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Tip of the Month: Health

March 15, 2011 by Nylabone Products  |  Dog News  |  Comments (0)  | 
Tip of the Month: Health
  • Your dog needs regular visits to the vet, just as humans need checkups from a physician. Vet exams can also diagnose or rule out any physiological issues that could be contributing to a particular behavior issue.
    ~Ann Allums , CPDT-KA, Best Friends Animal Society, Kanab, UT

  • Taking good care of your canine companion is extremely important! Visit your veterinarian as needed but at least once a year. Keep your pet up to date on vaccinations and/or an alternative. Regular grooming and bathing are also important for your pet’s health, as is an appropriate diet.
    ~Jacquelyn England , A Dog’s Life, Sunnyvale, CA

  • It can be difficult to get a urine sample from small female dogs. An easy way to collect it is to use a large, long-handled plastic spoon. You probably already have one in your utensil drawer in the kitchen. Simply press the spoon down into the grass and slide it under the dog once she has started the flow. The size of the large plastic spoon is just right to collect a 5 ounce (14– ml) sample, and the plastic slides easily in the grass and does not seem to be as intrusive as metal. Simply transfer the liquid to a sealed container and transport to the vet.
    ~Ann Isenhour , Bow Wow Boutique, Gastonia, NC

  • Puppies should be wormed at every vet visit until age 12 to 16 weeks.
    ~Ann Allums , CPDT-KA, Best Friends Animal Society, Kanab, UT

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Excerpted from Top Tips from Top Trainers – 1001 Practical Tips and Techniques for Successful Dog Care and Training © 2010 T.F.H. Publications, Inc. Used by Permission.

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