To help prevent health concerns in your dog, it’s a good idea to get into the habit of checking your dog regularly for any changes or signs of illness. When checking your dog, it’s important to be vigilant, as your dog can’t tell you if they are feeling unwell. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, contact your vet right away.
To help keep your dog healthy, we’ve put together an easy to follow checklist.
Body condition - You should just be able to...
Have you ever endured the anguish of a pet slipping out the door and disappearing? Despite our best intentions, dogs get out when we're sure they can't. They run through open doors, dig under fences, hop out car windows and squeeze through tiny little cat doors that you'd swear couldn't accommodate a squirrel, much less your bouncy dog. Unfortunately, 1 in 3 dogs get lost during their lifetimes and not all of them are recovered.
How can you beat the odds of this happening to your pet? Number one priority: have your pet wear an ID tag with a phone number where you can be contacted. Unfortunately, many people forget to check their dog's tags on a regular basis - they often rust, get scratched, or even come totally off, leaving no way for anyone who finds the dog to find you.
More and more pet owners are opting to up their chances of recovering a lost pet by having their veterinarian implant an identifying microchip. In combination with an ID tag, a microchip is your safest bet for getting your lost dog returned to you safely. These tiny chips, when scanned, can be used to identify your dog and who he belongs to. Anyone who's ever lost a dog knows that whatever helps you find him again is worth having. In addition, many countries now require the implantation of an ISO-compliant microchip to allow a dog to enter without undergoing lengthy quarantine periods.
As part of our commitment to our customers, all puppies supplied by Perfect Pedigree Thailand come with an ISO-compliant microchip already implanted and registered in their new owner's name.
Exactly what is a microchip?
A microchip is...
Which foods could be dangerous for my dog?
Some foods which are edible for humans, and even other species of animals, can pose hazards for dogs because of their different metabolism. Some may cause only mild digestive upsets, whereas, others can cause severe illness, and even death. The following common food items should not be fed (intentionally or unintentionally) to dogs. This list is, of course, incomplete because we can not possibly list everything your dog should not eat.
Can cause intoxication, coma, and death.
The leaves, seeds, fruit, and bark contain persin, which can cause vomiting and diarrhoea.
Bones from fish, poultry, or other meat sources
Can cause obstruction or laceration of the digestive system.
Generally too high in protein and fats.
Chocolate, coffee, tea, and other caffeine
Contain caffeine, theobromine, or theophylline, which can cause...