Our much loved furry friends can't tell us when they're feeling ruff! So it's good to know what to do to help them if they're feeling under the weather, or worse, if you have to help them in a medical emergency. I came across this really useful site, they're UK based too: PET FIRST AID ... Learn the skills you need to take care of your pet from a trained first aider. With online video training, it's like you're in the front row of class learning 1-on-1.
Great info that you can print out and post in your house that may help you save your dog one day! Information source: thedogfiles.com
Today's local dog story from the Newsshopper Newspaper by Emma Phippen:
Poor Max the Jack Russell from East Finchley was diagnosed with Lungworm, he'd lost his appetite and his owner thought he was depressed. The family vet at first thought that Max had all the symptoms of cancer but decided to put him on a course of antibiotics which happily brought little Max back to his usual exuberant self, bounding around the garden.
Max's owner said: “Lungworm is a horrible condition which dog owners need to be aware of and know what the tell tale symptoms are.”
Symptoms include irregular breathing, nose bleeds, bruising and general sickness.
However, while vets think it is important for dog owners to recognise these symptoms, the Royal Veterinary College study shows that only 36 per cent of vets have seen a case in the last year.
So keep an eye on your dogs and if they display any of the above mentioned symptoms, make sure you communicate them to your vet.
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