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KPmXN8LXHf_zWhnvfIuFMZoefeo Dog Health Pedia: 01/14/12

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Clipping a dog

Clipping a dog
Many dog owners generally think of clipping as only a mechanical activity.
Few understand that clipping a dog is an art. 
Clipping a coat or nail needs to be carried out in a careful manner to avoid the injuries to the skin or nail. 
Clipping of the coat is to be taken care of as per the breed characteristics.
 If the coat is not properly clipped, this may lead to the dust accumulation in the coat and the animal may start showing signs of skin diseases. 
This is true especially when the grooming activities are not done in a proper manner.
Clipping of coat helps to get rid of the parasitic burden to a greater extent and also, the clipping of your dog is of more useful to expose on the type of parasitic problem that the dog is likely to suffer.
Many pet health parlors are available wherein the clipping of dog will be carried out in a more systematic manner.
Always make use of a sharp clipper and in the winter regions, avoid the close clipping.
This is due to the fact that the closer clipping in the winter seasons may expose the dog to the environmental stresses like the cold climate. 
Hence, the dog may become more vulnerable to the frostbite. 
Avoid the close clipping of coat or nail because this may cause injury to the underlying tissues and may cause bleeding in the concerned animal. 
Many pet owners need to avoid any clipping activity when the animal is not in healthy status.
Clipping instruments are available to a greater extent in many pet shops.
Avoid the blunt instruments because they may not clip well and hence, repetition is required often.
Always use modern equipments for clipping activities. 

The Information about Dog heart worm

 The Information about Dog heart worm
The common questions about heart worm are often related to the
species affected by heart worms in addition to the dogs.
One should know that in addition to dogs, the cat, fox, wolf,
horse, sea lion etc. are also affected.
 Can this be cured
or not? Yes. This can be treated.   
What is the drug used often for the prevention of heart worm in dogs?
Ivermectin is the drug used often to have preventive
actions for these heart worms.
Dogs affected reveal constant coughing, panting and dullness in many occasions.
What will be the size of the worms?
 In the case of the females, it is about twenty-seven centimeters and in the case of males, it is about seventeen centimeters in length.
Is there any vector involve in
the transmission of the disease? Yes.
Mosquitoes often get associated as vectors in which the early development of larvae of heart worms occur in them.
Is the prophylaxis meant only for heart worms or others also?
The prophylaxis is meant not only for the heart worms but also
for the hook worms, whip worms, and round worms.
What is the infective type of larvae that is associated with the transmission of these heart worms?
The third stage larva that is transmitted by the mosquito bites.
This occurs through out the world. 
In some areas, the incidences are less in colder months in which the mosquito breeding will not be there and may be dormant during these periods.
 What is the name of the drug used for therapy and prevention? Ivermectin and
milbemycin oxime may be used for both purposes. Ivermectin is available in injection form and oral form.
Additionally, the forms for external application are alsoavailable.
The cost factor needs to be worked out for all thesetreatments.
 What is the frequency of drug used for prophylaxis?
One month before the mosquito season and up to two months after the
mosquito season, ivermectin or milbemycin oxime may be given
once monthly for the prophylaxis.
Diethylcarbamazine may be used
for therapy purpose.