|Heath Care is vital to your pet. You'll guarantee a long
life if you take the time to ensure that you've covered all the bases of
good animal husbandry. A clean environment, a healthy diet and excersise
all contribute to your dogs chances of having a wonderful and long life.
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Dogs catch these viruses from other dogs, usually by ingesting
virus from feces. Simply licking their paws after walking in contaminated
grass can result in infection. If your Pet is in an area where lots of
dogs gather, like a Pet store, park, or dog show, there is a greater chance
of infection. The good news is that people canít catch these viruses.
approaches and conventional ones - you make the choice
If you would like to try a more conservative approach and
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Vaccines have been proven to be over done and could be
responsible for immune system problems.
Below is an explanation of what vaccinations are composed
Shots/Vaccinations/boosters are generally given
by your vet and have all the vaccines in one shot. It is called a
DHLPP (explained below). Conservative methods are to give each vaccine
separately in case there is a reaction, plus, not bombarding the system
all at once. Watch your puppy for any adverse reactions and if you can,
stay at the vet's office for at least 15 minutes after the shot if your
puppy has ever shown a reaction to a shot before.
If you give a yearly booster (5 in one) this
is what it is.
|The basic puppy shot is called an All In One or
Distemper - spreads through direct contact or by
contaminated objects. The symtoms of this disease are coughing, difficult
breathing, runny nose, diarrhea, and vomiting. Most puppies do not survive.
|Hepatitis - Liver infection caused by virus. It
is rare here in the US.
|Leptospirosis - Bacterial disease. Transmitted
through urine or urine contaminated objects. More commonly affects adult
dogs. In puppies this vaccination can cause adverse conditions such as
swelling of the face, difficulty breathing, and collapse. Ask your vet
if he could hold off on this vaccination until your puppy is older.
Dachshunds have been known to have reactions to this.
|Parvo Virus - causes fever, diarrhea, and vomiting.
It is transmitted through feces. Parvovirus, the deadliest of the intestinal
viruses, sloughs away the intestinal lining, causing severe, bloody diarrhea
|Parainfluenza - the disease's signs are prolonged
periods of deep coughing. This is an airborne virus and ca spread quickly.
Your adult dog can catch this at the vets office, boarding facilities,
|Distemper is very contagious and it kills puppies.
Symptoms include: vomiting, diarrhea, fever, nasal discharge, coughing,
and occasionally seizure. Distemper virus, a worldwide killer of
dogs, can affect dogsí respiratory, gastrointestinal, nervous, and immune
|Canine Adenovirus type 1 causes infectious hepatitis,
and very often can cause irreversible damage to the kidneys and can kill
Type 2 is an important factor in the Kennel cough.
Vaccines with A2 cross will protect agains A1 as well.
|Bordetella is a bacterial infection that is often
associated with kennel cough.
|Corona Virus is similar to the Parvo virus. Coronavirus,
a common virus in areas with high dog populations, causes mild diarrhea.
|Lyme disease is usually spread by deer ticks but
it can also be contracted by other insects like fleas, flies, and other
ticks. Symptoms include fever, lethargy, weight loss, and lameness. It
can be fatal.
|Worms can cause a lot of health problems. Your
petís coat may look dull, he may have diarrhea and look thin, and they
can kill if left unchecked.
These health articles are not meant to keep your dog
from having a proper medical evaluations or treatment if needed. If you
are having a problem with your dog, please seek proper medical attention
first. These articals are meant for general information only and are not
endorsed by any veterinarian or DORG magazine -- DORG
Veterinary Medical Association
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The normal pulse rate for a
small dog is 100 to 160 beats per minute.
For a medium to large breed,
60 to 100 beats per minute.
For a puppy (up to one year
old) the range is 120 to 160 beats per minute.
Normal pulse for a cat is
160 to 220 beats per minute.
Normal breathing rate for
a dog is 10 to 30 breaths per minute.
For a cat, the rate is from
20 to 30 breaths per minute.
|Those pig ears and cow hooves may
be more dangerous than you thought. They can splinter into pieces, but
now the FDA has found they may cause a bacterial infection such as
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