Dangers Of Antifreeze

Posted by November 25th, 2014 in Happy Hounds Walking

The freezing weather is here again and all pet owners need to know the dangers of antifreeze to our pets,accidental poisioning can happen from spills or leaks from our cars or containers.The toxin ethylene glycol is what makes antifreeze so lethal to out pets as it has a sweet taste.

Common signs are  Uncoordinated movement ,Nausea and Vomiting ,Constant Urinating ,Diahorrea and Seizures.

 

If you think your pet has ingested any antifreeze please contact your vet immediately.

 

 

Signs of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction

Posted by September 23rd, 2014 in Happy Hounds Walking

This is very Similar to Alzheimer’s disease in humans,Canine Cognitive Dysfunction is caused by physical changes in the brain and in its chemicals.

The results of the changes is how your dog thinks and learns begins to deteriorate which then causes behavioral changes that can upset your dog.

Your dog may show theses signs:

Looking lost in familiar places around the home and garden

Having trouble finding and going through doors and stairs

Not responding to their  name or any familiar commands they are used to

Becoming withdrawn and not wanting to play or go for walks or even wanting go outside

Not recognizing family members, toys, etc.

Regular trembling or shaking while standing or lying down

Frequent soiling in the house, regardless of the amount of times they are brought outside

Sleeping more in the daytime and less during the night

Staring at walls and into space and can be startled by lights and the tv etc.and wanting less fuss

 

If your older dog shows any of these signs seek the advice of your vet.