Month: June 2015

Airway Obstruction

Complete airway obstruction is rare in small animals but is a serious medical emergency when it does occur. Potential airway obstructions include: Objects such as toys or bones lodged in the back of the pharynx or the esophagus Throat swelling due to stings or infection In small dogs, throat swelling due to allergic reactions Signs […]

Dog Burns Treatment

Dr. Sherry Weaver If possible, flush the injury immediately with running cool water over the burned area. In order to decrease the inflammatory reaction to the burn injury, hold an ice pack (crushed ice and water mix) wrapped in a soft towel gently against the affected area. Seek veterinary attention immediately. Some burns can actually […]

Bleeding

Dr. Sherry Weaver Apply firm direct pressure over the area until the bleeding stops. Hold the pressure for at least 10 straight minutes. Continually releasing the pressure to check the wound will hamper the clotting. If bleeding is severe, apply at tourniquet between the wound and the heart. Avoid bandages that cut off circulation. Keep […]

Cesar Millan Live

Cesar Millan Live

There’s nothing like seeing Cesar Millan LIVE. Free from the limitations of TV, Internet, DVDs and the printed page, Cesar is truly the Pack Leader you’ve imagined. He is more animated, spontaneous and fun than you expect, connecting with the audience in a conversation about his values, principles and methods. Seen in person, his demonstrations […]

6 Tips To Help Dog Separation Anxiety

6 Tips To Help Dog Separation Anxiety A dog looks out the window waiting for his owner to return

By Cesar Millan You come home from a long day at work to a spinning, jumping whirlwind of energy. Your dog follows you into your living room, where you find that he has chewed on your favorite pair of shoes. Your neighbor comes by to tell you that, once again, your dog has been driving […]

Treating Bite Wounds In Dogs

This First Aid Guide was developed by the veterinary staff at Dr. Sherry Weaver’s Animal Hospital of Towne Lake in Woodstock, GA. Always use caution when approaching or handling an animal that is injured by bite wounds or another serious trauma. Dogs that are not normally aggressive may bite out of self-protective instincts if they […]

Cuts

Cuts A dog suffering fro a cut waits to get help.

Dr. Sherry Weaver Small and superficial cuts may heal well by simply rinsing with clean water and applying an antibiotic ointment three times daily. Flush enough to remove all dirt and debris from the area. It is ok to gently clean the edges of a cut with warm water daily to soften any crusts, but […]

Would Your Dog Need Insurance?

Would Your Dog Need Insurance? A woman examines her dogs recent visit to the veterinarian's office

It can happen swiftly without warning. You could be walking with your dog in the park today taking in the sun while he scours the park grounds for squirrels, and tomorrow he could be in the veterinary hospital needing life-saving surgery for bloat or a vital blood transfusion for immune mediated hemolytic anemia. Would financial […]