When your dog becomes ill, everything seems to stand still. It is possible for your dogs to obtain conditions just like humans can. If you see any signs or symptoms that there might be a problem you should take them to the vet right away.
Humans can get pink eye but can dogs get pink eye as well? The answer is yes they can. Conjunctivitis in dogs is actually quite common. Pinkeye is typically caused by bacteria, viruses, allergies, and sometimes disorders of the auto immune system. Sometimes pinkeye can be caused by simple irritants such as dust and cigarette smoke. Some of the symptoms are swelling, rubbing of the eyes, discharge, and redness of the eyes. The good news is that pink eye can be treated and dogs as well. To keep your dog from consistently scratching his eye a veterinarian like prescribe a topical ointment to assist with the itching and swelling.
Most of the time pink eye is simply caused by an irritant but can also be caused by an autoimmune disorder. So it is important to make sure your dog is checked out by a veterinarian. Never let any of these conditions go untreated. If your dog is getting pink eye on multiple occasions this could be signs of a more serious disorder so it is important to make sure they are checked out.
Many owners may owners may wonder what it is they can do when their dog is constipated. There are medications available that you can give to your dog if they have this side effect to other medications or they are constipated for other concerning reasons.
Liquid Paraffin is the most common drug that is used as a treatment for constipation in dogs. You will have to take the dog to the vet to get this medication as it has to be put into their mouth with a syringe. This medication can help with your dog’s constipation by loosening the stool and making it easier for your dog to have a bowel movement. Sometimes simply giving your dog a little extra fiber will make it easier for him to go and will be less of a problem if he is given acepromazine.
If you are preparing for a trip or a stressful situation for your pet you should talk to your vet before making any decision on what to give them. You could be putting them at more risk without consulting a professional. While some medicines for your pet are a good idea, others can be risky so make sure you talk to your vet before making any big decisions.
Taking care of your pet is the best way to show him you love him. Take him to the vet if any of these problems occur.