Category Archives: VOSD Vet Advice

Causes & Treatment of coughing in dogs – VOSD Expert Vet Advice™

COUGHING IN DOGS | VOSD Expert Vet Advice™

All dogs will cough sometimes – coughing in dogs is as common as it is people. Most coughing will resolve itself over a few days however coughing that is persistent (lasts over a week) or severe (when the dog is hacking and sounds like choking) needs immediate vet attention. A vet could determine one of […]

Bloat in Dogs (symptoms, prevention & Treatment) – VOSD Expert Vet Advice™

Bloat in Dogs | VOSD Expert Vet Advice

Bloat is technically called Gastric Dilation and Volvulus syndrome (GDV) but will be referred to as bloat in this article. VOSD has treated hundreds of dogs with bloat as part of our rescue and for the dogs that live at the VOSD Sanctuary & Hospital. This article shares the accepted medical understanding as well as […]

Snakebite in dogs (symptoms & treatment) – VOSD Expert Advice™

Treating Snakebite in Dogs | VOSD Vet Advice

Nonpoisonous snake bites are painful and can cause infection, but venomous snake bites can kill a dog within only an hour unless you give first aid for snake bite. Most of the time snakes do not want to confront any animal that is not prey. But is a dog is too curious to leave a […]

Dog not eating and has vomited. What can you do? – VOSD Expert Vet Advice™

VOSD Vet Advice| Dog not eating and vomited

If the dog is not eating it can be a symptom of one of many things and can be simply that the dog overate or is not hungry or has mild indigestion or can be that it has a fever etc. The only way you will know is if you notice the food pattern of […]

Normal body temperature of a dog – VOSD Expert Vet Advice™

Normal body temperature of a dog| VOSD Blog

Unlike humans dogs’ normal temperate range is higher. 99-102 degree Fahrenheit is considered normal for dogs. If the temperature is a little higher say 12-104 please call your vet and take the dog to a vet. The vet will treat the dog for the underlying cause that is causing the fever and the fever itself.  […]

How can I know my dog has fever? – VOSD Expert Vet Advice™

Dog has fever |VOSD Expert Vet Advice™

A common symptom that the dog has fever cited among dog owners is dryness of the nose. This is however not an accurate reckoner of fever. Sleeping dogs or a dog that has just woken up will have dry noses as well. At the same time in a normal dog the nose should have normal […]

Food that dogs should not eat – VOSD Expert Vet Advice™

Food that dogs must not eat| VOSD Blog

Most people will gladly share their food with these dogs. And there lies a large problem because there are many common foods that extremely toxic for dogs and can be fatal. Here are some common food to avoid: Chocolate: Dogs commonly have access to chocolate especially in households with kids. Chocolate contains theobromine which causes […]

How should I check my dog’s temperature?– VOSD Expert Vet Advice™

How to check dog temperature| VOSD Blog

The only sure way of taking a dog’s temperature is using a thermometer. To do so you need: A digital thermometer Vaseline Cotton swabs Surgical spirit Dogs temperatures are checked anally much the same way as infants.  Lubricate the probe of the digital thermometer with Vaseline. Secure the dog in a comfortable sitting or standing […]

Poisoning from Grapes and Raisins in Dogs – VOSD Expert Vet Advice™

Poisoning from Grapes and raisins in dogs VOSD blog

Grape and raisin (dried grapes) are highly toxic to dogs and even small amounts can be fatal. Since they are a common food item the chances of poisoning are high. The exact toxin that causes toxicity has not been identified but it is associated with the flesh of the fruit which means that peeled and […]

Owner’s Guide for Anxiety in Dogs – VOSD Expert Vet Advice™

Anxiety in Dogs | VOSD Blog posts

What is anxiety and what causes it? Anxiety in dogs is very common since they are social, emotional and responsive animals. They adapt easily to their surroundings and mostly are very friendly and are creatures of habit. Changes in the immediate environment or unpredictability in the environment cause deep anxiety as dog’s associate these with […]