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Does My Dog Have The Flu? – Natural Pet Dental

Can dogs get the flu?

Yes they can and they can die from it. In 2004 several racing greyhounds died and no one knew why until researchers discovered they had the flu.

Although most dogs will recover with proper care some may not such as elderly dogs. Like elderly people elderly dogs can become victims of the flu.

There is evidence that dogs can catch the flu from humans however, no evidence that you can catch the flu from them.

PastedGraphic-1Signs to look for:

1. Fever
2. Persistent cough
3. Runny nose
4. Feeling bad – no energy

Treatment for the dog flu is very similar to that for people, lots of rest and fluids. Talk to your vet regarding more treatments.

I write this article with a heavy heart. Our loving Pit Bull Terrier, Trinity died this last winter from the flu, she was 13 and elderly by dog years.

She was with us since she was a baby, we will always love you Trinity and we miss you badly.

Pet Cancer On Increase – Natural Pet Dental

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Like humans why are we seeing an increase in cancer for our pets?

Why is it that an alarming number of pets are diagnosed with cancer these days? It seems like every time I turn around another friend or friend of a friends pet has cancer?

Could it be that vaccines are the real culprit? Is it true that cancer is often diagnosed within a month after a pet’s annual vaccinations? Well according to Karri Miller, Central Florida’s only full-time board certified veterinary oncologist, vaccinating your cat with the typical, recommended feline vaccination schedule may lead to your furry friend developing cancer. Also, a telling admission about the serious risks associated with vaccines, Miller’s report highlights the fact that at least one out of every 10,000 cats develops “vaccine-associated sarcomas” as a result of getting vaccinated. Whether it is the mandatory rabies vaccine, or the host of other viral and bacterial vaccines commonly administered to felines, vaccinated cats admittedly have an increased risk of developing cancer in response to the injections.

But according to Dr. Don Hamilton, a veterinary homeopath in New Mexico, most pet vaccines are largely useless anyway because they cause “at least as much illness as they have ever prevented.” In many cases, he says, vaccines simply do not offer the protection their advocates claim they do, and they typically weaken pets’ immune systems and create more chronic illness than if those pets were allowed to simply develop their own natural immunity through proper nutrition (http://www.holisticat.com/vaccinations.html).

I think doing your research on vaccinations and maybe deciding not to give them to your pet may make you a better pet owner.

For information go to: Natural News

What to Watch For:

  • Any lump or mass that appears to be increasing in size
  • Any sore that does not heal
  • Change in bowel or bladder habits
  • Difficulty urinating or defecating
  • Unexplained bleeding or discharge
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Persistent lameness or stiffness
  • Offensive odor
  • Difficulty eating or swallowing