Doggy Blues: Getting Help for Dog Depression and Other IssuesDoggy Blues: Getting Help for Dog Depression and Other Issues

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Doggy Blues: Getting Help for Dog Depression and Other Issues

Welcome to my blog. My name is Ashley, and I love my dog Shelly more than anything in the world. I have had her for years, and I have helped her through a range of illnesses and emotional issues. After her brother, Yeats, died, Shelly became rather despondent. I didn't call the vet right away because I didn't realize the vet could help, but after a while, Shelly's mood didn't improve. I just didn't know what to do, so I called the vet. She was amazing. She explained that Shelly had depression, and she prescribed meds for it. Now Shelly and I are happier than ever, and to help others, I decided to start this blog about doggy emotional and physical health. I hope you enjoy it.

2 Additional Products Which Will Help to Keep Your Dog Healthy

If you own a dog, it is likely that you realise that it will need good nutritious food, plenty of exercise and regular checkups with a qualified vet. However, there are also some additional products you should invest in which will help you to keep your pet dog in good health.

A pet scale

If you feed your dog the right type of food in the right sized portions and ensure they get plenty of exercise, you may not see the point of weighing your dog at home. However, weight gain or loss can be an indicator of several other conditions such as Cushing's disease, cancer, parasitic infections and hypothyroidism.

You should invest in a pet scale and use it to weigh your dog periodically. Make a note of your dog's weight each time you weigh it so that you can spot any changes. By not just relying on an annual checkup at the vets, you may be able to spot an issue before it develops into a major life threatening condition.

Pet scales are a larger size when compared to human scales, which will allow you to weigh larger breeds of dogs. Pet scales are also calibrated to provide an accurate measurement, even if your pooch will not stay still when placed on the device. However, you should have the scale tested and calibrated on a periodic basis to ensure it is still giving accurate readings.

A dog first-aid pack

A dog first-aid pack can allow you to treat minor injuries such as scrapes and bites or to provide immediate aid to your pet during an emergency situation which could be life-saving. Below is a guide to things you should include in a dog first aid pack:

  • Contact numbers: In an emergency, it can be difficult to remember the telephone number of your local vet. You should write these numbers down and store them in the dog first aid pack.
  • Paperwork: You should include paperwork which details any vaccinations your dog has received and any medical treatment they have undergone.
  • Pet bandages: These bandages are specially designed, so they adhere to your pet's coat to protect any open wounds.
  • Antiseptic wipes: These wipes will allow you to clean any bites and wounds which your dog sustains.
  • Cold pack: A cold pack will allow you to reduce any inflammation or swelling caused by an injury.
  • Tweezers: A pair of fine tweezers are useful for removing any tics which become lodged in your dog's skin.

If you have any concerns about the health of your pet, contact a vet today.