Caring for a Senior Dog
Canine fitness and nutrition needs are surprisingly similar to human needs. This is especially true of older dogs. Just like humans, as dogs age their bodies and minds may suffer.
Separation Anxiety in Dogs
Canine separation anxiety is one of the most difficult problems facing some dog owners today. In fact, this condition has been cited as a primary factor in the euthanization of tens of thousands of dogs each year. This is disturbing considering that separation anxiety in dogs is not a behavioral problem- it’s a reaction to a situation that most dogs would not be subjected to under natural conditions.
K9 Lyme disease Prevention and Treatment
K9 Lyme disease is a growing and dangerous threat- especially in the United States and Europe. And while countries such as Australia are largely free of this concern, disease-laden ticks are often brought to Lyme-free zones on animals from other countries; including household pets and livestock.
K9 Dental Care
Dental care for dogs is a critical part of pet ownership: your dog’s quality and longevity of life is directly related to the level of dental care it receives.
Behavioral Changes Associated With Spaying Or Neutering Your K9
Spaying and neutering does affect the behavior of dogs in some ways, however this isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Veterinarians are more commonly diagnosing dementia in dogs. This isn’t necessarily because it’s becoming more common, but may be because we are better able to recognize the symptoms. It is also known as canine cognitive dysfunction, and, as with people, it is a disease of elderly animals.
K9 And Antibiotics
Most dogs will be prescribed antibiotics at some stage in their lives. These drugs work by killing bacteria that are causing infection.
K9 Allergy Treatment
Dogs, like people, can develop allergies to many things, including food, fleas and environmental chemicals. The symptoms vary, depending on the allergy, but can include itchy skin, sneezing, itchy feet, runny eyes and diarrhea.
K9 Arthritis Treatment
Arthritis basically means “inflamed joints”, and it can affect dogs as often, and in the same way as it affects humans. It is more common in older dogs, and large or overweight dogs are more susceptible to it because their extra weight causes more wear and tear on their joints. Some cases of arthritis are related to genetic conditions, such as hip dysplasia.
How To Give Your K9 A Tablet
If you own a dog, you have to know how to give them tablets, even if they are never ill. Most regular worming treatments come in tablet form so you may need to give your dog a pill every few months to keep them healthy.
K9 Hormonal Skin Diseases
Hormonal (or endocrine) problems are not the most common cause of skin problems in dogs, but they occur often enough to be of concern.
K9 Foot Problems
Foot problems in dogs are common, but they still must be treated seriously. A dog with a sore foot will often not put the sore paw on the ground at all. If there’s a cut or abrasion to the foot pad, they may leave bloody footprints as they walk.