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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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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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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Emergency First Aid for dog wound

First Aid for dog wound can be given by yourself before going to Vet. Keeping First Aid kit for your dog is very important that accidents may occur at any time. You should always be prepared. First Aid Kit must contain Gauze which is thin transparent dressing fabric and tape. You should always have muzzle, if the wound is large and while in the treatment your pet may bite you because of pain. Have ointment like Vetericyn or any anti-bacterial cream that heals the wound and which will be safe if it licks also. It can be applied in any places where the wound is. First using a clean cloth apply direct pressure and stop the bleeding, once bleeding is stopped then clean the wounded area by water and apply the ointment in minor cases. There is the possibility of getting infection, so change the bandage twice in a day and apply anti-bacterial cream that is meant for pets or better apply medicine and keep cotton over instead of bandage. Consult your Vet immediately if the wound is severe or bleeding heavily, or if it is a bite wound, or puncture by the sharp objects. First Aid Kit for dogs,

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Police Arrest Owner of KILLER Dog in Ondo

A middle aged women was reported to be bitten and death by the dog. This dog owner Olanfingbote Afolabi was arrested one week after the incident by the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID) of Onda. Dog is suspected to be in police custody. The dog owner was arrested on 2nd August 2015. The incident took place at Alade Idante one week before the arrest of the owner. It was reported that the lady was bitten several times before she was rushed to the hospital to safe herself. The hospital staffs reports that they took all measure to save her life in no use. The complaint was taken to the Alade Idante police station after her death. Alade Idante police set a team for investigation and arrested the dog owner. In the inquiry with the dog owner it is found that the dog was not immunized. The police official says the lady ran immediately to the hospital for treatment but the doctors could not save her life. This was happened because of the lack of proper immunizing the dog. The state strictly ordered for the animal owners to undertake proper care and ensure to properly immunize their pet animals. Police

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Dog obesity problems and its causes

What are the obesity problems that are faced by dogs? The answer will be same as what human faces. Yes, all the problems that we face are also faced by dog due to its overweight or obese. The causes of obese are due to over- eating and lack of exercise and activities. Dog owners should be very careful of obesity because it may cause various other problems in your pet like, Abnormal insulin secretion and glucose level that result in diabetics Your dog will get joint and knee pains Breathing problems Damage in bones Heart or cardiac disease High blood pressure Immunity system gets weak All these problems comes one by one and finally results in death. Your dog’s life span becomes short and it suffers huge pains. Dog owners should be aware of these problems. They should take care about their diet and exercise at the early stage. Preventing is better than curing. Apart from overeating and lack of exercise for dog obesity there are also other reasons like neutering, hormonal disorder, reduce in metabolism. But these can be overcome by their good diet and regular exercise. Before the things get worst, dog owners can change the diet of

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can we give human medicine to dogs ?

Yes, We can but always consult your Vets before you start medication. To my doggie I will give some of the human medicines which are harmless to them. I am giving this after consulting my Vet. I will keep some of these medicines readily where ever I go with my dog. Always consult your Vet in giving the medications, but be ready with all medicines anytime like the First Aid box. Just seeing your internet for medications may get you into problems in case of medications. You can try some of the home remedies that will not affect your dog in any case. Diarrhea is most common in your pet; you can also do the home remedies like giving beaten egg white in case if your dog is not allergic. Carefully watch whether they are dehydrated and make them to drink enough water. You can add pumpkin in their dietary which acts on both diarrhea or in constipation problem in your pet. See also Emergency First Aid for wound in dogs. can we give human medicine to dogs

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Delivery problems in dogs and What causes dog’s delivery critical?

After breeding, make sure your dog is pregnant by consulting your Vet. Your Vet will take x-ray in 45 days of pregnancy. From this he will tell about how many puppies are there. From 58 – 68 days your dog will give birth. Be sure you have vaccinated your pet before breeding. Any infection in your dog may affect the fetus too. During pregnancy do not vaccinate your dog, it will affect the fetus. Be sure that your dog is not overweight, because it will bring complications during delivery time. Make a healthy diet for your dog after consulting your Vet. Watch carefully the signs of labor pain in your dog. Few days before the labor pain the vulva will be relaxed There will be the drop of temperature in your dog. Note the normal temperature of your dog; it may be 101 to 102.5 f. Daily morning note the temperature. The first stage of labor is your dog will be restless, will not take food; there will be the start of uterine contractions. Next fetus will be pushed out by uterine contractions. The time to deliver next fetus, it may take 30-60 minutes. Fetus tail or head may come

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How long a dog can live? – Life span of dogs

Life span of dogs is based upon various things. First it is based on its breed. Which breed it belongs to? If it is short or toy breed, its life span is high compared to larger breed. It may be because of his hormonal growth. Smaller breeds mostly live 14-16 years while medium or large size one normally lives 10-13 years and giant dog breeds lives 6-8 years. The small breed dogs are the most healthiest dog also. These breeds have a least number of health issues. For ex: Pomeranian, Dachshund dogs have 13-15 years and Chihuahua may cross 17 years while larger breeder like Great Dane, French Mastiff will last for small life periods about 6-8 years. Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd life expectancy is bout 10-12 years. Beagle, Dachshund, Siberian husky, Shih Tzu, Boston terrier are said to be live for about 12-15 years. Normally Australian cattle dogs and Chihuahua are considered to be long life breed. Based on the diet and nutrient food the dog age may vary. The dogs which get well nutritious food, regular exercise and proper diet can live longer than those doesn’t get. It is said that Cross Breeding dogs have longer

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