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Guide To Diagnosing And Treating Dog
Dog Health Problems
one of the most important people in your dog's life. You should
choose your veterinarian just as you select your own doctor..
Dog Health Emergencies
an emergency or an accident, you can
reduce your dog’s immediate pain.......
a number of pet grooming
methods that can be used to groom your dog ....
Health Issues Answered
How septic is a dog's mouth?
Since bacteria do not break through the body's protective barrier,
namely the skin, we needn't worry about having a dog lick us and our
subsequently contracting a disease. However, from the point of
aesthetics, dogs do sniff every conceivable pile or puddle of excrement
deposited in the streets by other dogs, so many people may deem it
ill-advised to allow a dog to lick them on the mouth. This choice is
entirely personal. The people who sleep with their dogs usually allow
all manner of familiarity, including kissing.
Do older dogs shed their coat more?
No, they may even shed less. But they may develop more seborrhea.
Do dogs utilize their full capacity of intelligence?
We know, and most people are amazed to discover, that a dog has a
tremendous capacity for learning, regardless of age. This potential is
seldom tapped by most dog owners.
Are older dogs subject to high blood pressure?
If a dog has a bad heart, he usually has low blood pressure because he
is hampered by an inefficient pump and poor circulation. This is why a
dog with heart problems often also has kidney problems. You must
maintain adequate pressure and blood supply to organs in order to
maximize kidney efficiency.
Is exercise bad for the older dog?
No. Exercise is very good for a dog unless there are definite
contraindications, such as heart problems. All exercise should be
within reason. Jumping hurdles is exercise that the older dog should
not be asked to do, but walking provides healthful exercise for all
dogs of any age.
Do older dogs eat less?
Growing dogs eat twice as much as those no longer growing, but, once
they attain adulthood, they generally stabilize their eating habits.
However, a sick dog, no matter what his age, will generally stop eating
altogether. Older dogs will tend to eat less.
Why do small dogs live relatively longer than the larger breeds?
It probably has something to do with the metabolic rate. The greatest
difference occurs within the very large breeds, such as the St.
Bernards, Great Danes, Irish Wolfhounds. Their average life span might
be eight or nine years, as opposed to a tiny Poodle or Chihuahua that
can seemingly live on forever, becoming senior citizens of eighteen or
nineteen years old.
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