Category: Pet Care

Happy Dog After Cruciate Ligament Surgery

Cruciate Ligament: Post Surgery Rehabilitation for Dogs

Why Post Surgery Rehabilitation for Dogs is So Important Following a major surgery such as Cruciate Ligament Surgery,  physical therapy helps put your dog back to his old self fast. A post-surgery rehabilitation protocol ensures that your dog heals properly and achieves the maximum range of motion and flexibility possible. Oftentimes, aggressive post-surgical rehab makes the difference in whether or not surgery is successful. Video Showing Post Surgery Rehabilitation for Dogs: Cruciate Ligament Surgery The video below shows you how to perform post-surgery rehabilitation exercises for a dog recovering from Cruciate Ligament Surgery. Therapy exercises should be started 24 hours

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A Picture of Dog with Tear Stain

Dog Tear Stain Home Remedies

Some dogs are naturally more likely to have visible tear stains because of their breed and coloration. Obviously, white or light colored dogs will show tear staining more than others because the pigments in the tears can easily dye white and light colored fur. Some breeds are more susceptible to tear staining because they have hair in skin folds around their eyes, shallow eye sockets, or a tendency to get blocked tear ducts. Some of these breeds are: Shih-tzu Pekenese Maltese Pug Cocker Spaniels Poodles Normally, a dog’s tear ducts will drain the tears out of the eye and down

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Giving Pet Medications

Giving Pet Medications

Giving pet medications can be quite tricky! Below are some tips and suggestions to simplify the procedure and make giving pet medications much less stressful for both you and your pet. The easiest and least stressful method of giving pet medications is to mix the medication with your pet’s food or put it in a treat.  Sometimes, however, medications must be taken alone or a pet will refuse to eat the food or treat containing the medication.   If you are having trouble getting meds into your pet, the following tips should help. Giving Pet Medications: Helpful Hints Here are

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Picture Of An Orphaned Kitten That Needs Some Care

How To Care For An Orphaned Kitten

IMPORTANT NOTE: Very young kittens rarely cry. Frequent crying indicates a cold, hungry, sick, or pained kitten. Orphaned Kitten Care: Immediate Care for Newly-Found Kittens Check to see if the kitten is chilled or dehydrated. If it is chilled, it’s body will be cool to the touch and it may cry constantly. If it is dehydrated, its mouth and tongue will be dry, and the mucous membranes pale, and its scruff will not spring back quickly when pinched. Slowly warm the kitten up using body heat only. After the kitten has been warmed up, feed it  5-10% glucose in water. Pedialyte is

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How to Care for an Orphaned Puppy

How to Care for an Orphaned Puppy

Successful care of orphaned puppies requires a regular schedule of feeding, elimination, playing, and sleeping in a safe and healthy environment. Healthy puppies are plump and firm, warm, quiet, and sleep most of the time. Unhealthy puppies have poor muscle tone, initial high activity levels, and cry a lot. If not assisted, they become weak, quiet, and comatose. -PetEducation.com Orphaned Puppy Care: Keep the Puppies Warm When caring for orphaned puppies, it is very important to keep them warm. Puppies depend on radiant heat from their mother to stay warm and cannot yet stay warm themselves. Tips to Keep Puppies

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Dog Choke & Treatment

Dog Choke & Treatment

Causes Of Dog Choke
The causes of choke are the same regardless of the species.

Causes include neurologic dysfunction, tumors, rough-textured food, but overwhelmingly, the cause of choke is eating too fast.

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