Heartworm Treatment for cats and dogsWritten by Niall Kennedy
The treatment for heartworms is different for cats and dogs. Do not ever give medicine intended for a cat to your dog or vice versa.
Once your pet has heartworms treatment is not easy. You want to rid your pet of heartworms but many factors need to be looked at before proceeding. Your veterinarian will have to do many tests to determine how many worms your pet has, how it is affecting your pet and if your pet can handle side effects of medication.
Let’s first look at treatment of heartworms for dogs. The first thing that will have to be done is an evaluation of your dog and what treatment is necessary to stabilize them for treatment for heartworms and then elimination of all heartworms and larvae.
The adult heartworms will be killed first, then comes larvae and microfilaria. Both have to kill with different treatments. There are side effects that can happen that are very dangerous to your dog while ridding them of adult heartworm. As adult heartworms die they can become lodged in arteries. The arteries are already inflamed by presence of these worms but as worms decompose arteries can become more inflamed and your dog will need to be watched carefully for things like this that may occur during treatment. Sometimes, according to how infested your dog is with heartworms, he may need to stay at hospital for proper care. Talking with your veterinarian will ease your mind and let you know best options for your dog.
Best Age to Obtain an new puppyWritten by Pixiedust Papillons And Phalenes
Best Age to get Papillon or Phalene Puppies Buyers have a lot of questions when they are looking for Papillon or Phalene puppies for sale. When is best age to get Papillon or Phalene puppies is one of questions. There is a lot of controversy between breeders and other dog professionals--trainers, pet counselors and even owners--over best age to place or sell a puppy. Some Papillon and Phalene Breeders claim that they need to keep Papillon puppies or Phalene Puppies longer than larger breed dogs and they offer several reasons for this, some contradictory. They say Papillons or Phalenes must stay with it's dam and littermates longer than a large breed for "socialization", or they want to decide if Papillon or Phalene Puppies are show or pet quality, or that it is too fragile to leave earlier, or even that new owners cannot take care of such a small puppy. Many non-breeding animal professionals seriously dispute need for a puppy to stay with its dam and littermates to "learn how to be a dog". In fact, a dog is born with natural instinct to be what it is. A puppy raised with a litter of kittens will still be a dog--still bark not meow, and still dig in yard and chase things that run or retrieve or chew--it will not lose it's natural instinct to act like a dog. The actual facts are--humans do not want a dog that has 'stayed with it's dam and littermates to learn to be a dog"!! Humans do not want a pet, especially Papillon or Phalenes, that barks excessively, chews furniture and clothes, goes "potty" anywhere in house and ignores human voice and commands. Instead, most pet-loving people want a Papillon or Phalene puppy that will bond to them, easy to teach to obey basic commands, likes to be with people and is relatively easy to housetrain (we never believe in house breaking) and does not bark for no reason at all. So when does this bonding start? Nature itself starts breaking mother-puppy bond when puppy is fully weaned. Puppies look to those who bring food and safety to establish a new bond. This is when human--puppy bond begins. When papillon and phalene puppies have a full set of baby teeth and can eat on their own, dam usually will move away from puppies more often, to avoid sharp little teeth. This is time a wild dog would begin to hunt for her puppies and this is when papillon or phalene breeder becomes primary food source for puppy. And this age is usually around 6 weeks. Pet professionals and many who also train their own dogs, have agreed that younger puppies train more easily and bond to new owners more closely when placed between 6 and 10 weeks of age. (there are certain legal restrictions in selling or shipping before 8 weeks in some states) After this age, Papillon or Phalene puppies slowly becomes more set in their ways and these ways become more difficult to change later in life.