GUIDELINES FOR HEALTH-RELATED CONDITIONS OF PETS: A QUICK INSIGHT
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GUIDELINES FOR HEALTH-RELATED CONDITIONS OF PETS: A QUICK INSIGHT
“There is nothing truer in this world than the love of a good dog”
A wise pet is one of the emerging pet products offering forum. All products are specially designed to take care of the pets and provide the owners with all of its best services. We have a diverse range of products including high-quality clothes, toys, collars, leashes and beds for your pets which are available to you in very nominal charges.
All along with that, we also take care of the health of your pets. So, here we will discuss some common pet-related medical conditions and a few useful tips and recommendations to combat those problems.
WHAT ARE COMMON MEDICAL CONDITIONS IN PETS?
“Dogs are not our whole lives but they make our whole life”
This is one of the common pet health issues. Obesity is basically unnecessary weight gain in pets that may be due to lack of exercise, eating too much food and also hormonal, gender, environmental and genetic factors contribute to cause obesity in cats and dogs.
According to Veterinary teaching hospital, Colorado state University obese dogs may develop chronic pain due to overweight and also are at higher risk to joint, respiratory problems along with heart and kidney complications. On the other hand, obese cats are more prone to get diabetes and liver diseases.
WHAT ARE IMPORTANT STRETRAGIES TO MANAGE OBESITY?
This must be clear that obesity leads to reduction of dog’s lifespan. It negatively impacts on the wellbeing of your pet. However, weight loss process is highly challenging and hard to manage but yet there are some important things which you can do to get benefits.
1) Managing a diet schedule for your pet is one of the key steps to control obesity by calculating daily calorie intake and ensuring that your pet is taking a balanced diet with regular frequency. (the composition of the diet, the volume of diet, physical activity and type of breed) should also keep in mind while making any diet plan.
2) It is important to monitor the body weight and body condition score of your dog after a regular interval to manage weight properly.
3) This should keep in mind that the volume of current food should not reduce as this can lead to malnourishment in your dog.
4) Use of automated feed dispenser can help in managing feeding time and reducing obesity as compared to conventional pet feeders.
ARTHRITIS AND RELATED CONDITIONS
Another important and concerning condition in pets is bone and joint complications which include osteoarthritis, degenerative bone and joint diseases and rheumatoid arthritis.
These conditions cause inflammation, degeneration, and pain in bones and joints.
There are a number of factors which include obesity, genetics trauma, any trauma or injury, Imbalanced vitamin intake especially vitamin D and wear and tear of joints due to ageing along with the reduction of joint fluid that lubricates.
Note: Cats cannot synthesize vitamin D just like other animals in the presence of sunlight, so they rely on dietary supplements to meet their vitamin D requirement.
HOW TO MANAGE ARTHRITIS IN YOUR PETS?
There are some ways to manage arthritis in cats and dogs with some exceptions.
1) Use of Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs with special care under veterinary supervision.
2) A dietary supplement is very much important as in degenerative joint disease, there is wear and tear of cartilage, so diet having essential fatty acids of cartilage.
3) Regular exercise is also crucial to strengthen the supporting muscles, tendons and other tissue and it also stimulates the synthesis of joint fluid that reduces arthritis.
4) Give your pet a comfortable bed and blanket.
5) Groom the affected area and massage the damaged joint or bone with some topical analgesic in case of any accidental injury.
This is an emergency condition for all pet keepers and often called” mother of all emergencies”. Gastric bloat is a life-threatening condition in many dogs and cats.
It makes your pet lethargic, restless, looking frequently at their stomach, extended stomach, excessive salivation with shortness of breath and increase heartbeat.
Gastric bloat occurs in cats and dogs when their stomach is overfilled with air, food or any other fluid. This causes expansion of the stomach and it exerts pressure on other organs, thus causing a lack of blood flow to the heart and stomach itself, ultimately causing difficulty in breathing.
HOW CAN BE BLOAT MANAGED IN PETS?
Seek veterinary attention in case of the worst condition and follow these important points to prevent this harmful condition.
1) Divide your pet’s meals into small portions instead of giving large meals in a day.
2) It is noteworthy to manage water intake in pets as over intake of water cause the swelling of the stomach.
3) Exercise should be avoided sharp after a large meal.
4) It is advisable to use elevated feed and water bowls.
5) Minimizing stress in your pet is also useful to stop the risk of gastric bloat your pets.
Other common conditions are vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach ulcers.
Skin allergies can be irritating and leading to other health complications in your pet so any skin related condition should not be ignored.
Important signs are discomfort, redness, sores, patchy/scaly areas on the skin along with sneezing, redness of eyes, licking of the affected area followed by dull hair coat and hair loss.
There are many factors which predispose the skin allergies such as climate, allergens include pollen grains, dust, and other pollutants. In addition to that, various bacterial, and viral infections can cause allergies. Genetic and hormonal factors are also major contributors.
HOW TO MANAGE SKIN CONDITIONS IN YOUR PETS?
1) Groom your pet regularly and use medicated shampoos.
2) Feed your pet high-quality diet including essential fatty acids ( Omega 3, Omega 6)
3) Use antiallergic/Antihistamine drugs only after getting a prescription from a registered veterinarian.
4) Allergy shots can be to control the various skin conditions as they decrease sensitivity to allergens.
Pets are prone to many diseases just like you, there are wide range of medical conditions such as kidney disease, heart disease ear infections diabetes and some other soft tissue infections with varying levels of severity.
Proper evaluation of disease should be done and veterinary advice should be sought to stop further complication and any inconvenience.
KEY WORDS (PET HEALTH) ( DOGOBESITY) (GASTRIC BLOAT) ( PET ARTHRITIS) (DOG ALLERGIES