angus Young
HIT BY CAR!
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Last Update 4/23/13
Happy Tails: Mick Jagger
HIT BY CAR!
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Last Update 4/24/13
Happy Tails: Remy Martin
ABTR Paralysis Puppy!
Read more about Our Little spinal injury boy here.
Last Update 4/29/13
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Last update 4/24/13
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Signs of Heat Stress
If your pet gets overheated, you must lower their body temperature IMMEDIATELY!
Get your pet into shade and apply cool (NOT COLD) water all over his body.
Apply ice packs or cold towels only to head, neck and chest.
Let your pet drink small amounts of cool water, or lick ice cubes or ice cream.
Get your pet to a veterinarian right away - it could save your pet's life.
ON HOT DAYS, YOUR PET IS SAFER INSIDE YOUR HOME!!!
OTHER HOT WEATHER TIPS
On a warm day, the temperature in a parked vehicle can reach 160 degrees in a matter of minutes (EVEN WITH PARTIALLY OPEN WINDOWS). With only hot air to breathe, your dog can quickly suffer brain damage or die from heat stroke.
Donít force your animal to exercise after a meal in humid or hot weather. Old and overweight dogs are especially sensitive to hot weather. Snub-nosed dogs such as Bostons, pugs, Pekinese and bulldogs and those with heart or lung diseases should be kept in air conditioned areas as much as possible.
In the summer, donít leave your dog standing on the street, and keep walks to a minimum. His paws burn easily and they are not protected by shoes.
Be alert for coolant leaks from your vehicle. Animals are attracted to coolant's sweet taste. An animal ingesting even a small amount of coolant can die.
Always provide plenty of cool water both inside and outside as well as shade for your dogs anytime they have to be outside in the heat.
Be careful where you walk your dogs in the summer as you never know when someone may spray insecticide on lawns and other areas. Your dog can absorb insecticides through the pads of his feet or ingest it by eating sprayed grasses or even later by licking his feet.
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