Dog Medecine

Written by Matthew Seigneur

Dog Medecines

Fleas and Ticks

All dogs may at times have a few fleas, which usually is not much of a problem. But, in some cases your dog may be allergic to flea saliva, which will cause a skin allergic reaction to even just one bite. Also, ticks can be a major problem, in some areas. From ticks your dog may contract tapeworm infestation or Lyme disease.

Some products that can help control flea and tick infestations:

Frontline Plus – Each tube contains fipronil and S-Methoprene which kills flea eggs and their larvae. This is one ofrepparttar best products onrepparttar 125777 market to fightrepparttar 125778 infestation of fleas and ticks. Be sure to use this product as described. This product can make some dogs sick if they ingestrepparttar 125779 medicine.

Advantage – This product works extremely fast on relievingrepparttar 125780 flea infestation. It works by stoppingrepparttar 125781 life cycle before it begins by killingrepparttar 125782 fleas before they have time to lay eggs. Advantage is water-resistant, so you can give your dog baths and know he is still protected against fleas and ticks. The active ingredient is imidacloprid. As with Frontline Plus readrepparttar 125783 directions and apply correctly; can make some dogs sick if ingested.

Bacterial Infection

To help heal and prevent skin infections from scrapes or dermatitis and also to reduce fungal growth use topical treatments. You can find Antibacterial topicals in all kinds of forms. There are ointments, shampoos, and sprays. Any type will help as long as it has hydrocortisone.

Some products that can help control bacterial infections:

Septi-Clens Antibacterial Topicals – This product helps to heal skin irritations and minor cuts and also prevents them from becoming infected. As with all medicine please readrepparttar 125784 directions. You may want to coverrepparttar 125785 area where applied with a bandage to prevent ingesting.

Antibacterial Deodorizing Shampoo by Eight In One – This is a great product! You can give your dog a bath and help fight against infection. This shampoo is gentle to your dog’s skin and has added ingredients against infection.

For Worms Your dog can become a victim of several types of internal parasites usually known as worms. Roundworms arerepparttar 125786 most common in puppies. Tapeworms can become a big problem when your dog has a high flea infestation. Treatment for worms usually comes in a pill form that will rid your dog of these parasites.

Some products that can help control gastrointestinal worms:

Drontal suspension isrepparttar 125787 most recommended by vets. This product will help control roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms. It is best for puppies and small dogs. The active ingredients are febantel and pyrantel embonate. As with any medication watch your dog for any signs that he might be allergic torepparttar 125788 medication. If his appetite changes or you notice a change in his bathroom habits, please contact your vet.

Canine Allergies - Does your dog have an Allergy?

Written by Matthew Seigneur

Canine Allergies - Does your dog have an Allergy? Did you know that your dog can have allergies, just like you?

The most common dog allergy is itching ofrepparttar skin. Their respiratory tract can also be affected causing them to wheeze, sneeze, and/or cough. You may even notice a discharge from their eyes and nose. In some cases,repparttar 125776 digestive system can be affected which will cause them to vomit or have diarrhea.

Inrepparttar 125777 United States around 20 percent ofrepparttar 125778 dogs suffer from some type of allergy. Some ofrepparttar 125779 allergies might be allergic to fleas, atopic dermatitis, allergies to food, allergies to some thing inrepparttar 125780 air, allergies to some thing they come in contact with or a bacterial allergy.

Atopic Dermatitis

This canine allergy is caused byrepparttar 125781 dog’s immune system hypersensitivity to common substance around them, such as dust mites or mold. Atopic Dermatitis is an allergic skin disease that usually appears withinrepparttar 125782 first two years of a dog’s life.

Watch your dog for grooming excessively, by licking or chewing his back legs, paws, and abdomen, these are signs that he may suffer from atopic dermatitis. Another way to check is to see if his ears are reddened and hot torepparttar 125783 touch.

There are signs that are not as noticeable like inrepparttar 125784 armpits, groin, and betweenrepparttar 125785 toes of his paws. Saliva staining is another sign of atopic dermatitis. It appears as a reddish brown stain. Ifrepparttar 125786 case becomes severe,repparttar 125787 skin may change color, especiallyrepparttar 125788 abdomen, from a pink to a dark red to a very dark black.

It can be difficult to diagnose because flea allergy, food allergy and parasitic infections have some ofrepparttar 125789 same signs. After you have ruled outrepparttar 125790 three above allergies from you list you may then need to have your dogs skin tested for allergies such as dust mites, pollens, and mold. After your vet has determinedrepparttar 125791 cause ofrepparttar 125792 atopic dermatitis he can recommend treatment. Flea Allergy

Norepparttar 125793 flea is notrepparttar 125794 real allergy here, it isrepparttar 125795 fleas saliva. Your vet can perform a skin allergy test to determine if your dog is allergic to flea saliva. If he is then a regular strict flea control regimen is required to reduce your dog’s symptoms. But, be sure to userepparttar 125796 chemicals with caution, as some can harm your dog. Inhalant Allergy (allergies to some thing inrepparttar 125797 air)

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