For those of us whose lives are blessed by our dogs, their health is very important, and vaccinating for disease is part of our routine care regimen.
Vaccines are given to introduce the disease to the dog in a weakened or modified state (a live vaccine) or a killed state, in order to stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies to fight it.
So while we are on the subject of health topics, I want to give you the scoop about canine cough . . .
"Kennel Cough" or more accurately, "Canine Cough" is an upper respiratory infection (bacterial or viral) that causes a deep, dry cough, runny eyes and nose, and/or vomiting of some phlem.
AWE . . . Spring is here in Minnesota. I’m so happy for the warm weather! The snow has gone, the grass is greening, flowers are blooming and the birds are singing! As much as we’d like to just sit back and enjoy it, all of these bring potential problems for our dogs that we need to prepare for.
Our dogs are family members and we want to do the best that we can to keep them happy and healthy. There is a lot of buzz going around about canine influenza . . . causing a lot of concern.
I believe that knowledge is power and helps us to make smart decisions regarding risk, exposure, and the health of our most precious pups.
Here is the scoop . . .
We all want the best for the four-legged members in our family. It’s always heartbreaking to see someone you love not feeling well, and it’s even harder when they can’t tell us what’s hurting them. Sometimes, the answer is right in front of us. There are everyday toxins in our Minnesota homes that can cause both mild and severe symptoms in dogs. Symptoms can range from excessive drooling, to seizures and even death. If you take a look around, you’d be surprised at how many things in your home are a potential hazard for your pup.