Isn’t your dog your best friend? You love your best friend, and you want him to eat food that is healthy.
The top names in pet flea control are Frontline, Advantage, Revolution and Bio-Spot. These on-the-spot type treatments for dog and cat flea problems all provide one month of complete protection.
Is Fido still in his bed, lying uninterested in his toys, uninterested in the meaty bone stashed under his blanket? Even breakfast is going untouched and what is more worrying his drinking bowl is still full. Wave the leash at him and he stares at you with his rummy and dull eyes. Is Fido bored with life? Is he depressed? He may very well be making a statement about his home-life, but it much more likely that these listless behavioural symptoms are a sign of fever.
Is Fido suffering from bad breath? When he greets you, panting profusely, eagerly wagging his tail are you beginning to wish that you where really being greeted by his the end with the tail attached? Are his teeth a dark shade of brown rather than a sparkling white? What all this may indicate is that Fido may issues with his oral hygiene.
The preventative heartworm measures are inclusive of the drugs Ivermectin, Milbemycin, and Selamectin, however in every case it would be most appropriate to use heart worm protection for dogs rather than waiting to cure it after the infestation has set in.
Mosquitoes are known to transmit the parasite known as the heartworm among its hosts. Heartworms in canines are a kind of filaris (a long thin worm), and despite being best known for being found in dogs, heartworms can affect a wide variety of other animals, from cats and ferrets to sea lions and even people. The heartworm’s name was derived from the fact that its reproductive cycle’s last stage occurs within the heart of its host.
In an interesting but silly trend, we have tried to make your canine friends eat more like us, but the tide has turned and for both humans and animals, the focus is on eating more raw food.
Parasitic infections are common among puppies and are symptomatic, as the dog or puppy will experience diarrhea, vomiting, and show a potbelly, which is often perceived as being “cute”. Another indicator of a possible parasite or bacterial infection is poor coat quality or other general signs of bad health. Get the vet to take a stool sample if you feel that your animal has a parasite.
You’ll wish you had pet insurance … There may come a time when you have to seriously, and urgently, consider the cost of veterinary treatment. This situation happened to me a couple of years ago when I was looking at spending four thousand dollars to save my dog. Although he is a part of my family, I did wonder at the time (I feel ashamed now), if the cost was worth it. Medical science cannot cure everything and pets are vulnerable too. However, no matter the outcome, you will still have to pay for the cost of treatment.