Some Basic Tips of Your Dogs’ Health.

The Comet Bay Vet Hospital located in Golden Bay, Western Australia. The clinic will offer a full range of medical services to the area’s pet owners Golden Bay is a mixture of industrial and residential property. There are approximately 20,000 moderate-income residents in the area. Many

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Ask any pet owner and they will tell you that your dog’s health problems should get the same attention as we give to our own health problems.

 Our dogs can also face the same Health issues that we do, such as: depression, diabetes, kidney infection or fever, hepatitis, prostate or body disorders, and even cancer. That's in addition to unique dog’s health problems like heartworm and kennel cough, to name just a few. Throw into that combination of dog’s health problems, fleas and ticks and you can quickly see what your dog can face.

You may be thinking sometime that if your dog could tell you something wrong about his health.
You will be surprised to know that they do often tell us, maybe not in words, but in their behavior and appearance. You have to put some effort on your dog’s behavior and be observant of your dog’s health, because early detection of a dog’s health problem can make it easy for your dog’s health as well as your budget. A good way to check your dog’s health is observing behavioral changes like loss of energy, diarrhea, or elimination problems.

Eyes Problems:

Examine your dog's eyes, they should ...
... be bright and clear, in older dogs the lens may be pale. Your dog's nose should be wet and cool most of the time, a dry warm nose does not always mean fever. Feel your dog's body and limbs for lumps or soreness. Watch that his bowel movements are regular and well-formed and his urine is clear.

Ear Disease:

Ear infection is common among dogs, so for examining good health of dogs, check his ears. If there is a bed smell or they appear to red, it is not a good signal. Is there a yellow, brown or black discharge in one or both ears? Usually this is an outer ear infection and is easily solved.

White vinegar can be used to clean the ears.

Take a small amount of vinegar and pour into the ear canal and massage the area gently and clean the ear with a cotton ball.

Do this once a day until the ear is better. If after a few days you still notice your dog scratching the ear frequently, this can lead to more serious problems: causing blood vessels to break in the earflap and swelling, which can cause permanent ear damage, so take your dog to the vet.


Body Temperature:

Take your dog's health care seriously. If your dog is down and you're not quite sure what is wrong; take your dog’s temperature. This rectal temperature reading is not difficult but is usually best performed with two people, one holding the dog. Dip the thermometer with petroleum jelly and slowly slide it into the dog about an inch deep. Wait about two minutes for a mercury thermometer. Do not remove the thermometer yourself and call your veterinarian immediately.

Normal body temperature of a dog ranges between 38.1°C (100.5° Fahrenheit to 102.5° Fahrenheit) 39.2°C.
If you ever find your dog’s temperature below 99° Fahrenheit (37.2°C), or above 104°Fahrenheit (40°C) this is extremely serious and you should take your dog to the veterinarian immediately.
A dog's health care is usually uncomplicated; most dogs lead healthy and normal lives and overcome the occasional upset stomachs, cuts. If you keep your dog on a normal diet, give him lots of love and attention, you will most likely only need to see the vet for check-ups and vaccinations.
When it comes to your dogs health care you must learn to trust your gut feelings. If your dog shows signs of illness consult your Local veterinarian. Remember that you can put on your doggy doctors’ hat and gather the clues: but your veterinarian is the only one that can make a final and accurate diagnosis.
For more info or advice go to Comet Bay Vet Hospital.