K9 First Aid
Chocolate. Onions. Grapes. Feed any of these to your dog, and you will have a recipe for disaster. Understanding basic information about your dog -- from everyday toxins to normal canine vital signs -- will help you determine when it is time to see your veterinarian. The following information is a guide for giving first aid to a dog, but it is not a replacement for veterinary care. Always keep your veterinarian's phone number handy -- program it into your cell phone -- and know where the closest veterinary emergency clinic is located, as well as how to get there. Having this information can save your dog's life in an emergency.