Our veterinarian said dogs that spend a lot of time indoors during the winter months tend to get mild skin conditions resulting in dry, itchy, flaky skin. Guess what? A home remedy of Olive Oil will typically solve the dry skin problem throughout the entire winter season!
If your dog is showing a particular symptom or dealing with a doggie ailment, then anything you can show the vet that might be related to ‘the problem’ will usually be helpful when it comes to diagnosing and/or treating your pet. Here’s when you should take samples to the vet… what type of samples to take… and how to gather & transport your samples — like dog pee or poop.
Here are a few tricks that make the process of going to the veterinarian’s office quick & painless — for all involved. The secret is: the time of your appointment!
If you haven’t already, I encourage you to program the phone number of an emergency care center in your cellphone now. You never know when you might need a little after-hours care or advice.
The Brown Dog Foundation helps dog owners who are facing expensive vet bills in order to save their dog’s life. As long as you are willing and able to pay a portion of the veterinarian’s cost to save your dog’s life, the Brown Dog Foundation will help pay the rest!
In addition to listing which human medications are acceptable for pets — along with the pet-friendly dosages — this article highlights the importance of double-checking the dosage information before dispensing any medications to your pets. I mentioned the dosage for LIQUID medications in milliliters ml, whereas others sometimes mention the dosage for solid medications or pills in milligrams mg. Rarely is a difference in the effectiveness of liquid vs solid medications, there IS a huge difference in dosages if you happened to mistake mg’s milligrams for ml’s milliliters.
There’s no better resource for a dog owner than a veterinarian’s blog. Not only are vet blogs filled with little-known facts and behind-the-scenes info that few are privy to… Vet blogs also show the personal character, fortitude, and never ending love for animals that veterinarians have, day in and day out. These are the best vet blogs… ever! I refer to them often for their professional expertise and personal opinions.
Emergencies happen when you least expect them. Take the time to prepare now so your pet sitter AND your vet will know how to handle an emergency, in the event that you’re out of town and your dog needs help.