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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
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
Rakesh Shukla I Founder VOSD & TWB_ I VOSD Dog Sanctuary | TEDx

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
Crowdfunding for dogs of VOSD Husna Campaign

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
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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
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

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 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 if you still have a query unresolved simply ask us a question by writing to us at We make dogs happy! Further action Know more about skin diseases in dogs onRead More