Is That a Real Service Dog? #Infographic #Dogs

Have you noticed more and more dogs showing up in public places that you’ve never seen them before? These are probably service dogs, emotional support dogs or therapy dogs – specially trained animals that perform a variety of life changing and lifesaving skills for their human counterparts. There seems to be growing confusion over the presence and legitimacy of service animals in any variety of public spaces, not to mention hard questions about where they are and are not legally allowed. This infographic by Orvis is a great way to clarify some of the most common questions about them and is also an excellent way to get people acclimated to seeing dogs in new environments. It specifically compares Service Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs and Therapy Dogs, what they do and how they contribute to their owners and handlers. True service dogs and their humans will greatly benefit from the support provided by greater awareness of their presence and legitimacy.

An infographic by Orvis.

Keep Your Dog Safe from Paralysis Ticks #Infographic #Dogs #Ticks

Forget about snakes, spiders and crocs – the tiny Paralysis Tick may be the deadliest animal that most Australian dogs ever cross paths with. About the size of a match-head, the Paralysis Tick carries a deadly poison. Researchers at the University of Sydney, estimate that 10,000 dogs are bitten by Paralysis Ticks each year, and approximately 500 dogs die annually from Paralysis Tick poisoning! The good news is that Paralysis Ticks are highly preventable. Stay current on your dog’s flea prevention regimen, be aware of areas where Paralysis Ticks are likely to live, and thoroughly check your dog for ticks any time they have been exposed. We’ve put together a handy infographic that details other steps you can take to keep your dog safe from Paralysis Ticks and what to do if they become infected.

An infographic by Top 10 Pet Insurance.

Tick Paralysis in Dogs and Cats #infographic #dogs #cats

As a responsible pet owner, your job does not end in feeding your furry friends. You should also safeguard them from different toxins. To help you out, here’s a rundown of 12 frequent toxins that can harm your dogs:
1. Mouldy food
2. Chocolates
3. Coffee
4. Lilies
5. Lily of the Valley
6. Baked goods
7. Macademia nuts
8. Grapes and Sultanas
9. Onions, chives, leeks, garlic
10. Snail bait
11. Rat bait
12. Some flea and tick products

Don’t see dogs and cats anonymous in terms of their vulnerability to toxins. Do take note that the metabolism of dogs and cats differ. Beware of the following foods that can put the health of your pocket pets and birds at risk.
1. The stones of stone fruit
2. Pear or apple seeds
3. Avocados
4. Tomato and potato
5. Rhubarb

Sometimes the danger of taking care of pets starts on foods, so beware. Whether your pet is a furry dog, a cute cat or a lovely bird, make sure that it is free from toxins.

Tick Paralysis in Dogs and Cats Infographic

An infographic by gordonvet.com.au