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Poisoning in dogs I Causes Symptoms Treatment I VOSD Expert Vet Advice
Dogs come into contact with several substances and can eat many things that are toxic.  If left untreated poisoning can be fatal and learning and treating it might save your dog someday. In this article, we discuss toxicity because of ingestion (not bites). Causes There are several opportunities for a dog to come into contact with various toxic substances it can eat! This can range from household substances such as raisins and chocolate and rat poison to substances such as mushrooms. Alcoholic beverages, ammonia, battery acid, bleach, chocolate, detergents, drain cleaners, disinfectants, fertilizer, furnitureRead More
Checking a dog for health I VOSD Expert Vet Advice™
Since dogs can’t tell you about how they feel examining your dog routinely for any changes from normal, thereby identifying and addressing medical problems before pronounced symptoms appear, is the best way of assuring a long and healthy life. There are many signs of a dog’s health in the dog’s body and excretion. Here’s a quick way of reading them: Checking the temperature: The normal temperature is between 100 and 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit (38.3 to 39.2 Celsius). If your dog is lethargic and has an elevated temperature, you need toRead More
vomiting in dogs - identification & treatment I VOSD Expert Advice™
Vomiting or throwing up is a common side effect when a dog is sick. It could apply to almost every illness in a dog. As a rule, vomiting should be taken more seriously than say diarrhea or loose-motions because the underlying reasons can be varied and more complex.  Why do dogs vomit or throw up? Vomiting is when the stomach rejects partially undigested food. However, before the dog actually does vomit you might notice symptoms such as drooling, retching or contractions. While there are many causes, some common ones for dogsRead More
Treatment of Seizures / Epilepsy in dogs I VOSD Expert Advice I

Posted On May 18, 2018By straysadminIn Vet Advice

Treating Seizures & Epilepsy in Dogs

What is a convulsion/seizure? A convulsion/seizure is an occurrence when a dog’s muscles rapidly contract and relax. At this time, the dog can lose control of its body and this could be terrifying for the owner.  Frequent convulsions/seizures are usually termed as epilepsy. It is challenging to determine the underlying cause of convulsions/seizures. Typically, this is not life-threatening by itself though an aggressive attack cause the dog to hurt itself. What are the symptoms of a convulsion/seizure? All these symptoms determine the severity of the convulsion/seizure of the dog.  Read More
Diarrhea treatment in dogs I I VOSD Blog

Posted On May 17, 2018By straysadminIn Vet Advice

Treating Diarrhea in Dogs

What is diarrhea? Diarrhea is when your dog has an abnormal stool (loose stool). This could occur once or frequently. Either way, it is best to pay close attention to this illness. What are the symptoms of diarrhea? Diarrhea or a loose stool can be accompanied by vomiting, loss of appetite and weight loss. Why do dogs get diarrhea? As with most animals, dogs tend to put almost anything in their mouth. If your dog is usually healthy and suddenly gets diarrhea, it could be because of a sudden changeRead More
Rakesh Shukla I Founder VOSD & TWB I VOSD Dog Sanctuary
Dog Rescue The first step of rescuing dogs is to learn the basics of giving care that will save the dog. Keep essential medicine and equipment with you and keep your actions clear. You are the best chance the dog has when it is in a critical condition and the next best rescue guys will be 2 hrs away. The most common situations demanding rescue are 1 or a combination of these situations Dog has profuse external bleeding from an injury – the dog may go into shock and may notRead More
Crowdfunding for dogs of VOSD Husna Campaign

Posted On April 25, 2018By straysadminIn Rescues, Vet Advice

VOSD Dog Care Services Overview

VOSD Dog Care VOSD is reachable only electronically. This allows us to streamline our communication across mails, Facebook posts and messages etc. And allows us to address your queries in a time bound professional manner. For the resolution of your query you may receive a call back from our officers. The following are the services that VOSD provides FOR RESCUERS Report a dog to be rescued Seek legal advice on The VOSD Facebook Page or mail to Surrender a dog you rescued (if you’re in Bangalore) Surrender an old street dog (if you’reRead More
Aural Hematoma | VOSD Blog

Posted On April 20, 2018By straysadminIn Vet Advice

Aural Hematoma in Dogs

Cause and treatment of Aural Hematoma Ear hematomas develop when the tiny blood vessels in the floppy part of the dog ruptures. The vessels bleed under the skin and form a fluid-filled pocket. Ear hematomas can develop from too much head shaking, obsessive scratching at the ears, trauma to the ears (sometimes caused by smacking the ears against things during head shaking), infection, inflammation, parasites, or most commonly dog fights. If the problem isn’t addressed and blood and other fluids continue to accumulate in the skin, the hematoma can becomeRead More
Munna Hazarey VOSD Rescued Dog

Posted On April 20, 2018By straysadminIn Vet Advice

Treating Maggot Wounds in Dogs

The bad thing about maggot wounds is that they are surprisingly common. The good thing is that unless a large part of the dog’s body or organs have been eaten away they are very easy to heal. Unfortunately any number of ‘home’ treatments complicate situations for dogs whereas actual treatment is straighforward and most of the time requires no hospitalization. What are maggots and how do they get to dogs?  A puncture wound on a dogs skin especially a place he can’t lick can easily turn into a maggot wound.Read More
Skin diseases in Dog | VOSD Blog

Posted On April 20, 2018By straysadminIn Vet Advice

Skin disease in Dogs

Types of ‘bugs’ that cause skin disease There are 4 types of things that would cause skin disease in a dog.  All conditions (other than truly auto immune conditions) can be completely reversed. Please note however that most severe itching and skin loss causes secondary bacterial and fungal infections too so the disease may not be only one – but the cause has to be addressed for the dog to get better. Bugs that are called ectoparasites (literally the things that live on the outside i.e. in the hair). TheseRead More