Our canine companions chew on all kinds of weird things, but among the most dangerous are rocks. Rock eating can lead to intestinal blockages, perforated stomachs, and choking. Even though rocks can damage their teeth, gums, and digestive systems, dogs often chew and swallow these earthly items for a variety of reasons. These tips can help prevent or end this damaging behavior so your dog lives a healthier life. When a dog repeatedly eats non-edible objects obsessively, it could be due to pica, an eating disorder that generally emerges because of a nutritional deficiency in their diet. Other dogs may have undiagnosed medical disorders like diabetes , parasites or worms, or tumors.
My dog Runty has just finished getting over a nasty infection after a round of antibiotics. This has got me thinking, because I know a lot of Jack Russell owners are unsure about when to take their dog to the vet and how to tell the difference between symptoms that are serious, and symptoms that are not such a big deal. This is because a lot of the symptoms of different diseases are actually fairly similar. Some of these diseases will pass on their own, some require medication and antibiotics, and some are life threatening. As an extra tip: never, ever give a dog a medication designed for humans unless your vet expressly tells you to do so. Many of these medications contain ingredients that can be harmful to dogs, and even those ingredients that work on dogs will be in the wrong dosages.
Pet's info: Dog Russell Terrier Male neutered 7 years and 10 months old. Kidney disease is usually caused by genetic predispositions, toxicities, or extended use of some drugs. It may be best to completely switch to a diet designed for kidney disease if the disease is
Reader question for our vet on how to stop dog licking Hello, I have a 4 year old, wired haired Jack Russell Terrier named peanut! I adopted her about a year ago and she spent most of her life in a crate before I received her. I know she loves me dearly and I feel the same way about her! She licks me constantly, every chance she gets she licks and licks!