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Has My Dog Been Poisoned? (top poisoning symptoms in dogs)
 
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Has your dog been poisoned? If you're wondering what the poisoning symptoms in dogs are then stick around to find out how to tell if your dog has eaten a common pet poison. Clearly it depends on the poison but many symptoms of poisoning are the same. Many symptoms cross over and so we can make some generalizations and break them down into those affecting different parts of the body. Probably the most common group of poisoning symptoms is intestinal signs.  This might include excessive salivation, vomiting and diarrhea.  But these are pretty common symptoms so when should you be worried that it is more than a simple tummy upset? Watch for more information. Our next big common group of poisoning symptoms for common pet poisons is neurological signs.  Issues with the bodies nervous system are again a relatively common feature, becoming more common if higher doses of poison are consumed or if treatment is delayed.  These signs might involve twitching, tremors, wobbliness (also known as ataxia), in-coordination, seizures and fitting.  Any of these signs, regardless of cause, should prompt a visit to your vet as soon as possible. Problems with the blood is our number 3 symptom group with several toxins causing issues here.  Bleeding is a result of rat bait poisoning, one of the most common poisonings seen.  This bleeding could be anywhere and so may not be obvious but bloody vomit or coughing up blood are symptoms you would certainly notice.  Bleeding evidence can also be seen by looking at your dogs gums.  If they are pale or even white then blood loss is one possible cause. Many toxins will cause the heart to become much more rapid than normal.  This might be because the body in general is under some degree of stress or because the toxin is directly affecting the heart, causing it to beat more quickly.  Tied to this is the potential for the heart rhythm to also become erratic and for an arrhythmia to develop. Next up are the kidneys and liver.  Both of these organs can be involved in processing and removing toxins from the blood and both can be affected or irreparably damaged by some toxins.  With kidney damage, symptoms may be very vague and just consist of your pet appearing lethargic, going off their food and being generally very unwell. Our final group of potential poisoning symptoms in dogs are those who do not fit into the other categories.  These include pain or discomfort, restlessness, hyperactivity, abdominal bloating, a raised body temperature, coma and finally death. These symptoms are often very vague so it is not always easy to tell for sure if your pet has been poisoned. If you have any concerns then you should get in touch with your vet straight away. If poisoning is the cause of your pet being unwell then rapid treatment will give them the best chance of a full recovery. More common pet poisons: poisonous foods: https://youtu.be/bMs4MNF38p8 poisons in the house + garden: https://youtu.be/d7XBOcGaD0s Our Pets Health - vet advice for a healthier, happier life https://www.ourpetshealth.com Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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How to Cool a Dog Down Quickly (and save their life) | Hot weather dog care pt 4
 
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Heatstroke can be a rapid killer so learning how to cool a dog down quickly and prevent heatstroke might just save your dogs life. Heatstroke in dogs is a serious risk and it doesn't even need to be that hot outside. A warm spring day can be just as risky as a hot summer one. If your dog has not had time to adapt and become acclimatized then an un-seasonally warm spell may be enough. Learning how to cool a dog down quickly can be life saving. Heatstroke is a true dog emergency but it has been shown that if an owner cools their dog down before taking them to the vet then the chance of dying is greatly reduced. Join me as I go through and explain 5 key steps to cool your dog if you are worried they might be developing heatstroke. Cooling your dog off is not the end of their care. Heat stroke can cause multi-organ failure and so taking your dog to the vet quickly is a key step to ensuring their survival. Accessories to keep your dog cool: - Folding bowl - https://amzn.to/2N0qM8k - Water bottle and bowl - https://amzn.to/2u7bZ4T - Crate fan for the house and car - https://amzn.to/2u83bLV - Cooling vest wrap - https://amzn.to/2u5S6em - Neck cool pack - https://amzn.to/2m3AdZd - Pet sunscreen! - https://amzn.to/2KMiunK Hot weather dog care: - How hot does a parked care get? - https://youtu.be/h-GXvIMYkig - Can the pavement burn dog paws? - https://youtu.be/uiH3M_UIaHk - Corn Cobs and other BBQ dangers - https://youtu.be/2vH8UTWgEC0 Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your dog or cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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When Should You Neuter a Cat and Why: the risks and benefits
 
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When should you castrate or spay your kitten or cat? Are there any side-effects to early neutering or is early age desexing the best thing you could do for your cat? Find out exactly how much to feed your cat so they can be the healthiest weight possible: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator We castrate and spay our cats for many different reasons. The big benefits to your cat and us as their owners are many: - Reduction in fighting - Elimination of pyometra risk - Reduced risk of FIV + FeLV - Reduced roaming and so getting lost or injured - Reduced spraying and marking behavior - Elimination of calling - Reduction in general stress - reduced shelter population The traditional age for a cat spay or castration is 5-6 months. This is fine if it actually gets done then and your cat stays indoors until that point. The age of sexual maturity though can be as young as 4 months of age. This clearly leaves a window of opportunity for your cat to get pregnant if they are female, or start competing and fighting for the attention of any entire female in the neighborhood if your cat is male. What are the potential side effects of being spayed or castrated and does the age at which this takes place make any difference? - Anesthetic death: in several studies there is no difference in death rate with those undergoing this procedure from as early as 7 weeks to the those cats being anesthetized as adults. Several different anesthetic techniques have also been looked at and all that were studied were found to be safe. There is a risk with every anesthetic and surgical procedure but in reality this risk is very low at around 0.1% and the age at which a cat is neutered doesn't seem to affect this risk. In fact, those cats neutered earlier actually seem to develop fewer minor surgical complications. - orthopedic or skeletal issues: no evidence of any increase in risk - urinary tract disease: again there doesn't appear to be any association, certainly in male cats castrated early or later. Older cats and those that are fat are a higher risk with castrated males living longer and tending to be more overweight, but age at castration doesn't appear to play a role. - Finally, does early age desexing affect a cats behavior? Well again, no. In one study those neutered earlier had increased hiding behavior but this wasn't found in a separate study and in both there was no difference in spraying, fearful behavior or aggression. The bottom line is that it appears there are many benefits to being spayed or castrated but very few downsides of being neutered. Perhaps the only one being the risk of the surgery itself. Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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How To Get Your Cat to Drink More Water: top 10 strategies
 
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It can be really difficult to know how to get your cat to drink more water. With these 10 simple steps your cat will easily be drinking as much as they need to Cats tend to have a low thirst drive which is why you often won't actually see your cat drink.  This is also why getting your cat to drink more water can be challenging. The problem with this is that if your cat becomes unwell for any reason, or if they have a disease that compromises their ability to conserve water then they can quickly become dehydration.  Examples of this are diabetes, kidney disease and liver disease.  Dehydration can be very dangerous, compromising overall health and potentially making their condition worse. So what can we do to change this?  Well here are my top 10 tips for how to get your cat to drink more water. - Switch to wet food - Refresh Water Bowls Regularly - Change the water type - Add Flavor - Use Different Bowls - Running Water - Add Water to Your Pets Food - Water Location - Increase the Number of Meals - Subcutaneous Fluids If your pet has a condition that is prone to making them become dehydrated then increasing their water intake might make all the difference in ensuring they have an excellent quality of life as well as potentially extending their life. Related videos: cystitis in cats: https://youtu.be/W6QeHzFzNpI blocked bladder emergency: https://youtu.be/cemeKM_T53s Our Pets Health - vet advice for a healthier, happier life https://www.ourpetshealth.com Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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11 Tips for How to Keep a Dog Cool in Summer + Prevent Heatstroke | Hot Weather Dog Care pt 5
 
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Learning how to keep a dog cool in summer is a vital step to help prevent them overheating and developing heat stroke. Heatstroke is a real killer and even is you know how to cool a dog down quickly and get them to the vet straight away there is a real chance of death. Prevention (as always) is much better than cure and learning how to keep your dog cool in summer will help make sure that your dog remains both happy and healthy in hot weather. How to keep your dog cool: 1. Access to plenty of water (can add ice) folding bowl - https://amzn.to/2N0qM8k water bottle and bowl - https://amzn.to/2u7bZ4T 2. Use a fan crate fan for the house and car - https://amzn.to/2u83bLV 3. cooling collar, cold wrap, cooling mat cooling vest wrap - https://amzn.to/2u5S6em neck cool pack - https://amzn.to/2m3AdZd 4. frozen treats 5. booties for hot ground - https://amzn.to/2u5SREe 6. sprinkler, paddling pool 7. shade 8. weight loss 9. groom/clip 10. early morning/late evening exercise only 11. never leave your dog in a parked car And don't forget dog sunscreen! - https://amzn.to/2KMiunK The hot weather dog care playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-GXvIMYkig&list=PLNiiJwzsRMiQ3FNWFUj97VMitMaAkY5fB Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your dog or cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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Cat Cystitis: treatment, symptoms + home prevention
 
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Cat cystitis treatment involves much more than a shot of antibiotics and to understand this and answer the question "why cant my cat pee" we need to know what causes cat cystitis. Cystits in cats (also known as "feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) or feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC)) is rarely due to an infection. In fact stress is the main cause In the vast majority of cat cystitis cases with certain cats being much more prone to developing this disease. This seems to be a genetic predisposition which makes some cats very susceptible and other very stressed cats seemingly immune from the development of cat cystitis. Unfortunately, once a cat has had one episode of cystitis there is a very high chance of future relapses. This means management and treatment will be needed long term. Cat cystitis symptoms can include straining and trying to pee but cant or only producing very small amounts of urine very frequently. This might seem like they cant pee and if your cat is male then this might actually be the case. A blocked bladder is a true emergency and you can find out more in my other video "why cant my cat pee": https://youtu.be/cemeKM_T53s Other cystitis symptoms in cats include bloody or pink-tinged urine, grumpyness, pain and vocalising. Thankfully the treatment of cystitis in cats is also fairy straight forward with anti-inflammatory medication and increasing water intake being enough for most. Once the initial episode has resolved, cat cystitis home prevention and treatment becomes vital to help prevent it from developing again in the future. This can involve a number of home remedies and management strategies to increase water intake and reduce stress. A holistic approach is essential and these two treatment strategies are the cornerstone of any cat cystitis holistic treatment plan. These are discussed in full in other videos but some of the main cystitis home prevention strategies include: - resource management - litter trays, water and food bowls - providing a 3D space - securing the home - this might require a microchip cat flap - http://amzn.to/2CgDCP1 - anti-stress medication such as the pheromone Feliway - http://amzn.to/2Cu9jBj - changing to a wet diet or adding water to the food and feeding a special prescription urinary diet that come in wet (http://amzn.to/2C0X3ad) and dry forms (http://amzn.to/2BZ0Vsr) - using a cat water fountain - http://amzn.to/2Cu5Tyf - add tuna juice to the water for flavour Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific medical advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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The Emergency Pyometra in Dogs: Risks, Symptoms + Treatment
 
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Pyometra in dogs is a potentially fatal condition that is all too common in entire female dogs. It is one of the big reasons why vets recommend all females should be spayed. For those unfortunate dogs that develop pyometra, emergency life-saving surgery is the best option to ensure a full recovery. A pyometra is an infection of the uterus of entire female dogs, typically occurring in middle age and older.  In a dog with a pyometra the uterus essentially becomes like a giant pus-filled balloon and there is no way that the antibiotics can even control the infection let alone cure it. While older individuals are at a much higher risk of developing pyometra, it can happen in younger animals too who have not been spayed.  In fact this is one of the major reasons for spaying in the first place. Pyometra is very common with intact females having around a 20-25% (1-in-4) chance of developing the condition by the time they reach 10 years of age.  There are reported risk differences between breeds and in some breeds having a litter of pups may offer some protection. Pyometra can be fatal. The death rate of pyometra is about 5% with treatment and without treatment death should be considered as a certainty. Symptoms of Pyometra: A typical pyometra develops within 2 months of a season and there are a number of symptoms you might notice in your dog: - lethargy - inappetence - weakness - vomiting - diarrhoea - increased thirst - increased urination - an enlarged abdomen.   - The clearest symptom of a pyometra is the presence of pus draining out of the vagina.  Your dog may keep themselves clean so this discharge may not be obvious. When this occurs it is known as an open pyometra because the cervix is still open to allow this drainage. We don't always see this discharge as if the cervix is closed then a closed pyometra develops. Once a diagnosis is made, prompt treatment is needed to reduce the risk of the uterus bursting as well as other severe toxic complications of advanced pyometra.  In all patients antibiotics will be started.  A decision then needs to be made.  Surgical or medical treatment For any dog not wanting to be bred in the future, a complete ovariohysterectomy is the surgery treatment of choice because it not only cures the condition but also prevents it from happening again. In the vast majority of patients pyometra surgery is by far the best treatment choice and most will recover uneventfully after a short post-operative period of hospitality. Of course prevention is much better than cure.  Having a bitch spayed, either by ovariohysterectomy or ovariectomy, completely removes the risk of pyometra so long as the ovaries are completely removed.  This is because active ovaries are essential for a pyometra to develop. Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your dog or cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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Raisin + Grape Poisoning in Dogs: How Many Will Kill?
 
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Is it true? Are raisins poisonous for dogs? What about grapes? How many raisins or grapes will kill a dog and when should you be concerned? There is no doubt about it, dogs can and do die after eating raisins and grapes. They definitely have the potential to be toxic and are common pet poisons you should definitely be aware of. There are two problems though. The first is that no-one knows exactly what it is in the grape that causes the problem, and the second is that not every animal is affected equally. The bottom line is that we don't know how many grapes or raisins will kill an individual dog, for some it may be a very small number while others may eat a much larger amount and be completely fine. The only way to know would be to let you dog eat some and watch what happens - obviously not something I'd recommend. For those dogs that are poisoned by raisins and grapes, kidney damage takes place and the dog goes on to develop kidney failure. If caught early this may be reversible and a full recovery can be made. The longer the damage is left untreated the harder this recovery will become. If left too long, or if the toxicity to that individual is too great, it may be the case that no treatment will be able to save the dog. Some people will be happy to just watch their pet and if they show any signs or symptoms of poisoning such as vomiting, diarrhea, pain, weakness, wobbliness or if they go off their food to then seek treatment. The obvious problem with this approach is that if the kidneys are damaged then this may be irreversible and treatment may not be able to save them where more may have been able to have been done had they seen a vet straight away. Because the consequences are so severe I would recommend a more risk averse approach. If your pet has eaten more than the lowest reported toxic dose then you should contact your vet straight away for advice. If they have eaten less than this amount then there is an argument that you should still contact your vet straight away. Prompt treatment is much more likely to be successful compared to treatment after your pet is already unwell. Common pet poisons related videos top 10 poisonous foods: https://youtu.be/bMs4MNF38p8 top 10 household poisons: https://youtu.be/d7XBOcGaD0s Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your dog or cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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Saying Goodbye: The Right Time to Euthanize Your Pet
 
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Just how do you know when is the right time to euthanize your pet and say goodbye? It is one of the hardest decisions you will ever have to make. There is no right answer but by working through some questions you can work out what quality of life your pet has and this can help you decide if putting your pet to sleep is the right option at this time. These simple questions include: is your dog in pain? Can your cat climb or jump, is your pet able to run and are they active. If your pets quality of life is good then that's great. If not though, they may be suffering enough that pet euthanasia may very well be the kindest decision you can make. Knowing the right time to euthanize your pet is never easy, no matter how sick your pet is. Some statements that I believe may help you if you are still struggling to decide if the time is right to euthanize your pet: - better a week too early than a day to late - If you are thinking it might be time then the right time will be very close - pet euthanasia is the last act of kindness you can show your dog or cat to end their suffering which they don't understand. Once you've made the decision to put your pet to sleep you should talk to your vet about the process. Can they visit you at home? Would you like to bury your pet or get them cremated? Can you pay before or after the event? What is the process your vet will go through on the day? Understanding what is going to happen can make to final act of euthanasia a tiny bit more manageable. Finally, don't be embarrassed by the feelings of grief you have for the loss of your pet. They are an integral part of a family and it is only right you feel as upset as you would over the loss of any other family member. If you want to learn more about coping with grief then this video might help. It is not pet specific but it runs through some excellent coping strategies from someone with a lot of personal experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9tHz3oyM94 If you are struggling with the loss of your pet and can't find the local support you need then consider online therapy: https://tryonlinetherapy.com/rewiredsoul Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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How Poisonous is Chocolate to Dogs and Cats?
 
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Most owners are aware of the dangers of chocolate poisoning but just how poisonous is chocolate to dogs and cats? Chocolate poisoning is by far the most common poisoning in dogs in terms of calls to the vet with people wondering what to do next.  As a result it is actually uncommon for serious, life-threatening toxicity to occur.  Most dogs are seen for treatment long before they are truly in danger.  Make no mistake though, chocolate definitely has the potential to kill. Learn about what type of chocolate and what sized chocolate bar would be poisonous for your pet and find out what the chocolate poisoning symptoms are you need to be aware of. Is milk or dark chocolate more poisonous? How much will kill your dog? Watch to find out! In every case of any potential poisoning remember it is always better to call your vet for advice straight away as if treatment is needed then it is always better to give it straight away than wait for problems to develop. To find out about other common poisonous foods for dogs make sure to check out my related video https://youtu.be/bMs4MNF38p8 which also lets you know what to do if dog eats chocolate or if they eat any other poison. Should you make your dog vomit? Have a watch to find out. Our Pets Health - vet advice for a healthier, happier life www.ourpetshealth.com Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to www.ourpetshealth.com
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What to Do When Your Dog has a Seizure
 
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This video discusses how to look after a pet having a seizure. What to do when your dog has a seizure, signs to look out for that may predict a seizure, as well as care after a seizure. Learn the causes of seizures here: https://youtu.be/Lbqtxhuo9CM My first main point of what to do when your pet is having a seizure is to watch out for your personal safety. You might be thinking that you don't really care about yourself and just want to help your pet but really there's no point in you getting bitten. If you get a nasty bite to a finger, hand or your face then you're not going to be any use to your pet. Personal safety is key. My next point in looking after a dog with seizures, especially epileptic dogs who have had seizures in the past, is to actually look out for the signs that your dog might be about to have a seizure. This can be really obvious. They might start pacing or they might become really anxious or clingy. You might just notice that they do one particular activity or behavior in the build-up to having a seizure. This is known as the pre-ictal phase (before seizure phase). If your pet is one of those who does show signs then that allows you to remove your pet from any dangerous situation. This might be crossing the road, swimming in the river or down the beach. Being near stairs which your pet could fall down. Removing your pet from the hazards before they have a seizure is far easier than moving them while they are having a seizure. Next up is what to do when your dog has a seizure. Your dog looses consciousness, they might have lost control of their bowels, they might start thrashing around. What should you actually do to helping a seizure? Well the first step, as I suggested before, is actually to move anything away from them that they might hurt themselves on. This might be something they could bash into or something that could fall on them. Think of things like table legs and other furniture. Don't try and move your pet unless they're in real danger. If they are in a situation where they could be subject to a big trauma like on the road or the top of some stairs, or if they are in water. Trying to move a dog or cat while they are having a seizure is difficult without injuring either yourself or your pet. Next up is the recovery period. Depending on your pet, and depending how long the seizure was, this recovery can sometimes only take a couple of minutes or it can take several hours. Your pet might be disorientated and really tired. Thrashing around during a seizure uses a lot of energy and they're likely to get very hot. If the seizure is a long one they might be disorientated and some pets can even appear blind. They might be really staggering and appeared as though they drunk when they're walking. They might even be unable to get up. It is generally best to leave your pet nice and quiet without stimulating them. If they're really looking for reassurance then absolutely reassure them. Often though they will want to sleep it off and it is best to leave them nice and quiet. My last point is when should you consult your vet. Like I said at the beginning, having a seizure alone, as long as its short, is not an emergency. But there are definitely things that you should consider when it comes to calling your vet and ringing for advice Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your dog or cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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Is Metacam Safe for Cats? (reducing pain killer side effects in cats)
 
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Pain killers are so important but are they safe? More specifically is metacam safe and just how can we go about reducing pain killer side effects in cats? We used to think cats weren't too affected by pain. Well of course they are and now that our cats are living longer, many are suffering from the effects of chronic pain due to arthritis as well as following surgery or suffering injuries. Meloxicam is the active ingredient, with Metacam being the most common trade name product used. It is a member of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug group (NSAIDs). Metacam's use in cats is highly controversial in some parts of the world, notably the US, while being completely accepted by the majority of vets in other parts, notably Europe and Australasia. This has led to different licensing of the product. In other words the same drug has different dosing regimes depending on where it is being used. No-one will deny that there are risks with giving any non-steroidal pain killer and cats do appear to be more sensitive to these drugs. It's been shown clearly that giving the highest licensed dose for just 3 days can cause mild changes in the intestines and kidney with 9 days of this treatment dose causing intestinal ulceration and peritonitis. The fact of the matter is though that for long term treatment, the licenced dose is 6 times less than this single treatment dose. The additional benefit of meloxicam being available as a liquid is that it gives us the ability to gradually reduce the dose give to the lowest effective dose. But how do we know that this is safe? there have been several studies looking at this with a couple of studies in Australia that looked at safety in both otherwise healthy older cats as well as older cats with existing kidney disease which concluded that rather than be dangerous, long term meloxicam may actually delay the worsening of disease in cats with otherwise stable chronic kidney failure. NSAIDs offer our cats one of the best chances of a pain free life. Be that during the recovery from surgery, getting over a ligament or muscular injury or living with arthritis long term. Yes, there are alternative pain killers but none of them are proven to work as well in cats, especially long term and in most instances they themselves are actually not licensed for this use. Pain has many detrimental effects, it has a massive impact on a cats quality of life and should not be ignored. Of course we don't want to use any drug irresponsibly and there are a number of actions we can take to minimize the risk of any side-effects. - Blood testing - stop if vomiting or diarrhoea - Stop if your cat appears depressed, becomes unwell or stops eating or drinking - Do not give a higher dose than your vet has prescribed - Do not give at the same time as steroids or any other NSAID - Don't use human pain killers unless specifically advised to by your vet (and never ever give your cat paracetamol). - Do contact your vet promptly if you have any concerns - If your cat is fat then give a dose approriate to their ideal weight rather than their actual weight. - Use other management and treatment strategies for arthritis and other chronic pain conditions to reduce the dose of NSAIDs needed to keep your pet pain free. This includes the use of different types of additional pain killers. - Do follow post-operative instructions fully to minimise pain and inflammation to allow a shorter course or a lower dose of medication to be used. related videos: all about NSAIDs - https://youtu.be/KOgfxzDNMJA home management of arthritis - https://youtu.be/7LzEwKutgTY drug treatment + monitoring of arthritis - https://youtu.be/_y4MnPqWyKo Our Pets Health - vet advice for a healthier, happier life https://www.ourpetshealth.com Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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Is Your Cat Stressed?  (causes + simple signs to look for)
 
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Is your cat stressed or depressed? Find out the causes of stress in cats as well as the simple signs your cat is stressed. Modern day life can be very stressful for our cats but they are very good at hiding this. Often we will only realize our cat is stressed when they develop extreme behaviors or illness. In reality, if we know what to look for, we can recognize stress so much earlier. Are they becoming withdrawn, grooming more or urine spraying? Well these are just some of the signs of stress in pet cats. But what do cats have to be stressed about? Surely most of them live a pretty cushy life with their every whim catered for. Well there is actually quite a lot in modern life that can cause stress and different factors such as genetics and socialization can influence how well each individual copes with these. Some of our cats most common causes of stress include - visiting strangers or a new baby - competition for resources such as food, water or litter trays - other cats both in the house or neighborhood - a change in routine - building work in the house As for the signs your cat is stressed; we can break them down into: - Reduced physical activity - Increase in some behaviors (feeding, grooming) - Increased marking (face rubbing, scratching, urination) - Change in interaction (more OR less) - Aggression Remember too that these signs may be very subtle and the chances are that your cat would only show 1 or 2 of these if they become stressed. By knowing what to look out for though you will now be able to pick up these subtle signs and help your cat feel comfortable and safe.  Don't underestimate the effects of stress on your cats quality of life. Check out my other video to find out how to prevent your cat feeling stressed:https://youtu.be/FncqZ8C-Q-k Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your dog or cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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What Causes Seizures in Dogs (top 5 causes of dog seizures)
 
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Dog seizure causes are numerous so what causes seizures in dogs? Here I run through the top 5 groups of conditions causing dog seizures and fitting. 1 - Toxicity: toxicity or poisoning is one of the most common causes of seizures in dogs. Some foods like xylitol or poisons like metaldehyde slug and snail bait are common things in the house or garden that can cause seizures in dogs, especially in young dogs. 2 - Dog epilepsy: along with poisoning, this is one of the most common causes of seizures in dogs. Dog epislepsy typically starts at some time between 6 months and 6 years of age so is a disease of young dogs. An older dog who starts to have seizures is not going to be causes by epilepsy. 3 - Organ disease + hormone abnormalities - Diseases such as kidney disease, liver disease, liver shunts in young dogs as well as hormone problems such as diabetes or insulin producing tumors can all cause seizures. They do this by causing an imbalance in salts or sugars withing the blood or through the build up of certain toxins that then cause seizures and fitting. 4 - Infection - various different types of infection including parasites, tick borne disease like lyme disease and general bacterial sepsis can all cause seizures in dogs. 5 - Brain lesions - tumors are a common cause of seizures in older dogs (along with organ or hormone disease), hydrocephalus is something that affects younger dogs (typically those breeds with domed heads) In the majority of cases of dog seizures, with the notible exception of epilepsy, there are likely to be other signs and symptoms your dog is showing which may give your vet an idea of what is going on. Diagnosis can sometimes be tricky, involving blood + urine testing along with brain imaging and sampling of the fluid around the brain. Related videos: - What to do if your dog is having a seizure: - Top 20 common pet poisons: Find out exactly how much to feed your dog to make sure they are their ideal weight and as healthy as possibly with my free calculator: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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Why Cant My Cat Pee? The Emergency Blocked Bladder
 
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Your cat might be straining to pee and you're asking why can't my cat pee?  What's the matter and will it get better by itself?  They may have had cystitis in the past but is this just a repeat? You might think your your cat has a bladder infection?  Well a blocked bladder might be the cause and this is a true cat emergency! This is a serious, life-threatening condition in male cats that needs to be treated quickly to improve the chance of a successful outcome. The signs can vary from a cat who is peeing a small amount of blood through to a cat who is very painful through to one who is collapsed. A blocked bladder is most commonly a result of feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC) which is also known as feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD). This is actually most often a result of stress. Bladder infection is actually very uncommon unlike in dogs and people. Other causes might be bladder stones or sludge which cause the bladder obstruction in cats. A cat becomes blocked when inflammatory material in the bladder collects and forms a plug in a cats urethra. When the urethra is blocked, a cat cant pee and their urine is trapped in the bladder. It can develop very quickly and death may also be rapid if left untreated. If your cat really cant pee then you should contact your vet straight away, especially if they are male. Symptoms of a blocked bladder can include: - frequent trips to the litter tray - spending more time squatting without producing any urine - red tinged urine / blood in your cats urine - crying or vocalising, especially when urinating (or attempting to) - increased agitation and restlessness - licking their back end frequently - pain when picked up under their abdomen As the disease progresses, your cat may start to vomit, they may collapse, they may become comatosed and ultimately they will die. Treatment of a blocked bladder involves passing a urinary catheter and then home management to increase drinking and water intake as well as reducing stress. This will reduce the risk of repeat episodes of cystitis in cats. This is discussed in more detail in my video on cystitis in cats: https://youtu.be/W6QeHzFzNpI as well as how to get cats to drink more water and how to reduce stress in cats Briefly though, some of the main cystitis home prevention strategies include: - resource management - litter trays, water and food bowls - providing a 3D space - securing the home - this might require a microchip cat flap - http://amzn.to/2CgDCP1 - anti-stress medication such as the pheromone Feliway - http://amzn.to/2Cu9jBj - changing to a wet diet or adding water to the food and feeding a special prescription urinary diet that come in wet (http://amzn.to/2C0X3ad) and dry forms (http://amzn.to/2BZ0Vsr) - using a cat water fountain - http://amzn.to/2Cu5Tyf - add tuna juice to the water for flavour Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Our Pets Health - vet advice for a healthier, happier life https://www.ourpetshealth.com Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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Should Flat Faced Dogs Be Banned?
 
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Should flat faced dogs be banned? Flat faced dogs like Pugs + French Bulldogs are increasing in popularity, so are their health problems.  Should they be banned or is there another way? They are fantastic characters, they are loyal, fun loving and make excellent companions. They generally lighten the mood in the consult room. The problem is that we are seeing these flat faced dogs more and more across the world and as a result seeing more and more of the problems many of them suffer from. The problems are many and are very much a man-made, breeding issue. We have selected for shorter and shorter noses but at the same time the amount of soft tissue has remained the same. This has resulted in some really severe health problems. The big one is breathing problems but there are also skin and back problems too. Many breeds do have conditions they are more prone to and suffer from with upsetting regularity. I also believe that these issues are just as important to fix and some of the strategies I'll discuss would be just as helpful for any breed in trying to rectify problems that us humans have created through selective breeding. I think there are 4 reasons why our Pugs, French Bulldogs + other flat faced dogs are currently being singled out: - They are rapidly gaining popularity. - Many people are unaware of the issues their new dogs are likely to face. - Airway problems can affect very young dogs. - Surgery is the only thing that may improve things and this is not without significant expense. There is no effective medical treatment. One way to solve all these problems would be to ban flat faced dogs. I don't believe this is the way forward. Instead, to improve their health we should: - Educate current and future flat faced dog owners - Change to breed standard to lengthen noses - Have evidence based health schemes - Prosecute poor breeders of all pedigree and non-pedigree dogs, not just flat faced dogs. Cambridge BOAS group: https://www.vet.cam.ac.uk/boas Related videos: Fat kills: https://youtu.be/IU2efjQPJbE Celebrity dogs: https://youtu.be/-nXSNk0WygY How to buy a healthy puppy: https://youtu.be/gupb-MlvsQU Should you buy a puppy from a petshop: https://youtu.be/dY5QRdgvmdQ Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your dog or cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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Slug and Snail Bait Poisoning in Dogs + Cats (shake + bake your pet)
 
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The slugs and snails are out, eating your plants and you want to poison them.  Don't kill your pet in the process.  Slug and snail bait poisoning in dogs and cats can definitely be deadly. There are lots of different slug and snail bait types on the market.  Some of the most popular contain the chemical metaldehyde mixed with bran or wheat.  They are generally in pellet form (although can be a liquid or a powder) and bright blue in color.  They are pretty effective against slugs and snails but also incredibly effective against dogs and cats. One of the reasons for this is that metaldehyde based slug and snail baits can actually taste pretty good and so our dogs and cats may actually seek it out and eat all they come across.  Some metaldehyde based slug and snail baits may claim to be safer for pets or of a low toxicity.  This is often because they have something added to them to make them taste very bitter or unpleasant.  Don't be fooled though, our pets eat all kinds of terrible tasting things.  If these snail baits contain metaldehyde and our cat or dog eats them the effects will still be the same. How much will kill your dog? So just how poisonous is slug bait for dogs and cats?  The short answer is very.  A 20lb or 9kg dog would only need to eat about 18g.  This is about a tablespoon, not much! A typical pack of slug and snail bait weighs around 400g, enough to kill a pack of dogs weighing total of 200 kg or 440lb.  Make no mistake, it doesn't matter how big your pet is, it only takes a really small amount of slug or snail bait to kill them. Symptoms of poisoning So that's how deadly slug and snail bait can be.  Just what symptoms does it cause?  well, It causes what some know as "shake and bake" syndrome. This often starts with vomiting, diarrhea and drooling before progressing to tremors and full on seizures.  These seizures and convulsions are so severe the pet quickly develops extreme hyperthermia, a raise in their body temperature.  This then causes multi-organ failure and death. Poisoning treatment There is no specific antidote to slug and snail bait poisoning.  If your pet is poisoned then the treatment given will be symptomatic.  your vet will try their very best to keep your pet alive while the poison works it's way out of the body.  If you know your pet has eaten some metaldehyde slug or snail bait then your vet will make them vomit if they are not yet showing symptoms. The next step might be to anesthetize your pet so that their stomach can be flushed out and allow all of the snail bait that is remaining to be removed.  Even if your pet is made to vomit it is highly likely there will still be quite a lot still present in the stomach.  Removing as much as possible will give your pet the best chance of recovery from slug and snail bait toxicity. Once your pet develops neurological signs different drugs can be given to try and control them.  If your petmay need to be cooled down.  Muscle relaxants might be needed.  It might even be that your pet needs to be anesthetized for many hours to control their symptoms and stop them dying. If your pet survives then recovery takes 2-3 days.  Many dogs will die in the first few hours of showing the signs of poisoning. Pet safe slug and snail baits There are plenty of alternatives to metaldehyde slug and snail bait.  If you have pets then there is no excuse not to be using something else. Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your dog or cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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How to Look after YOU while dealing with a sick pet
 
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Dealing with a sick pet can result in caregiver burden, causing anger, depression and anxiety. Find out 3 simple strategies for how to cope with a sick pet Subscribe to Chris from The Rewired Soul : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpfURmLbv0Sq4miJ3DzlZhA Check out his instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therewiredsoul If you are dealing with a sick pet then there is a real chance you might be becoming stressed, depressed, anxious or even angry.  All of these will affect YOUR quality of life so it is important you look after YOU! The syndrome known as "caregiver burden" is well recognized in people who care for chronically ill family members, but it has only more recently been recognized in owners who have to look after sick pets. This highlights just how important our dogs and cats are in our lives.  They really are part of the family.  This is something that I feel very strongly about and I believe in helping both you and your pet to live healthier happier lives. Lets get stuck into his 3 tips to help you cope with looking after a sick pet. When you understand more about the health of your pet it helps calm down some of your depression and anxiety when you're dealing with a sick pet Tip number one is self-care. Making sure that your mental health is in order. If you want to be there for your dog or cat you have to make sure that you're in a good place. If you're running around all anxious or depressed, or can't get out of bed because you have a sick animal to cope with, how are you supposed to help your sick dog or cat? Tip number two is recognizing the difference between what you can and can't control. Anxiety feeds off of a lack of control. So when you feel like you're not in control, that's when the part of your brain called the amygdala runs haywire. This triggers a hormone called cortisol which increases anxiety and stress. The third and final tip is join a community (and if you're here for the first time I'd love for you to join the Our Pets Health community!). This is a community of people who are potentially dealing with the same issues you're dealing with when you're dealing with a sick pet. If you're struggling with depression with anxiety, try online therapy: https://tryonlinetherapy.com/rewiredsoul Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your dog or cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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Top 10 Symptoms of Arthritis in Cats + Signs of Pain
 
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Just how can you tell if your cat has arthritis? what are the symptoms of arthritis in cats? The last thing you want is for them to be really painful and suffering in silence. They can be great at hiding their pain. Join me as I go through the signs of pain in cats and the 10 main symptoms of arthritis in cats. Get your free copy of my pain monitoring chart now: https://ourpetshealth.com/pain-monitoring-chart-for-cats Cats are the great hiders of disease and so it can be much harder to spot when they have a problem.  Arthritis is no different.  Cats tend to adapt their behavior much better and as a result you may only notice signs of a problem when things are much more advanced.  Or if you know what signs and symptoms to look for! My top symptoms of arthritis and signs of pain are: - Limping in severe pain - Trouble climbing and jumping - Reduced grooming and matted fur - Sleeping all the time - Stop playing and inactivity - Stop using litter tray - Become reclusive - Change in personality and behavior If you notice any of them make sure you get your cat checked out by your vet.  Your cat deserves to be pain free in their old age so let them have the quality of life they deserve. What signs have you noticed in your cat that makes you think they have arthritis?  I'd love to read them in the comments below. Related videos all about arthritis, diagnosis and treatment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTLHrOfSNr4&list=PLNiiJwzsRMiRXAuz8vm6ltB5M1l79lGwP Are pain-killers safe for cats?: https://youtu.be/Lb9p7iIOask All you need to know about pain killers: https://youtu.be/KOgfxzDNMJA Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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How to Tell if My Dog is Overweight or Cat Obese? (the 3 step body condition score)
 
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Wondering how to tell if your dog or cat is overweight? Is your dog fat or cat obese? Are you actually asking is my pet too thin? Find out for yourself with the simple act of body condition scoring and be certain your pet is the healthiest version of themselves they can be. The body condition score is a quick, easy and free test. Anyone can learn to do it and it will let you know for certain if your dog or cat is too thin, healthy, overweight, fat or obese. You just need to answer 3 simple questions. This is so important because we can only address the dangers of pet obesity if we can recognise that our pets might be affected and can honestly answer the questions "if my dog fat" or "is my cat overweight". We can only take action to tackle obesity if we know if our pets are fat or not. Did you know that overweight dogs and cats are more likely to suffer from significant diseases such as arthritis and diabetes? Did you know that they are more likely to have a worse quality of life and die younger? Learning how to condition score your dog and cat is worth a little effort. Then taking 1 minute out of your day every month to body condition score your pet will know for certain they are not becoming too thin or overweight and are hopefully the healthiest version of themselves they can be. Make sure you check out my obesity series to find out everything about overweight pets: The danger of pet obesity - https://youtu.be/IU2efjQPJbE The ultimate weight loss program - https://youtu.be/aJAh4M3k9sw get your free weight and diet calculator: www.ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to www.ourpetshealth.com
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7 Simple Steps to Reduce Stress in Cats
 
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There are many easy steps we can take to reduce stress in cats and help them relax at home. Stress can play a big role in your cats life. It reduces quality of life and can result in serious conditions such as cystitis. It can even start to affect the well being of you, their owner. If you're reading this then you might be as your wits end and becoming just a stressed as your cat. If so then calm down, take a deep breath and get stuck into my 7 point stress busting plan to reduce stress in cats and get your cat back to their normal happy self. 1 - Routine: Cats love a routine and just like us are creatures of habit. 2 - How many cats? Consider how many cats you have and consider those that are already part of the family before you agree to get another kitten. Multi-cat households are generally a source of stress no matter how well they seem to get on. 3 - Competition. As well as causing stress just by being there, having more than one cat means that there will be a competition for resources. 4 - Freedom. If your cat does go outside then they should get to decide when and for how long 5 - Environment, environment, environment 6 - Secure your house 7 - Pheromones, Supplements and Drugs Implementing some, or all, of these 7 ways to reduce stress in cats will likely have a huge impact on reducing your cats stress levels, well being and quality of life. It will also help prevent related problems which can have significant associated costs. Everyone's a winner! covered litter tray: http://amzn.to/2HcZ7OD scratching post: http://amzn.to/2D8w5NK jungle gym furniture: http://amzn.to/2oSfZUa magnetic cat door: http://amzn.to/2D8wRdC microchip cat flap: http://amzn.to/2FhTJx4 Feliway pheromone: http://amzn.to/2tsxJdl Zylkene supplement: http://amzn.to/2tq2DDr Rescue Remedy supplement: http://amzn.to/2oSZXcz find out if your cat is stressed: https://youtu.be/R7YTAEzkIiA Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your dog or cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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Xylitol Poisoning in Dogs: Sweeteners can Kill (common pet poisons)
 
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Xylitol poisoning in dogs can easily be deadly.  It only takes a tiny amount to kill and xylitol is found as a sweetener in a large number of sugar free foods. Xylitol is a common sweetener that is used in sugar-free foods. Unfortunately, while safe for us, xylitol is incredibly toxic to dogs. Much more so even than cats, although there have been some reports of xylitol poisoning in cats too. Xylitol poisons our dogs by triggering a large release of insulin. This results in a very rapid dropping of their blood sugar levels, often within 30 - 90 minutes of being eaten. It can though take up to about 18 hours depending on what exactly was eaten. Its effects then last for around 24 hours or longer. A very low blood sugar level can lead to seizures, coma and death. That is not all though because xylitol poisoning in dogs can also cause irreversible liver damage if an even larger amount is eaten (and the dog lives for long enough for this damage to take place) But where will you find xylitol? Well, as manufacturers attempt to cut down the amount of sugar in their foods, xylitol is becoming more and more common. So how much needs to be eaten? Well the answer is not a lot. In fact not a lot is more than enough, the real answer is a scarily tiny amount. The risk is very real. If there is any chance your dog has eaten something containing xylitol take them straight to your vet. Because it works so quickly, any delay could be deadly. Related videos: top 10 deadly foods: https://youtu.be/bMs4MNF38p8 top 10 house and garden poisons: https://youtu.be/d7XBOcGaD0s grape and raisin poisoning: https://youtu.be/S0fbSIx2HxU Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your dog or cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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Can The Pavement Burn Dog Paws (for real)? | Hot Weather Dog Care pt 2
 
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If the sun is out and it's hot think again about taking your dog out in the heat of the day. It might not be ideal for your dog. They might even get burnt feet! but really, can the pavement burn dog paws? How hot does asphalt get in the summer? It is a serous risk. We definitely need to learn how to protect dog paws from hot pavement. Save your dog from painful, agonizing burns. It doesn't even need to be that hot. Find out how hot the pavement gets on just a warm day and how long I can stand bare foot on the ground before the pain becomes too much. We can protect dogs paws in hot weather in several different ways including: - using paw boots that come in mesh (https://amzn.to/2L1Se8i) and heavy duty versions (https://amzn.to/2zlhVMo) - using a paw wax (https://amzn.to/2u7QjW3) - only walking in the morning or late evening - sticking to the grass Accessories to keep your dog cool: - Folding bowl - https://amzn.to/2N0qM8k - Water bottle and bowl - https://amzn.to/2u7bZ4T - Crate fan for the house and car - https://amzn.to/2u83bLV - Cooling vest wrap - https://amzn.to/2u5S6em - Neck cool pack - https://amzn.to/2m3AdZd - Pet sunscreen! - https://amzn.to/2KMiunK Learning how to take care of your dog in hot weather is important if they are to enjoy the summer safely. It is also really important to prevent overheating in general. Many dogs are at risk but especially those with breathing issues because dogs can only loose heat to any significant level by panting. Short nosed dogs are at a much higher risk of developing heat stroke. Obese dogs and those with other breathing problems are also at higher risk. Related videos: how hot does a parked car get? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-GXvIMYkig&list=PLNiiJwzsRMiTRjJACe-EoYjBPeAptPEcP Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your dog or cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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Epilepsy In Dogs: 9 facts you NEED to know
 
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If you're wondering what the causes of epilepsy in dogs are, what the treatment might be and if there are any side effects then this is the video for you. Watching your epileptic dog have a seizure can be very upsetting but are all seizures an emergency? Learn the answers to this and more with my 9 facts about epilepsy in dogs. By learning more about the disease of epilepsy in your dog you will be better able to look after them and also better equipped emotionally do deal with living with an epileptic dog. Seizures are scary but need not be feared if you are doing your best to provide for your dogs needs and are ready to help them when they need you. Related videos: What to do when your dog has a seizure: https://youtu.be/XX6swq1IIMI Causes of seizures in dogs: https://youtu.be/Lbqtxhuo9CM Sign up for my free pet arthritis mini-course: http://bit.ly/arthritis-course Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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Pain Killers in Pets: all you need to know about anti-inflammatories
 
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Pain killers in pets are crucial in many conditions to help them remain comfortable. In this video I run through all you need to know about the most common ant-inflammatories in dogs and cats. Find out how they work, what side effects they might cause and why as well as what we can do to keep them a safe as possible and reduce their side effects. The most common pain killers in pets, both dogs and cats, are the non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs, also known as the non-steroidals or NSAIDs. They are used as pain killers, to reduce inflammation and swelling and also to reduce a high temperature. While there are many different options for pain killers in dogs and cats, none of the others them have all of these effects. The most common uses of non-steroidals in dogs and cats are the management of chronic pain conditions such as arthritis as well as for pain relief following injury or surgery. These drugs also have some anti-cancer effects, an area of their use where research is ongoing and recommendations changing. There are many different drugs within the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory class including carprofen, meloxicam, firoxocib and mavacoxib to name but a few. These are then sold under many trade names including Rimadyl, Metacam, Previcox and Trocoxil. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories work by stopping the enzymes from working that make pro-inflammatory chemical know as prostaglandins. These prostaglandins cause swelling, an increase in temperature as well as amplifying the pain signal sent to the brain by the local nerves. The enzymes that are blocked are known as the COX enzymes, specifically COX 1 and COX 2. COX 1 is actually responsible for the function of normal, healthy body processes. These include maintaining the intestinal lining and ensuring adequate blood flow to the kidneys. COX 2 however is the enzyme that goes into action whenever damage takes place and results in the production of these inflammatory prostaglandins resulting in pain and inflammation. We want our drugs to block COX 2 and not COX 1. Most readily accessible human NSAIDs do not do this in dogs and cats and as a result side effects are really common when given to our pets. Our pet specific anti-inflammatories however are considered COX 2 preferential or COX 1 sparing the most common side effect is mild gastrointestinal upset resulting in diarrhea and vomiting as well as lethargy and inappetence. This appears to happen in 2-9% of patients, with reports varying slightly. If treatment is continued despite vomiting or diarrhea being present then there is the risk of intestinal ulceration developing which may progress to full perforation. Other side effects do happen although are considered rare. Dogs are more prone to liver damage which occurs in around 1-in-2000 patients and is generally reversible so long as it is detected early and the damage is not too severe. Cats on the other hand are more prone to kidney damage. While this can happen following a single injection, kidney damage is very rare when our NSAIDs are used appropriately. Any patient being given these drugs should be monitored at home for side-effects and if there are any concerns then they should be stopped and you vet consulted. As well as looking out for these symptoms it is advisable for any dog or cat taking these pain killers to have blood and urine testing carried out on a regular basis. related videos: pain killer safety in dogs: https://youtu.be/6EwDGAzsi_w is metacam safe for cats: https://youtu.be/Lb9p7iIOask treatment of arthritis: https://youtu.be/_y4MnPqWyKo home management of arthritis: https://youtu.be/7LzEwKutgTY Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your dog or cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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How to Socialise Your Puppy Safely: top 10 strategies
 
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Are you wondering how to socialise your puppy safely? If so well done! Puppy socialisation is one of the most important things you can do for your puppy in the early days of your relationship. It is important though that it is done safely. We all know the risk of a dog catching a deadly infectious disease is worse when they are puppies and have not completed their vaccinations. We must also minimise this risk If you are just wondering why you should socialise a puppy at all, did you know though that dog behavioral problems are the biggest causes of death in adolescent and young adult dogs under 3 years of age? Effective, safe puppy socialisation is key to ensure your dog grows up to be free from behavioral problems, free from aggression issues and is not scared in common situations. Safe socialization is vital for the health and well being of your dog and done properly means that their risk of catching a significant disease is really tiny. So just what is the best way to socialise a puppy safely and exactly when should you socialise a puppy? The crucial puppy socialisation period is between 3 and around 16 weeks of age. This means it is vital that you get your puppy experiencing everything they will come across when they are older as soon as possible. Here are my top 10 tips of how to socialise your puppy safely. With a bit of prior planning and recognition of the importance of puppy socialisation this is something that everyone can easily complete. Safe car travel: dog crate - http://amzn.to/2yW1WR9 car seat belt harness - http://amzn.to/2ie33DZ Loud noise desensitization CD - http://amzn.to/2zgxVOV Our Pets Health - vet advice for a healthier, happier life www.ourpetshealth.com Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific medical advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to www.ourpetshealth.com
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How To Diagnose Arthritis in Dogs + Cats: causes + symptoms
 
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Arthritis is one of the most common diseases in our older dog and cat population. But what dogs are at risk of arthritis? What are the symptoms of arthritis in dogs and are they the same as cats? Also what are the causes and how to diagnose arthritis in dogs and cats? Well in this first video of my arthritis series I will discuss all these aspects and more. Learn what arthritis is and how it progresses, find out what symptoms to look out for in your own pet. They only let us know they are in pain if we are listening. While some of the symptoms of arthritis in dogs are pretty obvious (we generally think a limping dog is an arthritis dog) others can be more subtle but a sure sign of pain none the less. Cat arthritis symptoms are much more subtle, it's amazing how much pain a cat needs to be in for it to be crippled. They are much better at adapting their behavior. Again though, if you know the common cat arthritis symptoms then you will know much sooner that your cat is starting to struggle with pain. Knowing the causes of arthritis in dogs and cats is also important as well as understanding what dogs are at risk of arthritis. This is because you can then try and avoid some of these issues, the most important being obesity. If your pet is fat the risk is higher As for diagnosis, there is more to life than xrays, although they are incredibly useful. Find out what they can show and when best to use them. Worried about sedation or anesthetic though? Well there may be other options. Don't ignore stiffness and pain in your furry family member. Arthritis compromises quality of life and your pet deserves to be pain free in their old age. Our Pets Health - vet advice for a healthier, happier life www.ourpetshealth.com Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific medical advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to www.ourpetshealth.com
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Gabapentin for dogs: is it a dog pain killer that works?
 
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When it comes to finding a dog pain killer that works, what about giving your dog gabapentin? Is it a true pain killer and replacement for the more commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pain killers like rimadyl? Or is it like tramadol which works well in people but not in dogs? Get your free copy of my pain monitoring chart to make sure your pet is as comfortable as possible: https://ourpetshealth.com/pain-monitoring-chart-for-dogs Gabapentin is a human drug that is used to treat some seizures and nerve related pain.  We don't know exactly how gabapentin works, although it appears to reduce the release of excitatory neurotransmitters. If a pain signal is blocked from reaching the brain then the result will be a reduction in pain. Gabapentin acts on the nerves themselves unlike some other pain killers like the non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs). Neuropathic pain is essentially pain that is generated by the nerves themselves and results in 2 main conditions.  The first of these is known as hyperalgesia which is an increased sensitivity to pain. The second condition is allodynia and is where something that is not normally painful becomes painful. The good news is that this pain wind up is reversible, although it can take several months.  Our standard pain killers in dogs and cats, the NSAIDs, will help with this.  Gabapentin though can also be used to help your dog or cat become pain free faster, or where our non-steroidals are not enough by themselves. Gabapentin may well also play a useful role in helping keep our pets comfortable after surgery or injury but should probably not be used by itself. Gabapentin is a very safe drug with few side effects to be concerned about.  The most common side effects of gabapentin in dogs and cats are sedation and wobbliness.  Some animals may also develop vomiting. The biggest danger with giving gabapentin is using a human liquid formulation that contains xylitol. Related videos: danger of xylitol - https://youtu.be/ocU1KG42UjA home management of arthritis - https://youtu.be/7LzEwKutgTY are pain killers safe for dogs - https://youtu.be/6EwDGAzsi_w Tramadol use in dogs - https://youtu.be/BENIQm8D5TM Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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How to Buy a Healthy Puppy
 
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There are many pitfalls to avoid to help make sure you're new puppy is as healthy and happy as possible. But where is the best place to buy a puppy and make sure you are buying a healthy puppy? Depending on what puppy you decide you want, there are a number of different options when it comes to finding out where the best place to buy a puppy is and at the same time making sure they are as healthy as possible.  Broadly speaking these are: - professional or regular breeder - private home - rescue center - pet shop The first big step is deciding what dog breed is best for your family.  Do you want a pure bred dog or are you happy with a mixed breed, which may be healthier and cheaper in the long run?  What size is best and will their temperament and character be a good match for your family and lifestyle.  Are there any common conditions they might suffer from that you should be prepared for?  How much might these cost in treatment and how might they affect your dogs future quality of life? So how do you buy a healthy puppy?  How do you decide where the best place is and which puppy is right for you.  After all you want them to be as healthy as possible and not come with a long list of hidden conditions. One of the first places to turn would be professional recommendations.  This might be from your local veterinarian but it could also be from a respected dog trainer or a groomer.  They may know of clients of theirs who are either breeders or who's pet dog is expecting a litter of puppies. Personal recommendations from friends would be the next option to investigate.  If someone you know and trust got a healthy puppy themselves from a breeder then you could reasonably expect the same.  The alternative is that you might just find out who would be better to avoid buying a puppy from completely. If both of these options fail to turn up your perfect healthy puppy then another option is to buy one from a registered breeder that is also a member of the Kennel Club or similar organisation.  These organisations may run an assured or accredited breeding register that ensures a minimum standard is met by the breeder. Never buy a puppy from an advert in the paper or internet ads without satisfying yourself of the puppies condition and upbringing in the same way you would with an established breeder.  How do you know you are not supporting puppy mills or puppy farms. Also never just meet a "breeder" half way by the side of the road or in a service station. You should think again about buying a puppy from a petshop.  The vast majority of petshop puppies come from unethical puppy mills, they may come with serious existing diseases and they are often poorly socialized. It is only by refusing to buy puppies from these puppy mills that they will ever shut down.  Otherwise they will keep making money and keep breeding puppies. Check out my other videos: 10 reasons not to buy a petshop puppy: https://youtu.be/dY5QRdgvmdQ How to safely socialize your puppy: https://youtu.be/qlZxgMmJ-bo My final option is to actually consider in how to buy a puppy is to buy your puppy from a shelter or rescue center.  These are dogs who find themselves abandoned. Often due to a relationship breakup, a house move, a new baby arriving.  Abandoned through no fault of their own. Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your dog or cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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Why You Should Buy a Microchip Cat Flap (+ long-term Sureflap review)
 
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Getting a microchip cat flap can be really important in reducing the stress your cat is under. Join me as I discuss the 7 benefits of getting a microchip cat flap and I also give you my long term Sureflap microchip cat flap review (I've had mine for about 7 years!). Standard Sureflap Cat Flap (the one I have!): https://amzn.to/2NeM02l Sureflap dual scan cat flap (scans cats coming in + out): https://amzn.to/2zNUWKv Sureflap connect cat flap (able to program access times): https://amzn.to/2ulprlG I've discussed before the most common causes of stress in cats and how common it is for our pet cats to be under some degree of stress no matter how calm and relaxed they appear. One of the biggest causes of stress in cats is having strange cats coming into their house, eating their food and using their litter tray. A microchip activaited cat flap can solve this, as well as a number of other problems you might be having so lets get started on the 7 benefits of having a microchip cat flap and why you should buy one. Remember too that stress in cats not only reduces their quality of life, it can also result in serious disease like cystitis (which can even be deadly if the bladder becomes completely blocked). The benefits of buying a microchip cat flap are: 1 - prevent strange cats coming in and eating your cats food 2 - eliminate the need for bulky magnets with other collar activated cat flaps 3 - pre-program the times your cat is allowed out - consistent routine 4 - allow different cats out at different times - if need medication 5 - allow remote changes to access with app (if storm coming, if away from home, if vet visit booked, firework night…) 6 - monitor your cats activity and routine - a change in routine might indicate they are unwell 7 - encourage you to get your cat microchipped - something any cat who goes outside should have done How to reduce stress in cats: https://youtu.be/FncqZ8C-Q-k signs your cat is stressed: https://youtu.be/R7YTAEzkIiA Sign up for my free pet arthritis mini-course: http://bit.ly/arthritis-course Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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How to Get a Fussy Dog to Eat (top tips for picky dogs!)
 
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Is your dog fussy and you're just asking yourself how do you get a fussy dog to eat? Well stick around and in this article I give you my top tips to get your fussy dog eating the food you want them to. Are they actually hungry? It's very easy to overestimate the amount of food that we think that our dogs should eat, especially if we're giving them a biscuit kibble. This is because many are actually really energy dense. We just put down how much we think they should be getting and often we are probably be putting a little bit too much. To make matters worse I also feel that the packaging actually does slightly overestimate the amount that we should be feeding. They are not fussy, they are just full. The next thing to ask with any fussy eater is "are they actually healthy". If you're dog has always eaten really well and all of a sudden they've gone off their food, they're a little bit picky, they're not eating with their normal voracious appetite then that might suggest that they're not healthy. Are they vomiting? Have they got diarrhea? Are they starting to drink a little bit more than normal? Do you see them urinating an awful lot more frequently? Again, these are all signs that there might be something wrong. Are they actually losing weight and are they losing weight quite quickly? Again this would be a real flag that something's wrong. We can then move to the mouth as oral health can obviously play a role in your dog being fussy if there is pain or discomfort when eating. Have they got lots of yellow plaque and tartar over their teeth? Is the line of their teeth and gums really red and inflamed with marked gingivitis. The gums might even be bleeding in some cases! Has your dog got a broken tooth? Is their breath really smelly? If you've noticed any of these things or have any other concerns then you should definitely be getting your dog checked out by your veterinarian. Once we've established that our dog is not being overfed, that they're healthy and that they really are just fussy then we need to go about getting them onto the diet that we want. To start with, you need to decide what diet you want to feed your dog. There's a lot of different things that go into this which is far too much to go into today. But once you've decided that and worked out how much you should be feeding then pop that down in the bowl and leave it down for 20 minutes. If your dog doesn't eat it, doesn't touch it then just take up that food bowl. A few hours later, pop your dogs bowl down again. They'll be that much hungrier and they'll likely start eating. You might though have to leave it down for another 20 minutes, take it up, put it away and again repeat the process. What you really must never do though is take up an uneaten food bowl and immediately replace it with something else. What this does is actually teach your dog that by turning their nose up and refusing their normal food they're going to get something really tasty. An alternative technique to get your fussy dog to eat, and one that can work well, is to actually find something that your dog likes. Any food that your dog enjoys eating although preferably of a similar type to what you ideally want to feed (e.g. wet or kibble). What you can then do is slowly transition them on to the diet that you actually want them to eat over 3-4 weeks. Watch the whole video to get 7 more tips to get a fussy dog to eat. I'm sure that at least one of them will get your fussy dog eating whatever you want them to! Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your dog or cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator How to body condition score your dog and tell if they are overweight or not: https://youtu.be/gcy62OqAbwg how to diet your dog: https://youtu.be/aJAh4M3k9sw Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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When to Spay a Female Dog: the true risks and benefits
 
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When should you spay a dog and should you spay them at all? there are a lot of people who say the risks of spaying a female dog at any age are too great. What is the truth though? What are the real risks and benefits of spaying your female dog? The traditional , dogmatic view that all bitches should be spayed at around 6 months of age has more recently been challenge as more studies look into the risks and benefits of our female dogs undergoing this operation. Rather than make the decision easier though, the choice has become more confused. It is not as black and white as some would have you believe. If you just want my recommendations then I feel that the benefits of being spayed certainly outweigh the potential drawbacks and so all female dogs who are not going to be used for breeding should be spayed. For small breed dogs I would still recommend spaying at around 6 months old before their first season.  For larger breed dogs however, where there is no risk of them becoming pregnant and where they can be successfully managed while on heat, I recommend delaying this operation until they reach 1 year of age or a little older. Is this the right decision for you?  Well, here are the potential benefits and risks of spaying a female dog which you can discuss with your veterinarian to reach a decision you are completely comfortable with. The first benefit is a reduction in mammary cancer.  It is generally well accepted that the earlier a bitch is spayed, the lower it's chance is of getting mammary cancer.  It is said that if spayed before their first season a dogs chance of getting this disease is reduced by around 99.5%.  If spayed before their second season the risk still falls by about 94% and if before their third season by a respectable 75% Spaying a bitch at any age will virtually eliminate the risk of pyometra.  This is a life-threatening condition that affects 1 in 4 entire females by the age of 10 and generally requires emergency surgery to cure.  Even with treatment 5% of dogs will die and without treatment death is an almost certainty.Another very significant disease prevented by spaying. Video - the emergency pyometra: https://youtu.be/Fuvq-QSx6Fo Our final major benefit of spaying is an increase in life expectancy.  On average it seems that spayed females live on average 26% longer than their entire counterparts There are still some other benefits of spaying your dog however which include: - Preventing uterine and ovarian tumors, although these are very rare - Eliminating pregnancy related problems and the risk of cesarian section.  These can be fairly common in certain breeds - Reducing sexually transmitted diseases such as Brucella and Transmissible Venerial Tumors. My final benefit of spaying is a benefit to the population as a whole rather than an individual.  Every year around 1.5 MILLION animals are killed in US shelters. In Australia an estimated 200,000 animals are killed every year and in the UK this number is around 20,000. So those are the benefits but what are the side-effects and risks of being spayed and do these risks vary depending on what age a female dog is spayed?  Well there are some risks to spaying a female dog and some of these are more serious than others.  As for whether these downsides outweigh the benefits, that is up to you. The risks include incontinence, some ligament injuries, weight gain, some cancers, and finally certain autoimmune diseases. Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your dog or cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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How to put your pet on a diet! The Ultimate Weight Loss Program
 
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Are you struggling to get your cat or dog to loose weight? Are you asking how to diet a dog or cat? Weight loss is hard but it's so important if your dog or cat is going to be the healthiest version of themselves possible. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. There are however some great general strategies that can help to ensure a successful weight loss program is formulated so your pet can get back to a healthier happier life. So how do you put your pet on a diet? What is the optimum dog diet? Which is the best cat diet? Can fat cats get treats and is there such a thing as healthy treats for fat dogs? If so then what are the best treats for fat dogs and will they actually like them? In this ultimate weight loss program for dogs and cats you will find out how to get a dog to lose weight safely. Learn how best to feed your pet. How to exercise your cat. Discover how important exercise really is. And also how to monitor your pets weight and what to do if you are struggling. The answer to the question how to put your dog on a diet - or your cat - can be broken down into 4 easy parts: 1 - What is the best diet to feed your dog or cat and how should it be fed? 2 - What are the best treats for fat dogs and cats and what are the best low fat treats that they will actually like? 3 - How much exercise should you give them? 4 - What should I do if they don't loose weight? Dieting your dog or cat takes time and effort but the rewards are huge. Help your pet to be more healthy and also live a longer life. Good luck! Maze bowl: http://amzn.to/2gPYfEr Finger bowl: http://amzn.to/2A2sVuq Treat ball: http://amzn.to/2A3TShC Kong toys: http://amzn.to/2A3xpkP Cat Jungle Gym: http://amzn.to/2gYHevp laser toy: http://amzn.to/2BaGJaA related videos: The danger of pet obesity - https://youtu.be/IU2efjQPJbE Is your pet overweight? - https://youtu.be/gcy62OqAbwg for your free copy of my weight and diet calculator head over to: https://www.ourpetshealth.com/diet-calculator Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific medical advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to www.ourpetshealth.com
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Should You Buy a Puppy from a Petshop?
 
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You've decided buying a puppy is the next step for your family and an obvious question to ask is should you buy a puppy from a pet shop? You may have even seen a cute puppy for sale in your local pet shop. With so many options available to you you should definitely think again. Join me as I discuss my 10 reasons you should not buy a puppy from a pet shop. Watch to the end for an important bonus! 1. No responsible or ethical breeder would send their puppies to a pet store 2. You are not rescuing them. 3. Before being displayed in the petshop they are generally kept in crowded, squalid conditions that are ideal breeding grounds for diseases 4. Puppies are generally removed from mother too early 5. Petshop conditions are seldom ideal 6. a puppy mill and petshop puppy is more likely to suffer from mental disease 7. No knowlege about the mother or father to know what type of dog they might become 8. Toilet training can be more difficult 9. There are millions of shelter dogs and rescue dogs out there needing homes 10. Pet shop puppies are not really cheaper In choosing to share your life with a dog you are accepting the responsibility of providing everything they need from food, toys and bedding to training, socialization classes and vet costs that include preventative healthcare as well as if they get sick or suffer an injury. Any saving in purchase price is insignificant compared to a lifetime of care for your new dog. So whats wrong with getting a petshop puppy? Well, it is only by NOT buying your puppy from a petshop that the terrible puppy farms and puppy mills will go out of business. That one puppy you are giving a home to will be replace by more. The parents will continue to live unimaginable lives and the cycle will simply continue. Buying a puppy is a long term commitment. Start this relationship off in the best way possible. I hope this is reason enough for why you shouldnt buy a puppy from a petshop. If you want to know how to buy a healthy puppy make sure you check out my next video: Once you have a puppy, socialization is vital to ensure it develops into a happy adult, free from behavioural problems. Watch all about how to socialise your puppy safely: https://youtu.be/qlZxgMmJ-bo Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your dog or cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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How Can You Tell if Your Dog has Arthritis: top 10 symptoms
 
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Just how can you tell if your dog has arthritis? In this video I run through the 10 main symptoms of arthritis in dogs so you can tell if your dog is in pain or not. The 10 signs of arthritis in dogs: 1 - lameness or stiffness is an obvious sign of pain. When several legs are painful though an arthritic dog may not clearly be limping. 2 - the lameness or stiffness might get worse in cold weather 3 - a general reduction in activity levels 4 - a reduced desire to exercise 5 - hesitant or unwilling to jump or climb 6 - As they get worse and start to loose muscle in their legs the sixth symptom of arthritis in dogs can be difficulty getting up when lying down 7 - spend more time sleeping, or at least lying in their bed 8 - loose muscle and gain fat as well as gaining weight overall 9 - reduce their interaction with the family 10 - change in general behavior, becoming more grumpy, anxious, withdrawn or even aggressive These 10 symptoms of arthritis are also clear signs of pain for any other reason and should definitely prompt a visit to your dogs vet. Now you might think that some of these arthritis symptoms are pretty extreme and you would definitely be able to tell your dog was in pain and had arthritis before they got to that point. Remember though that arthritis comes on very gradually and so when you are seeing your dog every day it is actually quite easy to miss these things or just accept them as part of normal aging. Check out my videos: All about arthritis - https://youtu.be/PTLHrOfSNr4 Home management of arthritis - https://youtu.be/7LzEwKutgTY Drug treatment of arthritis - https://youtu.be/_y4MnPqWyKo Are pain killers safe for dogs - https://youtu.be/6EwDGAzsi_w Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your dog or cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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Are Pain Killers Safe for Dogs?  (side effects and reducing the risk)
 
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A quick look online is full of horror stories but surely your vet wouldn't give your dog something so dangerous? So are pain killers safe for dogs? Will Rimadyl kill your dog? Aren't the side effects of pain killers terrible? Join me as I discuss the risk of side effects of pain killers in dogs, what the best pain killers are and how to use them as safe as possible and reduce the risk of pain killer side effects. The most common pain killer used in veterinary medicine is the class of drugs known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). There are many different drugs in this class that are sold under many different names. All drugs (at least those which actually do anything) have side-effects. pet pain killers are no different. Somewhere between 3% and 9% of dogs are reported to experience side-effects with NSAIDs. In the massive majority these are limited to vomiting or diarrhea which goes away when the drug is stopped. An absolutely tiny proportion will experience liver or kidney issues and yes, a few of these (an even smaller proportion) will prove fatal. The flip side is that NSAIDs offer our dogs the best chance of a pain free life. Be that during the recovery from surgery, getting over a ligament or muscular injury, or living with arthritis long term. In denying your dog the option of these drugs, when they are felt by your vet to be appropriate, it is very likely that your dog will be suffering from pain unnecessarily. Yes there are alternative pain killers but none of them are proven to work as well in dogs. Pain has many detrimental effects, it has a massive impact on a dogs recovery and quality of life and should not be ignored. There are several simple things to keep in mind if your dog is taking pain killers. These will greatly reduce the risk of pain killer side effects. This way we can keep pain killers as safe as possible! This includes regular blood testing, stopping if you notice any side-effects, using the drugs as directed and add in other home management strategies as advised by your vet. If we follow these recommendations we can ensure our dogs are highly unlikely to experience any significant side effects while at the same time being as pain free as possible. Related videos: All about anti-inflammatories in pets: https://youtu.be/KOgfxzDNMJA Treatment of arthritis: https://youtu.be/_y4MnPqWyKo Home management of arthritis pets: https://youtu.be/7LzEwKutgTY Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your dog or cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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Holistic Arthritis Management in Dogs and Cats
 
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There is so much that can be done for the management of arthritis in dogs and cats that does not involve giving them drug medications, and every holistic arthritis management plan should include some or all of the things I'll discuss with you today. Arthritis treatment must consider the whole animal as well as their environment. Home remedies and management strategies can go a long way to keeping our senior dogs and cats comfortable well into their old age. While drugs are by far and away the most effective form of treatment there are also plenty of other options that can either delay the need to start these, or that can mean we get away with giving them at a lower dose. After diagnosis, a long term structured treatment plan needs to be formulated. We need to keep in mind that we are treating rather than curing the condition, as well as the fact that arthritis is a progressive disease. This means that what may work at first will need tweaking and changing as our pet ages and their disease becomes worse. In this video I discuss several different aspects that can all help in the management of arthritis: 1 - weight loss 2 - diet and supplementation 3 - exercise and physical therapies 4 - environmental management. This holistic approach supplements other treatment strategies. they are generally easy to implement and need not be expensive. This is the second of a 3-part video series the others can be found here along with other related videos: Related videos: Arthritis in Dogs and Cats: the disease, symptoms and diagnosis: https://youtu.be/PTLHrOfSNr4 How To Treat Arthritis in Dogs and Cats: the truth about drugs: Fat Kills! (the danger of pet obesity): https://youtu.be/IU2efjQPJbE Fat Dog to Thin Dog, Chubby Cat to Perfect Puss! The Ultimate Weight Loss Program: https://youtu.be/aJAh4M3k9sw Is My Dog Fat? Is My Cat Overweight? The 3 Step Condition Score: https://youtu.be/gcy62OqAbwg Memory foam bed (the best for your pet): http://amzn.to/2yU5YI9 Heat pad: http://amzn.to/2BaZVFn Heat pack: http://amzn.to/2Bbv0bS car/stair ramp: http://amzn.to/2BaZVFn Our Pets Health - vet advice for a healthier, happier life www.ourpetshealth.com Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific medical advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to www.ourpetshealth.com
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Common Pet Poisons: Top 10 Household and Garden Poisons for Dogs + Cats
 
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There are some really deadly household and garden poisons for dogs and cats. What then are the 10 most common pet poisons you need to know about? The two most common pet poisoning scenarios are a cat or dog eating human food that is toxic to pets or coming across something around the house or garden that they shouldn't have had access to and becoming seriously unwell. If we know what the most deadly and most common poisons for dogs and cats are then we can take action and ensure they are locked away or completely impossible to access. My top 10 household and garden poisons for dogs + cats list includes: 1 - rat bait 2 - slug bait 3 - antifreeze or ethylene glycol 4 - lillies 5 - glow sticks 6 - household cleaners 7 - permethrin 8 - paracetamol 9 - aspirin and ibuprofen 10 - other human and animal medicines Find out what these common pet poisons symptoms are as well as how much your pet would need to eat to be dangerous and toxic. Prevention is always best so consider non-poisonous alternatives to these common household and garden poisons for dogs and cats where possible. If you do need to have them then make sure they are stored in secure areas that there is no chance your pet can access. Remember some of them are positively delicious so special care really does need to be taken. If you are worried your pet may have eaten something, calling your veterinarian for advise should be your first step. With any luck though, a little planning will help prevent an unwanted trip to see your vet for a potentially deadly condition. Related video: Top 10 Poisonous Foods for Dogs and Cats - https://youtu.be/bMs4MNF38p8 How Poisonous is Chocolate? - https://youtu.be/ULqAiBQZAE0 Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your dog or cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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How to STOP Your Cat Spraying Everywhere: 9 tips for success!
 
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If your cat is peeing outside the litter box or spraying everywhere then these 9 steps will help you get to the bottom of the problem and help you stop your cat peeing everywhere. Cats who urinate everywhere, who choose not to use their litter tray or are spraying on the couch or on your bed either have a severe stress problem or underlying medical condition. It is also a very stressful thing for us as owners to deal with. Use an enzyme spray to clean up properly: https://amzn.to/2Jxyh4V Working through these 9 steps will help you work out what the cause of peeing everywhere is and work out how to stop your cat spraying everywhere. 1. why do cats spray - to mark their terratory 2. figure out if spraying vs urination - spraying is urinating against vertical surfaces (like the couch) and urinating involves squatting and urinating on horizontal surfaces 3. make sure no underlying medical problem - cystitis, stones, bladder tumor, arthritis, diabetes, kidney disease - these can either cause an increase in urine production or make it hard for your cat to use their litter box 4. make sure they are neutered - neutered cats have a reduced marking drive 5. reduce their stress levels - stress is a huge cause of spraying 6. litter tray management - number, type, cleaning frequency, litter type 7. move either tray or food bowl to spot where they repeatedly urinate 8. proper cleanup - using the wrong thing can make the problem worse 9. avoid these things - negative reinforcement, deterrent sprays, use ammonia cleaning products Working your way through these steps should get your cat using their litter box again or stop them spraying everywhere. Related videos: reduce your cats stress: https://youtu.be/FncqZ8C-Q-k cystitis in cats: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6QeHzFzNpI&list=PLNiiJwzsRMiRfIFY7UeP0th_Yv8e4LkWF arthritis symptoms + treatment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Npbrk0Rp9A4&list=PLNiiJwzsRMiRXAuz8vm6ltB5M1l79lGwP Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your dog or cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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Celebrity Dogs: does it matter what dog a celebrity gets?
 
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Shane Dawson got a new dog but, especially if you don't know who they are does it matter what dog a celebrity gets? Yes I think it does and here's why... Shane Dawson is a YouTuber with a subscriber base of 12 million and who averages 5-7 million views per video. That brings his channel total to 3.3 billion views! This is a huge amount of influence for any celebrity so when he released a new video "we got another dog" earlier today it is important for several reasons. Now I will admit I didn't know who Shane Dawson was until yesterday but these thoughts apply to any celebrity who gets a new dog, especially if they choose to publicize it and make content from their new dog. It is a great opportunity to educate and inform people and so influence their thinking towards dogs and pets in general, and more specifically shape their ideas if they ever come to buy a new dog. A celebrity can discuss their thought process and research, the issues that might need to be avoided with certain breeds, the socialization and training that is needed, the general commitment and the fact that pets are part of the family and not something that should be taken lightly. Equally treating dogs like disposable products or just managing them, raising then and caring for them in the wrong way can give their audience the wrong impression and ideas about what pet ownership should mean and what dogs need. This is why it does matter that Shane Dawson got a new dog and why it does matter what puppy a celebrity has and how they care for it. Their actions could have far reaching implications to the lives of many future pets. BellaVitaRescue GO FUND ME! https://www.gofundme.com/577vdeg Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your dog or cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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How Can You Trust an Internet Vet
 
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There is so much pet health information on the internet and so many people giving opinions but how can you trust and internet vet? It can be overwhelming when faced with a huge list of search results just where to find pet health advice for your dog and cat. Even should you trust online vet advice and can a vet give advice over the internet? As hard as it is there are a few key points to think about whenever we are researching healthcare for pets: 1 - Vets can't diagnose over the internet 2 - Vets cant give specific advice for individual pets over the internet I would be very cautious if any of these are taking place. There is no way a brief description in a forum, message board or email can form a vet-patient-client relationship that is needed for a diagnosis or treatment recommendations. Also nothing can substitute a face to face discussion and a thorough clinical examination from your personal veterinarian. 3 - Check multiple websites to make sure that the information delivered is consistent across multiple sources. Some more reliable sites include: www.ourpetshealth.com www.healthcareforpets.com www.preventivevet.com www.veterinarypartner.com 4 - Be wary of anyone peddling conspiracy theories or going against conventional thinking. The evidence for their suggestions is often completely lacking, opposite to what they suggest, or not as clear cut as they would have you believe. 5 - Nothing replaces your personal veterinarian and it is so important you find a vet you can trust and are comfortable with. We all look for different things in people so while the vast majority of vets provide and excellent service, no-one can get on with absolutely everybody. Finding a vet you click with is vital. As for how to find a vet you can trust, personal recommendations are a great start and also just visiting different clinics and getting a feel for the clinic can go a long way. take internet reviews with a pinch of salt. Negative reviews are often very unfair. Our Pets Health - vet advice for a healthier, happier life https://www.ourpetshealth.com Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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Tramadol: an effective pain killer for pets?
 
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Tramadol is a pain killer that is sometimes used in dogs. It might be used for short term pain relief after surgery or is could be used long term to treat something like arthritis. Does it actually work though and is it safe? Download your free pain monitoring chart here: https://ourpetshealth.com/pain-monitoring-chart-for-dogs Tramadol needs to be broken down in the body into different chemicals and it is these metabolites that are actually responsible for the analgesic, pain killing action of tramadol. The problem is that it seems dogs produce very little of this M1 metabolite. Compounding this, it only lasts in the body for a very short time. Tramadol does have other affects on the body. It increases the levels of seratonin and norepinephrin in the body which can have the effect of sedation or intestinal upset. Seratonin is also commonly known as the feel good or happy chemical and so it is possible that this helps our pets feel "happier" in themselves. The other side effects we rarely see include agitation, anxiety, tremors, dizziness as well as inappetence and constipation. Generally though side effects are rare and minor. So the big question is "does tramadol work to reduce the pain my pet is in?". Personally speaking, I have found that some dogs really seem to improve well and become more comfortable after taking tramadol. Other patients though did not seem to get much benefit at all. More often than not I would also use tramadol as an addition to a pain killing strategy, using it at the same time as another pain killing medication. The key with any pet in pain is to continually reasses their comfort levels so if something doesn't seem to be working changes can be made. why might we see an improvement in some dogs given tramadol? It could be due to two things? The first is that the other effects of tramadol on increasing seratonin may cause some sedation and may improve feelings of happiness and so our pets look better even when they are in the same amount of pain. The other possible cause is the placebo effect. This is definitely an issue with both owners and veterinarians. We are all really invested in the health and wellbeing of our dogs and cats. We want the treatment that we give them to work and so this can mean we see improvement even when it is not actually present. For me, my nagging doubts about how well tramadol actually works as well as the fact that there are alternative pain killers available have meant that it is not a drug I really reach for in my patients anymore. If you want to learn about some alternative medications as well as other strategies to help keep your painful pet comfortable then I have a whole playlist on this topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOgfxzDNMJA&list=PLNiiJwzsRMiSfFgLmakGFEPZx0CFP8AMa Keeping our pets as comfortable and as pain free as possible with appropriate pain killers is something that I feel very strongly about. Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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Can Dogs Eat Corn Cobs + Other BBQ Dangers for Pets | Hot Weather Dog Care pt 3
 
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If you're firing up the BBQ, take a minute to consider the answers to can dogs eat corn cobs and 3 other real BBQ dangers for your dog and cat. The simple answer is no, never let your dog eat corn cobs. They are fibrous, can be swallowed whole, don't get digested and frequently cause a complete gut obstruction. This requires emergency surgery to fix or it will kill your dog. Kebab skewers are another risk. Wooden kebab skewers have 2 sharp points at each end, will be swallowed whole (or in a few pieces) and can poke holes in the guts. This is a good way to cause septic peritonitis which again needs emergency surgery to try and save a pet. Cooked bones for dogs and cats are my next BBQ danger. They are brittle and can shatter into really sharp fragments. Small pieced of cooked bone may pass OK but can also cause really nasty constipation. Large fragments can get stuck and can also puncture holes in the intestines. Again emergency surgery would be needed. The final risk is burns. This can be burnt mouths from stealing food off the grill but some pets, cats especially, may be overwhelmed by the tasty smell and jump onto a hot grill. They can stay hot for some time after the BBQ if off so make sure it remains supervised or cover the grill with the hood. So the big dangers are corn cobs, kebab skewers, cooked bones + burns. Keep your pet safe and make sure you clean up promptly and make sure your pet can't get into the bin in any way. Accessories to keep your dog cool: - Folding bowl - https://amzn.to/2N0qM8k - Water bottle and bowl - https://amzn.to/2u7bZ4T - Crate fan for the house and car - https://amzn.to/2u83bLV - Cooling vest wrap - https://amzn.to/2u5S6em - Neck cool pack - https://amzn.to/2m3AdZd - Pet sunscreen! - https://amzn.to/2KMiunK Hot Weather Dog Care: how hot can a car get?: https://youtu.be/h-GXvIMYkig can the pavement burn dogs feet?: https://youtu.be/uiH3M_UIaHk Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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Essential Puppy Skills: simple puppy recall + handling
 
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New puppy training is an essential step for any new puppy owner. 2 essential puppy skills to concentrate training straight away are simple puppy recall and how to get your puppy used to handling. Today I've got 2 puppy training experts to teach you these essential puppy skills. I'm really excited to introduce you to Ken and Kayal from the YouTube channel McCann dogs. Not only have McCann dogs trained over 80,000 dogs but Kayl is also 21 times world champion in dog agility so what they don't know about new puppy training isn't worth knowing! Check out McCann Dogs: https://www.youtube.com/user/McCannDogs Recall is one of the must have, essential skills puppies need to learn at a young age. With a reliable recall you can avoid many potentially dangerous situations be that with traffic or interactions with other dogs and animals. Simple puppy recall exercises can help cement this skill and ensure a recall command is followed no mater what the distractions going on around your dog are. Training to get your puppy used to handling is just as important. It will ensure that if your dog is ever unwell or injured they will allow you to handle them however you need to. Dogs that are used to handling are also much easier to treat for me as a vet. A dog who is scared or painful is much harder to examine and treat. They may also need sedation or anesthetic that could otherwise be avoided. Learning how to get your puppy used to handling can play a huge role in keeping them healthy and skills like these learnt as puppies will stick with your dog for their whole life so long as they are practiced and reinforced from time to time. Huge thanks to Ken and Kayl for so generously sharing their expertise and years of experience training puppies and dogs with us today. Make sure you head over to McCann dogs for a wealth of further training tips and techniques to help your new puppy or dog of any age fulfill their potential and live an active, stimulated, happy life. Related videos: Choosing the right dog for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAk955aWWSI&list=PLNiiJwzsRMiShTJ3yQw9bOq6hXCaRCsT6 Safe puppy socialization: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlZxgMmJ-bo&list=PLNiiJwzsRMiShTJ3yQw9bOq6hXCaRCsT6 How to buy a healthy puppy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gupb-MlvsQU&list=PLNiiJwzsRMiShTJ3yQw9bOq6hXCaRCsT6 Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your dog or cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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The Danger of Pet Obesity for Dogs and Cats: are fat pets unhealthy?
 
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Are you concerned about your pet being overweight or obese? Are fat pets unhealthy and just what is the danger of pet obesity? Are you wondering how to go about introducing a diet or optimizing a weight loss program for your cat or dog? In this video I discuss why we should be concerned about the rising problem of pet obesity, discuss the increase risk of disease in our overweight pets as well as how to tell if your pet is overweight. The dangers of pet obesity should not be underestimated. An overweight dog or obese cat has an increased arthritis risk, an increased diabetes risk and can suffer many more problems. They have a reduced quality of life and die younger. Lets get started on the road to a healthier weight and allow your pet to be the best version of themselves they can be! Related videos: Find out if your pet is fat: https://youtu.be/gcy62OqAbwg The best way to diet your pet: https://youtu.be/aJAh4M3k9sw My weight and diet calculator: https://youtu.be/-7ns9ZvUTJI Get your free weight and diet calculator https://www.ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific medical advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to www.ourpetshealth.com
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Vet Advice For Your Pet: Be Fully Informed with Our Pets Health
 
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The best care for every pet with every condition every time is what this channel is all about. Hi! My name is Dr Alex Avery. As a veterinarian since 2006, I am dedicated to improving and optimizing the health of my patients. Now I want to ensure that you have all the information you need to make truly informed decisions about the health of your dog and cat. If this is what you want for your pet be sure to subscribe: https://goo.gl/CRZKwq Here, at Our Pets Health you will find videos that give advice on maintaining health and preventing disease, as well as videos that will explain all the different symptoms, diagnostic, treatment and monitoring options available to you and your dog or cat should they have the misfortune to become unwell. Videos are released every Tuesday + Thursday so subscribe and click the bell notification to make sure you don't miss out! Learn more about Our Pets Health: My background: https://youtu.be/OS7I4OCJV_0 Why I created this channel: https://youtu.be/h9PniSQfizE Why this information is better than most: https://youtu.be/LZg_PDEjNQ4 Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your dog or cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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Does Homeopathy Work in Pets?
 
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Many people in online forums will advise you to give your pet a homeopathic remedy and consult a holistic veterinarian rather than rely on conventional medicine.  This raises the key questions what is homeopathy, does homeopathy work in pets and what are the side effects of homeopathy? To consider if homeopathy works or not we need to know what homeopathy is.  This treatment is around 200 years old and it is based on 2 main principles: like cures like and dilution makes a medication more potent.  A substance that is incorporated into a homeopathic remedy is based on either the substance that causes the disease or a substance that causes the same symptoms of the disease being treated. A standard concentration would be 30C which means the remedy has gone through a series of 30 dilutions of 1 part remedy with 99 parts water. But does homeopathy work in pets? Well a number of organizations have looked at all of the research available and come up with their own conclusions: The RCVS position statement on complementary medicine includes "we expect that treatments offered by veterinary surgeons are underpinned by a recognized evidence base or sound scientific principles. Veterinary surgeons should not make unproven claims about any treatments" It then goes on to say:  "Homeopathy exists without a recognised body of evidence for its use. Furthermore, it is not based on sound scientific principles. In order to protect animal welfare, we regard such treatments as being complementary rather than alternative to treatments for which there is a recognised evidence base or which are based in sound scientific principles." A survey of UK vets also came out with the results that 83% of veterinary surgeons opposed homeopathy, with 78% of them believing that it should actually not be offered by registered vets. The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee in 2010 determined that homeopathic remedies perform no better than placebos, and that the principles on which homeopathy is based are "scientifically implausible" The National Health Service in the UK has stopped funding all homeopathic treatment. The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, the country’s highest medical research body, conducted an extensive assessment of scientific evidence on the use of homeopathy in 2015 and determined that homeopathy is not an effective treatment for any health condition. It went on to warn that “people who choose homeopathy may put their health at risk if they reject or delay treatments for which there is good evidence.” The European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC), an organisation representing the 29 national academies in Europe. issued a statement that: "homeopathy is implausible" elaborating that "there is no rigorous evidence to substantiate the use of homeopathy in veterinary medicine." A big question to then answer is: are all of these these organisations, vets, doctors and scientists just slaves to the big pharmaceutical companies, are they all either naive or corrupt? Clearly the answer to this is no. Of course too, there has been a lot of reaction to these statements among the homeopathic community.  Most will simply disagree with the conclusions and state that the evidence actually supports the use of homeopathy as an effective treatment. Not sure? You might then ask what are the side effects of homeopathy in my pet?  What harm is there in trying homeopathy in my dog or cat? Well, in one way there are no side effects as you are effectively giving water or a sugar pill.  In another though, homeopathy can be very dangerous.  This is because the use of homeopathy can delay the investigation of an illness or delay the starting of a treatment that has either a recognized evidence base or is underpinned with sound scientific principles.  In some cases, the delay due to homeopathy can be fatal. Clearly, I feel that the use of homeopathy should not play a role in the treatment of our pets.  I believe that homeopathy doesn't work and it can have detrimental consequences.  There is also a cost involved in consulting with a homeopath and buying any remedy prescribed.  I believe this money could be used in a much better way. Our Pets Health - vet advice for a healthier, happier life https://www.ourpetshealth.com Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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How To Tell If Your Dog Is In Pain (21 secret signs of pain in dogs)
 
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How can you tell if your dog is in pain? In this video I'll go through the 21 main signs of pain in dogs that you can look out for to make sure your dog is not suffering unnoticed and unnecessary pain. Sign up for my FREE arthritis mini-course here: http://bit.ly/arthritis-course If your dog is showing any of the signs of pain I mention today there is a good chance they are not as comfortable and happy as they could be and a trip to the vet to find out what is wrong would be in order. There is so much that we can do to help our dogs live a life free from pain. If you can tell that your dog is in pain then they are one step closer to living a healthier, happier life! Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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Common Pet Poisons: Top 10 Poisonous Food for Cats and Dogs
 
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Did you know that a lot of foods that we love to eat are actually poisonous food for cats and dogs? They may even be deadly. So what are the most dangerous foods for dogs and what are toxic foods for cats? Your favorite snack might well be on this list of common pet poisons! If your pet eats any of these things then the best thing to do is to get vet advice straight away from your local veterinarian. Better still, avoid giving them to your pet in the first place. Find out not only what foods are the most poisonous but also how much your cat and dog need to eat, how much is poisonous and what are the signs of poisoning to look out for with these common pet poisons. Also should you try and make your pet vomit at home if you think they have eaten something. This may not always be a good idea 1 - Chocolate - which is worse? milk chocolate or dark chocolate? 2 - Grapes and Raisins - are they really poisonous, why and how much 3 - Onions, garlic, leeks + chives - a lot may need to be eaten but not just in 1 sitting. Poisoning builds up over time 4 - Xylitol - probably the most deadly on this list and found EVERYWHERE! 5 - Maccadamia Nuts - are they really that bad? 6 - Bread dough - swelling and alcohol, a dagerous combination 7 - Moldy Food - our pets can't eat any old rubbish 8 - Corn cobs - not poisonous bu definitely deadly 9 - Bones - cooked bones and large bones are definitely dangerous foods 10 - Coffee grounds - caffeine can be deadly and it might not take as much as you think Bonus 11 - ???? As for whether you should make your pet vomit, this is sometimes a good idea but there are definitely some poisons and conditions where vomiting is not a good idea and trying to make your dog or cat sick can have some serious implications which I discuss. learn all about the most common pet poisons in the house and garden in this video: https://youtu.be/d7XBOcGaD0s Get your free copy of my weight and diet calculator to work out how much your dog or cat should weigh, how much to feed them and how many treats they should get every day: https://ourpetshealth.com/weight-calculator Connect with me: Twitter: https://twitter.com/OurPetsHealth Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurPetsHealthTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ourpetshealth Email: https://ourpetshealth.com/contact Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific vet advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to OurPetsHealth.com
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Treatment of Arthritis in Dogs and Cats: drugs and monitoring
 
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Has your pet just been diagnosed and your wondering what the treatment of arthritis in dogs and cats is? In this video I discuss the different drug treatments available, what the side effects are and how we can monitor our dogs and cats with arthritis to ensure they are as pain free as possible while at the same time minimizing side effects. In this 3rd video in my arthritis series you will find out what drug is the best arthritis treatment for dogs and cats. Combined with the home care strategies discussed in my second video and you will be well on the way to ensuring your pet is as comfortable as possible. There are many options out there and there can be no one-size-fits-all solution. Different drug treatments for arthritis will work differently in every individual. We also need to take into account any other illnesses the arthritis patient has. After all most arthritis dogs and cats are more elderly and the chance of a concurrent disease is reasonably high. Our arthritis treatment plan might be very different for an otherwise healthy senior compared to one also suffering from chronic renal disease or a liver condition. the best drugs to treat arthritis really will vary between individual. NSAIDs are the most common choice and do an excellent job in most cases. Other options might include tramadol, gabapentin and even paracetamol (but never in cats). Monitoring a dog or cats response to any home treatment changes or medications is also very important. Arthritis is a progressive disease and so what works now may not be enough in the future. Monitoring will ensure we make changes to our plan in good time rather than leaving our pets to suffer. There is no cat or dog arthritis cure but we are able to treat this disease better than at any point in the past. You owe your pet as good a quality of life as possible. Check out my related videos: the symptoms and diagnosis of arthritis: https://youtu.be/PTLHrOfSNr4 Holistic, home management of arthritis: https://youtu.be/7LzEwKutgTY How to diet your pet: https://youtu.be/aJAh4M3k9sw Our Pets Health - vet advice for a healthier, happier life www.ourpetshealth.com Disclaimers: all opinions are my own, sponsors are acknowledged. Links in description are typically affiliate links that let you help support the channel at no extra cost. We are a participant in the Amazon Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon and affiliated sites. Music from Jukedeck - create your own at http://jukedeck.com The information provided on the Our Pets Health YouTube channel is not a substitute for the examination, assessment and advice given in person by a suitably qualified veterinary surgeon. The information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only and does not constitute specific medical advice for any individual cat, dog or other animal of any species. for more information head over to www.ourpetshealth.com
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