Dog Health Care: What You Should Know
by Joel Walsh
Dog health care means more than a yearly trip to the vet.
Now more than ever, a dog's health problems can be prevented,
cured, or alleviated, just like many human woes.
Clearly, dog health care is better today that ever before.
Your dogs veterinarian is his health advocate and
your ally. Next time you visit your veterinarian, ask
about new advances that might help your dog live better.
Caring For And Raising Puppies
by Simon Harris
The raising of puppies can be an exhilarating and rewarding
experience. It can also be an experience wrought with
frustration if some guidelines arent adhered to
or if certain aspects of the duty are overlooked. There
are a number of things that you can do for the puppies
and their mother to help make their first days, weeks,
and months together healthy and happy ones.
The mother dog will spend the first few days after giving
birth with her new puppies. It is important to check on
the mother and the pups to ensure that the puppies are
being kept warm enough and are being well fed and to make
sure that Mommy is producing enough milk and is comfortable.
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Wormy Dogs? - Understand Dog Worms
Infestation and Their Symptoms
by Moses Chia
Until a very recent period, dog worms were thought to
be of a spontaneous origin, brought about by the influence
of heat upon decaying vegetable matter, and it was and
still is freely asserted that puppies are born with dog
worms inherited from the mother in some mysterious manner
while still in uterus. This has been conclusively proven
an error and in the minds of all scientists there is no
question about dog worms springing from individual eggs
and having a complete life history of their own.
The principal worm species with which dog owners have
to contend are round worms and tape worms. The first named
commonly infest puppies and consequently are most dreaded
by breeders. In shape and size these worms resemble common
angle worms, but in color are lighter, being almost white
or only a pale pink. [ More
Dealing With A Dog Food Allergy?
by Blake Kritzberg
Just as humans allergies can show up as a sneeze or rash,
your dog's allergies can manifest as itchiness -- or even
ear infections. In fact, if your dog's allergic to his
food, it can cause him to scratch himself constantly,
even with no obvious parasite problem.
Dog allergies rarely get solved with medicine, so the
best we can do for our four-footed friends is focus on
prevention. Providing the right type of food is essential
to stopping your dog's scratching habit. [