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Treating a UTI in Dogs

UTIs, or Urinary Tract Infections, can be very painful for dogs, and potentially dangerous, but is treatable. Symptoms of UTI include difficulty and (or) bleeding while urinating and constant licking of the privates. Older female dogs and dogs with diabetes mellitus are more likely to develop a UTI, but it can affect the general population […]

Treatment of Aural Hematoma in Dogs – VOSD Expert Vet Advice™

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Cause and treatment of Aural Hematoma Ear hematomas develop when the tiny blood vessels in the floppy part of the dog ruptures. The vessels bleed under the skin and form a fluid-filled pocket. Ear hematomas can develop from too much head shaking, obsessive scratching at the ears, trauma to the ears (sometimes caused by smacking […]

Treating Kidney (renal) failure in Dogs – VOSD Expert Vet Advice™

Identifying and treating Kidney (renal) failure What is kidney/ renal failure in dogs? The inability of the kidneys to remove waste products from the blood is kidney failure. The bodies of animals produce toxins all day, everyday, and the toxins circulate to the kidneys to be dissolved in water, filtered out and excreted through urination. […]

How Dangerous are Ticks on Dogs – VOSD Expert Vet Advice™

Are ticks serious? What should you do to stop them Ticks are very bad news – for any dog –  they often cause tick fever and many times it is fatal. A single tick that has tick fever can create an epidemic in a defined dog population. Causes & symptoms  Ticks are external parasites that feed on the blood of their […]

Treating Canine Distemper

Critical things to know about Canine Distemper: It is one of the most frequent killers of stray and pet dogs and fatality is very high It is deadly and very common. So you might miss a rabies shot but don’t miss one for Distemper The first line of defence for a dog is ‘vaccinations’ If […]

Identification and Treatment of Mange – VOSD Expert Vet Advice™

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Identification and Treatment of Mange: Sarcoptic (red) & Demodectic (demodecosis) mange Mange is a type of inflammatory skin disease caused by tiny parasitic mites on dogs. Nearly all dogs carry mites in small numbers throughout their lives. Generally, a dog’s immune system is sufficient to keep the number of mites low and prevent noticeable symptoms. […]

Treating Wet Eczema/ Hot Spots/ Acute Moist Dermatitis in dogs – VOSD Expert Vet Advice™

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Identifying & treating wet eczema / hot spots / acute moist dermatitis Acute moist dermatitis is commonly called wet eczema (we’ll refer to it as wet eczema). It appears as a spontaneous eruption on the skin as a small area that appears red, irritated, and inflamed. It generally appears as a patch but can also […]

The Essential Dog Owners Medical Kit – VOSD Expert Vet Advice™

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The essential medical kit If you have a dog, or rescue dogs, keep a treatment kit handy with you with the following essential supplies: Basic medical supplies Melonex 7.5 mg tabs ALWAYS give with a Rantac tab to prevent acidity buildup Melonex inj Tremedol inj. 2 units – stronger painkiller Botropase inj 2 units (prevents […]

VOSD Dog Care™ Best Practice: Treating Maggot Wounds

The bad thing about maggot wounds is that they are surprisingly common. Unfortunately, any number of ‘home’ treatments complicate situations for dogs whereas actual treatment is straightforward and most of the time requires no hospitalization. The good thing is the maggots also keep the wound asceptic. The tissue has no bacterial load and it heals […]

VOSD Dog Care™ Best Practice: When to use Ivermectin?

Ivermectin is wrongly used 99% of the time including by vets. It is reno-toxic too. It’s oral/injectible use is only in the case of mange, however, both sarcoptic and demodectic mange are far less common than other skin diseases. When to use Ivermectin? Know more about Ivermectin use and managing the skin issues of your […]