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  • Moving more slowly
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  • Weight shift to another leg
  • Personality change
  • Reluctant to walk, jump or play
  • Refuses using stairs or the car
  • Change in appetite
  • Change in behavior
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Lagging behind
  • Yelping when touched
  • Limping
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Posts Tagged ‘Dog Supplements’

Why Dogs Shed Hair

Monday, December 22nd, 2014


All dogs shed hair, some breeds more than others. Indoor dogs who shed a lot of hair can fill your house with loose hair and you end up having to frequently vacuum and pick up loose dog hair all the time.

Here are some grooming techniques to help reduce the amount of loose hair and also keep your dog cleaner and healthier.

Frequent grooming and brushing your dog will help soften any coarse hair and reduce the amount of hair your dog sheds. Try to brush your dog every day for 5-10 minutes. Getting suitable supplies for the type of hair your dog has will make it easier to brush it and helps improve the condition of the hair. There are several types of brushes and most dogs will need more than one type of brush. Combs are great for dog breeds with shorter hair.

Dogs shed hair all year round but especially so during the shedding seasons, usually spring and fall. You should bathe your dog at least once a week to reduce the amount of hair it sheds. Buy shampoos that won’t irritate your dog’s skin because they can cause additional hair shedding.

Brush your dog’s coat going from its tail to its head. At lot of dog owners brush from the head to the tail but brushing from tail to head results in a more thorough removal of dead hair.

A Shedding Blade available from the pet store can be used to more effectively remove hair and other debris from your dog’s coat. You may find that using a shedding blade is more effective than either a dog brush or comb.

If the weather outside is comfortable for you and your dog, grooming it outdoors will save you a lot of effort when it’s time to clean up the hair shed in your house.

Sometimes modifying the dog’s diet will reduce its shedding. Feed your dog a diet with sufficient nutrients and fatty acids. You can also buy supplements and liquid formulas at most pet stores to prevent excessive shedding.

Dogs shed hair on a daily basis and it is common to all dogs, especially dogs with longer coats.

If you care for your dog using the techniques described above, you’ll not only have an easier time with shedding hair, but you’ll also have a beautifully groomed dog that is a pleasure to hug and cuddle with.

Senility and Cognitive Dysfunction in Senior Dogs

Monday, May 20th, 2013

If you notice that your older dog is exhibiting behavior problems, it may be senility or cognitive dysfunction that accounts for the behavior. Senility and cognitive dysfunction affects dogs in the same way that Alzheimer’s disease affects humans. Recent medical studies have shown that many senior dogs with senility and cognitive dysfunction problems have lesions in their brains that are very similar to what is seen in Alzheimer’s patients.

Studies undertaken by major companies in the pet industry have revealed that 62% of all dogs ten years of age and older will experience at least some of the following symptoms, which usually indicate canine cognitive dysfunction:

* Confusion or disorientation that causes a dog to get lost in its own yard, or to wander aimlessly around the house, and become trapped in a corner or behind furniture.
* An obvious decreased level of activity.
* Constant pacing during the night, or being unable to sleep at night.
* Anxiety and increased irritability.
* An increase in barking, whining, or howling.
* A decreased ability to perform common tasks or to respond to its owners’ commands.
* Long periods of inattentiveness, appearing to just stare into space.
* A continuing inability to recognize family members or old friends.

To make the correct diagnosis of senility or cognitive dysfunction, a veterinarian first has to rule out other possible causes of the dog’s behavior problems. A marked decrease in activity may not be caused by senility or cognitive dysfunction, but might be due to advancing arthritis or hip dysplasia that could be successfully treated with Winston’s Joint System. Dogs who suffer from severe joint diseases such as arthritis, bursitis, osteochondrosis (OCD), hip dysplasia or other degenerative problems with the shoulders, elbows and hocks are able to experience immediate and long-term relief without dangerous drugs when given a daily regimen of Winston’s Joint System. Winston’s is a combination of three, totally-natural whole food supplements developed by a Naturopathic Doctor for his own dog. There are no side-effects and there are no dosage problems because your dog’s body uses only what it needs.

If it is determined that your dog does not have physical problems and is suffering from senility or cognitive dysfunction, a vet will probably prescribe one of the major drugs, Selegiline or Anipry. These drugs are not a cure for senility or cognitive dysfunction but can alleviate some of the symptoms. If a dog responds well to either of these drugs, it will need to be given the medication every day for the rest of its life. There are some unpleasant side effects with these two drugs so it’s important to ask your vet what these side effects are and how dangerous they might be to your pet before you decide on administering these drugs to your dog.

An excellent supplement that can help aging dogs is Winston’s Senior Complete Multi vitamin and mineral supplement. This is a powerful and complete once-daily multi vitamin for dogs that are five years and older. This complete multi vitamin contains almost 50 active ingredients from the healthiest sources available.

It’s vitally important that dogs who are diagnosed with senility or cognitive dysfunction continue to be exercised and played with on a regular basis. If your senior dog is experiencing behavior problems, schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to have your dog tested and evaluated to determine if senility or cognitive dysfunction is accounting for the drastic change in behavior.

Early intervention and proper, loving care can help your dog have a more happy and healthy life in its senior years.

Alternative Health Treatments For Dogs

Monday, November 21st, 2011


Many people are using alternative health treatments for their dogs after discovering that some alternative treatments have helped them. It may come as a surprise that almost every alternative therapy used to treat humans is also being used to treat dogs.

A dog owner can now experiment with alternative therapies in order to find gentler treatments for unhealthy ailments in their pets. Acupuncture, chiropractic, herbs, and massage are all being used to ease pain from incapacitating diseases that strike a beloved pet.

Many different therapies fall under the label of alternative medicine which can also be called holistic medicine. Many of these therapies have a common belief that all aspects of a dog’s life need to be considered, not just the symptoms.

Some of the most popular alternative health treatments for dogs are:

* Homeopathy which is a natural form of treatment that acts as the body’s impetus to produce its own healing response using very diluted substances that cause the same symptoms the dog is suffering from. A dog suffering from continual diarrhea would be given small amounts of a substance that causes diarrhea.

* Body massage which can lower the level of stress hormones in a dog’s body, while increasing circulation and easing pain.

* Chiropractic care for dogs uses the same technique of hands-on spinal adjustments as humans seek to relieve their own pain.

* Herbal treatments use plant therapies to treat a variety of disorders. One of the most common herbs used is alfalfa to treat arthritis and allergies. Winston’s Joint System is a perfect solution to treat dogs suffering from arthritis, hip dysplasia, or OCD.

* Acupuncture involves inserting fine needles into specific areas on your dog’s body to balance the flow of energy, or chi. This is an ancient Chinese practice often used to limit pain and help cure chronic ailments.

* Nutritional supplements are used to make up for nutritional deficits in a dog’s diet by providing needed extra vitamins and minerals.You might want to try Winston’s Senior Complete Multi Vitamin supplement, a powerful and complete once-daily multi vitamin for dogs 5 years and older. Senior Complete Multi contains almost 50 active ingredients from the best sources available. It is proven to be safe and harmless for all breeds of dogs.

Some vets don’t like alternative health treatments for dogs since most of these therapies haven’t been scientifically proven to be effective in treating animals. That doesn’t mean these alternative treatments are not effective; it’s just that they haven’t been tested and proven in studies. There are many veterinarians who believe in an alternative approach to treating animals, so if you are considering any of these treatments for your dog, look for a vet who practices holistic medicine and alternative therapies along with conventional methods of treatment.

If you choose a practitioner other than a licensed vet to administer any of these therapies, make sure they’re licensed or certified by a respectable organization that governs the type of therapy you’re considering. For instance, chiropractic work on your dog should be performed by a practitioner certified by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Your dog won’t be harmed by simple massage but giving incorrect dosages of potent herbs or supplements could be harmful or deadly to your dog. Because a substance is natural does not mean it is harmless.

So be careful when trying one of these alternative health treatments on your dog.

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