Ingesting sand can lead to sand impaction, a medical condition where part of the intestines are blocked by the sand, explains a 2010 study in the Journal of Small Animal Practice. Vomiting is the most common side effect ... More »

Sand dollars eat tiny bits of organic material they find on the sea floor. Sand dollars are echinoderms, which means they have spines. They get the name "sand dollar" because their skeletons look like large coins when th... More »

Sand cats eat gerbils and similar rodents such as jerboas and jirds. They also prey on small birds and cape hares. Sand cats also eat reptiles that they can handle, such as geckos and other small lizards. However, they h... More »

According to the ASPCA, when dogs eat members of the onion family, such as shallots, onions, garlic and scallions, there is sometimes damage to red blood cells. Small amounts are typically not harmful, but larger portion... More »

According to WebMD, owners, under the guidance of a veterinarian, can give dogs deworming agents with the brand names of Cestex, Droncit, Drontal Plus, Vercom Paste and Telmintic to destroy tapeworms within their intesti... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

The most commonly found bacteria in canine saliva are Actinomyces, Streptococcus, and Granulicatella species, reports the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. Cultures of canine plaque also contained Porphyromonas and Neiss... More »

While it's not possible to determine precisely how old a dog is, it is possible to make a fairly accurate estimate of its age by examining the condition of the dog's teeth. In addition, a veterinarian may be able to prov... More »