Month: June 2015

Fever

By Dr. Sherry Weaver Fever is the elevation of body temperature in response to infection or inflammation.The normal body temperature ranges for dogs is 100-103. Abnormal things to be noticed on the thermometer would be blood, diarrhea, or black and tarry stool. These symptoms require veterinary attention

Sleeping Arrangements For Puppies

Sleeping Arrangements For Puppies a puppy snuggles with her favorite toy

Sleeping arrangements for a new puppy will require some preparation. If you’re adopting early, it’s very likely that this will be your puppy’s first night away from its mother and littermates. To get you ready to accommodate your new addition and make your puppy as comfortable as possible, we’ve put together some tips that should […]

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 […]

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 […]

How To Treat Frostbite

How To Treat Frostbite

By Dr. Sherry Weaver The most obvious signs of frostbite in your dog are discolored skin, tissue that is hard to the touch or even icy, and pain when touched.  Swelling, blistering and blue or black discolorations are signs of extreme frostbite. Although frostbite is not common in pets it can affect the ear tips, toes, […]

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 […]