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Renal failure I Symptoms & Treatment I VOSD Dog Care

Posted On April 20, 2018By straysadminIn Vet Advice

Kidney (renal) failure in Dogs

Identifying and treating Kidney (renal) failure What is kidney/ renal failure in dogs? The inability of the kidneys to remove waste products from the blood is kidney failure. The bodies of animals produce toxins all day, everyday, and the toxins circulate to the kidneys to be dissolved in water, filtered out and excreted through urination. Kidney (renal) failure occurs when a dog’s kidneys are no longer able to remove waste and concentrate urine. The build-up of toxins produces the signs and symptoms of poisoning – called uremic poisoning. Kidney failureRead More
Parvo | VOSD Blog

Posted On April 20, 2018By straysadminIn Vet Advice

Parvo-virus (Parvo) in Dogs

Identification, Treatment & Prevention of Parvo-virus (Parvo) Critical information about Parvo: It is one of the most frequent killers of dogs and is almost always fatal because of the stage at which it starts getting treated There is NO CURE for Parvo and has a kill rate > 90% but with aggressive treatment we’ve seen a survival rate of ~ 50% It is deadly and very common. So you might miss a rabies shot for your dog but do not miss one for Parvo The first line of defense for a dogRead More
Tick Fever Treatment | VOSD Blog

Posted On April 20, 2018By straysadminIn Investigation & Analysis, Vet Advice

Tick Fever Treatment

Tick fever is a broad, generic term that identifies a group of diseases. This group includes Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, babesiosis and ehrlichiosis. The most common tick fever in India is Canine Babesiosis and that is what is being described in this article. Babesia Canis and Babesia Gibsoni are the only two species known to infect dogs. Infection occurs when an infected tick bites a dog and releases the infection into the dog’s bloodstream. It is not necessary that the dog has an infestation a single tick willRead More
Rabies and Tetanus Vaccination | VOSD Blog

Posted On April 20, 2018By straysadminIn Vet Advice

Rabies and Tetanus vaccinations

Critical information on Rabies and Tetanus vaccinations The simple fact is Rabies and Tetanus have NO CURES, have 100% human fatality after symptoms appear and both lead to excruciatingly painful deaths. Rabies and Tetanus can only be prevented. Rabies is transferred from the saliva of the infected dog. Any bites that draw blood need to addressed immediately. Rabies vaccines are painless shot that is given in the arm, not in your abdomen like in old times. Tetanus develops through wound contamination and often involves a cut or puncture wound. It takesRead More
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Posted On April 19, 2018By straysadminIn Vet Advice

Are ticks on dogs serious?

Are ticks serious? What should you do to stop them Ticks are very bad news – for any dog –  they often cause tick fever and many times it is fatal. A single tick that has tick fever can create an epidemic in a defined dog population. Causes & symptoms  Ticks are external parasites that feed on the blood of their hosts. The dog keeps scratching as the ticks attach themselves and feed on it’s blood. Identification  To see if there is tick infestation feel the dog’s coat against the grain with your fingers as youRead More
Parvo | VOSD Blog

Posted On April 19, 2018By straysadminIn Vet Advice

Treating Canine Distemper

Critical things to know about Canine Distemper: It is one of the most frequent killers of stray and pet dogs and fatality is very high It is deadly and very common. So you might miss a rabies shot but don’t miss one for Distemper The first line of defence for a dog is ‘vaccinations’ If you suspect distemper get to a vet quickly that will give treatment. Left on its own and most treatment that average vets provide your dog will die Don’t let your vet determine by ‘examination’ andRead More
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Posted On April 19, 2018By straysadminIn Vet Advice

Identification and Treatment of Mange

Identification and Treatment of Mange: Sarcoptic (red) & Demodectic (demodecosis) mange Mange is a type of inflammatory skin disease caused by tiny parasitic mites on dogs. Nearly all dogs carry mites in small numbers throughout their lives. Generally, a dog’s immune system is sufficient to keep the number of mites low and prevent noticeable symptoms. In cases of mange, however, the population of mites grows out of control. Large colonies of mites can cause skin lesions, hair loss, and even immune system problems. Dogs can contract two forms of mangeRead More
VOSD Tick and Flea protection
Identifying & treating wet eczema / hot spots / acute moist dermatitis Acute moist dermatitis is commonly called wet eczema (we’ll refer to it as wet eczema). It appears as a spontaneous eruption on the skin as a small area that appears red, irritated, and inflamed. It generally appears as a patch but can also be in the form of a stripe running across the torso of the dog. It can occur in any breed but is very common in Golden and Labrador retrievers. It can be found anywhere onRead More
Injured dog rescue | VOSD

Posted On April 19, 2018By straysadminIn Vet Advice

How to stop profuse bleeding in dogs

How to stop profuse external localized bleeding If you find a dog with profuse bleeding from a hit an run to the limbs or from a knife or similar sharp object especially that has cut the main blood vessel – you have only minutes before the dog will go into shock from loss of blood and die. Follow these steps: Muzzle the dog to prevent it lashing out and biting you. Tips & tricks: If you don’t have a muzzle or the dog won’t let you muzzle make a simpleRead More
Parvo | VOSD Blog

Posted On April 19, 2018By straysadminIn Vet Advice

Injecting a Dog

Injecting a dog Giving an injection many times can save a dogs life and can be simple and safe, as long as you know the correct procedure. The first trick is to ‘observe’. You’ve taken shots all your life – now’s the time to remember how. Observe a vet do it each time and try to play it in your head on how to do it. But please do not administer an injection if you have no practice or will to do it. Do not ‘practice’ on a dog that’sRead More