Dog Health Care Checklist

 

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Dog Health Care Checklist

A straightforward and basic check of your dog will help to confirm any suspicions of ill health. We have therefore provided a simple Dog Health Care Checklist to assist in this process.

If you have any doubts about the heath of your dog please consult your local veterinary surgeon.

Canine Dog Health - Information and Care Checklist
As the saying goes prevention is better than cure and detecting early signs of any potential dog health problems will obviously help to ensure the well being of your dog or puppy. Basic observation of a dog or puppy will alert its owner to changes in the normal behavior of the dog and that something is wrong.

 

 

Dog Health Care Checklist
Use the Dog Health Care Checklist as a guide to check out any dog health worries or dog health concerns that you might have about your dog or puppy. This information is only a guideline but will help you make the decision whether you should consult your canine health specialist. If this is the case your observations about the health of your dog or puppy may prove very useful to a Veterinary Surgeon.

 

Dog Health Care Checklist
Behavior or Body PartHealth Checklist
SluggishnessAll Dogs sleep a lot, but they should they should be lively and alert when they are awake. Sluggishness may be a result of several causes from old age to anaemia
MovementCheck for any signs of lameness. Check for problem area with a firm hand to locate painful area
AppetiteVariations in appetite can indicate ill health
Excessive ThirstExcessive thirst is an important indicator of a dog health problem
Weight LossProgressive weight loss is another indicator of a dog health problem
EyesThe white of the eyes should look with no signs of veins, ulcers, sores or discharge
EarsThe ears should have no signs of discharge. Ears should be clean and free from wax. There should be no signs of matted hair in the ears
MouthThe mouth should be look pink and healthy
TeethShould be white with no signs of discoloriing. Check that there is nothing lodged between the teeth e.g. small pieces of bone
HeadShould be no signs of deep wounds, sore patches or any hair loss
LimbsShould be no signs of deep wounds, sore patches or any hair loss
TrunkShould be no signs of deep wounds, sore patches or any hair loss
SkinThe skin should feel and behave as if it were elastic
TemperatureA dog's temperature should be between 38 and 39 degree Celsius
BreathingAny signs of irregular breathing should be noted
VomitingVomiting can indicate various problems
DiarrhoeaSigns of irregular Diarrhoea should be noted - Bloody, loose etc
UrinationIrregular and frequent Urination should be noted
DischargeAny Vaginal discharge should be noted

Dog Health Care Checklist - Trust your Instincts
Use the Dog Health Care Checklist as a guide to check out any dog health worries or dog health concerns that you might have about your dog or puppy. This will help you to decide whether to take further action . Most owners know their dogs so well that they are able to determine whether a Canine Health Professional should be consulted - so perhaps the best advice of all is to trust your instinct. In emergencies try to stay calm and assess whether you need the vet immediately or whether first aid treatment is adequate until an appointment with the Vet can be made.

Dog Health Care Checklist - First Aid Kit for dogs
It is sensible to think ahead in relation to the care of the health of your dog. Every home has a medical cabinet or first aid kit for the family - get together a Canine First Aid Kit for your pet for any emergencies or common health problems.

 

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First Aid Kit for dogs
Put your dog's Development Record in the First Aid Kit ( see the Puppies section for full details) The Development Record should include important details of your dog's health such as the dates and types of Vaccinations, current weight and the contact numbers for Canine Health specialists which are important inclusions for any First Aid Kit for your dog or puppy.

First Aid Kit for dogs - content of supplies
A first Aid Kit for dogs is an item which is often forgotten - but certainly on that you will be grateful for! Take action and plan for any emergencies! Remember that dosages of medications which may be purchased without prescription vary according to the weight of your dog. Also be aware of any possible side effects of medications. The First Aid Kit for your dog or puppy should include the following items:

 
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Hemostat (for pulling splinters & ticks)
  • Bandages
  • First aid tape
  • Cotton gauze pads
  • Bandaids
  • Safety pins
  • Q-tips
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Vaseline
  • Eye wash
  • Individual medications prescribed for your dog

 

Dog Health Care
We hope that the information provided on this page proves useful but it is not intended to be used to diagnose or treat sick dogs or as a substitute for obtaining professional veterinary advice. Please remember that if you are in any doubt about your Dog's Health please consult your Canine Veterinary Specialist immediately.

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