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Dog Health Tips to Prevent Dog Health Problems

As a pet owner, your dog’s health will be your main responsibility. That is why it is very important that you know how to manage it. This way, you will be able to extend the life of your pet. You will also be able to provide him with a sound mind and body, allowing him to be your perfect companion and source of entertainment.

Generally, the kind of care and treatment that you are going to give your dog will be dependent on his dog health problems. Nevertheless, just to make sure that he remains healthy all throughout his life, here are some pointers:

1. Get him some exercise. Though there are dogs that are normally inactive, they still need to be exercised in order to strengthen their stamina, as well as to prevent them from getting obese because of constant eating. You can ask some assistance with your vet regarding which type of exercise is perfect for your breed.

2. Provide him with dog health supplements. Your dog needs nourishment, but you can further improve his overall health condition through dog health supplements. You just need to make sure, however, that these are well-trusted brands. Otherwise, they may have some negative effects on your dog.

3. Prepare a vaccination schedule. Just like those of humans, there are also dog health vaccinations. They can help prevent infections and viruses from damaging the health of your puppy. You have to maintain a vaccination schedule since some of them may require a follow-up either few months or years, while your dog is growing up.

4. Annually take him to the vet. Vets are the most qualified persons to answer dog health questions, though you can find some good information in the World Wide Web these days. Their experience and knowledge will help you understand dog health a lot better.

The number one tip that I can give you is to educate yourself on dog health. Different dog breeds have different health problems. Some dog breeds have problems with  seizures, while other dog breeds can have problems with their joints and bones. Getting an information resource on dog health is something that every responsible dog owner should do. Not only can they help you with the major problems associated with some dog breeds. They can also help you with the every day, minor ailments that every dog owner will face from time to time.

Educating yourself on dog health with the good information found on the World Wide Web will help you from taking unnecessary trips to the vet. This equals into saving you a lot of money from unnecessary vet bills.

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I took my dog to the vet like 2 weeks ago for a vaccine (rabies). Yesterday I felt a small mass just before his knee. Could this be caused by the vaccine or should I be worried?. I know I have to take him to the vet. I just need to save some money. The mass is soft and it does not causes him any pain. What could it be?

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What kinds of dogs are generally healthy (if properly cared for, of course) and don’t have too many genetic health problems?

Most likely, any breed mid-way down on the popularity list of registrations, and that does not have a lot of extremes in body type. The more ‘unnatural’ traits a dog has, the more manipulated it was by breeding to lock in what is essentially a defect – for example: the pushed-in face, long body & short leg length, and small size of a pekingese is very far removed from the wolf from which it was derived. Any breed in the top twenty is always being overbred by puppy mills & disreputable breeders for quick money without regard of the parents genetic health, and any breed in the bottom of registry numbers does not have a large gene pool from which to breed. Check what breed registration number rankings are at to help guide you.
It is a ongoing myth that mutts are healthier. Most mutts are a mix of 2 -3 breeds, and if that mix was German Shepherd, Golden Retriever and Beagle, for example, and all or two of those parent dogs had hip dysplasia or epilepsy, that mutt could, too. The vets I worked for said the only way a mutt would possibly be healthier was if you put one of every breed on an island, and came back in 20 years or so to get pups – and even then, there would be dominant genes in the mix that would cause problems. We treated mutts with epilepsy, diabetes, pancreatitis, chronic skin allergies, etc. The thing is: with purebred dogs, you can somewhat predict what problems may pop up by breed. Which means we also know what to watch for as a potential problem.


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We recently discovered he is diabetic, and he is on insulin (we are still upping the dose each week because it isn’t controlled yet, he is still peeing in the house and really thristy) and currently it’s costing us about $160 a month. He is also having seizures, separate issue which just resurfaced, he had them 3 years ago but they have returned in greater frequency. He is averaging about 2 a week and has had 2 in one day this week.
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