Vital Tips on Health Care

(a). HEALTH TIPS: Most signs of a problem for your pet should be fairly obvious. Any one of the signs below should prompt, at the very least, a visit to your veterinarian, who will advise you on the best immediate course of action:

  • Vomiting and constipation
  • Badly swollen joints
  • Hair loss, skin inflammations and wounds
  • Abnormal discharges from the eyes, nose or vulva
  • Fever and shivering
  • Sudden loss or gain in weight
  • Bloody or watery feces or worm in feces
  • Yellow urine or irregular urination
  • Tartar deposit on teeth
  • Coughing and labored breathing
  • Loss of coordination and dizziness.
  • Weakness.

(b)TRAVEL TIPS:
If you wish to embark on a trip with your pet, a visit to your veterinarian is very important. He will, among other things, advise you on the best medication for your pet to prevent motion sickness. The following tips may be of use to you:

  • Give your pet a light meal, at least an hour before leaving or restrict food and water before traveling if you are making a short trip.
  • Endeavor to create enough ventilation inside the car without predisposing your pet to suffocation.
  • Make sure that your pet has an up to date vaccinations before traveling.
  • If your pet is not yet used to travels expose it to frequent drives to allow it get used to car travel.
  • Do not forget to take along your pet’s leash, bowls, medications (if any), pet first aid kit, beddings, feeding bowls and a proper pet identification tag.
  •  Stop for frequent bathroom and exercise breaks.
  • If you are going on international travel call the airline to discuss their pet policies and fees, get the proper sized and well ventilated pet carrier.
  • Call the hotel you intend to lodge and find out about their policies. Some hotels do not permit guest to lodge with their pets.