Dog Health Tips Care For Your Pets At Home

Dog Health Tips Care For Your Pets At Home

Everyone with pets,​ whether dogs or​ puppies,​ needs to​ have a​ veterinary surgeon to​ turn to​ in​ an​ emergency. They do a​ wonderful job,​ and you​ should never ignore a​ pet’s suffering. However,​ it​ is​ a​ waste of​ money to​ attend the​ Vet’s surgery when the​ problem is​ one you​ can solve at​ home. This is​ a​ short guide to​ dealing with minor ailments as​ a​ form of​ Pets’ First Aid. if​ the​ symptoms persist you​ can still contact the​ vet. Dog health need not always be a​ costly worry to​ the​ wise pet owner.

Some dog breeds do not like being handled: pitbull dogs and bull terriers for example. This should be key element of​ dog obedience training so that the​ dog accepts that you​ are entitled to​ treat him for his own good. After a​ country walk it​ is​ a​ good idea to​ give your dog a​ quick grooming or​ rub down,​ and check for any lumps or​ bumps that he may have picked up along the​ way. My own dog,​ a​ Collie – German Shepherd cross,​ gets twigs and sticks caught in​ round his rear and his bushy tail. Left unchecked,​ these can cause the​ fur to​ mat around them. the​ dog will worry at​ it​ and probably lick the​ area bare,​ leaving it​ open to​ infection. you​ can avoid this with a​ few minutes’ attention.

Ticks are nasty. They have a​ one-piece body and the​ harpoon-like mouth barbs attach to​ a​ host (your dog) for feeding. Crablike legs and a​ sticky secretion help the​ tick to​ hold on. Long-haired dogs like Schnauzers often suffer badly from ticks. When attempting to​ remove a​ tick,​ the​ aim is​ to​ prevent the​ mouth section from coming off and remaining embedded in​ the​ skin. the​ home remedy is​ simple and cheap – petroleum jelly,​ which is​ what you​ would get if​ you​ went to​ a​ pet shop and paid for a​ proprietary tick remover! the​ most effective way to​ remove the​ tick is​ to​ put a​ big lump of​ petroleum jelly over the​ area where it​ has attached itself. Leave this for at​ least ten minutes. Once the​ tick’s grip loosens,​ you​ can wipe it​ out of​ the​ way with a​ tissue.

Ear mites - if​ your pet has ear mites,​ then place two drops of​ corn oil into its ears (an eye dropper will do the​ trick),​ massage the​ ear gently then clean with a​ cotton ball. This will suffocate the​ mites. Repeat for 3 days. Regular ear bathing with oil is​ recommended by vets,​ to​ avoid a​ buildup of​ wax and irritants.

Constipation - try this quick fix for a​ constipated pet. For a​ large dog,​ add 3 to​ 4 tablespoons of​ mineral oil to​ its food. For a​ small dog reduce the​ dose to​ 1 to​ 2 teaspoons. Do this for two days and the​ problem should clear up.

Diarrhoea – mix one heaped teaspoon of​ carob powder with a​ little water and mix into your dog’s dinner. Use half a​ teaspoon if​ you​ have a​ puppy.

Urinary tract infections – mix 30-40ml of​ cranberry juice into your pet’s food. This will boost the​ acidity of​ its urine,​ reduce bacteria and help relieve the​ discomfort.

And if​ you’re not sure what’s wrong – say your pet seems ‘off colour’ – then here’s a​ tip we use all the​ time. Add half a​ dissolved aspirin or​ children’s liquid analgesic to​ your pet’s food. it​ can perk up a​ German Shepherd in​ minutes!

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