Tag Archive: health issues

Apr 16

Fin – anal glands and sensitest

As he was (relatively) infection-free at that moment, we took the opportunity to have some bloods taken for a Sensitest – which we hope will highlight Fin’s allergies.

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Apr 06

Allergies in dogs

An allergy is the body’s immune system’s response to a common substance called an allergen.  These can be found in foods, tree, grass and flower pollen, mould, dust and mites.

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Apr 02

Worming in puppies and dogs

I used to use Drontal wormer for my adult dogs, at the dose of 1 tablet per 10kg bodyweight. this is still a good wormer but there is also milbemax tablets which treat most internal parasites. 

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Mar 12

Expensive puppy – cheap food?

It never ceases to amaze me how people can pay £700+ for a Pedigree Puppy and then will feed them on the cheapest dog food they can find!

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Mar 10

Health: Horners syndrome

I have mentioned our rescued cavalier many times in connection with his many allergies.
As if that wasn’t enough, just after Fin turned 9 years old, I noticed that he was holding his head on one side. He really looked as though he had aged in the space of about a week or so.

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Mar 09

Health: Alcohol

Dogs are not very discriminating when it comes to food and drink, so be very careful where you leave your beer!
More importantly the ethanol in your favorite brew could have disasterous consequences for your pet. Depending on how much is consumed and whether the dog has eaten recently, effects can be seen between 15 minutes and 2 hours later.

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Mar 08

Fleas on domestic animals

It’s that time of year again. With the hot summer days still to come.  Fleas will be rearing their ugly little heads yet again. Flea infestations are annoying for dogs and cats and humans, but they can also be very dangerous. Problems caused by fleas may range from mild to severe itching and discomfort to …

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Mar 05

Health Issues: Pyometra

Every time a female dog has a season she undergoes hormonal changes associated with pregnancy – whether she becomes pregnant or not. The changes in the uterus that occur with each season make infection more likely with age. Cases of pyometra are most commonly seen in the 4-6 week period after a season and are more common …

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Mar 02

Overweight / underweight dogs

It is important to keep a watchful eye on your dog’s weight for signs that they may be underweight or overweight. As a general rule, you should be able to feel your dogs ribs and spine but not see them protruding. They should have a waist, just behind their ribs and their tummy should be tucked up. It is usual for a dog to carry a little more weight in the winter months, but “lean and fit” is good.

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Mar 01

Warning … Gritting in Progress

If you walk your dog on gritted roads/paths please make sure that their paws are washed by dipping their feet in fresh water once at home.

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