Common Problems

External parasites

A flea is a small insect about the size of the head of a pin. Lt is crescent shaped, has six legs and is a tremendous jumper; Fleas live by biting the host animal and eating its blood. Remember, the fleas you see on your dog are only part of the problem. To rid your dog and home of fleas, you need to treat your dog and your home. Here’s


* Identify where your pet (s) sleeps. These are hot spots.

* Clean your pets bedding regularly by vacuuming and washing.

* spray hot spots with non-toxic, Long-lasting flea larvicides

* Treat outdoor hot spots with insecticides.

* Kill eggs on pets with a product containing insect growth regulators (IGRs)

* Kill fleas on pets per your veterinarian’s recommendation

Ticks can cause serious problems to dogs where the latter have access to woods, fields, and vegetation in which large numbers of native mammals live. Ticks are usually found clinging to vegetation and attach themselves to animals passing by. They have eight legs and a heavy shield or shell covering on their upper surface. Only by keeping dogs away from tick- infested areas can ticks on dogs be prevented.

Internal parasites
Four common internal parasites that may infect a dog are: roundworms, hookworm’s whipworms, and tapeworms. The first three can be diagnosed by laboratory examination of the dog’s stool, and tapeworms can be seen in the stool or attached to the hair around the anus. When a veterinarian determines what type of worm or worms are present, he then can advise the best treatment.

Your puppy’s vaccines
Vaccines are given to prevent your dog from getting an infectious disease like Canine Distemper, Hepatitis, Laptops irises, Corona virus, Par virus, and rabies etc. Vaccines are the ultimate preventive medicine; they’re given before your dog ever gets the disease so as to protect him from the disease. That’s why it is necessary for your dog to de vaccinated routinely. Puppy vaccines start at eight weeks of age for the five-in-one DHLPP vaccine and are given every three to four weeks until the puppy is sixteen months old. Your veterinarian will put your puppy on a proper schedule and will remind you when to bring in your dog for shots.

When to call the vet.
In any emergency situation, you should call your veterinarian immediately. You can make the difference in your dog’s life by staying as calm as possible when you call and by giving the doctor or the assistant as much information as possible before you leave from the clinic. That way, the vet. will be able to take immediate, specific action to remedy your dog’s situation. Emergencies include acute abdominal pain, suspected poisoning, snakebite, burns, frostbite, shock, dehydration, abnormal vomiting or bleeding, and deep wounds. You are the best judge of your dog’s health, as you live with and observe him every day. Don’t hesitate to call your veterinarian for your suspected trouble.

Advantage of spaying
The greatest advantage of spaying (for females) or neutering (for males) your dog is that you are guaranteed your dog will not produce puppies. There are too many puppies already available for  few homes. There are other advantages as well. No messy heats. No Suitors howling at your windows or waiting in your yard. Decreased incidences of pyometre (disease of the uterus) and breast cancer.

Advantages of Neutering
Lessens male aggressive and territorial behaviors, but den’s affect the dog’s personality. Behaviors are often owner induced, so neutering is not the only answer, but it is a good start. Prevents the need to roam in search of bitch’s season. Decreased incidences of euro- genital,genital diseases.

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