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How to administer Dog medicine

How to administer medicine

Most of the times, the dogs are so intelligent to find out the drug mixed water or food materials offered to them by the dog owners. Hence, often it becomes a headache for the dog owners to give medicines to their dogs.  To the possible extent, the animal need not be forced for taking of the drug. If the medicine is to be given by mouth, first decide whether it is better to give it along with water or food.  Many times, the medicines are mixed with food materials and are kept in concealed position by proper mixing of the medicine with the food materials.

Before administering the medicine, just delay the feeding time in the particular dog. Hence, the dog may be hungry to some extent. At that time, give little quantity of normal food without medicine and the dog may eat it well without any suspicion and now provide the medicine mixed food and the dog may voluntarily eat it most of the times.  If the dog resists, first restraint the dog well and open the mouth. Place the tablet behind the fang teeth and almost behind the bulb of the tongue. However, take care that the medicine what you are administering in the dog should not enter directly into the respiratory organ like lungs.
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Is there a reason why a 10 month old Lab is eating his own feces sometimes …

The ingestion feces is called coprophagia and may have many different underlying motivations. In female dogs that have just had puppies, it is a behavior that serves to keep the nest area clean.
In some young dogs it may begin as play with the feces and proceeds to ingestion.

In other cases it is speculated that the dog smells some undigested protein in the feces that attracts them to the feces and results in ingestion. Some dogs that consume their own feces have been diagnosed with pancreatic insufficiency.

If all medical problems have been ruled out, walking the dog on a leash and then using a verbal command and food reward to move the dog away from the stool may help.

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The Early History of Dogs

Dog History

There is no incongruity in the idea that in the very earliest period of man’s habitation of this world he made a friend and companion of some sort of aboriginal representative of our modern four-legged friend, and that in return for its aid in protecting him from dangerous predators, and in guarding his sheep and goats, he gave it a share of his food, a place in his home, and grew to trust and care for it.

Probably the animal was originally little else than an unusually gentle jackal, or an ailing wolf driven by its companions in the wild marauding pack to seek shelter in alien surroundings. Another possibility is that certain packs of wild dogs or wolves were scavenging for food and happened upon some generous people. It’s also easy to picture early hunters bringing home wild puppies to be raised by the family.

Dogs introduced into the home as playthings for the children would grow to regard themselves, and be regarded, as members of the family.

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