Tuesday, December 11, 2012
got a call today from my client that has a spastic young boxer who ate a pound of See's chocolate yesterday. yep yesterday. so if your pet eats a pound of chocolate you might want to take him to the vet or call me and i can tell you how to make him vomit at home, since that s all the vet is going to do and charge $400 dollars in the end. i checked on him today, way after the fact, and he s going to be fine. prob just a bunch of diarrhea. dogs can't process the caffeine and theobromine in chocolate and here is a list of what can happen: Vomiting Diarrhea Increased body temperature Increased reflex responses Muscle rigidity Rapid breathing Increased heart rate Low blood pressure Seizures Advanced signs (cardiac failure, weakness, and coma) Bolt is one lucky Boxer ..
Friday, November 16, 2012
Did you know over 60 million men, women & children in the U.S. are known carriers of Toxoplasmosis? But they display little to no clinical signs of illness due to the ability of the immune system to block the parasite from taking effect. However immune compromised and esp pregnant women need to take prevantative measures to avoid exposure to this parasite as their immune systems might not be able to fight of the infection. So if you re pregnant, no cleaning out the cat box for you! Get the hubby to do that wonderful chore ..
Monday, November 5, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Monday, July 2, 2012
does anyone have an older dog that is starting to get cranky or aggressive? arthritis and a low thyroid are 2 top reasons for this new behavior. have your vet do an examination & blood work to rule these things out. both are very treatable ..
Friday, June 1, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
Thursday, May 10, 2012
dog got sprayed by a skunk? here is a good recipe: 1 qt hydrogen peroxide 1/4 cup baking soda 2 teaspoons liquid soap combine ingredients in a plastic container. needs to be used right away. do not store. if the dog was sprayed in the face place some mineral oil or an eye lubricant as this solution will sting eyes, nose & mouth. the sooner you bathe your pup the better the outcome. massage into the DRY coat not wet and leave on for 5-10 min. i ve never heard of this completely working the first time as skunkys are funky and their oily spray contains sulfur, so you prob will need to repeat. again be careful of the eyes when washing the face and rinse well ..
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The 2011-2012 APPA National Pet Owners Survey found that spending grew 5.3 percent last year to $50.96 billion. And a 3.8 percent growth rate is projected for 2012, with nearly $53 billion in overall pet spending. The trend of pet pampering continued last year with pet owners spending $3.79 billion on pet services. And an estimated $4.11 billion will be spent on pet services this year. Pet services include pet sitting, dog walking, grooming and other services.