I can't stress enough on this subject. If your dog is itching and does not have fleas then it is what they are eating! Dogs are not big on having allergies it is 99% what they are eating. Narrow down the root of the problem. Here are some tips to narrow down the problem here.
1- Never keep your dog food in a plastic container..EVER !
2- No more garbage treats and foods
3- Read your dog food label and learn them. Here is a link here to help find out what is in you dog food.Type in your dog food here and find out what is in it
4- Prepare baggies for snacks in the fridge of poached eggs, raw boneless chicken rinsed and chopped up for easy access for treat time.
5- No flea drops.. Give apple cider vinegar pills daily and use all natural drops. All Natural Flea Drop Link Here
6- One Omega 3 and One apple cider vinegar pill daily to prevent allergies
7- No carbs for dogs! They will get fatty masses!
Ok I just want to warn people that Bloat is common and deadly! You need to learn what to look for and what to keep in your house at all times if you have a dog prone to bloat. Bloat is nothing more than air trapped in a belly of a dog. This can happen so easy! They can bark too much, drink too fast or eat too much food at once and air will get trapped in the belly then expand, twist then they can die. Usually there is no time to get to a vet and if there is they do a major surgery and the dog doesn't always live through it. So today's lesson is learn what you can do to save your dog in a emergency and what to look for..... My dog is a Dudley lab which is a long and lean lab. This means she has a long torso and neck. This is the kind of dog prone to bloat. Air is easily getting into the stomach if a dog has a longer neck style body type. Ok so this just happen again to my family last night. My dog Tequilla spent the week with my nephew which is not uncommon. I pack her bag and her pills for emergency bloat at all times. I always remind him when he leaves to watch for signs of bloat. He got so use to me reminding him that as soon as she showed signs he called me at 2 am in the morning. I told him what to do and to give her pills asap. She made it through bloat for about the tenth time in her 7 years of life now. So I want to share with you what you can do....
1- do not feed more than once cup of food at a time
2- do not give water immediately after dry kibble or it expands in the belly
3- no barking, running or playing 1 hour before or after eating anything
4- barking is never good
5- being dropped off at a stressful new place will cause excessive panting and bloat will occur
6- taking walks with a leash on the collar and not the harness (especially choke collars) no, no
7-always cut food and meats up in bite size peices
9- never warm the food up
10- no playing catch with the treats in the air
Ok so now you know what to do and what not to do. Here is the symptoms
Licking the ground like crazy
Can't lay down and stay still
Vomit White Foam
Scrunching up like the belly hurts
Ok no it's dangerous and you can follow these steps only if you absolutely CAN NOT GET TO A VET. This is only in an emergency situation.. This is what I do...
ALWAYS KEEP GAS- X IN THE HOUSE, CAR AND IN YOUR PURSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I send this with my dog in her bag anywhere she goes and always have it in my cars and house.
Give your dog 5-10 depending on the size with a drop of peanut butter A.S.A.P
I give 5 pills then see how she is doing.
Ok now walk them until they burp!
Then rub the belly and hold a warm towel on the belly to help the gas come out
Make sure there is nothing they can lick up that is dangerous.. Leaves and grass it ok and can help..
They will throw it all up in a little while.
Ok so this is what I have done about 10 times now to save my dogs life from Bloat. She is still here but rember this is at your own risk and is for emergency situations when you can't get to the vet. They will do surgery just warning you...
Things they say to do and buy that help that I find to be worse...
Bloat prevention bowls. They swollow more air trying to get the food out of these.. Its more work and more licking...Give small portions in a regular bowl.
Elevated food and water bowls.. I find this to allow the air in to the throat more. In the wild dogs eat off the ground which causes the neck to pinch off the air as they eat. I find this to be safer to be on the ground as in the wild, Use your own judgement depending on your dogs height.
Peanut butter can cause excessive licking which can cause bloat.
I hope this helps and remember this can happen to any dog but is more common in adults and larger breeds.
A little story behind my artwork. This artwork I did of this pitbull below is a great example of what I do.. This was a pitbull rescued from Detroit in the middle of freezing temperatures. When I heard of the story I offered to turn this story into artwork. This was auctioned at a pitbull fundraiser for a lot of money and proceeds went to helping this little guy out! This is what I like to do! This way there is a story behind the artwork and profits go to the victim in the art.
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Great tip for pee pee on carpet!
If your pup has a pee pee accident on the carpet.....Do nothing to the wet spot and just put a generous amount of baking soda on top the wet spot. In short time you will see yellow color being pulled up and adsorbed by the baking soda.
Give a hour or so and then sweep up what you can... then vac up the rest. Then with a wet cloth (with cleaner on it) give it a few scrubs. Results are great!!!!
Hit the drug store!
The convenience of filling pet prescriptions at the vet will cost you. Tramadol (a pain reliever) can be $64 for 100 tablets at the vet but $54 at Walgreens.
Insist on generics!
A lot of prescriptions have a alternative but make sure your dog doesn't suffer any side effects. My elder dog can not take the generic brands of any medications. She tends to get an odd green discharge in her eyes from the cheaper brand medications, they call it dry eye.
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