Category Archives: VOSD Vet Advice

Is Your Dog Coughing?

This guide will help determine causes, symptoms, and treatment. Coughing is as common in dogs as it is in people. It could occur due to a number of reasons, but most often, the body can naturally recover. In some cases though, if the coughing persists (for over a week) or is severe (when the dog […]

Dealing With Bloat in Dogs

Learn about a common but oft-ignored issue that dogs face- gastric bloat. Bloat is technically called Gastric Dilation and Volvulus syndrome (GDV) but will be referred to as bloat in this article. VOSD has treated hundreds of dogs with bloat as part of our rescue and for the dogs that live at the VOSD Sanctuary […]

Treating Snakebite in Dogs

Is your dog suffering from snakebite? Are you in an area with a lot of snakes? Non-venomous snake bites are painful and can cause infection, but venomous snake bites can kill a dog within only an hour, unless you give first aid for a snakebite. Most of the time snakes do not want to confront […]

Is Your Dog Vomiting Too Frequently?

A basic guide to determine causes, symptoms, and treatment Animals also suffer from common problems that people do, such as stomach flu that causes vomiting and loss of appetite. While their systems can recuperate if the issue is minor — for instance, some dogs eat grass and vomit if they feel unwell — it requires […]

How to Regulate Your Dog’s Temperature

Is your dog’s temperature too high or too low? As a dog parent, it’s important to know how to be able to adequately care for your dog even if a veterinarian isn’t accessible. Especially now, when it’s hard to get medical care, it is useful to have an understanding of our dogs’ health. We have […]

Does Your Dog Have a Fever?

Pet parents can easily observe if their dog is unwell; here are some tips to detect a fever A dog in normal health should have the nose should have moistness/hydration on the nose. A runny (mucus) or a crusty and dry nose are both symptoms of a disease.  Nose will turn dry: Myth! It is […]

Food Items Dogs Should Avoid

All dogs love food. But not all food loves them back. It is quite common to see people feeding dogs snacks at the chai kade. Biscuits are not ideal (even for humans) but it’s not the worst thing. But it is easy to make mistakes and accidentally feed dogs food that makes them ill or […]

How to Check Your Dog’s Temperature

Use a sterile thermometer to determine your dog’s temperature In our earlier blog, we mentioned how you can identify if a dog has a fever. If the animal feels warm, its temperature must surely be recorded. The only sure way of doing so is by using a thermometer. What you require A digital thermometer Vaseline […]

Poisoning from Grapes in Dogs

Grapes are a common household food item- but should be avoided by dogs as it causes severe poisoning. Grapes and raisins (dried grapes) are highly toxic to dogs and even small amounts can be fatal. Since they are a common food item the chances of poisoning are high. The exact toxin that causes toxicity has […]