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Permission to Administer First Aid

PROFESSIONAL FIRST AID INTERVENTION There is often concern about what you can and cannot do in a first aid capacity. The grey area comes because we have two important pieces of legislation – the Welfare Act and the Law itself – which are a little different. The Welfare Act says that anybody can carry out […]

Bandaging a paw

Bandaging a leg is pretty easy, but bandaging a paw is a little more tricky.  Not only do you have a wriggly, dog in discomfort to deal with, but you also have the difficulty of holding the paw with one hand, bandaging with the other, tucking the edges in, keeping it on, making sure its not […]

Storing Medication Safely – Rhodes 2 Safety

Today I received a message from one of our followers asking me to do a blog as a reminder about safely storing medication.  She wrote that “one of my clients this week had to take their puppy to the vets because she got hold of a packet of lbuprofen.  She spent the night at the […]

Drooling – Rhodes 2 Safety

Causes of Excessive Dog Drooling As the owner of a very “drooly” dog, I can tell you for sure that ALL dogs drool (its just that some do it a hell of a lot more than others and some take it to a whole new level!)  Usually with the prospect of food, the flood gates open […]

Bad Breath – Rhodes 2 Safety

There’s not much of a worse insult than the term “dog breath”, but your dog really shouldn’t have bad breath just because he’s a dog.  Bad breath may be a sign of many different problems from tooth decay, gum disease, an upset stomach or perhaps its just that he has consumed something far from palatable to humans […]

Diarrhoea After Eating

Diarrhoea After Eating: Usually, when your dog gets an upset stomach or a “runny bum” it’s down to them eating something undesirable that they’ve managed to find on a walk, picking up a bug of some sort or it may be that they’ve eaten something new that doesn’t quite agree with them.  Often, when we try to change our […]

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis can be caused by several different things including:- * allergies, * irritation (dust or smoke), * foreign bodies like grass seeds, * hairs or eyelashes facing the wrong way and poking inwards, * infections * poor tear production. Symptoms * most common symptom is redness of the eye, * may also be discharge weeping from the eye […]

Stroke

When we refer to a Stroke in dogs, this is not actually the same as what we understand as a stroke in humans – it’s just a kind of shorthand that vets sometimes use to help us understand.  In actual fact, it is Vestibular Syndrome, which is caused by damage to the inner ear or […]

Anal Glands

Before reading this article, please: DO NOT ATTEMP THIS PROCEDURE WITHOUT PROPER SUPERVISION FROM A QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL AS DOING SO COULD CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY. All dogs have anal glands.  They are scent glands under the skin on each side of the dog’s anal area (at about the 4 and 8 o’clock positions).  The openings to these […]