Canine Kennel Cough a bacterial infection called Bordetella or ITB.
How is kennel cough transmitted
The virus can be transmitted from dog to dog when touching each
others nose or through infected dog secretion which can infect dogs, kennel,
dog shows, dog park, doggy day-care, training class, groomer,
vet's office, or any place where the environment is closed.
Dogs will exhibit a mild cough to more chronic or severe symptom
of fever, lethargy, constant cough, loss of appetite, eye and
nose discharge, sometimes coughing up green or white phlegm.
Treatment of Kennel Cough
Slate your dog from other dogs.
Avoid cigarette smoking or fumes.
Be sure he drinks water and eats.
Avoid stressful environments.
Heart-worm can have a similar symptoms.
See your vet for treatment.
Vaccinate The Dog Against Kennel Cough
Every 12 months from the veterinarian.
Boarding facilities will not accept a dog that has not been
vaccinated for kennel cough. Vaccinate a few weeks before
boarding the dog to give time for the immunity to build up.
How to get rid of parasites in more than one cat in the same household--
get advice and medication from your veterinarian. Chances are the vet
will give you pills or use liquid medication. Use a pillowcase or towel to
wrap the cat in to protect yourself from cat scratches and bites.
Your cat may become aware very quickly that you are trying to give him/her medications.
Try to have everything ready for your cat. When you see that the cat is calm and
it comes to you, that would be the time to administer the medicine.
Wash you hands after you are done.
De-worming medication is a type of poison.
You can use a pill plunger to administer medications.
You can buy a pill plunger from the vet or pet store.
Try not to give medication on the rugs. If the cat spits out the pill,
it would be hard to pick it up from the carpet; also liquid medication might
stain your carpet.
The Vet on youtube will show you how to give a cat a pill:
Tick bites during the warm summer months can cause skin irritations,
damage, and bring on diseases.
Arthritis or swelling in your dog's joints
Sudden pain in your dog's legs or body
Tick Danger Areas
Woodland, tall grass, fields
Use a flea and tick repellent collar
Places Ticks Hide
Ticks tend to hide in the ears, between the toes,
under the lips, at the back of the neck, in the armpits
and groin, under collars and under the tail.
Make sure you inspect pets on a daily basis. It can
take hours or even days before ticks can transmit
diseases to your pet. By removing the tick immediately,
the less likely it is that they will transfer any infections.
Use tweezers to remove the tick.
Have A Veterinarian Look At The Dog
Have the vet examine the dog. Keep the tick in a
sealed jar so that the vet can diagnose in the event
that your pet develops signs of disease.
Do not use ammonia-based cleaners--ammonia
will smell like urine to your pet and he/she will come back
to the same spot.
Only use cleaners that are specifically designed to
clean pet messes. You can also use paper towels and
warm water with a few drops of dish-washing liquid blotting
the stain with the paper towels. Rinse with fresh water.
Add one third cup of white vinegar to two-thirds cup of
water and dab on the stain, rinse with water, and
blot dry the stain--vinegar neutralizes odors.
Then sprinkle the carpet with baking soda and vacuum.
Never scrub or wipe the stain. Always blot and press.
If you can't see the accident, turn off the lights and
shine a UV light (black light) on the furniture or carpet which
enables you to see the old stains and new. You can buy
it at a pet store.
For vomit or blood use cool water, not hot.
Professional Pet Sitting Services offered in the Upper to Mid-Pinellas County Area