Category Archives: VOSD Vet Advice

Pet Owner’s Guide to Dog Anxiety

What is anxiety and what causes it? Anxiety in dogs is very common since they are social, emotional and responsive animals. They adapt easily to their surroundings and are mostly very friendly. They are also creatures of habit. Changes in the immediate environment or unpredictability in the environment cause deep anxiety as dogs associate these […]

Neutering Your Dog and Why It Matters

Neutering or spaying your pet is an important medical procedure that has numerous benefits. Spaying or neutering is a surgical procedure to remove the reproductive organs of male and female dogs. It is also known as ‘ABC’ (Animal Birth Control) in the case of Indian Stray Dogs. Surgery can be traditional invasive surgery or it […]

Treating a UTI in Dogs

UTIs, or Urinary Tract Infections, can be very painful for dogs, and potentially dangerous, but is treatable. Symptoms of UTI include difficulty and (or) bleeding while urinating and constant licking of the privates. Older female dogs and dogs with diabetes mellitus are more likely to develop a UTI, but it can affect the general population […]

When Dogs Ingest Poison

Here’s what to remember if your dog suddenly comes in contact with poison. Dogs come into contact with several substances and can eat many things that are toxic.  If left untreated, poison can be fatal and learning and treating it might save your dog someday. In this article, we discuss toxicity because of ingestion and not […]

Routine Health Checks for Dogs

Spoiler alert: Dogs can’t articulate their feelings like human beings. Since dogs can’t tell you about how they feel, routinely examining your dog for anything abnormal is an important part of being a pet owner. This way you can identify and address medical problems before pronounced symptoms appear. Learn to read the signs Checking temperature […]

Causes & Treatment of Vomiting in Dogs – VOSD Expert Advice™

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Vomiting or throwing up is a common side effect when a dog is sick. It could apply to almost every illness in a dog. As a rule, vomiting should be taken more seriously than say diarrhea or loose-motions because the underlying reasons can be varied and more complex.  Why do dogs vomit or throw up? […]

Treating Seizures & Epilepsy in Dogs

If your dog suddenly suffers from a seizure or epileptic attack, what are the steps you should take? What is a convulsion/seizure? A convulsion/seizure is an occurrence when a dog’s muscles rapidly contract and relax. At this time, the dog can lose control of its body and this could be terrifying for the owner.  Frequent […]

Treating Diarrhea in Dogs – VOSD Expert Vet Advice™

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What is diarrhea? Diarrhea is when your dog has an abnormal stool (loose stool). This could occur once or frequently. Either way, it is best to pay close attention to this illness. What are the symptoms of diarrhea? Diarrhea or a loose stool can be accompanied by vomiting, loss of appetite and weight loss. Why […]

VOSD Dog Care Services Overview

VOSD Dog Care

VOSD Dog Care VOSD is reachable only electronically. This allows us to streamline our communication across mails, Facebook posts and messages etc. And allows us to address your queries in a time bound professional manner. For the resolution of your query you may receive a call back from our officers. The following are the services […]

Treatment of Aural Hematoma in Dogs – VOSD Expert Vet Advice™

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Cause and treatment of Aural Hematoma Ear hematomas develop when the tiny blood vessels in the floppy part of the dog ruptures. The vessels bleed under the skin and form a fluid-filled pocket. Ear hematomas can develop from too much head shaking, obsessive scratching at the ears, trauma to the ears (sometimes caused by smacking […]