|Posted by saskatoondogrescue on October 24, 2015 at 3:40 AM||comments (0)|
A PET SAFE HALLOWEEN IS A HAPPY HALLOWEEN
It’s that time again. For goblins and ghosts, pumpkins and pranks, and things that go bump in the night. But as responsible pet owners, please ensure that your dogs and cats aren’t innocent victims of Halloween’s fun and frolics.
Consider the following suggestions to keep your pets safe not sorry.
1. Keep candy out of reach of your pet. Chocolate, especially dark or baking choc...Read Full Post »
|Posted by saskatoondogrescue on August 14, 2015 at 4:05 PM||comments (0)|
BLOAT IN COONHOUNDS
Coonhounds, like other deep-chested breeds, are at the greatest risk for bloat or gastric dilatation volvulus (GDV), which is second only to cancer as the main killer of dogs.
There are many theories as to why GDV happens, but there are still no clearly defined causes for the condition, which can occur in two stages: the first being gastric dilatation and the second being gastric torsion. Dilata...Read Full Post »
|Posted by saskatoondogrescue on August 7, 2015 at 8:35 PM||comments (0)|
Hemangiosarcoma in Golden Retrievers
Hemangiosarcoma, a common form of cancer arising from the lining of blood vessels, mainly affects older, large breed dogs, with Golden Retrievers being one of the more vulnerable. Of the three basic forms of hemangiosarcoma: dermal (skin), hypodermal (under the skin) and visceral (splenic or cardiac), visceral is the most common and the most deadly.
A disproportionate number of Goldens suffe...Read Full Post »
|Posted by saskatoondogrescue on July 27, 2015 at 1:25 PM||comments (0)|
DO YOU KNOW YOUR SHIH TZU?
The Shih Tzu may have several names, including Chinese Lion Dog, Lion Dog and Chrysanthemum Dog, but they all add up to the same thing. One very adorable, personable, often stubborn but always loyal and loving companion.
With his sweet-natured temperament, the Shih Tzu is less demanding and less yappy than most toy breeds. Although solidly built and lively, his exercise needs are few – some short...Read Full Post »
|Posted by saskatoondogrescue on July 15, 2015 at 2:10 AM||comments (0)|
Picture yourself on a sweltering summer day wearing a long winter coat.
Are you hot yet? Itchy? Thirsty? Looking for shade?
Now picture your dogs on that same summer day. And you’ll have some idea of how THEY feel.
Protecting the...Read Full Post »
|Posted by saskatoondogrescue on July 3, 2015 at 2:15 AM||comments (0)|
Sadder words were never spoken.
Because an errand meant to take that proverbial minute is 60 seco...Read Full Post »
|Posted by saskatoondogrescue on June 10, 2015 at 12:25 AM||comments (0)|
Has your dog suddenly started scratching herself or biting certain areas of her body? Chewing on her feet? Rubbing her face back and forth across the carpet?
If so, she may be suffering from seasonal allergies. These reactions to an obvious, but invisible, itch is her body’s way of responding to molecules called “allergens.”Read Full Post »
|Posted by saskatoondogrescue on June 1, 2015 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
With the arrival of summer comes the arrival of an annoying and possibly fatal pest: the tick.
What was once considered a nuisance found only in the wooded countryside has been persistently and increasingly invading cities both large and small. Now ticks can be as close as your neighbourhood park or your neighbour’...Read Full Post »
|Posted by saskatoondogrescue on May 11, 2015 at 1:20 PM||comments (0)|
The lure of the dog park is inescapable. That wide expanse of grass. Trees, shrubs and rocks dotted about. Perhaps a metal fence for added protection.
As inviting as the scene may be, it’s essential that both you and your dog pass the test in proper dog park etiquette before you even enter the grounds.
There may be...Read Full Post »
|Posted by saskatoondogrescue on May 5, 2015 at 3:10 PM||comments (0)|
A single bite from a single infected mosquito can cause an otherwise healthy dog to develop heartworm disease and potentially die.
A heartworm is a parasitic worm (Dirofilaria immitis) that lives in the heart and pulmonary arteries of an affected dog. The worms travel through the bloodstream, damaging arteries and vital organs as they go, before arriving at ...Read Full Post »