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Side effects of NSAIDs

Side effects of Metacam (Meloxicam) and Rimadyl (Carprofen) NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as Metacam (Meloxicam) and Rimadyl (Carprofen) are unfortunately the first choice of many traditional vets. However, the possible side effects of Metacam and Rimadyl are often not made clear by the vets. The side effects of NSAIDs such as Metacam and Rimadyl include: Kindey/ renal failure Liver failure Ulcers Appetite (increase or decrease) Vomiting Diarrhoea/ bloody stools Behavioural changes (aggression, seizure, coordination, activity levels) Skin (redness, scabs, scratching) Urination (change in colour/ smell/ frequency) Aneamia (manifested as pale gums) Jaundice (yellowing of gums, skin and whites of eyes) DEATH* *Because...

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Dog Diarrhea: Causes & Information

Dog Diarrhea: Causes & Information

Dog diarrhea is most commonly associated with colitis in dogs, which is essentially caused by an inflammation of the colon which results in soft stools. Dog diarrhea can be a distressing for both dog and owner and can mean frequent trips to the vet. What causes diarrhoea in dogs? Diarrhoea in dogs can be caused by a number of factors. Buying poor-quality and cheap pet food can have an adverse effect on a dog’s digestion system which in turn leads to dog colitis. Overeating can also leave you with a dog colitis problem. This can occur when dogs are fed...

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What to do with your Halloween Pumpkin

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What to do with your Halloween Pumpkin

Make Spooky Halloween Dog Treats  Pooch & Mutt’s recipe for spooky Halloween treats with pumpkin and mint to keep your dog’s breath fresh.   Prep Time: 25 mins Cook Time: 25 mins Total Time: 50 mins   Ingredients: 1 cup pumpkin puree 2 large eggs 4 cups whole wheat flour 1 apple cored and grated 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped   Directions: Preheat oven to 175 degrees C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat; set aside. Beat the pumpkin puree and eggs until well combined, about 1­2...

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Keep your dog calm during fireworks

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Keep your dog calm during fireworks

Now is the time to start preparing your dog for Fireworks. It may seem like a while away, but a bit of action now can save a lot of anguish later. Dogs are far more sensitive to sounds and vibrations than we are, so are understandably scared by fireworks. It is also very hard to get them to understand that we we are letting off small explosive devices to celebrate someone trying to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605, and that this is just for fun. Until we can get dogs to understand us a bit better the...

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Why your dog should have probiotics every day

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Why your dog should have probiotics every day

Why you should make sure your dog gets their daily dose of probiotics  To make sure that you get ‘pickup-able poo’ To help protect them against harmful bacteria, such as E. Coli and Salmonella To help with problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome, collitis and diarrhoea To improve immunity To help with allergies To improve skin and coat condition To ensure you dog absorbs the nutrients from their food To help with behavioural issues To help keep your dog as happy and healthy as can be How can one thing do so much? The long list of what a probiotic...

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