Vet Advice Category

Rakesh Shukla I Founder VOSD & TWB I VOSD Dog Sanctuary

Posted On April 16, 2018By straysadminIn Vet Advice

The essential medical kit

The essential medical kit If you have a dog, or rescue dogs, keep a treatment kit handy with you with the following essential supplies: Basic medical supplies Melonex 7.5 mg tabs ALWAYS give with a Rantac tab to prevent acidity buildup Melonex inj Tremedol inj. 2 units – stronger painkiller Botropase inj 2 units (prevents excessive bleeding) Vitamin K inj 2 units (prevents excessive bleeding) Rantac inj. 5 units (prevents hyperacidity) Emset inj. 5 units (prevents vomiting) Atropine inj 2 units (prevents excess salivation) Dexa inj 2 units (prevents theRead More
Aural Hematoma | VOSD Blog

Posted On April 16, 2018By straysadminIn Vet Advice

Flea allergies

Difference between flea allergies and mange Most skin conditions are mistakenly called ‘mange’ when they are actually skin allergies. Mange is not easily transmittable. The mange mites are there in ALL dogs. It’s only in a rare circumstance that the immunity of the dog is compromised that there is a flare up and hair loss occurs. The scratching is because of an allergy – most probably due to fleas. If you see the pattern of hair loss – on the tail around his eyes – it is because these areRead More
Munna Hazarey VOSD Rescued Dog

Posted On April 16, 2018By straysadminIn Vet Advice

Managing hip dysplasia/ arthiritis

Understanding Hip dysplasia/ arthiritis This is a common condition in old dogs .They get arthritis and this causes very severe inflammation and pain. Assuming the dog is about 20 kg take these steps but you should consult your vet in person: TO BRING A DOG BACK UP ON HIS FEET/ SHORT TERM MEASURE Depa Medrol : this is a 2 ml vial give him 1 x 2 days IM. This a hormone and will immediately reduce internal joint swelling and resulting pain. (available at  a human chemist) Prednisolone injection: Also reduces inflammation.Read More
VOSD Dog Care Flea & Tick treatments
  Ticks and fleas are not just a nuisance – they are a major cause of disease and death in dogs. This commonly overlooked by dog parents. Vets will often time give point solutions to problems e.g. infestation of the dog frequently overlooking the best practice to keep the dog(s) free of ticks and fleas. Ticks cause tick fever. Tick fever is a silent killer – there is no over symptom of it. Often times it is detected when there is weight loss or loss of appetite. By that timeRead More

Posted On November 7, 2017By straysadminIn Vet Advice

VOSD Dog Care™ Best Practice: Treating Maggot Wounds

The bad thing about maggot wounds is that they are surprisingly common. Unfortunately, any number of ‘home’ treatments complicate situations for dogs whereas actual treatment is straightforward and most of the time requires no hospitalization. The good thing is the maggots also keep the wound asceptic. The tissue has no bacterial load and it heals VERY FAST. All you need to do is kill the maggots, prevent recurrence and do not damage the tissue. Further action Know more about treating maggots on http://www.vosd.in/expert-advice/ If you need any further information aboutRead More
Ivermectin is wrongly used 99% of the time including by vets. It is reno-toxic too. It’s oral/injectible use is only in the case of mange, however, both sarcoptic and demodectic mange are far less common than other skin diseases. When to use Ivermectin? Know more about Ivermectin use and managing the skin issues of your dog on http://www.vosd.in/expert-advice/ if you still have a query unresolved simply ask us a question by writing to us at info@strays.in We make dogs happy! Further action Know more about skin diseases in dogs onRead More
The entire proceedings of the conference including presentations and video’s of speakers will be made available here. This is the 5th video of the this information being available for Activists for Stray Dogs to leverage on. This is Part 2 of 2 of the session by Dr Pavan, Founder Cessna Lifeline Veterinary Hospital on “Managing emergencies and providing medical intervention for stray dogs”Read More
The entire proceedings of the conference including presentations and video’s of speakers will be made available here. This is the 5th video of the this information being available for Activists for Stray Dogs to leverage on. This is Part 1 of 2 of the session by Dr Pavan, Founder Cessna Lifeline Veterinary Hospital on “Managing emergencies and providing medical intervention for stray dogs”Read More