The Essentials of Dog Care for a Healthy Pet
Your dog should stay healthy and happy with some basic care: food, clean water, regular exercise, and up-to-date immunizations and flea protection. If your dog gets sick or injured, your attention to her symptoms can help you seek treatment — and her heal — quickly.
The label on the bag of dog food provides a guideline on the amount of food recommended for your dog. It’s just a start, though. Dogs who are highly active, pregnant, or nursing puppies have higher requirements [more…]
Vaccinations are a routine part of veterinary visits. These immunizations prevent health problems that can cause illness, deformity, and even death for many dogs. [more…]
Your dog can’t tell you that he’s not feeling well, so it’s up to you to notice the signs that he’s sick or hurt and to do something to get him healthy again. Signs of illness in your dog include [more…]
To check your dog’s pulse, you need to locate the femoral artery, which lies just below the skin on the inside of the back legs, between two large muscles where the leg joins the body. [more…]