Monthly Archives: April 2018

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Support VOSD Sanctuary Hospital

With 750+ dogs to be fed and medicated daily we use prodigious quantities of food, medicines and other supplies. If you are willing to help with these supplies, please note that unless these quantities represent a large financial proportion of what we use it will not be possible for us to arrange for pick-ups. The […]

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 […]

Treating Maggot Wounds in Dogs – VOSD Expert Vet Advice™

The bad thing about maggot wounds is that they are surprisingly common. The good thing is that unless a large part of the dog’s body or organs have been eaten away they are very easy to heal. Unfortunately any number of ‘home’ treatments complicate situations for dogs whereas actual treatment is straighforward and most of […]

Identifying & Treating Skin Diseases in Dogs – VOSD Expert Vet Advice™

Types of ‘bugs’ that cause skin disease There are 4 types of things that would cause skin disease in a dog.  All conditions (other than truly auto immune conditions) can be completely reversed. Please note however that most severe itching and skin loss causes secondary bacterial and fungal infections too so the disease may not […]

Treating Kidney (renal) failure in Dogs – VOSD Expert Vet Advice™

Identifying and treating Kidney (renal) failure What is kidney/ renal failure in dogs? The inability of the kidneys to remove waste products from the blood is kidney failure. The bodies of animals produce toxins all day, everyday, and the toxins circulate to the kidneys to be dissolved in water, filtered out and excreted through urination. […]

Identification & Treatment for Tick Fever – VOSD Expert Vet Advice™

Tick fever is a broad, generic term that identifies a group of diseases. This group includes Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, babesiosis and ehrlichiosis. The most common tick fever in India is Canine Babesiosis and that is what is being described in this article. Babesia Canis and Babesia Gibsoni are the only two species […]

Rabies and Tetanus

Everything you need to know about rabies and the vaccination to protect yourself. The simple fact is Rabies and Tetanus have no cure, have 100% human fatality after symptoms appear, and both lead to excruciatingly painful deaths. The two can only be prevented. Rabies is transferred from the saliva of the infected dog. Any bites that […]

How Dangerous are Ticks on Dogs – VOSD Expert Vet Advice™

Are ticks serious? What should you do to stop them Ticks are very bad news – for any dog –  they often cause tick fever and many times it is fatal. A single tick that has tick fever can create an epidemic in a defined dog population. Causes & symptoms  Ticks are external parasites that feed on the blood of their […]