Helping Pet Owners with Financial Difficulties

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OUR MISSION

The number of pet surrenders is increasing as more and more pet owners struggle to maintain the income needed to care for their pets. Our goal is to stop this from happening and to keep families together. MyPetChild.com is an online resource for financially-struggling pet owners. We help pet owners connect with organizations that offer pet financial assistance, whether that's through subsidizing vet bills or giving free pet food and supplies.

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LATEST ARTICLES

Dog Ate a Tea Bag – What to Do Next

The ingestion of tea bags can be a risk to dogs due to the potential development of caffeine poisoning and blockage in the dog’s digestive tract.

Dog Ate a Nicotine Pouch – What to Do Next

Nicotine pouch can be quite toxic to dogs. A single satchel is enough to cause serious consequences.

Dog Ate a Slug / Snail – What to Do Next

The ingestion of snails and slugs does introduce health risks, especially if the mollusc was harboring parasites like lungworms.

Dog Ate Wild Bird Seeds – What to Do Next

Bird seeds could pose a potential health threat to dogs if they are moldy and stale.

Dog Ate Toothpaste – What to Do Next

The ingestion of toothpaste can be extremely dangerous to dogs due to the presence of ingredients like xylitol and sodium fluoride.

Dog Caught & Ate a Fly – What to Do Next

The ingestion of houseflies is usually harmless. The main risk is if the dog eats a fly that’s covered with fly killer spray.

Dog Ate Toy Stuffing (Cotton, Wool, Polyester) – What to Do Next

The ingestion of toy stuffing may pose a risk to a dog’s health. Complications may occur as a result of issues like choking and intestinal blockage.

Dog Ate a Stink Bug – What to Do Next

The ingestion of stink bugs may irritate the dog’s mouth and stomach. Vomiting and diarrhea are common symptoms among dogs that eat stink bugs.

Dog Ate Vaseline (Petroleum Jelly) – What to Do Next

Vaseline (petroleum jelly) isn’t considered toxic to dogs but may end up causing a lot of irritations in your dog’s stomach.

Dog Ate a Joint / Weed Roach – What to Do Next

A trip to the vet might be necessary for dogs that ingest a joing roach, especially if it’s a big piece.

Dog Ate a Dead Bird – What to Do Next

It’s possible for dogs to get sick from eating a dead bird, especially if the dead bird carried an infection like salmonella.

Dog Ate Toilet Paper – What to Do Next

Toilet paper is unlikely to cause a problem unless it’s been with chemicals that are harmful or toxic to dogs.

Dog Ate Plastic Wrappers – What to Do Next

Plastic wrappers introduce the risk of choking and obstruction along the dog’s gastrointestinal tract. A visit to the vet is strongly recommended, even if the dog acts normal.

Dog Ate Human Poop – What to Do Next

Human poop may be harmful to dogs when ingested, especially if it contained harmful substances like drug and alcohol.

Dog Ate a Piece of Broken Glass – What to Do Next

Broken glass may cause a number of issues in the dog’s body, such as causing punctures and laceration in the dog’s internal organs.

Dog Ate Charcoal – What to Do Next

Charcoal isn’t considered highly toxic to dogs but may still create plenty of problems in the dog’s body when ingested.

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