Top 10 Common Dog Health Problems (and Solutions)

Top 10 Common Dog Health Problems (and Solutions)

a recent study commissioned by Bayer found that seven out of ten people care more about their pets health than their own welcome to watchmojo.com and today veterinarian Laurie Bouchard will be counting down ten common dog health problems and how to treat them number ten heartworms as the name suggests heart worms are worms that develop in the heart unfortunately since this disease is transmitted through mosquito bites any dog can catch it and worse yet it might be years before your dog shows any clinical signs that worms are forming inside the heart this could be deadly eventually and even if we do try to treat it it could be deadly as well so it’s really important to prevent every year from June to November there’s really good product that could do it that we apply every month on the animal so if you notice your dog is suffering from coughing fatigue collapsing or depression seek the advice of your veterinarian number nine ticks and Lyme disease ticks are parasites that attach themselves to your dog cat or even to you they feed on the hosts blood and transmitted diseases like Lyme disease and this disease can actually cause really severe clinical signs so it could go to not feeling well fever limping or also renal disease or neurologic disease and can kill your animal eventually depending on that where it’s located in the body so we want to keep ticks outside the house but fortunately it’s easy to keep your dog tick free so there is a treatment you can give it’s a topical treatment as well and you applied it everyone on your animal so this product is called k9 Advantix it’s read for fleas and ticks and so you can actually be safe and your house can be safe or fix number eight heart disease like their owners dogs are at risk of developing abnormal enlargements of their hearts but that doesn’t mean your pup won’t live a normal life the most common reason your dog might develop heart disease is aging but heart worms and other health issues can also play a part disease is important to actually consult as soon as possible just because we want to try to slow down that process this summer try to be really careful if it’s really warm and humid outside and your dog has a heart disease try to avoid to do some activities with him outside because it’s going to be harder for them to to to react to this sweater and also if your dog coughs at home it’s really important to try to console though if you see that he’s out of breath lately and he’s been struggling with heat then go consult your veterinarian to make sure there’s no disease that we should assess as soon as possible number seven cancer as in people cancer is becoming more prevalent in dogs while it can affect young pups it mostly presents itself in older pooches you may notice a lump swelling lesions or a sudden change in your animals behavior but whatever the case it’s important to get a diagnosis as soon as possible because there are treatments available for dogs including chemotherapy in animals we’re not trying to get rid of the tumor we’re just trying to put it asleep so the animal will feel better for a longer period so they’re not going to be as sick as humans number six arthritis as dogs age they can develop arthritis most of the time it occurs in dogs that were born with an abnormality like hip dysplasia but even so it’s a manageable condition so it’s best to get an early diagnosis from your vet the most important thing for your animal is try to keep in with a good weight so try to keep it as lean as possible so the obese dog needs to lose some weight there’s also medication and see inflammatories that are possible and there’s also exercise that you should do with your dog swimming this summer would be a really really good one because it helps with the muscles so it helps with the joints and it doesn’t have any impact number five kennel cough this type of bronchitis is easily transmitted between dogs whether at the dog park kennel or anywhere dogs congregate it affects the dogs breathing and voice box and can present itself as a harsh cough sneezing gagging or even vomiting if left untreated kennel cough can progress to pneumonia so it’s important to take care as soon as possible there are vaccines so shots for that which is really good and if your dog is going often to be bored somewhere or has a lot of contact with other dogs then I would suggest that we give a vaccination twice a year so every six months or the vaccine can also be given every year number four vomiting many things can cause vomiting in dogs a viral infection bacterial parasites or even inflammation of the pancreas might be to blame younger dogs sometimes swallow foreign objects they should not ingest which can get stuck in the stomach or GI tract and cause inflammation your dog may also vomit if he eats inappropriate foods like grapes which can cause renal disease the most important thing is that when your dog is really small or your cat is really small go consult as soon as possible just because they’re weaker and so they’re going to get dehydrated and sicker faster same thing when your dog is a bit older because vomiting can cause some damage to do suffrages and also we want we don’t want them to get dehydrated or get consequences of that number three ear infection most dogs will have an ear infection during their lives moisture in the ear leads to the growth of bacteria or yeast but can be caused by anything from bathing to grooming to swimming summer is a common time for this infection to turn up and that’s when you might notice redness in the ear or a really strong smell it’s something that can be treaty’s e with some drop in the ears or sometimes we do need to add some antibiotics as well but this is something that should be treated again as soon as possible and the reason for that is that we want it to stay outside the ear and we don’t want it to go into the canal so a little further which is harder to treat number two obesity this isn’t just a people problem your dog’s health can also be negatively effected if he’s overweight keep your pets as lean healthy and in shape as possible to help avoid problems like diabetes and joint disease work with your vet to create a meal and exercise plan that fits into your pooches lifestyle because active dogs need a different amount and type of sustenance than more sedentary ones it’s important not to restrict the amount of food you’re giving him if you want your dog or your cat to lose weight just because then you might be face to malnutrition so really ask your veterinarian what’s best for your dog depending of your style of life and what your animal metabolism is like and then you can have a lean and healthy animal for as long as you can number one dental disease affecting 80% of dogs by age 2 gum disease is a common and potentially very serious doggy health problem if you notice your pooch has stinky breath the disease has already progressed further than is healthy tartar is a bacteria and as it accumulates it can enter the body through the gums without proper attention this can lead to heart disease diabetes kidney disease and other serious issues animals needs to have their teeth brush just like Cubans so at least once a day you should brush the teeth of your animals with a special toothpaste that the four animals just because fluorine is something that’s toxic to dogs or cats so it’s really important to do it at least every day or every other day to make a difference you have any other doggy health tips for more videos on how to keep you and your pooch in tip-top shape be sure to subscribe to watchmojo.com

Homemade Dog Food Recipe

Homemade Dog Food Recipe

so recently I conducted this ball what would prevent you for making your fresh meal for your dog at home when the results from the poll came back the biggest piece to the puzzle was making sure that you have a balanced recipe people were terrified of not getting it right second biggest issue we see is people don’t have times they think it’s really complicated or that you have to buy a lot of supplements to help balance the diet that saddens me it saddens me because I know that balancing foods for ourselves and for our pets isn’t really that complicated most people say they want a really easy recipe so we put together a nutritionally complete recipe that will meet all your healthy adult dogs nutritional needs that would be fully balanced that you’d be able to get in your car drive to your local grocery store and find the ingredients there to help inspire you to want to research more all right let’s get started now grab a bowl for you foodies out there just take a look at the center of the screen but for you nutrition buffs want to check out what’s under the hood of these foods take a look at a side panel grab 14 ounces of ground beef that you can find in your local grocery store really easy everything in red is deficient but it has to be lean ground beef dogs have a really high amino acid requirement next grab two teaspoons of hemp seed oil or three tablespoons of hemp seeds this balances the fats now to add half a teaspoon of Carlsen’s called liver oil or half a can of sardines that meets vitamin D and E requirements now I’d have a teaspoon of ginger which is packed with ligament supporting manganese next comes kelp this little green monster is packed with iodine let’s supercharge it with one egg but hold on to half of that shell 30 seconds in and halfway done now grab that egg shell ground eggshell meats calcium requirements for adult dog but not for puppy’s liver provides copper zinc and iron veggies add antioxidants phytonutrients and enzymes and fiber and voila you have a balanced meal for you beginners out there these are simple easy ingredients but the more you research the more you’re going to hear about nutrient-rich superfoods like mussels and tripe chicken wings heart organs and many other food groups mix it all together and you have a complete meal you’re welcome to cook the meal you can serve it warm or you can feed it raw you can also package the food and freeze it for you sleep this is just one example of how easy it can be to beat a fresh food meal to your dog look of course when making these recipes there’s always a better way to do it if you’re buying things that are organic or ethically raised genetically modify for yes by all means do it but do your best whatever you can do that can get you closest to making something ideal that’s the most important thing is it be starting somewhere we all need a starting point be dr. Becker what if we did a copy recipe absolutely and one for cats – oh good dog

How To Stop Your Dog From Chewing!

How To Stop Your Dog From Chewing!

wow you’re a big puppy or something this video is sponsored by the sport company click thumbs up for Winston the Giant rescue dog make sure you’re subscribed to my channel and pick up a copy of my best-selling book dog training revolution lots of your dogs love to chew but based on the pictures you guys sent me you may not love it so much when all of your possessions are even your house itself gets destroyed for many dogs it’s super important for them to have lots of appropriate things to chew on wait wait I’ve got to show this to people at home these durable marichoube owns when the spawn company are particularly innovative they have a really strong flavour that releases as your dog chews to keep the toy interesting Sporn has a lot of different varieties of these but you can see in this bone right here for example your dog can really smell that jerky flavor inside you can see the flavor in here on this maro pretzel and on the other side you’ve got these bumps which can be very gratifying for lots of dogs they can easily smell right here so there’s a lot going on with these toys see it seems that dogs are in the mood for different textures at different times that’s why sometimes they might chew up a couch cushion while other times they might chew up wooden furniture check out this maro chew gummy this one’s a little softer it’s kind of squishy feeling you can see that jerky flavor it’s got these holes if the dog can really smell that flavor inside you can see these bite marks this rough texture will mechanically remove plaque and tartar from your dog’s teeth they have so many different varieties and these come in multiple sizes as well for all sized dogs I’m gonna have a great offer from the spawn company on all of these in the description do you like your head scratch don’t you tell me in the comments below does your dog like their head scratched try to understand why your dog is chewing I mean there’s really two main types of Cheers you’ve got teething puppies and then there’s everyone else your everyone else first puppies while puppies are teething which can take about six months it’s understandable that their desire to sync their sore teeth into things really intensifies during this time be extra tolerant and understanding with teething dogs I mean puppies must be able to chew you’re just a puppy at heart aren’t you most older dogs who are chewing or doing so because they’re bored or under exercise or usually a combination of the two whoa chewing really seems to pass the time and it’s just enjoyable for a lot of dogs however regardless of your dog’s age there are some things you can do to get this under control step one is to bring a stop to the babe so that the habit doesn’t continue to be reinforced if your dog is chewing stuff up you’ll need to control the environment better so when you’re at home they need to be tied to you and your house has to be dog proved it might be easier if your dog weighs less than you though when you’re not supervising them they should be in an area where they cannot choose stuff up what do you do when you catch your dog chewing something that they’re not supposed to well this is actually a good example you’ll notice right now that Winston is chewing on his leash now rather than just pull him away or pull the leash out of his mouth I want him to go through the motions voluntarily and I want to see if I can get him to stop chewing that but I kind of get his attention on me so I’m gonna initiate a secondary training session remember those are those unplanned in the moment training sessions I’m gonna try and get his attention on me Winston come here wait come on over here okay good job yes now I’m gonna run over here and grab a treat because I wasn’t training but remember if you’ve got a dog that chews you have to be prepared to reward promptly which is why you’ll have treats that keep well at room temperature scattered throughout the house that was really good and then of course you could give them something acceptable to chew on oh I don’t know like a maro chew so right now he’s chewing his harness he’s not supposed to do that so let me get his attention off of that Parnas over here good job how about a lie down you’re down looks stellar Winston resist the urge to pull your dog away because that’s not really gonna teach them anything it’s not that there’s any harm and physically removing your dog from chewing something up and in fact sometimes you’ll have to do that for their own safety or to protect your property it’s just that dogs respond much better when they are shown how to do something rather than made to do something get their attention off the contraband and interrupt them by making a sound or calling their name or getting them to come towards you with a really persistent Scheuer you’ll have to redirect them like this time and time again especially if the habits well established I mean it takes time for a dog to understand that oh I can chew on these things like this but I can’t chew on these other things so keep your expectations realistic but it’s not good enough to just simply correct your dog in the moment when they start chewing things so you gotta be proactive that means you’ve got to do lots and lots of leaveit training sessions with them leave this alone this is my wallet leave it leave it alone here yes many dogs love socks leave it alone good see by doing lots of training exercises like this with lots of random household objects your dog really starts to get the picture of that okay I get it I can’t just pick up anything I want and this will also make those secondary training sessions way easier this is an iPhone 10 I don’t want you to chew this leave it good leave it good job nice work do this as often as possible with as many random objects as possible your dog will get the picture that by default things should be left alone unless you give them permission avoid shortcuts like spraying your furniture or things with bitter spray at best products like this simply teach your dog do it avoid things that taste bad they don’t really address the chewing and work long-term it’s worth noting that many dogs might chew due to anxiety particularly separation anxiety when you leave them alone so the best thing to do with these dogs in the meantime while you’re working through these issues is to give them plenty of age-appropriate exercise just before leaving them alone for any period of time as a matter of fact exercise is likely to reduce unwanted chewing and virtually all circumstances give Winston a thumbs up he did great today get your dog Samara choose from the Sporn company I’ll have a link in the description with a great offer subscribe to my channel get a copy of my book if you like our videos join our patreon community too I’ll have all those links below we’ll see you guys next time [Music] you