Saturday, June 9, 2018

Top Veterinary Articles of the Week: Signs of Heat Stroke, CBD Oil for Dogs, and more ...

Heat Stroke in Dogs: Part 2 

Dr. Justine Lee

If you haven't read part 1 of Dr. Lee's article, I recommend you check it out to learn how you can prevent it in the first place.

In part 2, Dr. Lee covers the signs and treatment. Make no mistake, heat stroke can kill your dog or do severe damage to their body. Heat stroke can be fatal even with aggressive supportive care and treatment.

Know the early signs and what steps to take to prevent a real disaster.

Related articles:
Heat Stroke: What Happens in the Dog's Body?
Heat Stroke Is No Light Matter!
Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment of Heat Stroke in Dogs
Don't Make this Mistake: Ruby's Death to Heat Stroke
Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog: Mucus Membranes
Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog: Excessive Panting

Top Veterinary Articles of the Week: Signs of Heat Stroke, CBD Oil for Dogs, and more ...

Sunglasses for Dogs Aren’t just a Fashion Statement

Dr. Marty Becker

Does your dog wear sunglasses? Voluntarily?

When running through the bush with Cookie, I do, actually, wear protective glasses. After I almost lost an eye, it makes good sense however weird it looks. I did consider the same idea for Cookie, but I doubt she would stand for that. Plus she seems much better at navigating through the obstacles. We do make sure we remove any prickly vegetation, particularly the thorn bushes that keep trying to grow in one area.

As much as Cookie would like the idea, we don't let her stick her head out the window when going for a ride. The reason for that is specifically protecting her eyes from random debris that might go flying by.

Whether your dog would benefit from some protective eyewear depends on their lifestyle and breed. With breeds such as Bulldogs, Pugs, or Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, with their large, protruding eyeballs, you need to worry about eye safety that much more.

Like with everything, it's some food for thought.

What Dog Breed Is Your Vet?

Dr. Andy Roark

I don't know how much useful, practical insight you might get from this video but you absolutely have to watch it because it's a riot.

Uses for CBD Oil in Pets

Dr. Karen Becker

CBD oil is the talk of the town. Can it help our dogs or is it nowadays snake oil? Could it do more harm than good? Those are the questions one should ask themselves.

Personally, I am open to considering it if I felt that it could outperform existing conventional treatments options. Not all conventional treatments are what they're cracked up to be. I am definitely keeping my options open.

In her article, Dr. Becker cites the research that has been done into safety and efficacy of CBD oil treatment for pain, arthritis, epilepsy, and other uses.

CBD (Cannabinoid) Oil in Animal

Dr. Megan Kelly


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