Important Facts About Your Dog's Health

Your best friend's health is the key to a long & happy life. Here are some basic tips to help you spot potential problems and administer treatment in a timely manner. 

Eye Conditions

  • Infections

  • Cataracs

  • Corneal Ulcers

  • In-growing eyelids

  • Injury

  • Irritation

  • Pink Eye

Eye Maintenance

  • Keep hair trimmed around the eyes.

  • Use a cotton ball and saline solution to clean discharge around eye.

  • If you suspect an eye infection contact your vet.

Mouth Conditions

  • Bad Breath

  • Periodontal Disease

  • Gingivitis

  • Discolored Teeth

  • Tarter Buildup

  • Bleeding Gums

Mouth Maintenance

  • Brush & rinse teeth daily.

  • Routine oral checkups by vet.

  • Proper diet with dry food.

  • Dental chew toys & treats.

  • Routine dental cleanings.

Liver Conditions

  • Jaundice

  • Encephalopathy

  • A scites

  • Bleeding

  • Antibiotics

  • Diuretics

Liver Maintenance

  • Grains, fish, eggs.

  • High Protein & Fat

  • Vitamin B & E

  • S-Adensoyl

  • L-Methionin

Joint Conditions

  • Arthritis

  • Hip Dysplasia

  • Spine Disc Disease

  • Patellar Luxation

Joint Maintenance

  • Healthy diet

  • Weight management

  • Anti-Inflammatory & pain relief medication

  • Nutritional supplements

  • Physical therapy

  • Surgery.

Common Dog Parasites

  • Fleas

  • Ticks

  • Ear Mites

  • Demodex Mites

  • Cheyletiella Mites

  • Lice

  • Mosquitoe's

  • Bot Flies

  • Sand Fleas

  • Hook Worms

  • Tape Worms

  • Heart Worms

  • Lung Worms

  • Stomach Worms

Dog parasites can cause serious disorders, such as, allergies, infections, anemia, diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, fatigue, respiratory distress and even death.

If you suspect your dog has any of these parasites please contact your vet immediately for proper treatment.

Ear Conditions

  • Ear Infections

  • Allergies

  • Dirt

  • Trauma

  • Parasites

Ear Maintenance

  • Keep ears dry.

  • Groom under ear flap.

  • Gently wipe off accumulated wax, dirt & debris.

  • Use a cleansing solution to remove excessive wax or discharge.

  • If you suspect an ear fection contact your vet.

Skin Conditions

  • Allergies

  • Yeast Infection

  • Ring Worm

  • Alopecia

  • Mange

  • Fleas & Ticks

  • Folliculitus

  • Skin Infections

  • Injury

Skin Maintenance

  • Use hypoallergenic soaps & shampoos.

  • Regularly brush dogs hair to prevent matting.

  • Avoid dog food with artificial fillers and ingredients.

  • Feed your dog a healthy, well balanced diet.

  • Use flea and tick medications.

Heart Conditions

  • Congestive Heart Failure

  • Heart Murmur

  • Heart Worms

  • Heart Valve Disease

  • Arrhythimia

Kidney Conditions

  • Vomiting

  • Weight Loss

  • Blood in Urine

  • Mouth Ulcers

  • Pale Gums

  • Loss or Decrease in Appetite

  • Change in Water Consumption

  • Listlessness

  • Chemical Odor on Breath

Kidney Maintenance

  • Raw or grain free diet.

  • Plenty of clean water.

  • Fluid therapy.

  • Manage blood electrolytes.

  • Prescribed Medications.

  • Dialysis.

Plants that are TOXIC to Dogs

  • Autumn Crocus

  • Axalea

  • Daffodils

  • Dieffenbachia

  • Tulips

  • Kalanchoe

  • Sago Palm

  • Oleander

  • Cyclamen

  • Amaryllis

  • Lilies

  • Foxglove

  • Hyacinth

  • Hydrangea

  • Elephant Ear

  • Morning Glory

Foods that are TOXIC to Dogs

  • Chocolate

  • Nuts

  • Apple Seeds & Core

  • Avocado

  • Coconut & Coconut Oil

  • Grapes & Raisins

  • Apricots

  • Onions & Chives

  • Garlic

  • Raw & Undercooked Meat & Bones

  • Chamomile

  • Salt

  • Salty Snack Foods

  • Cherries

  • Mustard Seed

  • Rhubarb

  • Tomato Plant

  • Citrus Fruit

  • Coffee

  • Raw Eggs

  • Milk & Dairy

  • Potatoes

  • Peaches

  • Licorice

  • Alcohol

  • Yeast Dough

Heart Maintenance

  • Healthy diet

  • Daily exercise

  • Nutritional supplements

  • Surgery

  • See a vet

  • Prescribed medications

Fran Saxon

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Port St. Lucie, FL