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Facts on Dogs Left in Hot Cars

Written by Senior Editor Peter Gehr

Facts on Dogs Left in Hot Cars

Facts on Dogs Left in Hot Cars. Photo by Evelyn Black. Please note: The dog in the photo is here as an example only and not alone in the car.

There’s always somebody who insists that leaving their dog in a car when you go shopping is no big deal, however, facts on dogs left in hot cars reveal that if the temperature outside is in the mid to late 70s, the temperature inside a vehicle can exceed over 100 within minutes.

If it’s a scorcher at around 90 outside, the inside of your car can raise to an alarming 150 to 160 in only 10 minutes.

This sort of torturous heat, and I use the word “torture” because that’s what it is, can do serious damage to your pet, and, in some cases can be fatal.

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If you’ve left your dog in the car for longer than you were expecting, and this is often the case, you need to provide water immediately, check your pet for any unusual behavior, and if he/she is not acting normal, then you need to act and get your pet out of the heat and sun.

Be sure not to go to the extreme by blasting cold air with the aircon, or dowsing your dog in ice water. Gradually introduce him back to a comfortable temperature and check for the following:

 

  • Excessive panting
  • Increased heart beat
  • Vomiting
  • Discoloration of tongue
  • Lethargic behavior

You are responsible for your pet’s safety and well-being, but the facts on dogs left in hot cars are a constant reminder that this is clearly a bad idea. Okay, so you’re only going into the store for 10 minutes, but remember, that’s all it takes to turn your car into a hot box for your dog. Winding down the window a couple of inches is not enough ventilation and can put your dog in an environment that can do permanent damage, or, end its life in a cruel death.

Unfortunately, thousands of dogs die every year due to heat stroke. Your dog should not die this way. You’re better off leaving your dog at home rather than put your pet through the grueling and uncomfortable temperatures inside your car. The best puppy post policy is to never leave your dog in a hot car.

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Best Puppy Top 5 Tips: How to Stop Dog Urine Marking

Written by Senior Editor Peter Gehr

A lot of people ask why dogs pee on everything, and if there’s any way this can be prevented. Before going into detail on the best puppy top 5 tips: how to stop dog urine marking, I think it’s important to explain why your dog marks his territory with his urine.

Best Puppy Top 5 Tips: How to Stop Dog Urine Marking

Best Puppy Top 5 Tips: How to Stop Dog Urine Marking

It is perfectly normal for your male dog (some females too) to mark out his boundaries as a display of dominance, territoriality, anxiety, insecurity, or possibly even a medical issue, i.e. a bladder infection or something similar—which would need to be looked at by your vet.

That said, this doesn’t mean this behavior should be accepted, in fact, in my opinion, I simply do not allow it, and my dogs learn this very quickly.

Best Puppy Top 5 Tips: How to Stop Dog Urine Marking

Martin Deeley, known around the world for his dog training expertise is also co-founder of International Association of Canine Professionals says:

As a pack leader you should be the one guiding the way and setting the pace with your head up, shoulders back, exuding confident, calm and as Cesar would say “assertive” energy. You take control and are head of the pack.

So before setting off on the actual walk take your dog into your yard or a place where you will not create neighborhood problems, and teach him the command to go to the bathroom. I say “Look Sharp” – an expression from the North of England meaning “Be Quick.” You may say, “Get busy” or use some other cute non-common word to teach him the same. Now when you set off on your walk you know he does not have to cock a leg or she does not have to squat at every smell.

Dogs do give a squirt of urine to mark their territory. Their noses provide the most important information through scent. These “social messages” received through sniffing feces or urine will often prompt a dog to over-mark that scent with his own. They claim the territory with the scent. Often this results in dogs urinating far more than they need to, and even when nothing is coming out, they will still go through the motion of cocking their legs. Even females will mark with a quick squat. Some claim that a dog will communicate so much information through the smell of the urine that it is almost a dog database as they walk through the neighborhood.

My dogs have never marked, and I have had many dogs throughout my life. If I have a dog from the time he’s a pup I do not let him mark. Not ever. I teach him to go to the bathroom on command and to eliminate completely in one or two goes. In fact some of my male dogs never cock their legs but urinate as a female would, by squatting. I have to add that because I occasionally breed them and produce a litter, they are not neutered. Now what does all this mean?

I believe it revolves around leadership. When a dog has an owner he can trust and believe in, someone who gives him what he seeks in life, who sets boundaries and limitations and provides discipline and direction, and builds good everyday habits, he look to that person for leadership.

In most instances marking occurs because of lack of training, leadership and the development of good habits. Without realizing it, owners often place their dogs in leadership positions. The dog then believes he has to establish a territory and show he is the protector of all within it. (Source of article here)

Best Puppy Top 5 Tips: How to Stop Dog Urine Marking

  1. Neuter your dog at around 6 months. Consult with your vet & don’t delay as this may result in life-long habits that would otherwise be curbed or eradicated.
  2. Train your dog. Training offers mental stimulation for your dog, and being a firm and loving leader will show your dog who is boss. This is instinctual for dogs, i.e. they are looking for leadership, and if you don’t show it, then the dog will naturally conclude that he is the boss and will take control. The result of which can be very difficult and unpleasant and even unsafe.
  3. Make a noise—a loud noise. Distracting your dog from marking can be achieved by you observing the behavior and acting quickly by making a loud noise with either a canned horn, a can with pebbles inside acting as a shaker, or simply clapping your hands along with voicing the command of your choice, such as, “No pee!” This will startle your dog, and he will quickly learn that you do not approve.
  4. Instill obedience. Incorporate a command before the following occasions: Feeding, going for a walk, before playing a game. Make him sit before doing any of the above, and make sure you have his attention. This will offer some discipline and he will relate to this as he wants to please you. Dogs are wired for following his leader, and you must learn to understand his thinking. He obeys because he feels secure and loved by you—much the same as he did when he was with his mother from birth.
  5. Resolve issues. Be sure to iron out any fears, conflicts or tensions with other pets in your home—or with people for that matter. If you have a visitor, be sure to properly introduce the dog. Let the visitor play with the dog so that they both connect and develop a non-stressful relationship from the beginning.

These best puppy top 5 tips: how to stop dog urine marking will work if you are consistent with them. The most important being that your dog expects you to lead, he’s looking for your lead, he feels secure with you as the boss, the pack leader, and if you do not represent this role to your pet, he will then feel it necessary to take control. Understand that dogs are not human, and their thought process and expectations are different. There’s a structure mechanism that he relates to and needs. If you provide this “assertive energy” as Cesar Millan describes it, then you are administering the pack leader role your puppy understands and wants in his life.

 

 

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Best Puppy: 3 Top Tips on How Do You Get A Puppy to Stop Biting (Video)

Written by Senior Editor Peter Gehr

A lot of professional dog trainers advise with these best puppy: 3 top tips on how do you get a puppy to stop biting due to the fact that a lot of people simply do not know what to do, or, inadvertently make the problem worse by encouraging rough play. If your puppy is biting and you’re not sure what to do, these tips and video will help you to address the issue and give you the information you need to make a difference using simple dog training tips and techniques that work.

Best Puppy: 3 Top Tips on How Do You Get A Puppy to Stop Biting (Video)

Best Puppy: 3 Top Tips on How Do You Get A Puppy to Stop Biting (Video)

It goes without saying that investing the time and effort into your pet will result in long term benefits for both you and your puppy. The early days when your dog is getting used to his new environment are critical in developing the right relationship and establishing all the necessary “house rules” for your pet to adhere to. It’s very natural and normal for dogs to look for the rules, and if there aren’t any, he will begin misbehaving, biting, chewing furniture and shoes and general mayhem in your household.

Determine specific rules for your puppy and he will gladly obey them as this is what he’s used after being with his mother who clearly defined right and wrong from day 1. You need to continue taking that role of pack leader, and he will respect and fully understand the structure.

Best Puppy: 3 Top Tips on How Do You Get A Puppy to Stop Biting (Video)

1. Reduce bite pressure. When you puppy bites you in play, let out a squeal to surprise him. Simply emulate what his siblings did, and he will catch on.

 

2. Divert the bite. When your puppy is somewhere between 3 to 6 months old, this is the best time to divert natural biting away from your hand to another object, preferably a dedicated toy. There are lots of chewable toys available to help with this. (Click here for some products designed to  help with bite diversion) Don’t be afraid to say “no” either. Discipline is what your puppy is used to from his mother, and he’ll relate to it as normal and expected behavior. At this age, puppies are teething, and instinctively chew and bite to relieve the pain.

 

3. Pretend you’re injured. If you immediately stop playing with your puppy as soon as he bites too hard, stop the activity instantly and walk away. This is what another puppy does naturally to show that it wasn’t acceptable, or is no longer fun.

Dogs want to make you happy, and you can use this sense of loyalty to your advantage. In other words, if you follow the best puppy 3 top tips on how do you get a puppy to stop biting (video), you will get your pets attention that it’s no fun to be bitten, and he will soon learn what you are trying to communicate. Dogs have basic communication skills and tapping in to the way they communicate is going to make all the difference to the efficiency of your dog training methods.

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Best Puppy Tips: How Do Dogs Communicate With Humans?

Written by Senior Editor Peter Gehr

Best puppy tips: how do dogs communicate with humans? This is a subject that is most definitely misunderstood, and, believe it or not, your dog does not speak English, or any other human language for that matter. Surprised? Well, the fact is that dogs speak their own language, and although they learn commands and respond to them, this does not mean that they understand what the actual word means.

Best Puppy Tips: How Do Dogs Communicate With Humans?

Best Puppy Tips: How Do Dogs Communicate With Humans?

In other words, you could teach your dog to sit, by saying the word “stand” as he sits, and rewarding him for sitting by a treat and encouragement. The dog will then understand that if he sits when you say “stand” he will be rewarded, and he will know that this makes you happy—which is what he wants to do for you, i.e. to please you.

Therefore, using the above example, he thinks that “stand” means “sit” due to the fact that he is simply responding to the action you have taught him even through the command “stand,” which obviously (in English) does not mean to “sit.” Do dogs speak English? No!

Here’s an interesting article on dog communication skills:

Best Puppy Tips: How Do Dogs Communicate With Humans?

In a study put out by Friederike Range and colleagues at the University of Vienna in Austria and Paul Morris at the University of Portsmouth, they suggest dogs have a complex range of simple unpleasant emotions such as jealousy and pride, giving them a sense of fairness that has never been discovered before.

While dogs do possess emotions, they are not as complex as a human’s. Dogs do, however, feel the emotions coming from humans. They feel our emotions as energy radiating from our bodies. The dog knows if you are sad, nervous, stressed, happy, calm, strong-minded, confident, passive, anxious, hyper, meek, etc. However, what we all need to understand is, a dog does not read negative energy coming from a human in the true meaning of the emotion. The dog simply reads negative energy as weakness and react accordingly.

It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in their pack. When we humans live with dogs, we become their pack. The entire pack cooperates under a single leader. Lines are clearly defined and rules are set. Because a dog communicates displeasure with growling and eventually biting, all other humans MUST be higher up in the order than the dog; the humans must be the ones making the decisions, not the dogs. That is the only way your relationship with your dog can be a complete success. (Source of article)

It’s obvious that pets are sensitive to their owners in many ways, and any pet owner would tell you that to be true. They know when we are discouraged or feeling blue, and they sense danger, or have an innate sense of duty to be there for you as part of their role in life—and this is how dogs feel about us that gives them that unconditional ability to love us.

Best Puppy Tips: How Do Dogs Communicate With Humans? (Video)

Another study offers some thought-provoking findings:

University of Otago (New Zealand) research:

“We’re interested in whether dogs are empathic or understand human emotional expressions.”

“What this study is trying to do is figure out whether or not they’re good at picking up on human emotions as well.”

The research results could have other benefits.

Dogs are used in a number of special settings, like hospices, working with the blind and in at least one case, to help a young girl diagnosed as a selective mute, to find her voice.

Ruffman says the research may help in finding which breed of dog is most responsive to human emotion and which could then be used in nursing and old age homes.

“If there are dogs that are more responsive to humans and understand humans better, I think those breeds would be very well suited.” (Source of article)

Best puppy tips: how do dogs communicate with humans? Body language is hugely important to dogs and your energy whether positive or negative will be communicated to your pet. Therefore, just as we should be careful of our state of mind and “vibe” around our kids, we should also be mindful how we act around our pets. Our influence is very powerful as our dogs are looking to us for clues and guidance, and if it’s positive and kind then that will have an influence on the dogs interpretation of your movements, tone of voice and overall body language. There are various dog calming signals that you can use to communicate with your dog, but that’s another subject altogether and I’ll be writing about that in an upcoming article.

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Introducing Cat to Dog Tips: Best Puppy Advice (Video)

Written by Contributing Editor Beverly Philips

If you’re looking for introducing cat to dog tips: best puppy advice, then this video is going to run you through some helpful hints on how to go about it. There are several things to keep in mind when bringing a cat into your home where there’s a dog, and one of the first things is to try to look for an opportunity to introduce the cat to your dog prior to bringing him/her home. If there’s an adverse reaction from the get-go, chances are you may have a challenge on your hands.

Dog experts recommend taking it slowly, and probably the best thing to remember if your dog has not had much contact with cats, it’s going to be his natural reaction to respond in a way that may alarm you, but bear in mind that your dog will do what comes natural, and that may be to bark, bristle or show some form of aggression.

As with all dog training tips, it takes patience, persistence, and leadership to help your pets adjust to any sort of change.

Introducing Cat to Dog Tips: Best Puppy Advice (Video)

My experience has been varied depending on the breed of dog, and the temperament of the different dogs I’ve had over the years. For example, I trained my Lab using the command “no chase”, and the dog understood this very well. However, once in a while, especially if he was alone in the yard with the cat, and without supervision, he would give a little chase. That said, he did know it was wrong, and he’d always look over his shoulder, and would put his head down if he heard me call out “no chase” from inside the house. This Introducing cat to dog tips: best puppy advice video has some great ideas on how to set things up for success, and how to avoid failure from the very beginning.

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5 Best Puppy Natural Immune System Boosters for Dogs

Written by Senior Editor Peter Gehr

Just as we need to support our immune system with a balanced diet, exercise and living a stress-free lifestyle, our pets require much the same environment and input. The following 5 best puppy natural immune system boosters for dogs provide that balance. We all want what’s best for our pets, and giving them the opportunity to live a long and healthy life should be paramount.

Animals that live in the wild are active, eat fresh, and, for the most part, are not exposed to artificial foods, additives and chemicals that are often present in commercially available foods for both humans and dogs.

5 Best Puppy Natural Immune System Boosters for Dogs

5 Best Puppy Natural Immune System Boosters for Dogs

5 Best Puppy Natural Immune System Boosters for Dogs

Check this list to be sure you are providing all of the following components for a healthy life for your puppy:

The immune system is a defense against disease. The immune system can identify harmful substances like bacteria and viruses and destroy them before they have the chances to cause disease. A healthy immune system can prevent any disease – even cancer – when it is working properly.

Unfortunately immune systems can fail. Two of the common failures of a dog’s immune system are autoimmune disease and immunodeficiency.

Autoimmune disease is where the immune system turn against it’s host. It fails to recognize outside dangers from the body’s own cells. This can lead to autoimmune diseases such as arthritis in dogs.

Immunodeficiency is a inefficient immune system which fails to act when attacked by viruses or other threats. If your dog is falling prey to different diseases, chances are his immune system needs a boost!

How to keep your dog’s immune system healthy

There are steps we can take on a regular basis to make sure our dogs immune system is up to scratch. Most of these are common sense.

  1. Make sure your dog always has a clean supply of drinking water available.
  2. Let him have as much exercise as possible.
  3. Ensure his diet is as good as possible. Include a good supply of raw foods.
  4. Make sure his environment is healthy. If he is inside, make sure he (and you!) is not exposed to too much pesticide. Outside the same goes for weed killers.
  5. Give him herbs to boost his immune system. Echinacea and Astragalus for immunity and Dandelion and Mild Thistle for cleansing the liver. These are also available in C-cap capsules. (Source)

The 5 best puppy natural immune system boosters for dogs are actually quite basic in nature, and if you are not sure if your dog is getting all that he/she needs to make up this balance, there are products available to help provide these requirements. C-cap capsules help prevent dog diseases such as cancer and arthritis. The best and most important ingredient in your dog’s life is going to be you and your loving care. This alone provides a great deal of security and balance to your puppy, as you represent a pack leader—which is vital and a very natural basic need for your pet. It’s the little things in addition to that that also contribute to the well-being and long-life of your family dog. Pet Alive C-cap capsules are an antioxidant for your pet, and are easy to incorporate within meals.

 

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Best Puppy Holistic Dog Care Tips

Written by Senior Editor Peter Gehr

Some of the best puppy holistic dog care tips are very simple. First of all, prevention is the best cure. If your dog is getting the right exercise regimen in order to keep him/her fit and stimulated by regular walks, runs and play, chances are that he/she will then be ready for a good healthy meal. If you are supplying your pet with a balanced and appropriate diet, then you are providing the best preventative medicine available for your puppy.

Best Puppy Holistic Dog Care Tips

Best Puppy Holistic Dog Care Tips

If you do not provide the exercise and diet that a dog needs and your animal becomes lazy, obese and inactive, then you have become a problem pet owner, and, frankly, you ought to be ashamed. Having said that, I feel better, but, even better yet, you can change and your pet can benefit from that change. Get off the couch and onto the street and down to the park, beach, river, field, farm, boardwalk, wherever it is that you have access and let your dog be a dog by running and playing as the energetic creature he/she was created to be.

Best Puppy Holistic Dog Care Tips

Health is more than the absence of disease. Health is a state of optimal well-being.” Optimal well-being is a concept of health that goes beyond the curing of illness to one of achieving wellness. Many of us have been brought up to believe that our health depends solely on the quality of the healthcare we receive. The truth is, your health is your responsibility. You are the only person who can make the lifestyle decisions that contribute to your well-being. You are the one who must take the steps to preserve your health and promote your wellness. Only you have the power to create wellness for yourself.

Elimination of the symptom is NOT the same as elimination of the disease. The fastest way to restore wellness is to stop putting into the body the things that have caused the physical problem to develop in the first place, and then give the body the nutrients it needs to repair and rebuild itself. The holistic approach treats the whole person, ignites the body’s internal healing force and stimulates the body’s natural abilities to heal itself. Ignite Your Body’s Internal Healing Force

Holistic dog health care is becoming a natural means for dog owners to ensure that their pets are as healthy as possible, living long, happy lives to the fullest. Perhaps the most important aspect for a dog’s health would be a unique blend of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to make sure the joints, organs, and digestive systems make work in harmony as well with the skin and coat being healthy. A diet of meat, vegetables, and whole grains without any processed foods or unnecessary fillers is usually recommended when following the holistic approach to dog care.

Using a variety of essential oils, plant extracts, herbs and flowering essences, people have treated numerous ailments and conditions over the past thousands of years. As of recently, these ancient healing practices have found their way into pet care and are now becoming increasingly popular as more and more dog owners are looking for safer, healthier, and less invasive alternatives to treating their pets.

Canine herbal remedies include calendula and chamomile for treating wounds, with chamomile used to give relief for respiratory complaints as well. To help your dog to recover from constipation or bowel disorders, you can try crushed flaxseed mixed with lot of water. For dry, itchy skin, oats are as soothing to a dog’s skin as they are to a human’s, and if your pup is having trouble sleeping, smelling some lavender may help them to relax and finally fall soundly asleep.

Be sure to do your homework before using any herbal concoctions on your dog. Some herbs and flowers can be harmful or even toxic to animals or people. Also, ask your veterinarian for their input and recommendations when it comes to holistic dog health and using all-natural remedies for their care.

Today there are an increasing number of veterinarians who are putting great stock in holistic dog health, making it a large part of their practice. A Vet who uses holistic dog strategies treats animals as a whole, rather than identifying a certain problem and prescribing one type of treatment to treat that specific injury or illness.

For instance, if your dog has suddenly come down with some sort of rash on his skin causing irritation, redness, itching, a possible infection, and some fur loss, a “regular” vet might send you away with an antibiotic to treat the skin infection as well as a topical ointment to deal with the itching.

A holistic veterinarian will place more emphasis on determining the cause of the rash as the source of the infection before prescribing those two remedies. With holistic care, the dog’s indoor and outdoor environment, his daily lifestyle, eating habits and nutritional intake are all taken into consideration before attempting to diagnose or treat the animal. Click here to visit the original source of this post

The best puppy holistic dog care tips are also of benefit to you, the dog owner. Regular exercise is much the same as providing a health care system that will keep your pet alive for much longer than one that has no exercise. For example, I was with a neighbor today who has a Corgi that looks like it is about to explode. This fat and inactive dog will soon die a painful death due to inactivity and poor diet. I know you love your dog, and I know you want to give it the very best attention you can provide. However, this does not include ice cream, beer, chocolate, candy, or no exercise.

A dog is a dog and can only eat what dogs are meant to eat. Additionally, dogs are created to run, jump, play, and exercise and without this in their life, you are creating a problem that will be both expensive (vet bills) and painful (watching a dog die prematurely). Be the best dog owner you can be by providing the best life you can offer which includes applying the very basics of best puppy holistic dog care tips. And, as stated in the beginning of this article, let that begin with regular exercise and a healthy diet.

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Best Puppy Top Tips and Treatments for Dog Bite Wounds

Written by Senior Editor Peter Gehr

We’re often talking about what to do if you are bitten by a dog, but I’m going to address the issue of when your dog is bitten by another dog, or cat. One of the most typical aspects of owning a pet is caring for your animal. These best puppy top tips and treatments for dog bite wounds to help ensure that you have enough practical tips under your belt to deal with minor emergencies. The best puppy dog treatments for home care can be performed at without the help of your vet, as long as you follow some basic guidelines on what to do, and how to continue doing it to make sure the wound heals properly and without infection.

Of course, if the wound is serious and is beyond your ability to take care of, then it would be advisable to get medical attention as soon as possible. Veterinary services can be expensive, and you don’t necessarily have to run to the vet every time your dog sneezes, but if you are faced with a serious injury do not hesitate to avail yourself of professional help.

Trying to cope with a serious injury my lead to complications with dire consequences and long-term or fatal repercussions for your dog. It’s almost inevitable that your dog will encounter another dog that may end up in a fight, or biting each other, and this is something that, as a dog owner, you can be prepared for with some advice.

Best Puppy Top Tips and Treatments for Dog Bite Wounds

5 Top Tips and Treatments for Dog Bite Wounds

5 Top Tips and Treatments for Dog Bite Wounds

There are steps you can take if your dog is bitten that can dramatically decrease the risk of complications:

1. How to Control Dog Bleeding from Bite Wound

Control any bleeding by applying a clean towel or washcloth to the wound and apply firm pressure. Dog bites tend to bleed more than cat bites and it also depends where the bite wound is located. Wounds in the highly vascular ear and nose tend to bleed a lot while legs and trunk may not bleed much.

2. Have a Vet Evaluate Dog Bite Wound

Seek immediate veterinary attention to evaluate the wound. Your vet will look to see how deep it is, judge how much dead space is involved and make recommendations for treatment. Dead space is created when the skin is pulled away from the underlying subcutaneous tissue creating a pocket of air between the skin and the underlying tissue. If the space is large, bacteria tend to grow creating an abscess. Typically one of two things will happen, your vet will clean the wound and prescribe antibiotics or if the wound is deep it may need a surgical drain.

3. How to Clean a Superficial Dog Wound

If the wound is superficial, it is cleaned by applying a small amount of KY jelly into the wound and clipping the fur around the wound. Clipping the fur makes it easy to clean the wound and prevents bacteria on the fur from contaminating the wound. The KY jelly keeps the clipped hairs out of the wound and is simply wiped off with a washcloth after clipping. The wound is then thoroughly cleaned with a chlorhexidene or betadine solution.

4. Home care for Dog Wound

Home care involves cleaning the wound gently with hydrogen peroxide moistened gauze three or four times a day and then applying a small amount of a triple antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin to the wound. It is important to monitor the wound for the three signs of infection which are: excessive redness, swelling or purulent discharge. If you notice any signs of infection then a re-check with your veterinarian is needed.

 

With timely veterinary treatment and good nursing care at home most bite wounds will heal with little complications. (Full story here)

These best puppy top tips and treatments for dog bite wounds offer a general course of action to assist you in nursing an injured dog back to health. Practical and informed steps should always be measured by severity of the wound, and the best puppy care advice I could offer is to be sure that you have considered whether or not you can deal with it at home, or if it’s time to consult with your vet in order to get the best counsel and guidance in regards to the wound. This is a case of “when in doubt, do.” In other words, if you cannot ascertain the severity of a wound, then chances are you are not qualified enough to make the call, and it’s time to get moving and get the right advice.

 

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Best Puppy Spay or Neuter Information for Your New Pet

Written by Senior Editor Peter Gehr

The best puppy spay or neuter information for your new pet comes with a passionate plea to take action to avoid the following complications: disputes with neighbors, unexpected breeding, wandering male dogs, homeless pets, and over-crowded animal shelters. These are just a few of the problems stemming from ignoring the procedures required to keep your dog from any of the above. Some may argue that it’s not natural, but I’ll stop that argument right there by suggesting you visit your nearest animal shelter and talk to the staff whose grizzly task is to euthanize homeless “natural” dogs every day.

Best Puppy Spay or Neuter Information for Your New Pet

Best Puppy Spay or Neuter Information for Your New Pet

There are assistance programs available for those who cannot afford to spay or neuter their pets, and with minimal effort the outcome can be achieved with little fuss. Most animal shelters across the country provide information on how to tap into these resources if needed.

Best Puppy Spay or Neuter Information for Your New Pet

This article from the Marrieta Times sums it up my sentiments:

Our pets provide unconditional love day in and day out, so it’s only right that they deserve our attention.

Any pet owner must take responsibility for their animals by offering a safe and warm home, food and water and daily exercise.

Dogs and cats require much time, commitment and even money, but beyond the duties of food, water, care, companionship and exercise, pet owners must realize they can add to the pet overpopulation problem by not spaying or neutering their furry friends.

With the growing numbers in pet ownership – some 74.8 million dogs are owned in the United States, while almost 90 million cats belong to someone – thankfully, many veterinarians and volunteers throughout the United States know the importance of spaying and neutering, and Spay Day USA, a Doris Day Animal Foundation national campaign, was created.

Pet owners who neglect their dogs and cats by letting them run loose and refusing to have the animals spayed or neutered are a burden on their communities through the overcrowding of streets and neighborhoods and, ultimately, shelters with helpless, homeless animals.

Statistics show that two unaltered cats and all their descendents can theoretically number 420,000 in just seven years, while two unaltered dogs and all their descendents can theoretically number 67,000 in six years, according to information provided by the Humane Society of the United States.

Anyone visiting area dog pounds and animal shelters knows the many unwanted pets waiting to be adopted. Statistics have proven that most of these animals won’t go to a new home and will be put down, as an estimated 5 million cats and dogs are killed in shelters every year.

Unfortunately, some pet owners are reluctant to spay or neuter their animals, but animals as young as 6 months old can safely undergo the procedures, according to any veterinarian.

For pet owners who cannot afford to have their animals spayed or neutered, many shelters will provide financial assistance for the surgery. Help is only a phone call away. Remember, it’s a pet owner’s responsibility to help reduce the number of homeless animals – period. Click here to visit the original source of this post

The best puppy spay or neuter information for your new pet is to consult with your local veterinarian to schedule a time for your dog to get “fixed” so that he/she is not going to contribute to the pandemic of homeless pets. The statistics above are alarming as to how much breeding can go one in six years with just two unaltered dogs. This should be enough to step up to the plate and make the effort to comply and to do the right thing for your dog, your family, and the greater community.

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