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Choking and the Heimlich Maneuver

How to Perform the Heimlich Maneuver if your Dog is Choking

Most dogs will chew nearly anything: bones, toys, shoes, socks, etc. But would you know what to do if something became lodged in the windpipe or stuck on the palate and your dog began to choke? It's important that you do not wait for veterinary assistance, as the dog may suffocate.


If the dog is suffocating, it will often panic. A dog may paw at its mouth if something is lodged, though this does not necessarily mean it is choking. Another suspicious sign of choking is an unresponsive or unconscious dog; in these cases, check the throat and mouth for foreign objects.


Dog Training For Beginners

Training a dog is a fairly difficult task. Some find it to be very frustrating and simply send their dog or puppy to a professional trainer. Now if you have a dog that is completely wrecking or disrupting your life this may be a good idea. Dog training will help you let your dog behave. Before you take a look at a professional dog trainer you may want to try out some of these tips.



Canine Mastitis

Canine mastitis is a breast infection in brood bitches, usually occurring a few weeks after whelping. It is not that common, but you should be aware of it. The breasts of a lactating brood bitch are normally warm and enlarged, but never red, dark, hot or painful when touched. Advanced canine mastitis presents as a hard, hot and almost black breast segment, which is extremely painful for the brood bitch when touched. Canine mastitis can be caused by weaning puppies too early, severe scratches from puppies claws or some other infection.



Poisonous foods for dogs

There are many poisonous foods for dogs in human foods

Sadly, there are several household items which we tend to take for granted that are potentially very hazardous to your dog's health. It is especially important to be aware of this because as you know, dogs are very much scavengers and will often eat whatever they can sink their fangs into. I would say that may own dog is more like a mobile garbage disposal. It is also very important to be aware of these items since their sense of smell is so well developed that your pooch will be able to find what you may think is well hidden.



Rotek GSD Club Proudly Presents there 4th Open Breed show

Rotek GSD Club Proudly Presents there 4th Open Breed show
When:         To be held on Monday June 16, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where:        Rotek GSD Club Grounds, Comet Boksburg
Entry Fee:   R50 per dog (Payment to the secretary on the day)
Enquiries:   Robyn Yates 083 279 3981
Email:          mechelse@malinoissa.co.za


Breed Judge:         Mr. Neil Perkins
Show Manager:     Caroline Van Deventer
Show Secretary:    Robyn Yates
Entries:                  To be taken on the day from 08:00 am
Prizes:                    Prices will be awarded to winners



How's this for a positive dogthe positive dog

 This dog was born on Christmas Eve in the year 2002. He was born  with   2   legs - He  of course could not walk when he was born. Even his mother did not  want him. 

His  first owner also did not think that he could survive and he was  thinking of 'putting him to sleep'. 

But  then, his present owner, Jude Stringfellow, met him and wanted to take care of him. 

She  became determined to teach and train this little dog to walk by himself. 

She  named him 'Faith'. 

In  the beginning, she put Faith on a surfboard to let him feel the  movement. Later  she used peanut  butter on a spoon as a lure and reward for him for standing up and jumping around.

Are you thinking of getting a new bird as a pet? Each species is unique and wonderful in its own way but there are some general guidelines that apply to them all.

Be sure the bird you choose is healthy. A sick bird is no bargain no matter what the price. By the time a bird shows any symptoms of disease, illness has usually become quite advanced. If a bird appears droopy, ruffled, tired or hides his head under his wing, this is not the bird for you. If he sneezes, sits on the bottom of the cage, has a discharge above his nostrils or droppings stuck to his tail feathers, there may be big problems. If he makes clicking sounds as he breathes or if his tail bobs, the bird may have serious respiratory disease and you should choose another individual.

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