Category Archives: health

Stairs and puppies

Stairs and puppies Walking on stairs for puppies is not recommended for the proper development of the skeleton. The load on the use of stairs affects: bones, tendons, ligaments and muscles. This is particularly true for giant dog breeds. Puppies and stairs are not friends, stairs are unnatural too high is a burden for still soft, unshackled joints. Old stairs can pose a problem because of changes that occur on the joints and bones. In mature years, it is especially important to take care that the dog does not fit. Each kilo surplus loads loads of joints and spine, so walking along the stairs becomes more risky. It’s much more […]

12 Homeopathic Remedies For Your Dog

12 Homeopathic Remedies For Your Dog

Homeopathy is fun to use and the fact that it works so very well with so many medical problems makes it all the more rewarding! Most of the commonly used remedies are inexpensive and easy to find. They can be found at most health food markets, some human pharmacies, online at a multitude of sites and even at K-Mart. I suggest you compile a kit of common remedies to have ready and waiting when minor emergencies occur because there’s often not the time to run to the store and this stuff always seem to happen late at night or on a major holiday! Homeopathy has particular rules associated with using […]

5 Warning Signs That Your Dog Is Obese and Needs a Change

5 Warning Signs That Your Dog Is Obese and Needs a Change

source: http://www.dogster.com/lifestyle/pet-obesity-awareness-day-fat-dog-health-overweight-weight-loss-warning-signs his Pet Obesity Awareness Day, take an honest look at your dog — does he need a new workout routine or smaller food portions? In one of my favorite television shows, the veterinary drama All Creatures Great and Small (1978-1980), Mrs. Pumphrey’s treasured Pekingese, Tricki-Woo, seemed to need a house call at least once each episode. The range of colorfully named maladies that Tricki-Woo suffered from — “Flop Bott,” “Pricky Paw,” and “Cracker Dog” among them — were usually traced back to one overriding factor. The Pekingese was obese, and Mrs. Pumphrey refused to follow the vet’s orders and alter the dog’s diet or stick to a regular exercise regimen. Tricki-Woo’s frequent medical problems […]

When a Poodle Eats Feces (Coprophagia)

When a Poodle Eats Feces (Coprophagia)

source:http://www.allpoodleinfo.com/poodle-is-eating-feces Overview There are few behavioral issues more frustrating than when a Poodle puppy or dog starts to eat his or her own feces. This is known as coprophagia (pronounced cop-pro-feedge-ia) and a Poodle of any age and any variety may start doing this for seemingly no reason. This is a tricky topic since it quite common for dogs to do this, however finding accurate information as to why this is done and importantly, how to stop it is often difficult to navigate. For this reason, our goal is to discuss this in detail, sort through the facts and end with helpful, accurate advice you can take to stop your […]

Feeding a Poodle

Feeding a Poodle

Overview Offering the proper food to your Poodle is one of the most important elements to keep your Poodle healthy, happy and to live as long as possible. Everything that your puppy (and then dog) ingests will directly impact his health. Some owners make the huge mistake of simply picking up a bag of commercial dog food while food shopping, without giving it much thought. There are many elements to understand and then consider: How often should you offer meals? How much should you feed your Poodle? What should you be offering to your amazing canine family member? All of these topics and more will be discussed. New Puppies – […]

Treatment for Dog Ear Infection

Treatment for Dog Ear Infection

Treatment for Dog Ear Infection This will NOT go away on its own. It could be serious if not treated promptly and properly. You should consult with your veterinarian as soon as possible. Left untreated, it could lead to a middle ear infection (which affects balance) and even deafness. What to expect at a Vet exam Your vet will be able to determine the underlying cause. He may choose to examine the ear canal through an Otoscope, looking for things like: Foreign bodies (burrs, thistles, etc.) Ear Mites Other parasites such as fleas or ticks He may want to run blood tests to determine if there is a glandular problem. Or he […]

Dog Diseases

Dog Diseases

What are the 5 top dog conditions pet parents should be aware of? 1. Obesity According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), the 2014 National Pet Obesity Prevalence Survey discovered more than 50% of dogs in the U.S. are overweight. When your dog is overweight he is at risk for several other concerns such as: Decreased life expectancy Arthritis Diabetes High blood pressure Cancer Heart and lung conditions Anesthesia risks Skin diseases Sure, wrinkles are cute but only in the right places. If you think Spike is pushing the pounds, a trip the veterinarian might be in order. For 5 must ask questions to ask your vet about obesity, […]