Health and First Aid

Health and First Aid

Hyperacute Exertional Rhabdomyolysis

Hyperacute Exertional Rhabdomyolysis HER is the second most potentially lethal inflicted illness hounds can suffer aside of bloat. It can strike your dog at time of year simply by over exercising it. If your dog is unfit and used to short lead walks and you then take it out off[…]

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Canine CPR

CPR 1. It is not appropriate to attempt resuscitation of an elderly dog that has a history of heart failure. A heart (be it human or canine can only be brought out of ventricular fibrillation by an electric defibrillator). 2. Assuming that a dog has suffered an acute trauma and[…]

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Steroid Responsive Meningitis (SRM)

Steroid Responsive Meningitis (SRM) SRM  is a particular form of meningitis which affects the arteries in many body system tissues as well as the meninges, but as its name states, it can be treated successfully with steroids. SRMA is not contagious. Most cases are seen in dogs under the age[…]

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Bloat and GDV

Bloat All dogs are at risk of bloat. Large chested breeds like our beloved sighthounds are more prone to bloat. When bloat occurs, the dog’s stomach fills with air, fluid and/or food. The enlarged stomach puts pressure on other organs, can cause difficulty breathing, and eventually may decrease blood supply[…]

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Heatstroke

Heatstroke Heatstroke can be fatal. It doesn’t have to be the middle of summer for your dog to get heatstroke, it can happen in a matter of minutes in a car on a spring day too. Heatstroke can and DOES kill. Please be aware of all the signs of heatstroke.[…]

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