From the desk of Sharda Baker.
Hello and welcome everyone!
This is Sharda with a pet medicine newsletter.
As with us humans our canine companions also require a good deal of health care during their lives, in fact it is recommended that you take your pet to visit a veterinarian at least 4 to 5 times a year for a general health check up.
Fortunately, these days we are lucky that certain dog illnesses that used to kill our dogs in the past can now be easily treated using newly developed technologies and pet medicine.
The only downside to this is that many veterinary services are private and very expensive meaning that some families will be unable to cover the high costs.
WHY AND HOW YOU DE-WORM YOUR DOG
One example of a particular treatment that needs to be regularly given to dogs of all breeds is de-worming; because canines tend to spend a lot of time licking, biting and eating just about anything it is easy for them to infest themselves with a bad case of roundworm or tapeworm.
De-worming is probably the most common pet medicine available and is especially needed in young puppies, as the worms can affect the growth of healthy pets.
Pregnant female dogs should also be de-wormed during breeding and just after birthing, while healthy adults should receive this form of pet medicine at least 2 times a year.
Symptoms of a dog infested with worms include a substantial loss of weight, anemia, diarrhea, a lack of energy and worm segments in his/her feces. Initially the whip, tape or round worms will not have a large affect on your dog’s health, but after some time he/she will begin to loose a lot of weight, fall into depression, avoid going out and not look like healthy pets.
The treatment is very simple and involves taking a course of de-worming pills for 3 days which kills a variety of adult worms and their eggs; it can be done again after 2-weeks just to make sure that all the worms have been killed.
SAVE ON VETERINARY BILLS WITH FULL COVER DOG INSURANCE
The best way to save your self some money on the cost of regularly bought pet medication or the price of checkups and surgery is to invest in pets insurance. There are now a range of very affordable insurance companies who specialize in pet insurance policies that offer good coverage and low premiums.
Though there are several different plans available depending on your dogs breed and health there are really only 3 standard plans.
Here are some factors that you may want to consider before you settle on one insurance provider:
I really hope you learned a LOT of things from today’s pet medicine newsletter.
All the best and take care