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Dog taken toxicity substances – How to act?

Preventing is better than curing Many things around us are likely to be poison to our pet dog. Such as medicines that we use, dog’s medications, alkaline substance in our home, acids, batteries, cleaners, plastic things, soaps, plants and many people foods are all poisonous things to your pet. Always keep these things out of the reach of your dog. Keep these things safely always that your dog can not take that. Always buy the plants that are not poisonous for your dog. Keep your floor clean always. Allow your dog to play in a safe place where there are no toxic products. Don’t give any food which is toxic to your pet like chocolate, onions, grapes or raisins. How to act when your dog swallowed these dangerous products? Unfortunately, if your dog supposes to swallow any of these things you have to be ready with your First Aid Kit which contains medications that should be given as per your Vet advice and you should take him to the Vet Clinic. Immediately when you find your dog has taken toxic material you should induce vomiting by giving him Hydrogen per oxide as directed by your Vet. If he swallowed any

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Importance of cleaning the dog teeth

It is always important to take care of your pet teeth as we do.  As we get problems in our teeth due to improper dental care, dog also gets dental problems if it is not taken care. Most of the dogs get affected by periodontal or gum disease within 3 years. The bacteria that enter into their body from the oral affected area may cause heart, liver and lung problems. Your dog may get bad breath, severe pain, unable to chew their food, tooth lose may occur. It is hard to find your dog pain because they will not realize their pain easily. To avoid any serious problems in your pet it is better to take care of their teeth and gums at the early stage. Brushing or cleaning their teeth regularly makes a good oral care and reduces the cause of plaque or gum diseases. It may extent the time to take them to the Vet for dental checkup. Professional cleaning is done only by giving anesthesia. It is better to avoid it by brushing their teeth daily. How to Brush? Pet stores have the toothbrush and toothpaste that is suited for your dog. Introduce this to your dog

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Facts about the Dogs

Facts about the Dogs – Do You Know? World fastest dog is Grey Hound which runs 43 kmph. It was developed 5000 years ago in Egypt. Dogs can understand 250 words and actions. The average dog is bright to understand the language like a two-year-old child. This was said by Professor Stanley Coren, one the leading expert on canine intelligence at the University of British Columbia. Dog can see the colors but not like humans. They have limited color range. They can see the blue and yellow but can not detect difference between red and green. Their night vision is clearer than human. Dog can diagnose the disease like cancer and diabetes through smell. Dog brain is only one tenth of that human. But its smell controlling part is 40 times larger than in humans Dog nose always be wet to have keen sense to smell. The Alaskan Malamute can withstand in -70 degrees temperature. Basset Hounds have the longest ears between 7 and 10 inches long. The oldest fossil of a pet canine dates back 33,000 years which was discovered in Siberia in the 1970s. Dogs’ sense of hearing is four times more than of humans. In Iceland it

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Save Millions of Stray Dogs in Indian Streets

World Health Organization States, Indian streets are the home for 30 million stray dogs according to the report in 2012. Report says that about 20,000 people are dying every year due to the Rabies. It is more than one third of globally affected people. This Rabies is a deadliest virus caused by the saliva of the rabid animals. It is affected from the bite or with the close contact with the rabid infected animals. If the population of the dog is not controlled it will lead to the worst situation. Already it is out of hand to control the dog population. Government has taken the sterilization method a decade ago but it is not active. The same budget is allocated even now to preceding the process. Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) is insisting Government to allocate funds for the dog census and for the sterilization process. The AWBI states the budget allocation is very low to sterilize the dog that risen to 30 million over the time. The health minister recently introduced the pilot project for mass sterilization and vaccination in Haryana. If the project goes successfully then it will be implemented in other states says Health minister. Stray

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Dangerous Dog diseases which harms humans

Leptospira Bacteria Dog licks the human to show their love and affection, for their bitter taste, to draw their attention etc. Pet owners likes the licks from their pet and enjoys it. There is a dark side in the licks. This friendly lick can transform the dangerous bacteria Leptospira and cause kidney diseases in both human and their pets. This was found by the veterinarians of King County, Washington. Most cases were seen in this state. Most of the dogs were dead due to this illness. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says bacteria can be spread from their pets by the swimming in the infected water, poor sanitation etc. Some experts say it can be spread by simple licks. Plague Infected Dog in US The report from US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a plague infected dog spreads the diseases to 4 Colorado residents. Plague is rare in dogs it is mostly affected on cats and prairie dogs. This American pit bull terrier is affected by pneumonic plague which is spread to dog owner who also admitted in hospital and recovered in 23 days from this deadliest disease. The veterinarian workers who took care of dog were

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Why Dog always licks me

Way of Love and Happy, draws your attention It often licks you to show its love and affection. It will bring you happy when you are very close to your pet. While licking it may feel relaxed, relieve stress and happy. Other thing for licking you is to draw your attention to him. When you come home living your dog, it licks you to ask something. It is the way of communication. The dog licks another dog for the partnership. The puppy licks its mother for food. The mother licks her puppy to show her love. Licks for Taste But some people usually avoid licks of dogs because it may lick you for the salty taste of yours and also for the perfume you are using. It licks you in your hand legs and other parts of the body. Licks in Wounds to Clean and Cure Next it may lick when they are feeling bad with their wounds, when it is itchy. Bacteria present in their saliva acts as a good medicine to cure the wound. Licking your wound or injured area can get cured quickly. It may lick in other area in their body. This is to keep them

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Potty training in dogs

Potty training should be started from the puppy. It is easy to train them. Some puppy grabs easily and be trained in a short period. Some may take long period of about 6 to 8 months. •    While training, do not shout at him, tell it in a normal voice but use the same word every time. •    Frequently carry him to the toilet place. Your puppy will require taking him out for every 40 to 60 minutes. Within short time after having food or drinking water he wants to go for toilet. In Morning and before sleep he should be taken out. •    Praise him every time doing it in correct place. •    If any accidental mistake is done, do not shout, scold, punish or scare him. Puppies do not have urine or bowel control. When he is potting in wrong place immediately run to him and take him to the right place. •    You should note whether he has got the sensation in him and carry him to the right place. You should watch him keenly. •    If he wants to go, he will be abnormal. Roaming here and there, barking etc will be the signs. Pick him

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A better future for stray dogs

The stray dog population The stray dog population is a huge crisis that all the developing countries face. The stray dog population management is essential in all these countries. It may reduce the abuse and killing of dogs. Government should take steps in this process. The Dog owners can adopt the stray dog as in the Europe. In the Europe countries many dog owners adopt the dog which is old and sick. This may be because they try to give them good food and comfort at least for a few days they live. Dog owners should come forward to adopt the dog which is sick or old. The stray dog can also be taken care by the government organization. According to World Health Organization Total dog Population is 1/10 of human and 75% of them are stray dogs. Where do Stray dogs live? Stray dogs in the rural and garbage collected areas where it can find enough food to survive. So it is most seen in Indian villages and towns. So stray dogs are rare in the developed nation where the streets are clean. Some stray dogs can be seen which is once kept as pet and left by the

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Constipation problems in dogs

Constipation problem in dogs is one of the major problems which are one of the root causes of all other diseases. If your dog intestine is not cleared, it may lead to gastric problem, skin problems, colon infections etc. This constipation problem may also turn to the life threatening problem, so pet carer should by careful and watch it. If your pet did not go stool for more than two days, you pet is undergoing the constipation problem. It seems to be uneasy, tried and may be painful. Causes of Constipation Lack of fiber in their diet and insufficient water intake is one of the main reasons of the constipation. Watch your dog is taking enough fresh and clean water. It is better to measure the quantity of water they are drinking. The other causes include lack of exercise, infections in anal glands, tumor in that area, due to medications given to the dogs, injury in nerves of colon or muscles and when swallowing some materials like cloth. Changes in dog diet may also the cause. When your dog does not go for stool for more than two days, it should be consider serious and taken to the Vet. When

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World Rabies Day – September 28 – Rabies is a deadliest disease

In spite of rabies is a 100% vaccination prevention disease nearly 60,000 deaths occurs in a year throughout the world. Particularly in Asian and African countries death rates are high. The people in rural and slum region are much affected by this. Rabies is a deadliest disease if not taken any preventive action. The rabies is transformed to humans by the bite of rabid animals especially from dogs. It affects the central nervous system and slowly it affects the brain. Once the brain is affected the person gets inhumane and leads to death. Rabies is caused only by the rabid animals. The dogs or animals which have rabid cannot identify at the early stage. It may take 12 days to 3 months to show the sign. The rabid virus enters the animal body slowly and affects the spinal cord and central nervous system and enters into the brain. If it affects the brain, the dog shows signs such as the difference in barking, biting any moving objects, paralysis will be attacked, loss of appetite, fever and restless. In last 2 to 4 days it shows all the symptoms and goes to coma and dies. To eradicate rabies throughout the world

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What to do if you are exposed to rabies

Rabies was caused by the exposure of saliva and nervous tissue from the rabid affected animals. Rabies is affected to humans by the bite of the rabid animals. Other than bite, it is very rare to get rabies from the open wound or from saliva of the infected animal. It has the possibilities to be affected. Low and No Possibilities If you had bite from your pet or any animal that is undergoing rabid treatment or the animal is vaccinated you will not get rabid. If you have contact with saliva, blood, urine of these animals it will not be affected. If the virus is exposed to the sunlight and it dries out it will be noninfectious. High Possibilities If you eat raw meat of the affected animals or drinking unboiled (raw) milk of the rabid animals there is a high risk of getting affected by rabid. If the unknown animal bites you there is high risk in getting affected. Immediate Action If you have bitten by the unknown dog, you should immediately wash your bitten area by soap water then apply antiseptic cream and good to consult your doctor immediately. How to Prevent? It is always better to prevent

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Illegal killing of street dogs in Kerala

Kerala kills about 5 lakh dogs every year for the safety of their tourist. So the tourist and income of the state will be increased. Recently 40000 animals were killed in the state. It is not new for them killing the dogs. It is followed for many years. It was reported in 2012, in one day 36 dogs were killed and 500 dogs were poisoned in one week. This made the dog lovers to protest was held on 26th July 2015.  The world wide protest was made on this day. The Animal Welfare Board of India killing dogs is against the animal rights and it will be file in the Supreme Court. ‘Boycott Kerala’ movement was started and its online campaign is also set which needed 100,000 signatures to move to the court and put an end for this cruelty. So far only 50,000 signatures are obtained. Is there is any right to kill the dog? Dog is also a living thing which has the rights to live on earth like human. If these poor dogs threat the people then humane steps should be taken to control it. The increase in their population can be controlled by the sterilization method.

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Prevent and reduce the risk of your dog bite

Children are the most victims of the dog bite than the adult. Especially the victims are the children who have the dog as pet in their house. To control the dog bite, the dog owners should take the appropriate steps. Teach Your Children First thing is don’t allow your children without any training. Kids under 6 should not be left alone with dog in any case. Don’t disturb your dog when it is sick or injured. Don’t disturb your dog while eating or sleeping. Don’t play with your dog more aggressively. Don’t make any cruel action against your dog like pulling their tail, stretching their ears, etc. Don’t try to hug your dogs, this action will threaten them and it may bite. If your dog or the stranger dog is supposed to run at you, do not move. Stand still like tree. Don’t shout. Be calm and tell them slowly and mildly to get away. Train Your Dog For the dog owners the first step in preventing the dog bite is Socializing your dog. Introduce more people to your dog. Make your dog to feel comfort in the crowd. Avoid strangers to go near your dog. Don’t make the dog

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Training the dog – a Bond

Training the dog creates a bond between you and your dog. It is needed for your dog safety, obedience and for a good behavior. Teaching or training a dog include not only in training session, it last for whole day. Everything you speak is new to them. They will learn whatever you teach. Training begins from keeping name and calling him by his name. Obedience training includes sit, come and go, stay. You can start from this. Don’t forget to give the reward, always praise him immediately after he does the action you need. Don’t make it late. You can give a small treat when he does it that will encourage and make him happy. Do not praise or reward him when he does the action that you don’t want. Do not make late reward that will be wrong one for another action. While training do not be harsh or use loud voice, this will create negative impact on training. Your dog should love and be eager for the training session. Dogs are good learners; they can hear your voice clearly. Be keen and clear when you tell the word. Don’t use the different words for same action. For ex:

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Is Rottweiler and Doberman breed too dangerous ?

Usually all dogs is a good companion for humans. If trained improper, not taken much care every dog is dangerous. It depends upon the training and the dog owners. Rottweiler and Doberman breed Rottweiler dog is generally excellent in obedience and good in being with family. It is dangerous for strangers when they go near. It keeps his home guard always. It is very strong and powerful breed. It has lots of confidence and fearless dog. It is naturally a good and come breed, it becomes aggressive under poor training. Doberman is a breed which is very intelligent, obedient and easy to train. It is also a strong and guard dogs which is devoted to their owners and fearless. It also comes under most vigorous dog when it is under poor ownership or if it sees strangers coming near to it. These dogs needs more exercise, playing and will be active always. It requires lot of caring and time should be spent to them. These dogs are mostly suited for guarding the home and for rescue purpose. Many Insurance companies did not have insurance coverage for these 2 breeds and also some other breeds which treated as a most common

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