How to Treat Your Dog's Dandruff: 7 Tips
Dandruff mostly occurs when the dog’s skin cells naturally form, die, and flake off at a very fast rate. The following are seven suggestions on how to keep your dog’s coat clean and dandruff free...
Feb 12, 2006, 22:44
Emergency Dog Accidents: Burns, Seizures, Gastric Torsion
During an emergency or an accident, you can reduce your dog’s immediate pain and discomfort or even save his life with prompt, immediate action. You need to always be prepared for such accidents and emergencies such as burns, seizures, and gastric torsion...
Feb 12, 2006, 22:25
8 Items That Every Dog Owner Must Know When Going To The Vet
Your veterinarian is one of the most important people in your dog's life. You should choose your veterinarian just as you select your own doctor, by reputation and quality of service. You and your dog should feel at ease with this professional. You need to feel that you can trust your veterinarian, especially in an emergency situation...
Feb 12, 2006, 22:21
6 Ways To Help Soothe Your Puppy's Teething
Teething is a natural process that occurs when your pet’s deciduous (baby) teeth are replaced by adult teeth. This process usually starts in puppies between the age of 3 and 6 months. All puppies go through teething because it helps them relieve the discomfort that is associated with the process. In addition, it may help the new tooth penetrate the gums. Teething is something that you should not prevent. Below are 6 tips to help your pet go through this experience with less discomfort and without having to sacrifice your favorite shoe and everything else in the house where he can sink his teeth into...
Feb 12, 2006, 22:06
Your dog's mineral needs
What do minerals do? Minerals, in addition to vitamins, only make up less than two percent of any formulated diet for dogs. However, they are the most critical of nutrients. Although minerals are without any calories or energy, their main function is to assist the body in energy production. A dog's body can make vitamins, but it cannot make minerals. All minerals come from the food that your dog eats, but the availability of the minerals is quite complex.
Feb 12, 2006, 22:03
What to do when a foreign object gets inside your dog’s body
With their combination of scavenging habits and inquisitive nature, most dogs, at one time or another, will be likely to have a foreign object embedded in their skin. Sharp objects such as glass, needles, thorns, as well as plant seeds, are the most common culprits that can be embedded in their skin. These items often enter the eyes, nose, ears, skin, vulva, and particularly the area between their toes. For this reason, always examine your dog’s coat and skin for any sign of foreign bodies after taking him out for walks...
Feb 12, 2006, 22:00
The Potential Dangers of Your Dog's Vaccinations
Many dogs have allergic reactions that are the direct result of vaccinations. Because of the severity of some of these reactions, vaccines have become a very controversial subject. There are an increasing number of dangers and the veterinary community is becoming more aware of these issues when it comes to routinely giving annual vaccinations...
Feb 12, 2006, 21:49
Front leg lameness
Dogs carry over 60 percent of their weight on their front legs, with their hind legs acting as accelerators. Their front legs are attached to the rest of his body by muscles with no collarbone, which provides for more flexibility. All this powerful equipment is susceptible to injury or damage by misuse, particularly in breeds whose bone structure has been changed through selective breeding...
Feb 12, 2006, 21:42
Bone, joint, and muscle problems
Your dog’s body is built to enhance massive endurance and agility. His hind legs have great, powerful muscles, that allow him to get instant acceleration and help maintain speed. For this reason, you need to make sure that he is not suffering from any kind of bone, joint, and muscle disorder that can cause lameness, pain, or paralysis. Give your dog a regular home check up and look for any signs of injury to the limbs, such as swelling or tenderness to the touch. Hind leg lameness can be due to one of the following problems: Hip dysplasia, Perthe’s disease, luxating patella, and ruptured cruciate ligament...
Feb 12, 2006, 21:28
What to do when your dog is bleeding
Dogs are naturally curious animals. They will try and investigate anything and everything that crosses their path. It is very common for them to get into small accidents and experience minor scrapes and cuts. They may either run into sharp objects, step on glass, or get caught on barbed wires...
Feb 12, 2006, 21:26
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