Often Asked Questions About Dog Health

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Often Asked Questions About Dog Health

by Mandy Fain


Of all pets, dogs are the animals that are most preferred. The dogs shower lots of love and affection on their owners. They are diligent about their job and will be adored by everyone in the family. There are quite a number of dog breeds. Some breeds are for show while other breeds are work dogs, like guard dogs. There are so many questions about the dog health that owners need answers to for the benefit of their pets. Here are some of the questions and explanations help the peace of mind of the dog lovers.

How frequently should one bath the dog to keep the skin problems under control?

If the dog's hair is matted with feces and other material, you need to remove the grime right away. This does not mean you have to bathe the dog. All you need to do is allow the dirt to dry completely and brush it out. Once every two months is enough for a full bathing. Bathing too often is not advisable since the natural waterproof structured of the hair can be damaged. During bathing, one can use softeners. Skin problems and other health problems can be held off with cleanliness..

Is it necessary for the dog to be taken to the same veterinarian all the time?

It is best to use the same veterinarian most of the time. There are many reasons. The dog's history will be on file with a regular veterinarian. The dog will be calmer in a familiar environment. If you go to a different veterinarian each time, diagnostic tests may be unnecessarily repeated, which will make veterinary care more expensive. The dog will also be under unneeded stress. But if a given treatment for the dog is ineffective and recovery is not progressing, one should get a second opinion from another veterinarian without delay.

What visible symptoms indicate that a dog is getting old?

In a dog senility sets in gradually with changes slowly becoming evident. One of the first indications is in the color of the hair, which will become paler. A good example would be a golden retriever whose hair will turn almost white. The dog will also begin to lose their teeth. This will be evidenced by teeth, whole or in part, being found in the dog's food. As a dog gets older, activity is reduced with the result that a dog can become obese even though it eats the same amount of food as before. Eyesight also diminishes. When a dog does not respond as quickly as it once did to its owner's call, it could be an indication of partial deafness, which is common in aging dogs.

It is vital that dog owners get clear answers to all their questions about dog health from the veterinarian for the dog's protection because prevention is better and easier than curing problems.

Glossary

Diagnostic test ? the test that are conducted to find out the cause of the disease.

Golden retriever ? a breed of dog.

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