Dog and puppy owners need to be sure they understand a few dog health problems basics so they can help their pets if by chance they contract one of the common dog health problems.
Seems like over the years there has been a lot of really bad advice handed down from generation to generation of dog owners. Strangely enough, lots of people still think that if their dog has a cold nose, then the dog is healthy. Not only is that untrue, because there is nothing that links a cold and wet nose to good dog health, but believing that may actually turn out to be harmful to the dog. Their owner may miss some of the more common dog health problems like worms, mange mites, heart disease or any other canine health condition.
Owners who are really paying attention to their dogs good health need to let go of such beliefs that have no basis in science and instead focus on looking at the overall condition of the dog including regular physical checks of the eyes, teeth, ears, mouth and skin for any abnormalities that could have signs and symptoms of a particular disease.
A truly knowledgeable dog owner needs to be sure they provide the care that their dog needs, including a healthy diet (some trips are OK), visits to the vet, and regular grooming so that their pets can enjoy long and healthy lives.
There are a number of common conditions that can strike even the best cared for dog. And it's a really good idea in the age of easy access to information for pet owners to take a look through some of the great websites available for helping them take care of their dogs' health.
For instance, canine heart disease is a disturbingly common canine health issue that could easily be mistaken for everyday listlessness on the dog's part. Without the dog's owner finding out a little information about the signs and symptoms of canine heart disease, the signs might be missed.
Now its not that the internet should be a substitute for good care by a vet, but there are many conditions that could have helped the dog owner if they just knew what to look for before they talked with the vet. It is always a good idea to have as much information as possible so you can talk intelligently with the vet when you call or take your dog in for a visit.
Source by Mason Joseph