Overview of Rodenticide Poisoning in Dogs Rodenticide poisoning is the accidental ingestion of products used to kill “rodents” such as mice, rats and gophers. These products are common and accidental exposure is frequent in dogs. Poisoning is most commonly caused by ingestion of a product containing one of the following ingredients: Bromethalin Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3) Strychnine Zinc phosphide Anticoagulant (warfarin, fumarin, chlorophacinone, diphacinone, difethialone, pindone, bromadiolone, brodaficoum) Younger and older pets tend to be more sensitive to the affects of toxicity and underlying liver disease can exacerbate toxicity.
Category First aid for dogs
If only they knew the dangers that surround them. Our canine companions tend to be carefree creatures, brightening our days with their ever-present zest for life and their fun-loving antics. Always curious, they explore their everyday environments with their eyes, nose, mouth, and paws. Unbeknownst to our canines – and, in some cases, to dog owners as well – poisons and toxins lurk throughout the home, garage, and yard.
An ear infection, also known by the medical term Otitis Externa (which means inflammation of the outer ear), is a common condition that may affect more than 20% of all dogs. In fact, it is one of the top 10 reasons dogs go to their veterinarian. Below are some common questions dog owners ask about ear infections.
Vomiting and diarrhea are the most common symptoms seen in dogs. They can occur alone or together. It can be a minor self-limiting problem or a very significant major problem. Below are some common questions pet owners ask when their dog has vomiting and diarrhea. The focus of this article will be on how you can care for these problems at home.
How to Make a First Aid Kit for Your Dog Take some time out and create your own doggy first aid kit. If they could thank you, they would. Chances are, your family knows exactly which cabinet to turn to at the sight of a runny nose, a splinter, blood, or tummy ache. But when your dog is in need of more than a scratch behind the ears, are you ready?
How to Do the Heimlich on Your Dog Before administering any first aid, make absolutely certain your pet is actually choking. Many people confuse difficulty breathing with choking. If you witness your pet ingesting an item and then immediately begin pawing at the face, the throat, acting frantic, trying to cough and having difficulty breathing, only then should the Heimlich maneuver be considered.
A laceration is a wound produced by the tearing of body tissue. The edges can be smooth, jagged or irregular depending on the initiating factor. Lacerations are one of the most common reasons dogs go to veterinary emergency rooms. They can be a minor skin problem or a very significant major problem. Depending on the underlying cause, depth and force of the trauma, there can be damage to underlying soft tissues and structures.
Top 10 First Aid Things to Know for Dogs There are three keys to managing any emergency with your dog: don't panic, protect yourself from injury, and prepare in advance. When faced with an injured or severely ill dog, it is important that you spend a moment to assess the situation. Determine if the dog needs to be moved immediately.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Dogs As much as we try to protect our dogs, accidents do happen. So, it is important to be as prepared as reasonably possible. One way to be prepared is to know how to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). CPR is an emergency technique used to help someone whose heart and/or breathing has stopped.
Poisoning in Dogs - What You Should Know We live our lives surrounded by various poisons and toxic substances, which can lead to potential illness in our dogs. Poisoning is a common problem in dogs due to their curious nature, indiscriminate diets and the intentional administration by a well-meaning owner.
Veterinary care is an essential, albeit sometimes expensive, part of proper dog care. You can never put a price on the health of your canine companion, but, just as you don’t rush to the doctor for every little ailment you get, you shouldn’t need to bring your dog to the vet every time he has a minor issue.
Don't panic, protect yourself from injury, and prepare in advance - those are three keys to managing any emergency with your dog. When faced with an injured or severely ill dog, it is important that you spend a moment assessing the situation. Determine if the dog needs to be moved immediately. Decide if there is a danger of further injury to the dog or to first aid givers.
How to Make Pill Pouches to Hide Your Dog's Pills Getting your dog to take his medicine is no easy feat. That's why so many dog owners are looking for tips that can make the job a little easier. You can give pills by the classic method - open your dog's mouth, pop the pill into the back of his mouth and encouraging him to swallow.
Sometimes dogs can be finicky with their medication. If your dog is smart enough to figure out that the “extra special” treat you’re giving him has a pill inside, it’s going to get increasingly difficult to get your dog to take his medicine. How to give a dog pills without food?
Our question this week was: Doctor, My yokie/pekanease mix (yorkinease) 7-months-old, most likely got a hold of rat poison and had a blood transfusion. The clot came back 2.5 weeks later and the vet ran blood tests and thinks he has a blood clotting disorder. We missed a few Vitamin K1 dosages and think this is why the clot returned.
Dog parks have become increasingly popular because dog lovers like to give their dogs a good place to play and an opportunity to socialize with other dogs (and other owners). Dog parks give urban dogs without big yards a chance to really stretch their legs and run, and let out all that pent up energy.
Dangers in Your Handbag, Purse or Bookbag: What's Toxic to Dog What's in your purse? Most of the time our handbags, purses, backpacks and briefcases help us keep track of items we use on an everyday basis. But unbeknownst to most dog owners, they could also be a collection of dangerous and even deadly toxic substances.
The truth behind so-called meat “by-products” in pet foods isn't a “nice” one. But then, neither is the truth behind sausages and we eat those, too, right? (Well…some of us do, anyway.) Indeed, the entire concept of animal consumption-not to mention animal slaughter -isn't very pleasant when you think about it, so much so that an increasing population of humans worldwide is unwilling to eat, wear, or do anything else to animals that mirror the level of respect we give to humans.
Dog Emergency Room Visits - What You Should Know Even though most dog owners think it won't happen to them, emergencies commonly occur. Many dog lovers guess that the most common emergencies are exciting and acutely life-threatening problems such as trauma from being hit by a car, gun shot wound, bite wounds, drowning, and other urgent problems.