Diagnose & Knowing your Dog

Health Cares: Developments in dog's health care mean that, actually, it is possible to avoid most of the fatal dog diseases through regular inoculations. Safe anesthetics and sophisticated materials also mean that surgical procedures can be followed with minimum risk, increasing the average life span for dogs. Nevertheless, there other kinds of danger (at home or on the highway). Many dogs are killed by cars yearly. A good training and surveillance by owners are fundamental of a health care program.

His Veterinarian: It's not hard to find a good veterinarian, and soon after buying a dog is a good idea to visit him. So he can check your dog, and give him the necessary vaccines.

How can I know that my dog is sick and needs medical attention?
First indications are usually eating and drinking habits, as well as his mood in general, and his desire to exercises. When taking your dog to the veterinarian, make a list of the symptoms that are worrying you, specifying since when you have noted them. The veterinarian may also need the exact date of the last heat of female dogs, or if she has been castrated, how long you had her, an if she has been vaccinated. Then he will ask you some question before starting to examine the dog. This is "taking note of their history". Be as precise as possible. If your dog has been drinking more water than usual, specify how many liters daily. It's very hard for the veterinary to get the right and useful impression, if you tell him the dog drinks two bowls, if he does not knows the volume of those bowls. Take a look to your dog when doing his necessities, to detect some difficulty in urinating or defecation. Asking is better even if not necessary, than letting time go by, cause the dog can't tell you when he needs it. The veterinarian can diagnose diseases and give the correct medicines, but the owner is the interpreter between the dog and the veterinarian.

Is it important to always take the dog to the same veterinarian?

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