EAR CLEANING

If you have more than one pup you will often find them cleaning each others ears. That makes your job not only easy, it almost makes you obsolete when it comes to Ear Cleaning.

If however, you only have one pup you can’t get off the hook when it comes to cleaning your pup’s ears. Why? Because you can prevent ear infections by keeping your pup’s ears clean.

This video is a great 1 minute show and tell about Ear Cleaning the proper way.

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You should check pup’s ears for excess wax, dark specks or bad odors. All can indicate a medical condition that requires vet treatment. How often should you conduct these checks? Once every week or two is a good interval.

First, wipe the inside of the ears with a cotton ball moistened with a liquid ear cleaner. Be careful not to go farther than you can see; you’re not digging for gold ….. you’re Ear Cleaning.

Hold up the ear flap with your left hand, wrap the moistened cotton ball around the index finger of your right hand, and wipe out all the folds and crevices. Wipe gently, but be thorough. Change cotton balls as needed.

Most dog pups react to ear cleaning by shaking their heads, whining or whimpering. This is normal, and the pup must become used to the feeling of you cleaning its ears.

Minor warning here; step back before you let pup shake its head or you’ll have ear cleaner and ear dirt all over you!

Sure hope this was a help to you and good luck with your pup.

In service to pups everywhere,

Tom (TR) Ryan

ps: it’s wise to seek the advice of a vet for your pup.

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FLEA CONTROL

This review takes a close look at several very popular topical products for Flea Control. Experts say the only truly effective way to keep fleas off a dog is with a topical or oral medication.

Flea collars are generally described as ineffective, while flea shampoos provide only immediate relief by killing adult fleas on pup. They won’t prevent pup from picking up more fleas from around the home or eggs that hatch. Several vets specifically caution against using flea “dips,” which they say are harmful to pups and the environment.

This video shows how and where to spot fleas on your pup.

My research indicates that Fontline Plus and K9 Advantix are two of the leading topical products considered effective. My main internet resources are listed at the very bottom of this review along with their associated URL’s. Some of this is technical so you might want to visit these sites if technical is important to you. Here is a small extract of a study done on both of these products and their effectiveness at Flea Control.

“A comparison study of Frontline Plus versus K-9 Advantix showed at 28 days K-9 Advantix lost about 50% of it’s efficiency at killing fleas versus a 5% efficiency loss in Frontline Plus. In this study dogs were treated with one of these products. The dogs were then exposed to 100 live unfed fleas on days 6, 13, 20 and 27. Flea counts were taken on the dogs on days 7, 14, 21 and 28. Frontline Plus maintained a flea killing efficiency of over 95% during the study period. K-9 Advantix dropped to 70% by day 14!!!! and to 50% by day 28!!!”

Bottom line, these two topical products seem to be very close on many points making a product decision as to which is best at Flea Control for your pup very thought provoking.

I chose Frontline Plus for my pup Dixie because of its apparent staying power. I also found out that fleas do NOT have to bite your pup for Frontline Brand Products to work. Frontline Brand Products kill fleas if they simply come into contact with your pup’s hair coat.

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Because both products are widely accepted I am including a link to K9 Advantix II information for you.
Just click the K9 Advantix Picture below.

I sure hope this was of help to you.

Tom (TR) Ryan

ps: it’s wise to seek the advice of a vet for your pup.

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Reference URL’s;

http://www.petsofoz.com/frontline-vs-advantix.html

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060625161724AAB6lao

http://vetmedicine.about.com/od/parasites/f/FAQ_fleacontrol.htm

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TICK REMOVAL

Regardless of the pups we’ve had, from time to time they come up with a tick. Tick removal is no fun, but if the tick is not found or the tick is left unchecked the pup is really at risk for serious illnesses.

Ticks carry Lime Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever which are nothing to mess with. It’s easy to spot ticks, but you have to check your pup regularly and remove them when found.

This video is a good instruction on tick removal. It’s only 1 minute long and worth your viewing.

TICK PREVENTION BEATS TICK REMOVAL.

Ticks tend to hide out between pup’s toes, pup’s ears, and pup’s underbelly. I found a tick on Dixie’s back recently. Dixie has tan fur so the dark tick stood out easily. On dark furred pups you need to look closely and move the fur around so you don’t miss one.

Ticks burrow their head into pup and feed on pup’s blood. Ticks will actually expand their body to make room for the fluid. If your pup has a big old fat tick its been there a while. You don’t want to bust that sack, especially during tick removal.

It’s most important when you remove a tick that you get the tweezers right down close to the pup’s skin so that you remove the tick’s head as well as the body. Leaving the head runs the risk of infection plus tick’s have been known to grow back the body.

You can use standard tweezers or get a special tick removal tool from a number of pet product suppliers. After removal it’s best to apply antiseptic to the area where the tick was burrowed in. Check pup for the next few days to be sure it doesn’t become infected. If it does check with a vet.

Once you remove the tick you need to kill it. Their are several ways to kill ticks. Stomping on them doesn’t work well. Putting the tick in a jar lid of alcohol will kill the tick or instead of alcohol, burn the tick in the jar lid. Recently I’ve seen ticks encased in packing tape.

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In service to pups everywhere,

Tom (TR) Ryan

ps: it’s wise to seek the advice of a vet for your pups.

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Dysplasia

When my son was young he picked out two puppies from an adoption center. They we’re a mixed breed of Golden Retriever with a splash of Chow. He named them Brandi and Tasha. At the time we didn’t know about Dysplasia.
Although they both looked like Golden Retrievers Brandi had the strength of a Chow and Tasha had the disposition of a full retriever. The odd thing is that to this day I think they shared Tasha’s brain, but that’s another story. Bottom line …… we loved them equally.

We didn’t know it early on but Golden Retrievers are partial to developing Hip Dysplasia …… even as puppies. Here are two short videos about “Charlie”, a 7 month old Golden Retriever. One is 14 seconds the other 22 seconds. See what dysplasia has done to this young puppy.

Dysplasia is treated in a variety of ways including surgery, steroid shots, cortisone shots, massage, acupressure, and hip replacement. As it turned out Brandi, having more Chow tendencies, never did get Hip Dysplasia but poor Tasha did. You’ll be amazed at how we treated her.

I am not a vet so this is not prescribing, it’s just my story. Later in her life Tasha, in a very short period of time went downhill fast, was almost dragging herself around, could hardly stand for any period of time, and was visibly in pain. The vet recommended being merciful.

Fortunately for Tasha we pressed on looking for an answer. You know, I can’t remember now who it was we talked to that put us on to a couple of natural supplements to treat Taysha’s Dysplasia, but I owe that person many thanks ….. IT WORKED for Tasha.

We put her on a twice a day regimine of ALFALFA and YUCCA. In two weeks all her symptoms were all but gone and she was acting what I call normal. We kept her on both these supplements until the day she closed her eyes forever.

At the time we bought these supplements at a local health food store. One day the owner asked what we did with all the Alfalfa and Yucca. We explained why and found out his Alaskan Husky had the same problem. He too was perplexed by his puppies Dysplasia.

The next time we visited the health food store the owner was elated. Want to guess why?

In service to pups everywhere,

Tom (TR) Ryan

ps: it’s wise to seek the advice of a vet for your pups.