dog health

Dog Care Tips : How to Tell if a Dog Is Sick

How can an owner tell if their dog is sick? Dogs can’t tell us how they are feeling but there are some ways to tell if your dog’s health is below par. The main clue is if they are not eating…

It can be difficult to tell if a dog is sick because they are good at hiding their symptoms. Check if a dog is sick with tips from a veterinarian in this free video on dog care. Expert: Dr. James Talbott Bio: Dr. James R. Talbott is a staff veterinarian at Belle Forest Animal Hospital and Kennel in Nashville, Tenn. Filmmaker: Dimitri LaBarge

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Dog Health & Wellness : Dangers of Leaving a Dog Alone {video}


Dogs are naturally pack animals, learn the dangers of secluding your dog and the effect it has in this free pet owner video. Expert: Jim Leske Bio: My name is Jim Leske, Animal Behaviorist & Trainer. Filmmaker: Louis Nathan

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Dog Health : How to Vaccinate Dogs With No Known Vaccination History


If a dog’s vaccinations are unknown, it’s important to start over with the dog as if it never had any vaccinations. Learn about the importance of getting vaccinations for dogs with help from a veterinarian in this free video on dog health and vaccinations. Expert: Gregory McDonald Contact: www.petpointers.com Bio: Dr. Gregory McDonald earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ohio State University in 1979.

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Proper Dog Health for a Long Life

There are many advantages to owning a dog. The dog gives you loyalty and love. Yet so many people neglect dog health as a way to return that love and affection. Preventative dog health care goes a long way to ensuring that your friend stays healthy for years to come. If you decide to get a dog, then do him a favor and become educated on how to protect his health.

Dog health begins the very minute you take ownership of your canine companion. Before you even think about beginning puppy training you must make sure that you know what type of medication it takes to ensure dog health. Shots such as Distemper, Rabies, and Parvo are absolutely essential to a long and healthy life for your dog. There are other medications such as heart worm medicine and flea medicines that are important as well.

If you are unsure as to what is involved in dog health, check out dog forums for answers on some common questions. The best advice before buying or getting a pet is to do a thorough research to determine if having a pet is right for you. There are some questions to ask yourself before you commit to owning a dog or any pet. The first is how much time do you have to devote to the pet? Do you have enough space to accommodate a dog? Is the dog health absolutely important to you? Do you have the money to devote to puppy training and to making sure that he or she receives regular veterinarian visits to ensure proper dog health?

A dog is a big responsibility. If you are unsure of any of the above questions then now is the time to consider whether or not you are ready for a pet. Dogs cost money and this responsibility lies with the pet owner. The puppy or dog is dependent on you for everything they need. This includes their emotional well-being as well. Humans and dogs are alike in that they need love and support. You, as the owner, must be that network of love and support for them.

Dog health is important to having a fully functioning family. Dog’s can bring many things to their owner. They bring love and unfailing loyalty. They deserve to have that returned to them by an owner that truly wants what is best for them. Before you go collect your new dog, take the time to become educated. You should talk to other pet owners and then make that life altering decision.

Mike LaVallee is the webmaster of Designer Canines a website about hybrid dogs like the Labradoodle and Puggles also including Mutts and general canine care and information.

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