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The following foods have been associated with various
reactions, ranging from vomiting and
diarrhea to life-threatening toxicities:
> Raw Eggs :
May contain Salmonella and an enzyme
in raw egg whites prevents uptake
of biotin, a B vitamin.
> Raw Meat:
May be contaminated with Salmonella or E. coli
> High-fat Foods:
If overfed, can lead to pancreatitis (inflammation
of the pancreas), especially in
genetically predisposed breeds such as Miniature Schnauzers.
Raw bones can damage teeth and cause
gastrointestinal obstruction and perforation;
overeating cooked bones can cause severe constipation.
fresh garlic, and related
Can cause gastrointestinal irritation and anemia
if eaten in sufficient quantity. The toxic dose
depends on the food and individual response.
Can cause diarrhea in some puppies and adults.
Contains methylxanthines and theobromine,
caffeine-like compounds that can cause vomiting,
diarrhea, abnormal heartbeat, tremors, seizures, and death.
The darker the chocolate, the more toxic compounds.
> Grapes and Raisins:
Can cause kidney failure if eaten in sufficient quantity.
The toxic dose varies from dog to dog.
Can cause digestive tract irritation, with vomiting and diarrhea.
> Bread-dough Yeast:
Bread dough containing yeast can rise in the digestive tract,
causing obstruction; it produces alcohol as it rises.
> Macadamia Nuts:
Can cause vomiting, weakness, poor coordination, and other symptoms.
If you aren't sure if a food is safe for your dog, ask your veterinarian.
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Scooting, licking, and smell could be signs of an anal
The anal sacs arelocated on each side of the anus, just under the
skin. They open to the outside by tiny passageways or ducts. Glands
within the anal sacs produce a dark, foul- smelling substance. The
sacs normally empty as the animal has a bowel movement. Their
purpose is unknown although one theory suggests that they were once
used to mark territory. Today however, your dog can do well without
Your dog has a set of anal glands placed on either side of their anus.
In the wild these glands secrete scent which your dog uses to mark
its territory when it has a bowel movement.
For many reasons, sometimes these tear-shaped glands get blocked.
This means that while more and more liquid is produced, none is being
expressed into your dog's stools. Signs of blocked anal glands include
bum scooting, bloody stools, strong odor or a swollen anus.
Expressing your dog's anal glands is relatively easy. Use one
hold up the dog's tail and pull it gently toward the head. Hold a disposable
cloth or tissue in the other hand. Place your thumb externally over one
anal gland and your fingers over the other (see the diagram an top for
correct position). Press in and apply firm
pressure as you pull your fingers
posteriorly over the glands. The glands should empty out into your tissue.
Normal anal sac fluid should come out slightly yellow or brown in color.
Impacted sacs will be very difficult to express and the material may be
pasty and colored grey or black.
Look at how far the bones have to grow before they become a
bony joint! This is why you should never let puppies jump, walk up/down
stairs, overexercise or over train. Doing to much impact activity at a
young age Will cause serious issues later in life, or even at a young age
as hip dysplasia and other orthopedic conditions are Rising in puppies!
Remember the puppy rule for every month increase activity by 5 minutes!
For example an 8-week old puppy only needs 10 minutes physical activity a
day - a 6-month-old only needs 30 minutes a day of physical
*physical activity includes - going for a walk, training, playing fetch,
running, playing with other dogs etc. Enjoy your new puppy but remember
you wouldn't make a 6-month-old baby run a mile a day so don't make your
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