Helpful Hints

1. If you live in an apartment, consider putting an “animals inside” sign on your door. In case of fire, your pet’s chances of survival may increase if the firemen know.

2. Keep carrying cases, leads, etc. in an easily accessible location. If you must leave quickly, time spent looking for these items is time lost.

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SARDS – Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome

Today article (video) is from Dr Plechner DVM. It is entitled:

“ There is Treatment for a SARDS Dog with Sudden Blindness” 

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Dogs are some of the most incredible animals on earth, they love humans unconditionally, will happily obey our wishes and keep us company anytime we need it. However, at times they can be a little excessive at certain things like licking or chewing. If your dog has developed a habit of licking his paws or chewing the insides of his legs until they are raw then you have a problem that needs to be addressed. Let’s look at a couple of the different reasons they may be excessively licking their paws.

One of the first things that you’ll want to look for is if your dog seems to have a problem with ticks and fleas. There are certain types of ticks that like the warm dark space between your dogs toes, or paws. If you sit down under some bright light and check between all the toes, you might be surprised at how many ticks can fit in there hidden. Fleas also like the warm dark area of the dogs paws and will be seen scurrying out of the way as soon as the lights hits them. If it turns out that this is the problem, then your dog is easily cured by using some good quality, natural flea and tick product to kill the offending bugs. Their paws may continue to itch for several days.

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Dogs snore for many of the same reasons that people do. In most cases there is some kind of obstruction of the dog’s air passage. This causes certain parts of the throat to come in contact with each other in ways that stop air from flowing freely. The result is the sound that we associate with snoring.

Your dog’s size and the shape of his face and nasal passages also have a lot to do with whether or not he snores. Dogs such as Pugs and Pekingese are often champion snorers due to their short nasal passages and the shape of their heads but other dogs can be loud snorers, too. Any dog with a pushed-in face or brachycephalic head can be more prone to snoring since they can have more problems with breathing in general.

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As many of you know, Dr Alfred Plechner DVM, is one of the best veterinarians in the world today. I am often amazed by how perceptive and ahead of his time he is. I will next post an article on Plechner Syndrome also called ACEIS or Atypical Cortisol Estrogen Imbalance Syndrome, helping to describe some of his most important clinical studies. This will help us better understand hormones and the immune system and the tremendous part they play in areas of pet health such as cancer, allergies, autoimmune disorders such as SARDS & Lupus and more.

The doctors specialties are the immune system, the endocrine system and nutrition. This article by the good doctor, will give you a good understanding of how hormone production and balance, effects and regulates the immune system and its importance to pet health. You will also discover why “balance” is so important when discussing hormones.

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