PAAWS is a revolutionary Anti-Aging & Arthritis Wellness System for dogs and cats, developed by world renowned holistic veterinarian and author Dr. Carol Osborne
When cleaning your house, never allow your dog access to the area where cleaning agents are used or stored. Cleaning agents have a variety of properties
GARLIC, ONIONS AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE LILLY FAMILY: The use of garlic and other members of the Lilly family such as onions, shallots, and chives in the cat’s
DETERMINING WHAT IS NORMAL It is important that you be able to assess your pet’s physical condition in order to evaluate his needs
Animals, especially puppies, will find any holiday things appealing and tempting to play with or explore.
Canine Zinc Toxicity
Anemia results from a low number of red blood cells in the circulation. Red blood cells normally carry oxygen and vital nutrients to all tissues of the body. Anemia can occur because not enough red blood cells are produced or because excess numbers are lost, as with hemorrhage or are destroyed because of a disease or toxins, like Zinc.
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR DOG IS STUNG AND/OR BITTEN
WHAT YOU CAN DO
* Bee stings are a frequent problem in dogs, especially the curious puppies that stick their noses in the wrong spots. The most common sign is a big swollen muzzle.
In spite of our best efforts, emergencies happen. You should know your vet’s procedures for emergency situations, especially the ones that occur at odd hours.
HEATSTROKE AND YOUR DOG
Heatstroke is caused by a combination of high temperatures, humidity, and poor ventilation. In spite of the warnings, many dogs suffer from heatstroke because they are left in cars on hot summer days.
Wintertime Hazards for Canines
To make enough energy to stay warm, outdoor dogs burn 50 percent more calories in the winter so they can make enough energy to stay warm. Their food must be increased accordingly. Normal rectal temperature for a dog is 100-102F, classically 101.5F is the average.
Broken Bones (dogs)
The most common cause of broken bones in dogs is automobile accidents. Fights between big dogs and little dogs can also end up causing broken bones. Other causes include falling from a table, bouncing from the back of a pick-up truck, and various diseases, including bone cancer.
Canine Automobile Accidents
The number-one cause of canine emergencies is automobile accidents. The term used by vets is “HBC” meaning “Hit By Car”. Some dogs in automobile accidents just end up with minor wounds, bruises, or lacerations. Most dogs, however, end up with broken bones and/or other internal injuries.
Over one million people are bitten by dogs each year. This figure probably represents only half the number of actual bites because the rest go unreported.
Types of Cuts and What you Can do to Treat them
One of the most common accidents is a cut or laceration that causes bleeding. Bandage material, cleaning agents and anticoagulant powder (for nails that have been cut too short) take care of most minor wounds. Larger wounds should be seen by a vet.
Holiday Hazards for your Dog
Taking a few precautions helps ensure a safe, happy holiday season for you and your pets. Dogs get holiday stress just like people – so strangers, unfamiliar decorations, and hectic schedules can take a toll on your dog.
PREVENTING AND TREATING BURNS AND SCALDS ON YOUR CANINE
Flames from house, brush, and forest fires are just one type of burn that can affect your dog. A dog’s haircoat is extremely flammable and most dogs have not been taught that ever-important fire safety phrase: “Stop, Drop, and Roll”.
Pet Seizures: Holistic Solutions for Dogs & Cats with Epilepsy
Convulsions or seizures are defined as sudden, uncontrolled bursts of abnormal activity that last from one to three minutes. Signs may include anything from a slight twitch to salivating and foaming at the mouth.
Potential Dangers for your Dog in the Home
Dangerous situations in and around your home include plants, drugs, chemicals, gardening and lawn care supplies, car care supplies, and insecticide baits to name a few.