Every dog owner wants a heleathy pet, but problems
major or minor, are bound to arise from time to time. Ti is important to understand the types of disorder that can affect
your dog and to observe the signs of illness so that you can give an accurate description to your vet. Basic signsof illness
are , the dog is off its food or the dog is running a temperature, or crying in pain all these are an indecation the dog is
not well.Use these to gain an idea of what is wrong, how serious it is and what is the best form of action to take. But if
you have any doubts at all take your dog to the vet. Your dog rerelies on you for its heleath and well being.MAKE SURE IT
HAS THE APPROPRIATE VACCINATIONS TO PROTECT IT AGAINST INFECTIOUS DISEASES.
THE VETS EXAMINATION
Unless the problem is obviously localized, the vet
will examin your dogs whole body, starting at the head and working downwards. EYES AND NOSE, are inspected for discharges(
dont clean them before you visit) EARS,are looked into with the naked eye and may be smelled or investigated wiyh an auriscope.
SKIN AND COAT,the vet will run his hands over the body to feel for lumps or bumps or areas of mattered hair which could suggest
weeping from the skin.RESPIRATION,the vet watches this when the dog arrives and also as it settles down. GUMS. are examined
for signs of anaemia,jaundice,haemorrhage and dental problems. CHEST AND LUNGS,the vet listens to these with a stethoscope.
TESTE, in males the presence of two nomal testes is checked. BREASTS in mature bitches these are checked for tumours. INTERNAL
ORGANS the vet palpates these if the dog isnt to fat.
These are some of the PARASITES dogs
THINGS TO LOOK FOR,parasites (fleas,lice,
mites.) bacterial sores small, infected spots and scaly,red inflamed areas. try antiparasitic bath, if in doubt treat for
fleas. Generalized bacterial sores, or ear problems impacted anal sacs need veterinary attention.HAIR LOSS things to look
for broken hairs in the coat, inflamed skin, bald areas, excessive prolonged moult. common causes of hair loss without irritation
are hormonal and need veterinary treatment. if diet is the problem, multivitamins and extra oils may stop the moult, but if
no responce after a few weeks consult a vet.
Vomiting And Diarrhoea
Most causes of vomiting are linked with
gastritis and most of diarrhoea with enteritis. If untreated, either is likely to lead to the other. If your dog is obviously
ill or has a temperature then consult your vet as soon as convenient.
Discharge from the ear.indicates an
infection of the outer ear. THINGS TO LOOK FOR. 1 gritty, black material. 2 runny, smelly black discharge. 3 thick yellow/green
discharge. 4pain, 5 ear flap swelling 6 apparent deafness. POSSIBLE CAUSES. Depending on the discharge, the cause could be
mites ( gritty discharge ), yeasts ( runny black discharge or bacterial infections thick yellow/green discharchge ). THESES
CONDITIONS SHOULD BE EXAMINED AND TREATED BY A VET.
THIS IS A SKELETAL SRUCTURE OF A NEWFOUNDLAND.
1 OESOPHAGUS 2LUNGS 3 GALL BLADDER 4 LIVER 5 KIDNEY 6 STOMIC
7 INTESTINES 8 URINARY BLADDER.