Some dogs may have rather quirky dining preferences, but a major difference exists between merely offbeat and compulsive. If your precious pooch regularly puts his mouth on and swallows concrete, you may be dealing with a classic case of & 34;pica,& 34; a compulsive disorder that involves eating inedible objects.
Gopher purge also is known as gopher spurge, mole plant and more formally as Euphorbia lathyris. The substances in the plant that affect gophers and moles also affect dogs.Unsafe for Gophers or DogsGopher purge is toxic to humans and pets, including dogs. It contains a thick, milky substance that irritates anything it comes into contact with.
Fergregory/iStock/Getty ImagesTo microchip or not to microchip? Pet owners, ponder the question. In 2007 though, an independent researcher reviewing a collection of studies raised concerns about potential microchip induced tumors in animals. The American Veterinary Medical Association acknowledged the findings; but the organization’s site notes, instances of these tumors are rare and unsubstantiated.