|This section is from the vet and covers common
problems and solutions as well as general advice for dogs and
Advice and Feedback:
- Sterilization can prevent female dogs from getting Breast
Cancer when they get older. From 6 years starts the danger
period when cancer sets in.
- Male dogs are also subject to cancer, I imagine it is
similar to females.
- Heartworm is a must in infested areas. The test is simple
any one who has a doggie with hip or Knee joint problems there is now a new drug
available from the Vet (METACAM) . It is an Oral given liquid. It is the only one
I have tried that actually worked.
His last treatment was in July 99 and he still walks pretty good and can
jump into the 4WD without any help. (Its
not cheap though). (EDITOR AWVP au)
If any of your pets have a
ongoing skin problem then try Selsun shampoo. It works on humans and also works
on pets. The vet used to have it but as the cost got too high they do not any
longer. You can get it at your local supermarket. Selsun Blue is the same.
Should you notice your dog especially pups
suddenly go off their food and vomit
after eating then it is most likely that they have a TWISTED BOWL. Take them to
the vet and ask them to be checked for this. Surgery will be needed to correct
this condition. If left they will die. (TONY uk)
I was having a flea problem.
Using new waterproof flea collars did not solve the problem. I tried the
Frontline and the problem was solved. Thanks to the Vet who told me. (DEREK au)