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狗狗健康 - Everything Pet Owners Need to Know About 狗狗健康



Dr. Sudeep Wahla
声望动物医院

狗的健康检查涉及到什么?

狗的健康检查通常是每六个月对狗进行一次检查, 菠菜台子会做一个彻底的肌肉骨骼检查, eye exam, ear exam, 看看他们的嘴, 检查他们的淋巴结, 检查他们的皮肤, 看看尾巴下面, 检查他们的爪子, 讨论任何你可能遇到的问题, or concerns, 以及宠物的生活方式.

How does dog wellness impact the longevity of my pet?

长寿是一个有趣的词,因为菠菜台子的主要目标是宠物的质量和寿命. 所以,健康,长寿,高质量的生活,我认为这是菠菜台子所有人的目标. 但本质上, wellness exams are generally meant to be on healthy pets, 但令人惊讶的是,菠菜台子有多少次发现了潜在的问题,因为宠物把这些问题隐藏得太好了.

所以,菠菜台子的目标是尽早发现问题,并找到预防的方法. 俗话说,一盎司的预防胜过一磅的治疗,所以菠菜台子要牢记这句话.

我应该多快带我的宠物去看兽医做健康检查?

回到每六个月. 每六个月, 因为记住, 宠物比人老得快, 就像人, 如果他们感觉不舒服,就不能说话. So, we generally recommend a six month wellness exam.

你希望他们在什么特定的年龄来这里?

Generally, 菠菜台子早在它们的幼犬时就看到它们了, 但早在6到8周的时候,菠菜台子就会开始观察和测试小狗, getting caught up on their 预防保健. Then, we start to see them every six months after that. 所以,一旦他们接种完所有的疫苗,菠菜台子就会在他们一岁时每六个月见到他们一次.

Will additional testing be needed beyond a wellness exam?

That will depend on your exam and your pet's lifestyle and age. 但一般来说, 有一些预防性的护理测试, again, depending on lifestyle and age that could include blood work, X-rays, ultrasound, urine test, 粪便寄生虫检测, 还有一些不同的皮肤测试. Sometimes we find underlying ear issues and they need a ... 他们称之为听觉心理学. 当菠菜台子测试他们耳朵里可能生长的东西时,细菌或酵母.

How will a veterinarian assess my dog's wellness?

评估基本上是 ... 在考试期间,菠菜台子来看看 ... 你知道,菠菜台子有不同的乐器. The otoscope, which is what we use to look in the ear. 检眼镜,菠菜台子看眼睛. Our stethoscope, we listen to the heart and lungs. 菠菜台子把温度. And then, 当兽医, 菠菜台子被训练去寻找那些, 随着养宠物的人, 菠菜台子通常不会寻找, 比如淋巴结肿大, 牙病. So, these are typical things that we'll do during the examination. 菠菜台子还会做一系列的运动练习来测试肌肉骨骼系统和神经系统.

What are some dog wellness recommendations my vet is likely to make?

We always think about routine dental screening, 接种疫苗, 预防保健, blood work, and X-rays, 这取决于你的宠物的年龄. 心虫测试,跳蚤和蜱虫控制. Just a general overall wellness and 预防保健 plan. 营养,行为,诸如此类.

What are some possible environmental factors that can affect dog wellness?

季节变化是个大问题. 现在,菠菜台子看到了很多过敏症. Summer, we see a lot of heat stroke and foxtail or grass awns. And depending on where you live at and your location, it could vary. Heartworms are things people tend to see more during the mosquito season. 在加州,菠菜台子的天气一年四季都很暖和,所以菠菜台子经常会看到很多跳蚤. So, 如果你要去远足, 去海滩, indoor pets, 户外的宠物, 所有这些环境变化都帮助菠菜台子进行预防保健/健康检查,这些检查是基于你们告诉菠菜台子的生活方式.

Why is early detection of health issues in my dog so important?

这一切都归结为预防,这是菠菜台子所强调的. 在质量医学, 你总是试图预防或早期发现疾病,以防止病情发展到难以治疗的地步. 肾脏疾病就是一个例子. 如果菠菜台子能尽早赶上的话, 像改变饮食这样简单的事情就可以使宠物免于住院, 进行透析或输液, and save the pet owner a lot of money as well.

So, it saves the pet the stress and the care. And so, that's why we need to catch things early and prevent other things, such as vaccines help prevent things from happening.

什么是老年犬筛检?

你得爱老男人. My girl's older too right now and she has all the grays. 因此,老年筛查本质上是 ... We call it, too, 一位检查, which entails blood work to check internal organ function, urine, 检查晶体, underlying urinary tract infections that sometimes dogs can hide, 肾脏功能, 即使是糖尿病. 这也是一个常见的问题. 是的,宠物也会得糖尿病.

菠菜台子会对宠物的胸部进行x光检查,看它们心脏的大小,因为有时候宠物可能会有潜在的心脏问题, 在老年筛查中, 菠菜台子总是倾听心脏的杂音和其他可能被检测到的问题.

So, a good senior workup is basically regular, 例行检查和一些诊断以确保没有什么菠菜台子没发现的情况发生.

Will my vet suggest allergy testing for my dog?

要看情况而定. 我猜,如果你在加州,答案应该100%是肯定的. 我是在开玩笑,在这方面我是在开玩笑. But we have so many pollens and other things in our area. 我的意思是,过敏季节来了 ... 菠菜台子甚至不计算月份. 菠菜台子知道,“天哪,现在是过敏季节”,因为有很多宠物来了.

So, 如果你的宠物在舔, itching, 或者有复发性皮肤感染, weepy eyes, sometimes vets will recommend allergy testing. You’ve got to know the signs and symptoms, 这也是在这些健康检查中可以讨论的问题.

常见问题-狗狗健康


Dr. Sudeep Wahla
声望动物医院

What are some things I can do to maximize dog wellness at home?

有几件事你可以关注, number one, keeping them up to date on all their 预防保健, vaccines, making sure you're getting regular deworming, 让他们保持跳蚤和蜱虫的控制, 犬恶丝虫的预防, monitoring their nails so they're not too long, 例行洗澡, 为你的宠物制定一个清洁和洗澡的时间表是非常重要的,也是很有营养的, 均衡的营养, 定时喂食, which we'll get into a little bit more on the next question, but overall, 只是养成一些好习惯, 包括锻炼,我知道我需要再多做一点, but that's something that we all need to keep in mind.

What can I do to provide my dog with the best nutrition possible?

There areso many diets out there and that are well formulated. 我经常被问到这个问题. 你有什么推荐的吗?? So I go based on what I generally feed my dog, 我个人喜欢科学饮食, Royal Canin, Purina是我的前三名,因为我知道他们在产品上做了很多研究, 但是有很多节食方法.

因此,如果你对应该喂什么有疑问,请咨询你的兽医,很多是由年龄和生活方式决定的. 有小狗的食物, adult food, and geriatric food based on the stages of life that your pets go through. 所以在你定期的健康检查中,我认为这是最好的问题. 避免高脂肪食物,如果你不能,请避免给宠物人食物. We see so many issues with people giving pets people food.

Are there health issues I can watch out for at home?

是的,肯定. 这是一个很好的问题,看看菠菜台子的YouTube页面,因为菠菜台子也做了一个视频来检测你的宠物是否有皮肤问题, 但是舔爪子, 搔耳朵, the cartoon where the dog's scooting their butt across the floor, 菠菜台子觉得它很可爱, 但那可能是肛门腺的问题, a biting at the rump of the tail could indicate fleas, 一般的正常的事情,他们不再做在正常的基础上,比如有规律的饮食, 也许他们吃得少了, 任何呕吐, diarrhea, not eating at all drinking more or less water, 表演很累, 不想走那么远或那么远. 像这样的微小迹象是一个很好的迹象,表明可能有什么事情正在发生.

一个好的经验法则,尤其是在吃东西的时候,想想把自己放在那个位置. If you haven't eaten or drank in a day, how would you feel? And sometimes people, they wait it out a little bit. 不要那样做. Just if they're not eating or drinking, please bring them in right away. That's an important sign in pets that something's going on.

How do I know if my puppy or dog isn't feeling well or is in pain?

Well, pain can manifest in a lot of different signs, panting at rest. 所以你没有走, 你没有玩,你的宠物正坐在那里喘气或喘气, 这可能意味着他们很痛苦, 不想起床,不想出去玩,不想出去散步,不想做他们的日常工作. 有些狗会隐藏一点. 更明显的是,当你摸到它们的某个地方时,它们会发出咯吱声或尖叫,或者发出嘀咕声. 这也可能是疼痛的迹象, but they can be very subtle at times and if you're concerned about that, definitely bring them into the hospital please.

How can I keep my dog from being or becoming overweight?

很好的问题. 所以宠物最好的地方,不像人类,是菠菜台子可以调节它们的份量. So free feeding is the number one way pets gain weight, 我的下一个问题是,有人说我的狗在做手术或节育后体重增加了. 我说,“你们免费吃吗?? 或者你测量食物?“我想说,大约85%的人说他们免费喂养宠物,这是宠物增重的首要原因. 免费喂食意味着你倒一桶食物,你把它留在那里,让它们吃.

所以你要买一个杯子的主要方法,不是一个大咖啡杯,因为我的问题是什么尺寸或杯子. 有人说这么大. 有人说这么大. 拿一个量杯, measure your dog's food according to their weight, 每天喂它们两次或三次,或者根据你喂的食物来决定你的养生之道, 按后面的说明走. 如果他们体重增加了,那就减少他们的体重. 如果他们体重过轻,可以增加一点,但你必须测量.

How important is regular exercise to dog wellness?

Exercise is very important in pets and people. I always associate pets with people because we all should be doing it. 玩耍时间很健康. 我的意思是,即使是大多数狗,只要想想当你说"散步"这个词时它们是多么兴奋. I have to spell it out for my dog and I think she's catching on now. 所以他们很开心. 所以这对他们的心理健康有好处. 这对他们的身体健康有好处. 保持体重很好, 保持关节活动, 所以定期锻炼对人和宠物来说是最重要的事情之一.

如果你还有其他问题想菠菜台子,你可以直接给菠菜台子打电话 (909) 527-7004, you can email us, or you can reach out on Facebook. But please do reach out, and we'll get back to you as fast as we can.


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