There are many different dog health problems that you may encounter if you share your life with a canine or two. There are ways to both prevent them from happening and to treat them if the do occur. These measures involve a system of natural dogs health care.
Dogs can tolerate all manner of foods few other animals can. They are natural scavengers, so eating other animals’ poo or a decaying corpse is not something their digestive system has difficulty with.
However, they will still reject some things they eat. To help with this process, they will eat grass. This is medicinal and is normal, healthy and natural. Always allow your dog access to clean, fresh, unpolluted grass.
So a single or few episodes of vomiting are normal and natural. If it is not accompanied by other symptoms and is short lived, it is not anything to worry about. However, frequent vomiting is. Frequent vomiting can show there is a problem with the kidneys, liver or stomach and will probably need investigation.
An additional problem with frequent vomiting is dehydration. If your dog drinks more during this time, it shows he is trying to heal himself. If he doesn’t then dehydration is a very real possibility.
Never try to force feed a dog. Digestion takes up an enormous amount of energy, which is needed to help him heal himself. When this is resolved, his appetite will return.
Stool is another area that you need to keep your eye on. Any change from normal, if sustained, may indicate a problem. Always be aware of the appearance, consistency, size, colour and odour on a regular basis. You can also see if your dog has tapeworm. Tapeworms appear as grains of rice which expand as they move. They quickly die after being expelled with the stool and then they turn yellow.
Another common problem in dogs is respiratory problems, so become familiar with his breathing rate, so you know when it is abnormal.
Behavioural changes are common in dogs who have a health problem. These can be minor such as refusing a normally much loved walk, or major, such as aggression.
Always put yourself in your dog’s shoes, as it were. Try to imagine how you would communicate with someone who doesn’t understand you, how you feel. You only have recourse to body language. So use your gut feelings, Think outside the square. Think laterally.
You can make immediate changes to help heal a current problem and to prevent further problems happening, by using a system of natural dogs health care. Feeding your dog a quality, natural diet has almost magical healing properties, showing that commercial dog food is a real problem.
Using natural therapies, especially homeopathy, for all your dogs health needs can treat successfully the impossible and prevent the probable.