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Friday, June 16, 2006

Dog health on the internet

There was a time dog health care only appeared in books and magazines. Later, this was also available on television. The advent of the computer and the love of these animals have made some people design websites that address certain issues about the dog.

Dogs need something that humans also give to each other and this is tender and loving care. By treating the animal with love and respect, this loyal pet will reciprocate this in the many years to come.

The best way to take care of the dog will still be bringing this animal to the vet. Tests will show if the animal is alright and if there are questions that the owner will like to ask, the internet can also provide the necessary information instead of calling the doctor.

There are various sites and some specialize in a certain breed while there are those that talk about the health of the dog in general. Though these sites often say the same thing which is often found in books and pamphlets, it has an open forum for dog lovers to discuss other experiences in raising a pet.

These sites also serve as an outlet to keep people up to date about the current trends in veterinary medicine.

One of the biggest concerns of pet owners is the diseases that may happen to the dog. The usual are distemper, parvovirus, canine adenovirus and leptoespirosis. In some cases, there are two types which may happen to the animal and this can be contracted from a variety of places.

Although veterinarians have not been able to eradiate some of these diseases, the only way to control or prevent this from happening will be giving the dog vaccinations. There are different types of drugs and some may wear off after a year which is why the dog must be brought in for another series of shots.

Online dog health sites will also be able to give people information on other things such as things to be aware of in case the mood of the dog suddenly changes. This includes not eating right or if the waste is a different color and texture and since there are many possibilities, the dog must be immediately brought to the vet.

The only way to make sure the dog is perfectly fine will be to visit the vet on a regular basis. If this is a puppy, the owner should bring in the animal at the scheduled time since this is crucial during the first few months of the dog’s life.

As the dog gets older, this can be done once a year or every three years depending on the type of vaccination that the animal needs.

Most online dog sites will also teach the owner proper care. This means how often to give the dog a bath and the kind of food and supplements that can be given.

There are many breeds of dogs. This means the pet could be sociable or loves to travel. The treatment of these animals is very different so the person should ask certain questions or look at the various topics in the site to know what to do.

Online sites that deal with the health of dogs are made by veterinarians and people who love these animals. These are designed to help beginners and others learn the proper way of grooming and taking care of the pet.

For more healthy dogs tips, articles, and resources, visit: http://www.charliehasit.com/healthydogs
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