Every Dog’s Owner Should Know

Every dog’s owner should know, what must be in medicine chest for emergencies.
First-aid outfit contains:

Antiseptics:
There are iodine, brilliant green, colloidal solution, which quickly dries up and forms dense elastic film on a skin, this is an agent effecting antisepsis, if there are some traumatic injuries, hydrogen peroxide, boric acid.

Adsorbent:
There are activated carbon (tablets) (absorbs gases and toxins formed during touch of indigestion).

Ointments:
There are Vishnevsky ointment, synthomycin emulsion (antiseptic ointment), petroleum ointment (vaseline).

Pain killers and anti-inflammatory drugs:
There is a non-narcotic analgesic drug (this is a reliever and a medicine to reduce fever), sulfadimine (antibacterial agent), Novocain in ampoules (pain killer, use for local anaesthesia).

Eye drops:
You must have drops for treatment of infectious diseases of eyes.

Ear drops:
Buy a lotion for clearing dogs and cats’ ears or use sea-buckthorn oil for this.

Bandaging material:
There are narrow and wide gauze bandages, elastic bandage, compress cotton and absorbent cotton.

Instruments:
You need a thermometer, a pipette, an enema syringe, forceps, single-use syringes and cotton buds.

Periodically renew your first-aid set. Do not buy medicine, if it is past its expiration date.

Dog’s behavior will help you to see its level of health, if there are some changes, look attentively at it. If your dog becomes sluggish, it’s off his oats, rejects water, if there is a diarrhoeia or vomiting, your pet fell ill.

The nose becomes dry and hot, there can be abnormally high body temperature, accompanied by a fast pulse rate, dry skin, palpitation, tachypnoe, labored breathing etc. The quantity of urine increases, its color changes, it can become nebulous. You can also see various expectorations, discharges from its eyes and sanies. A dog can whine, howl, can be nervous. Sick dog quickly loses flesh.

Dog’s owner should be able to take physiological data of an animal, to dose it, to administer a drug, to put a bandage on a cut and many other things.

Some owners have a problem with taking the pulse. Healthy dog must have a pulse rate of a seventy-one hundred and twenty five, puppies and young dogs can have more. Pulse is taken during one minute in two ways:
1) femoral artery must be slightly thumb pressed;
2) you can feel pulsation of the heart, putting your hand on a chest, and count up quantity of heartbeats.

How to take a temperature.
The normal temperature of the dog’s body is 37,5 – 39 °C. Normal body temperature for puppies is a little above (38-39,2 °C). Take temperature in the morning or in the evening, at the same time. Vaseline the thermometer and cautiously place it in the rectum. Keep thermometer in such position during 5-7 minutes. Your dog can stand or lie on its side during this unpleasant manipulation. After taking temperature, wash thermometer with warm water and soap and disinfect it.

Pets are not just “alive” beings that live with us, pet are a lot more important. And you are really responsible for them. Those of you who have dogs, must know info about dog health. This is not a bizarre statement, this is what your pet really needs from you.

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