protecting your dog

protecting your dog

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QUOTE 12/21/2010 11:26:39 AM

Rabies makes animals aggressive, combative, and highly sensitive to
stimulation. This means if an infected animal strays into your yard, or
crosses your dog’s path, it is very likely to bite. Make sure your dog
is up to date on his rabies vaccinations.  Investigate your local laws
regarding rabies vaccination and inquire with your vet about which
vaccine is being used. Some are good for 1 year, while others are good
for 3. However, even if your dog receives the 3 year vaccine, some
states still require that your dog be vaccinated yearly.

Leash Your Dog

Keeping your dog on a leash is about as failsafe as you can get. If your
dog is no more than six feet from you at all times, it will be hard for
him to harass a wild animal, and thus get into trouble. Leashing your
dog on walks also has huge benefits when it comes to your dog’s
discipline and your relationship.

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QUOTE 1/11/2011 6:23:23 PM
Canine rabies is indeed a serious affair. While dogs are not known as primary resevoirs for this virus ( raccoons, skunks and foxes carry a higher percentage), they are easily infected when they encounter one of these animals. Keeping your dog leashed is really the best solution. Vaccination is important but does not offer 100% protection. Many dog health problems such as accidental poisoning and dog arthritis are easily prevented with proper care and attention. Prevention is always safer and cheaper than treatment.


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QUOTE 1/11/2011 11:20:25 PM
expound on the dog arthritis subject plz


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QUOTE 1/14/2011 5:12:29 PM

Quote dihart:

expound on the dog arthritis subject plz

I would also love to know if there is something more that can be done to prevent arthritis. I worried it was just something that you had to live with as you aged.  I use, and have used Rimadyl, with the dog having a fair/decent amount of relief.
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