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1. Allergic Reaction from an Unknown Cause in Dogs
Allergic reactions may occur in animals of any age, breed, or sex. The impact on the dog may be life threatening for both urticaria and anaphylaxis. However, if treated successfully the prognosis for long-term health is good.
2. Allergic Reaction to Insect in Dogs
Allergic reactions to insect stings can vary from mild to severe. Some dogs may have mild facial swelling or hives. Other dogs may become very weak and begin vomiting. Most often, allergic reactions require medical attention.
3. Allergic Vaccination Reaction in Dogs
Immunizations (or vaccines) are intended to stimulate the immune system so as to protect the animal from the infectious agent. However, this stimulation may cause some minor symptoms.
4. Animal Attacks in Dogs
After a fight, your pet needs to be examined thoroughly by your veterinarian. Even though you may only notice small minor puncture wounds, serious tissue damage could have occurred just below the surface.
5. Bite Wounds in Dogs
Since the mouth is an environment filled with bacteria, all bite wounds are considered contaminated and the possibility of infection is high. Cat bites have a much greater chance of becoming infected than do dog bites.
6. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Dogs
Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, nonirritating gas, that when absorbed into the bloodstream, forms a compound that causes hypoxia (reduced oxygen supply) of the heart and brain. Dogs are more susceptible than other animals.
7. Chemical Burns in Dogs
Chemical burns are not as common as thermal burns. The typical chemical burn is due to a pet ingesting or licking a caustic or corrosive chemical such as bleach or disinfectants and are usually isolated to the tongue and upper esophagus.
8. Choking in Dogs
Choking is not as common as people may think. Before you attempt to help a choking pet, it is very important to determine that the pet is actually choking and not have breathing difficulty or other problems.
9. Dogfight Injuries and Wounds
Dogfights can result in serious, even life-threatening injuries. If your pet is involved in a dogfight, veterinary care is essential, even if no injuries are apparent.
10. Electrical Injuries in Dogs
The most common source of electrical injury to dogs is when they bite electrical cords carrying low voltage household currents. When your pup bites on a live electric cord, he will have burns within the mouth, lips or tongue.

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