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Day: June 18, 2015

Constipation

Dr. Sherry Weaver If the animal is still passing stool but it appears to be very firm-and the animal is otherwise healthy, i.e. normal eating and drinking habits, add 1/4 teaspoon of fiber, such as canned pumpkin or bran to the animal’s diet. If this does not work, your pet has not defecated for more […]

Bloat

Bloat

By Dr. Sherry Weaver Stomach expansion due to a build-up of gas or froth which cannot be expelled by belching or passage along the intestinal tract will lead to bloat. Bloat, or gastric dilatation, can occur rapidly and be fatal within hours of onset. The causes of bloat are not yet well understood, but it […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bee Sting And Insect Bite

Bee Sting And Insect Bite

By Dr. Sherry Weaver In some geographic locations, especially the southern states, some insects, such as fire ants, can really create an unpleasant experience for your pet. Sometimes small bumps can appear on the skin after being stung or bitten by a single insect. You can call your veterinarian about advice for an over-the-counter antihistamine […]