Keeping your Dog Happy and Healthy
A Veterinary Guide
Fortunately, most dogs live largely healthy lives, with only a few minor incidences. Despite this an annual health check with your veterinary surgeon is extremely important, not only for routine procedures such as vaccination, neutering flea treatment and worming but also because it enables more insidious chronic conditions such as liver disease, skin disease, diabetes and cancer to be detected early and therefore have a more favourable outcome.
Many dogs, enjoy nothing more than eating scraps, raiding rubbish bins and finding horrid things to eat! The better prepared owners are at pre-empting potential problems, such as times of stress or disease challenge, the less likely that serious problems will arise. Feeding good quality food and maintaining a fresh water supply is essential. Feeding a probiotic such as PROBIO PLUS helps to maintain good intestinal health and may be particularly beneficial following courses of antibiotics or any time a dog has a reduced appetite or stops eating. Similarly, supplementation with vitamins and minerals using MULTIBOOST for Dogs which also contains echinacea to support the immune system during times of stress or disease challenge (such as kennelling and mixing with other dogs) is of benefit. Dogs that are long haired or inclined to have poor quality hair coats will benefit from receiving SUPERCOAT for Dogs.
Common dog health problems include:
Arthritis In Your Older / Mature Dog
Arthritis is the medical term used to describe joint inflammation. Joint inflammation can result from a variety of causes, but most commonly it is a
Digestive Upset In Your Dog
Digestive upsets are common in dogs. One study demonstrated how common mild vomiting and diarrhoea are in the general dog population, with approximately 19% of
Liver Disease In Your Dog
The liver is the largest and one of the most complex organs in the dog and has many vital functions. It is involved in carbohydrate,