Helpful Tips For Dogs

  • Collecting a urine specimen from your dog – Male

    Make sure that you use a clean plastic container. Your vet may provide you with one or you may use a clean margarine dish or something similar. A pie plate…

  • Collecting a urine specimen from your dog – Female

    Make sure that you use a clean plastic container. Your vet may provide you with one or you may use a clean margarine dish or something similar. A pie plate…

  • Brushing your dog’s teeth

    Teaching your dog to accept brushing will take some training, but will be very beneficial to the dog once he is accustomed to the process. Daily brushing is most beneficial…

  • Administering eye drops to your dog

    Make sure that you wash your hands both before and after administering the medication to prevent the spread of infection. If your dog’s eye is painful, you may need to…

  • Administering ear drops to your dog

    Remember that the ear may be very painful and that even a passive dog may respond by biting. You may need to muzzle the dog for this procedure. Instructions Click…

  • Giving liquid medication to your dog

    The easiest way to give your dog a liquid medication is to mix it with some canned food. To ensure that the medication is actually taken, it is best to give a small amount of food that the dog is certain to eat rather than a large portion that the dog may not complete. Some dogs may be unwilling to eat the food or may have dietary restrictions that prevent you from using this technique. If this is the case, you will need to administer the medication directly into your dog’s mouth.

  • Giving your dog a pill

    Instructions Grease the pill with a very small amount of margarine or butter so that it doesn’t stick in the pets mouth or throat. Hold the pill between your thumb…