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Dog Training Tips For A Healthy Dog-Owner Relationship

By Timothy Ewing

More than disciplining your dog, learning to build a relationship will help you know your dog. Every puppy is different and it has a personality of its own. If you know what your dog likes and dislikes, you will be in a better position to train it and see it grow. A dog is a member of the family first and then an animal later. Be very clear of the equation as many dog owners feel it to be the dog’s responsibility to behave. Dog training tips will help you change this mindset and treat your dogs with more compassion and respect. Understand that training your dog does not happen overnight and that it needs time, commitment and more than anything else, patience.

Puppies are trainable when they are young. Therefore dog training tips must be put to use when the time is right and that is when the dog is a young. During their young days dogs learn fast, grasp what the owner is trying to say and also respond. Puppy training should first teach the dog some house rules. Where to poop, where to lie down, where to play are some aspects that the initial training period should cover. And once the rapport is established with your pup, you can make use of dog training tips to teach your dog fun tricks.

Dog training tips are widely available online. A simple search query will lead you to dozens of pages that offer training advice and tips. Many sites have advice coming from the experts and so you can completely trust the information you are collecting. There are also many videos posted online that will demonstrate on how to train your dog and also how to teach him or her tricks. Your relationship with your dog is very precious and therefore you should work towards protecting it by not being too hard on it.

A fellow dog lover keen to share knowledge gained from 15 years of looking after them. Here are some additional dog training tips.

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Oct 30, 2010 | 1 | Tips

Worried About the Lesions in Your Dog’s Skin – This Can Be Ringworm

By Jessica N King

Are you worried about the lesions that have appeared on the skin of your dog? Observe it well because it can be the symptoms of ringworm. This is one of the most common and prevalent infections that might occur in dogs. It is often associated with scratches and might lead to extreme discomfort. This is actually a kind of fungal infection that might occur in different parts of the body of your dog including the scalp and the feet. If you notice pustules filled with puss in any part of the body, you must definitely consult a vet.

A diagnosis would be conducted to find out the exact cause of the lesion. If it is the case of ringworm, you might notice small patches of hair loss often in a circular pattern. If not treated at the right time, the fungal infection spreads to other parts of the body and the loss of hair can take an irregular pattern from that of the circular pattern. Since this infection causes extreme itchiness, the possibilities of the spread of the infection also grow. In such a case, there are also chances of bacterial infection to grow on top of the fungal infection. This can really prove to be dangerous for your dog.

When you consult your vet, based on the condition and the severity of the ringworm infection, he would prescribe the medication. Oral tablets are usually recommended and these are absorbed by the fat cells of your dog. It also works in such a way so as to reach the areas of the active fungal growth. The common tablet suggested for dogs in this case is a griseofulvin tablet which is a daily medication to be given to the dogs for a period of ten days. It is expected that your dog would be effectively cured with this medicine.

For more information, visit ringwormtreatment.org. They offer advice for a ringworm treatment, including ringworm treatment medication.

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Oct 28, 2010 | 0 | Dog health

Dog Eye Discharge – A Complete Guide

By Tobias Child

Dog Eye Discharge – A guide to this common eye problem.

In this article we have provided our regular readers with a complete guide to dog eye discharge and the reasons why it may occur. We have provided a guide to the signs, symptoms and most common causes of this condition. So lets get started.

Causes of Eye Discharge in Dogs

  • Canine Glaucoma – This problem is caused by a build up of pressure in the eye. This is a serious condition and if it is not treated quickly it can quickly lead to blindness.
  • Entropion – This condition is caused when the eye lid starts to turn inwards. This will cause the eye lid to start rubbing against the eye ball causing discharge.
  • Corneal Ulcers – This is often caused by a blade of grass or something that has triggered the ulcer. It might even be caused by an eye lash or even smoke.
  • Lens Luxation – This is when the eye has become almost completely detached. This will cause pain, redness and discharge.
  • Cherry Eye – This condition is caused when the third eye lid becomes prolapsed. The term Cherry comes from the redness and swelling that occurs during the condition.
  • Conjunctivitis – This condition is when the Conjunctiva (the skin tissue) has become inflamed. This condition can be caused by viral infections, grass, pollen and even fungal infections. This condition is very common cause of dog eye discharge and should be treated as soon as you notice any of the above symptoms.

Tobias Charles writes on all aspects of dog obedience training, puppy training and dog health care. For more information visit his website for the best dog obedience training tips, health care advice and recipes for homemade dog foods for more great tips and information.

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Oct 26, 2010 | 0 | Dog health

Mastiff Dogs – What You Should Know To House One

By Stan Beck

Mastiff Training – How These Big Dogs Should Behave

The Mastiff is the kind of dog that suits you if you believe that size matters. But before making up your mind about adopting a Mastiff, you should be committed to make it go through a training process because it will surely bring you trouble if you do not teach it to behave well.

Mastiffs are trainable just like other dogs, and they are dedicated to their masters. It is almost imperative to train a Mastiff while it is young especially because they are big animals. The secret for a maser training that works, as in any other dog training, is consistency.

What Makes Mastiffs Special

Being big and bulky Mastiffs are not as flexible and swift as smaller dog breeds. They are also even tempered without getting too easily agitated. This characteristic makes the Mastiff prone to become sedentary. As the Mastiff does not habitually run or job on their own, you need to exercise it by taking it regularly to walks in the outside world.

One distinct nature of the Mastiff is its being in need of constant company with people; this will prevent it from becoming anxious. The training that your Mastiff gets is useless if you can’t be there to spend time with it because it is what the Mastiff needs the most. Mastiffs are social by nature.

Despite the Mastiff’s inborn desire to please its master, it also has its share of stubbornness. This means that you need to be a bit patient when dealing with this giant during training.

Mastiff Training Basics

The first thing to consider when you decide to adopt a Mastiff puppy is its age. You cannot separate a Mastiff puppy from its mother if it is still below eight weeks old. It is during this period of the puppy’s young life that it receives socialization and biting inhibition lessons from its mother.

As soon as you find the Mastiff old enough to take home, be sure to give it daily companionship until it reaches three months old. This will form part of your Mastiff’s foundation to ensure that it won’t develop anxiety. Get a chance to socialize you Mastiff with other dogs as much as possible.

Do not train your Mastiff to be a guard dog. They are not very easy to control when they become angry. Just be content with the fact that its size alone commands the respect of intruders.

Mastiff Training for Obedience

A Mastiff’s obedience training is not at all a very complex task. It is usually conducted after the puppy receives its housebreaking lessons. Ten to fourteen weeks is the ideal age for the Mastiff to receive obedience training. When training your Mastiff, always treat it kindly, be considerate. Mastiffs are a bit stubborn, that’s why you need to be patient with it. Using the wrong training approach, you might end up teaching the dog to become aggressive instead of being obedient.

As the Mastiff is very big, you don’t have to expect it to perform small dog tricks. The type of behavior training that works for a Mastiff is sit, stay and walk calmly on a leash. One of the most important things that you can teach your Mastiff is to teach it not to chase. The Mastiff is so big and strong it’s difficult to stop it when it runs.

As a Mastiff is difficult to control, you really need to have it trained so that it can properly behave at your command. Bringing a Mastiff puppy home comes with a silent commitment that you will train, socialize it and nurture it, because its need for a family is as big as its heart.

If you own a dog, training it to behave is not an option. Stan Beck’s Dog Training Methods can help you with your dog’s behavior improvement needs. Visit his website and learn dog training the easy way.

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Oct 24, 2010 | 0 | Dog breed information

How to Stop Your Puppy Chewing

By Andrew Jia

We are all delighted with our new puppy for a few days. Their cute antics have everyone in the family delighted. But this delight can quickly turn to frustration when after a few days they begin t chew on everything in sight, including valuable possessions. How can we stop this kind of behaviour in puppies? It is a lot easier than it might seem at first sight, and by following the simple tips in this article, you will have your puppy behaving well and not chewing on anything they shouldn’t be in no time at all.

The primary cause of puppies chewing on anything, from hands to table legs is that they are experiencing teething pain. We all remember the persistent pain of a tooth coming through (even if it has been a while since our last one!), and it just the same for a puppy whose teeth are pushing up. From their point of view, mouthing and chewing on things is a sensible response to the pain and an ideal way to reduce the stress and strain of it all. Unfortunately for you, it is a costly and frustrating thing for them to do.

If you want to stop your puppy chewing on the furniture, valuables, or even people, you will have to give them something else that it is acceptable to chew on – after all, it is only natural for dogs to chew on something. Many pet shops carry rubber toys which are specifically designed to be for dogs to gnaw on during teething. Further, you need to work to make these toys more attractive to chew on than anything else! The way to do this is through positive association. Reward your dog when they chew on their toys and play with them in the appropriate way. Conversely, you need to make your valuables seem less attractive. There are a number of ways you can do this. Cayenne pepper and tabasco are unpleasant tastes for dogs, so try putting a little dab of these on the furniture legs. After a short while, your dog will have negative associations with chewing furniture, and should stop wanting to do it even without these tastes.

Teething is not the only cause of chewing in puppies. Often it can be an expression of their desire to spend more time with you or get out of the house more. This is because puppies are extremely energetic animals, who often tire their owners out at the best of times. If your puppy is cooped up in the house all day with no companionship and no exercise they will turn to doing something else – in many cases this will be chewing on the furniture. It gives your puppy some sense of purpose and is certainly one way of using up any excess energy they have. If you’d rather they spent their energy in other ways, the best thing to do is to take them on more regular walks, even hiring someone to do this.

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Oct 23, 2010 | 0 | Puppies, Training

Dogs – The Best Toys For Energetic Dogs

By Rick Touhey

Do you have a dog with lots of energy? Not sure how to channel that energy? Today’s market has a lot of dog toys to help you and you dog release some of that built up energy. There are toys for you and your dog to play with together, and toys that will challenge them mentally and help to wear them down.

Frisbee’s and tennis balls are some of my favorite dog toys for high-energy dogs. Playing fetch with your dog is not only good exercise for them; it’s a great way to build that bond that we all want with man’s best friend. When choosing a Frisbee for your do, you will want to make sure to choose one that is designed to be easy on their mouth.

Tennis balls are fun, but if you’re not used to throwing one, you can really exhaust your arm. There are several dog toys made today that are designed to make it easy for you to throw tennis balls. Many are designed in a way that enables you to pick up the ball and throw it without having to touch it, and therefore, keeps your hands clean.

Also, there are a variety of toys that will help to challenge and stimulate your dog’s mind. These will help tire him out mentally.

Kong dog toys are a great way to keep them busy for hours. It allows you to insert a treat inside the toy and will keep him thinking on how to access the treats you can also find recipes for your Kong toys that will give your dog a variety of tastes. He will be eager to discover what treasure he’ll find each time he gets his Kong.

To further stimulate the mind and body, there are also a number of toys different then the Kong where food is inserted. The dog has to maneuver this toy around the floor in order to get the hard food to fall out of the holes in the toy so he can eat it. This also helps to slow down his eating.

Also, there are interactive dog toys designed as puzzles that stimulate the brain. The mental challenge is finding the treat and how to get it. He will then need to use his physical dexterity in order to obtain the treat. He not only gets the mental challenge of finding the treat in the puzzle and figuring out how to get it, but, he will need to use his physical dexterity in order to obtain the treat.

In conclusion, I have mentioned just a few ways to help keep an energetic dog busy and happy. My favorite activity will always be playing fetch with a Frisbee. This activity will definitely keep your dog happy and fit. The end result will be a special forever bond between the two of you.

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Rick Touhey is a professional dog trainer with expertise in dog obediences, canine behavior and pet products. Please visit http://www.pawsitivek9.net/ for more

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Oct 22, 2010 | 0 | Dog toys

Your Dog’s Coat – 5 Secrets for Keeping Your Dog’s Coat Beautiful

By Debbie Davis

A dog with a shiny, healthy coat can and does turn heads. And your dog’s health is directly related to how shiny and luxurious its fur appears. Here are 5 really easy ways to protect its health and insure a beautiful coat.

Feed a Healthy Diet—-You are what you eat is true for dogs too. Making sure you’re providing your pooch with the best food for its size, breed, and individual needs can be a big job. With so many kinds of food on the market, and scary recalls of food that is unsafe, it’s hard to know where to turn.

After the major pet food recall several years ago, many have returned to feeding dogs the way it was done 50 years ago—from the table. Confer with your veterinarian about foods to avoid and to get ideas about what kinds of daily portions make for a healthy diet.

If you choose to buy commercially produced food, make sure the first ingredient listed is protein (chicken/lamb) rather than a by-product of some sort. Also make sure it is grain free, as in no corn, soy, or wheat. Rice and oats are the two acceptable exceptions. A healthy looking coat is a result of good nutrition and healthy skin. And the right diet is 90% of the battle.

Regular Bathing-Setting up a regular schedule for bathing will keep the skin healthy and ward off germs that lead to hot spots. Not only are these skin problems miserable for your dog to endure, but they can lead to Staph (short for staphylococcus) infections and other more serious problems.

It’s important to use a shampoo that is specifically designed for dogs. Do use your vet as a resource for helping you choose whether it needs to be for oily, dry, or just healthy skin. Be sure to ask about frequency because bathing too often can lead to dry skin which can cause excessive itching and damage to the skin and coat.

Veterinarian—Sign up for yearly check ups for shots, blood work, and a thorough examination of teeth, ears, eyes, paws, and heart. The best defense is a strong offense. And finding potential problems early will keep your pet and its coat healthy.

Preventative Medication—The adage “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is so totally true here. Tablets for heart worm should be given once a month every month regardless of temperature or location. Frontline or something like it should be applied to the skin to kill ticks and fleas to avoid the problems that can occur when they bite.

Proper Grooming—Every coat is different in terms of what it needs to stay looking good. Some tangle more easily than others. Some are prone to matting. Every pooch can benefit from having their fur brushed and untangled regularly. Not only is it good for the fur, but it stimulates the skin and helps keep it healthy.

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Oct 21, 2010 | 0 | Dog grooming, Dog health, Looking after your dog

How to Stop Your Dog Jumping on People

By Andrew Jia

Dogs are some of the warmest and most welcoming of pets – this is of course why they are the most popular pets in the world. This is of course usually a welcome trait. However it can go too far when dogs jump up on visitors or guests without invitation and annoy them or cause worry. In these cases, it is useful to know how to train your dog to stop this kind of thing happening. It is not too difficult to do, and if you follow a few simple guidelines, you and your dog will be much happier and get along better in no time.

When starting off, you should first understand what makes your dog jump on people. Initially, dogs tend to learn to jump on people when they are young puppies. This is because this kind of behaviour is actively encouraged in puppies. When puppies jump on people it is cute and generally welcomed. On the other hand, with bigger, older dogs it can actually be actively dangerous, particularly with children or older people. For this reason, it is important to make sure a puppy learns not to jump up on people before it is too late and they are big enough to do some damage.

Fortunately, it is quite easy to stop a puppy jumping on people, just because they are so small. Just push them down carefully but firmly and show them that this is not acceptable. They will soon learn that this kind of behaviour is simply inappropriate and will stop doing it. As long as you follow through on this every time, they will soon pick it up. Dogs are creatures of habit and repetition is an easy way to teach them something. Consistency is guaranteed to reach them, but equally inconsistency will confuse them, so be sure to enforce one rule for the whole time.

With older animals, the principle is the same. It can, however, be a little bit harder. This is because, as mentioned, dogs are creatures of habit – their habits are easily built up and difficult to change. If they have been allowed or encouraged to jump on people for years, it will take considerable conditioning before they understand that this is not acceptable. One way to do this is to simply ignore the dog when it jumps on you or others. This is because when a dog jumps on you, it is usually simply seeking attention. If you refuse to acknowledge this and don’t give the dog any attention, you take away any reason they have to jump on you.

It is important that guests do not indulge the dog. Their reaction to the dog jumping on them should be exactly the same – straight out ignoring it. Since consistency is so important to dogs, they will not be able to learn that it is not acceptable to jump on people unless they get the same message from everyone they encounter. With some work however, you should have no problem in getting better behaviour from your dog as regards jumping on people.

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Oct 19, 2010 | 0 | Training

Copper Storage Disease in Dogs

By Frank Will

Copper storage disease in dogs can occur in any dog at any time; however, there are some breeds that seem have a much higher probability of developing this potential killer. It can attack your dog in three different stages; sub clinical, acute, or chronic and very progressive. If this disease is not identified quickly once the symptoms start to appear and it reaches the severe stage, it can rapidly take your dog’s life.

What is it?

Copper storage disease in dogs is also known as Canine copper hepatotoxicosis, and is a situation where there is an excessive accumulation of cooper in your dog’s liver. It is believed that these abnormal accumulations are the result of the inability to pass cooper properly from their food. In normal circumstances, any excess of copper passes very naturally from your dog’s body and there are never any issues. However, in this case, the copper does not pass properly and builds to very dangerous levels in your dog.

Once this occurs, it can very easily lead to hepatitis or something even worse, cirrhosis of the liver. Cirrhosis of the liver in dogs is usually the result of severe damage as well as scarring of the liver over a long period of time. The actual cause of copper storage disease is not fully understood, but it is believed to be the result of an inherited condition that causes the metabolism process of this mineral to malfunction. It may also be the result of an abnormal binding of copper to certain proteins in your dog’s liver, as well as abnormal copper secretion in their bile.

Although the actual cause is not known, what is known is that can be fatal if it becomes serious, and it does seem to be inherited as it primarily occurs in certain breeds.

Breeds affected:

Copper storage disease in dogs can affect any breed, but it is much more common in some breeds. And what makes this disease even more of a mystery, is the fact that the affected breeds seem to be attacked in different ways.

The most commonly affected breed is Bedlington Terriers, but it can and does also develop in Doberman Pinchers, West Highland White Terriers, as well as Skye Terriers. It also affects Labrador Retrievers, Spaniels, and Keeshonds. However, there are four of these breeds that are affected much more seriously, and all seem to be in different ways.

It is estimated that over 60 percent of all Bedlington Terriers are affected by this disease, and as a result, it causes hepatitis. In this breed, it is a very strong theory that they have some type of an inherited defect that causes metabolic issues. These metabolic issues or breakdowns in turn cause copper to remain in their liver instead of being eliminated. Doberman Pinchers face the exact same risk factor; however, they are also much more prone to develop cirrhosis of the liver as well. However, this is where another mystery with copper storage disease in dogs comes into play; the high levels of concentrations in the liver are not present in all affected breeds.

In fact, there have been several reported cases where Dobermans can have the same amounts of liver damage but with much lower concentrations of copper levels. Skye Terriers also develop chronic hepatitis as well as cirrhosis of the liver, but their high levels of copper concentrations are believed to be the result of a disorder of their bile secretions. West Highland White Terriers also develop this disease as the result of excess levels of copper concentrations, but for some reason, they will show very few clinical signs of the disease.

Types of Copper Storage Disease:

Copper storage disease in dogs develops in three different types or stages; sub clinical, sudden acute and chronic progressive. In the sub clinical stage of this disease, your dog is being affected in their internal organs but they are not showing any signs at all of the damage that is being done to them. Because of this, there is still no change in their behavior or are they showing any symptoms.

When it hits the next stage, the sudden acute stage, it becomes an entirely different story. In this phase, your dog can develop hepatic necrosis that can do two things; result in the death of your dog’s liver as well as the death of your dog.

The chronic progressive stage seems to affect middle aged dogs where it causes severe hepatitis. If it is not treated by this stage, it can rapidly lead to cirrhosis of your dog’s liver which will eventually take their life.

Symptoms:

Copper storage disease in dogs will show an entire litany of symptoms. In the acute form of this disease, the first symptom that you will see is anemia. This will be very easy to spot as several parts of your dog’s body will become pale because of low red blood cells counts. This will include their gums as well as any other moist membranes. Your dog may also start to exhibit dark urine as the result of bilirubin.

Bilirubin is the breakdown of heme that is found in the hemoglobin of your dog’s blood, and it is excreted in their bile and urine. If you see dark urine, something is very wrong.

In this stage your dog will also start to develop jaundice, which causes a yellowish tint in your dog’s skin and muscle membranes. In the chronic progressive stage, there are different symptoms to watch for. The first is usually an abdominal distention as the result of fluids building up, as well as all the same symptoms of anemia. In this stage your dog will also become extremely thirsty, and as a result will start to urinate frequently as their liver is basically starting to die.

Their nervous system may also become affected in this stage as it is unable to breakdown the ammonia that naturally accumulates. However, both of these forms may also show some other symptoms; bleeding from the gums and their nostrils, as well as severe diarrhea and vomiting.

Treatments:

Treatments for copper storage disease in dogs will all depend on the severity as well as the actual symptoms. Drugs may be used to chelate or bind the copper to assist your dog’s body in increasing the urinary extraction of copper. Zinc acetate also helps to bind and prevent coppers absorption into your dog’s body. Vitamin E is also supplied as an antioxidant therapy that helps to reduce the damage to the liver. Vitamin C should be totally avoided as it may actually increase the coppers damage to the liver. However, none of these treatments should be done without the direct supervision of your veterinarian.

Summary:

Copper storage disease in dogs is a very serious and life threatening disease. Once you see any of the signs, you need to have your dog examined as quickly as possible. If it is allowed to run its course and advances to the serious stages, it could rapidly take their life.

I am an avid lover of pets and my wife and I have had several pets throughout our years. We are especially fond of dogs, and we have a 12 year old Dalmatian (our 3rd) and a “mutt” that we rescued when someone threw him away to die in a vacant field.

He found us, nearly starved to death, and weighed about 2 pounds.

After severe bouts of mange and severe dehydration, and over 1,000.00 in veterinarian bills, we saved the little guys life, and he is one of the best, if not the best, dogs we have ever had and today is a muscular, fit, and firm 70 pound best friend.

After finishing my MBA, which at middle age was not easy, I decided to keep the research work ethics that I acquired, and devote about two hours each night in understanding the health benefits of supplementation for both humans and pets and how they might strengthen our, as well as our pets, immune system in a pre-emptive approach to health rather than a reactionary approach.

Both of my daughters are avid cat lovers, and asked me to help them with health concerns and challenges with their cats.

I am not a veterinarian nor claim to be, just a lover of pets that loves to research and pass on some knowledge that might be helpful, or at least stimulating to the thought process.

Several of the articles that I have written can be found on my website, Liquid Vitamns & Minerals for Humans & Pets – http://www.liquid-vitamins-minerals-humans-pets.com/

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Oct 18, 2010 | 1 | Dog health

Creating the Right First Aid Kit for Your Dog

By Kelly Marshall

Most of us have some type of first aid kit in our homes. They are necessary for those small bumps and scrapes our children get or those we inflict upon ourselves. It is important not to exclude your pet in that category as well. Your pets first aid kit may have some of the same things, but there are some notable differences.

If your dog has special needs that you may have to treat, you should consult with your veterinarian to determine what special equipment should be included.

A basic dog first aid kit should include the following:

1. A current animal first aid booklet

2. Blanket: You will need a blanket to keep your pooch warm in case of serious injury. This will help prevent the dog from going into shock.

3. Tweezers: tweezers are great for removing stickers, splinters and ticks. There are commercial tick removers that are more efficient, but you may not have it on hand.

4. Scissors to cut bandages you apply to wounds.

5. Muzzle may be needed to keep your dog from licking the wound or biting the caregiver.

6. Roller gauze and tape. If you have access to the tape that vets use, it is preferable. This tape sticks to itself and not to the animals hair. There are similar products available at some drug stores.

7. Gauze pads

8. Thermometer: either a rectal or ear thermometer can be used. The dogs temperature should be between 100.5 and 102.5 F.

9. Splints

10. Latex gloves for you to use while dressing the wound.

11. Zipper lock bags.

12. Antibiotic ointment

13. Betadine swabs

14. Benadryl tablets at your vets suggestion

15. Ear syringe

16. Eye wash

17. Flashlight

18. Peroxide and/or activated charcoal: these will be used if your dog ingests something harmful.

19. All of your dogs medical records and pertinent info. This will include your veterinarians phone number, shot records and any medications your dog takes routinely.

Hydrogen peroxide can be used to induce vomiting after your dog ingests poisons. You will need a syringe or measuring device to administer this properly. Use 1 tsp for every 10 pounds of dogs, not to exceed 3 teaspoons at any time. For some dogs one administration will work. For others you may have to repeat it.

Insert the syringe into the back of the dogs mouth and squirt it down slowly.

Check with your veterinarian before administering the peroxide. There are some poisons that need to be treated differently and vomiting may increase the danger to your pet.

Having a first aid kit in your home for both you and your pets is the smart thing to do. You should keep them in the same place in your home to make them easy to find. Often the first few minutes after your dog is injured is the best time to begin treatment. We often handle cuts on our children, and we can do the same for our dog. Cleansing with a fifty-fifty hydrogen peroxide and applying antibiotic ointment and a bandage is routine for humans and dogs.

Kelly Marshall is a popular contributor at Oh My Dog Supplies – where you can find small dog leashes, dog carriers, dog steps, and more unique dog gear that you’ll never find at your local pet store.

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Oct 17, 2010 | 0 | Dog first aid