Dogs Tag

VOSD Donation Appeal

Posted On July 31, 2018By straysadminIn Campaigns, VOSD Blog

FUND INDIA’S RESCUE OF DOG RESCUERS

Life in India is changing fast, but not fast enough for our street dogs. Haven’t you felt sad looking at the dogs in street? The terror. The hunger. The emptiness. Haven’t you wondered how could make it better. The best hope is for one to be rescued. But a rescued dog waits for either of 2 things – to get adopted or die waiting. Each ‘shelter’ or rescue has a limited geographical footprint. Could it be any different? Well, VOSD makes a difference by supporting rescuers and rescue efforts acrossRead More
Aural Hematoma | VOSD Blog

Posted On April 20, 2018By straysadminIn Vet Advice

Aural Hematoma in Dogs

Cause and treatment of Aural Hematoma Ear hematomas develop when the tiny blood vessels in the floppy part of the dog ruptures. The vessels bleed under the skin and form a fluid-filled pocket. Ear hematomas can develop from too much head shaking, obsessive scratching at the ears, trauma to the ears (sometimes caused by smacking the ears against things during head shaking), infection, inflammation, parasites, or most commonly dog fights. If the problem isn’t addressed and blood and other fluids continue to accumulate in the skin, the hematoma can becomeRead More
Munna Hazarey VOSD Rescued Dog

Posted On April 20, 2018By straysadminIn Vet Advice

Treating Maggot Wounds in Dogs

The bad thing about maggot wounds is that they are surprisingly common. The good thing is that unless a large part of the dog’s body or organs have been eaten away they are very easy to heal. Unfortunately any number of ‘home’ treatments complicate situations for dogs whereas actual treatment is straighforward and most of the time requires no hospitalization. What are maggots and how do they get to dogs?  A puncture wound on a dogs skin especially a place he can’t lick can easily turn into a maggot wound.Read More
Skin diseases in Dog | VOSD Blog

Posted On April 20, 2018By straysadminIn Vet Advice

Skin disease in Dogs

Types of ‘bugs’ that cause skin disease There are 4 types of things that would cause skin disease in a dog.  All conditions (other than truly auto immune conditions) can be completely reversed. Please note however that most severe itching and skin loss causes secondary bacterial and fungal infections too so the disease may not be only one – but the cause has to be addressed for the dog to get better. Bugs that are called ectoparasites (literally the things that live on the outside i.e. in the hair). TheseRead More
Renal failure I Symptoms & Treatment I VOSD Dog Care

Posted On April 20, 2018By straysadminIn Vet Advice

Kidney (renal) failure in Dogs

Identifying and treating Kidney (renal) failure What is kidney/ renal failure in dogs? The inability of the kidneys to remove waste products from the blood is kidney failure. The bodies of animals produce toxins all day, everyday, and the toxins circulate to the kidneys to be dissolved in water, filtered out and excreted through urination. Kidney (renal) failure occurs when a dog’s kidneys are no longer able to remove waste and concentrate urine. The build-up of toxins produces the signs and symptoms of poisoning – called uremic poisoning. Kidney failureRead More
Rabies and Tetanus Vaccination | VOSD Blog

Posted On April 20, 2018By straysadminIn Vet Advice

Rabies and Tetanus vaccinations

Critical information on Rabies and Tetanus vaccinations The simple fact is Rabies and Tetanus have NO CURES, have 100% human fatality after symptoms appear and both lead to excruciatingly painful deaths. Rabies and Tetanus can only be prevented. Rabies is transferred from the saliva of the infected dog. Any bites that draw blood need to addressed immediately. Rabies vaccines are painless shot that is given in the arm, not in your abdomen like in old times. Tetanus develops through wound contamination and often involves a cut or puncture wound. It takesRead More
Parvo | VOSD Blog

Posted On April 19, 2018By straysadminIn Vet Advice

Treating Canine Distemper

Critical things to know about Canine Distemper: It is one of the most frequent killers of stray and pet dogs and fatality is very high It is deadly and very common. So you might miss a rabies shot but don’t miss one for Distemper The first line of defence for a dog is ‘vaccinations’ If you suspect distemper get to a vet quickly that will give treatment. Left on its own and most treatment that average vets provide your dog will die Don’t let your vet determine by ‘examination’ andRead More
Crowdfunding for dogs of VOSD Husna Campaign

Posted On April 19, 2018By straysadminIn Vet Advice

Identification and Treatment of Mange

Identification and Treatment of Mange: Sarcoptic (red) & Demodectic (demodecosis) mange Mange is a type of inflammatory skin disease caused by tiny parasitic mites on dogs. Nearly all dogs carry mites in small numbers throughout their lives. Generally, a dog’s immune system is sufficient to keep the number of mites low and prevent noticeable symptoms. In cases of mange, however, the population of mites grows out of control. Large colonies of mites can cause skin lesions, hair loss, and even immune system problems. Dogs can contract two forms of mangeRead More
VOSD Tick and Flea protection
Identifying & treating wet eczema / hot spots / acute moist dermatitis Acute moist dermatitis is commonly called wet eczema (we’ll refer to it as wet eczema). It appears as a spontaneous eruption on the skin as a small area that appears red, irritated, and inflamed. It generally appears as a patch but can also be in the form of a stripe running across the torso of the dog. It can occur in any breed but is very common in Golden and Labrador retrievers. It can be found anywhere onRead More
Rakesh Shukla I Founder VOSD & TWB I VOSD Dog Sanctuary

Posted On April 16, 2018By straysadminIn Vet Advice

The essential medical kit

The essential medical kit If you have a dog, or rescue dogs, keep a treatment kit handy with you with the following essential supplies: Basic medical supplies Melonex 7.5 mg tabs ALWAYS give with a Rantac tab to prevent acidity buildup Melonex inj Tremedol inj. 2 units – stronger painkiller Botropase inj 2 units (prevents excessive bleeding) Vitamin K inj 2 units (prevents excessive bleeding) Rantac inj. 5 units (prevents hyperacidity) Emset inj. 5 units (prevents vomiting) Atropine inj 2 units (prevents excess salivation) Dexa inj 2 units (prevents theRead More