1. After you get the dog at home, try to get the phones and addresses of the
closest veterinary clinics or private veterinaries, living nearby as soon as
2. If this is your first dog, we suggest to gain a qualified consultation from
the veterinary with regards to the questions of looking after the dog and
maintenance of its health. But be careful when you gain advice from the known
dog breeders, and especially from occasional people.
3. Carefully watch after your pet, study its behavior and habits. During the
walks be interested how the dog exercises it physical needs, pay attention on
color of urine and excrement. These notes can be useful during the visits to
4. Particularly watch over the behavior of the dog on the street in order to
avoid injuries and poisoning. In the flat where the small puppy lives, all the
small peaces, medicines, caustic materials should be hided. To the possible
extend make unreachable the electric cables for the puppy.
Remember: any unknown subject is tested by teeth!
5. Feed your pet only with the high-quality staff. The feed, which is ready to
use, vitamins and food additives should be purchased in the specialized shops
and only in the proprietary packages.
Do not conduct an experiment to your dog's stomach!
6. Keep the recommended by veterinary timetable of vaccination, not rarely than
once a year bring the dog to the clinic for the preventive observation.
7. If you have any doubt, don't hesitate to contact your doctor and get the
required consultancy regarding your dog's health.
Remember: the biological age of a dog compared to the human age changes rapidly
- one-year dog equals to 15-20 -year old youth. The delay with the contacting
the doctor of just 1 day counts for the 2 weeks of delay, and 1-week delay is
equal to not rendering help to the youth within 4-5 months!
How to determine, that the dog is been seek.
The healthy animal has a good appetite, smooth and light coat, cold and damp
nose (during the sleep it can be dry), mucous outwards are rose and medium damp.
The features of healthy dog are its vivacity and agility. The important criteria
for the appraisal of the dog's heath are considered temperature, pulse and
frequency of breath.
Тemperature. The increase of temperature may be evidence of the beginning of the
Pulse. Under the calm condition the frequency of pulse beating achieved by a
healthy dog lies within 70 to 120 beats per minute. The large dogs have the
slowed palpitation. The pulse beating is quickened as soon as the temperature
Frequency of breath. The frequency of breath can be easily determined via the
observing the thorax, abdominal wall or nose's wings. The normal frequency
constitutes approximately 12 to 25 breath movements per minute. Female dogs
breathes more frequently than the males.
Behavior. When sick the behavior of the dog changes. It becomes sluggish, more
lies, looks sad, tries to hide in the quite and dark place.
Appetite. An appetite of the sick dog also disrupts. The dog eats badly or gives
up eating at all.
Coat cover. Coat cover turns from the shiny and silky to the dishevelled and
dull, dandruff appears.
Lymphatic system. The enhanced dimensions of lymphatic knots usually indicates
Thirst. The increased consumption of water can indicate cold, diabetes, dropsy,
nephritic insufficiency or other kidneys deceases. If it follows up with the
weakness and smell from the jaw, this is likely indicates uraemia.
Vomiting. Vomiting comes out of the hit into the stomach of the poisoned herbs
and generally when poisoned, of the warn invasion, transportation of the dog.
Vomiting and increasing physical weakness combined with the constipation
indicates the impassability of the intestines and presence of the alien staff in
Pose. The pose of the dog may tell a lot either. The healthy animal rests or
sleeps in the natural pose, straightening the body and stretching the legs. The
sick dog takes the forced pose, which help to decrease the sensation of pain.
Particularly, during heart decease the dog stands widening the front legs - this
facilitatea the breath. The damaged leg kept in the air indicates the [мочекаменной]
decease, the discontinuous limping on the back legs on the left or on the right
may indicate the sick kidney and etc.
If anything in the health of your dog suggests the fear, call your veterinary or
to the closest veterinary clinic!
As per the materials of the "veterinary guide" of traditional
and non traditional methods of the dog's cure
(А. Sanin, А. Lipin, Е. Zinchenko)