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It's A Dog's Life - YOUR Dog's! Newsletter, Issue #018 - Nail Trimming
April 15, 2007
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Issue 18

Table of Contents

Nail Trimming

First Aid Tips




No struggle nail trimming

Cutting your pup's toenails need not be a wrestling match.

The problem is that most of us do not handle our pup's feet and toes except when we plan a pedicure.

Daily handling mixed in with belly-rubbing sessions and treats will make almost any pup relaxed about having his feet touched.

By linking something he enjoys (belly rubs and/or treats) with something he is not too sure about (having his feet handled), you can improve your pup�s view of toenail cutting.

This link will take you to a page on Dog-First-Aid-101 that talks more about Daily Care for your Dog.

This link will take you to a page on Dog-First-Aid-101 that talks more about Trimming you Dogs Nails.


Some short First Aid Tips

Injured eye Look carefully for any obvious foreign body, such as a grass seed.

Perforating foreign bodies must be removed very carefully under general anesthetic by a vet, as they can easily be pushed in further.

Flushing the eye with clean, warm water may do this.

Prevent the dog from rubbing the affected eye with his paws or on furnishings, and take him to a vet for examination and treatment.

If the eye is severely injured then cover it with damp gauze and take the dog to the vet immediately.

This link will take you to a page on Dog-First-Aid-101 that talks more about Your Dogs Eyes.

Vomiting It isn't too worrying if your dog vomits occasionally, and it is only when it occurs several times over a short period of time, or the animal appears generally unwell that you need be concerned.

If your dog is vomiting persistently, take note of both the act of vomiting and the nature of what he vomits, so that you can describe it to your veterinarian.

Collect some vomitus in a bottle for the veterinarian to examine.

Do not feed your pet, and call your veterinarian for advice

This link will take you to a page on Dog-First-Aid-101 that talks more about Causes of Vomiting.

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