Month: June 2015

Dog Care: Eye Injuries

By Dr. Cerny Surprisingly, dogs have few serious eye injuries. Any injury to the eye can lead to permanent scarring or blindness if penetrating or ulcerative lesions develop. Eye injuries can include scratches, perforating injuries, foreign bodies, and chemical or contact corneal trauma. Any condition that causes your pet to squint or protect his eye, […]

Cuts

Cuts

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 […]

Diarrhea

By Dr. Sherry Weaver Diarrhea is the frequent and repetitive passage of loose, watery stool. Your judgment regarding the health status of a pet with diarrhea is critical. Bloody diarrhea with severe straining may be an emergency especially for small dogs. Diarrhea along with vomiting can be signs of serious intestinal obstruction that may even […]

Dealing With Obsessive Dog Behaviors

Obsessive dog behaviors and dog fixations can become as seriously harmful as addictions are for humans. When we laugh at a dog that is fanatically mad over a toy, a bone, a shaft of light, a game of fetch, or the neighbor’s cat, it’s like laughing at someone who is a falling-down drunk. Sure, his […]

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 0

Drowning

Drowning

By Dr. Sherry Weaver Do not endanger yourself. If possible, remove the animal from the water. Suspend him by his hindquarters to allow water to drain from the lungs. A swinging motion can be used to encourage breathing. If your pet does not start to breathe naturally, resuscitation should be implemented. Dry and wrap the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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