Spotting Illness: Aside from things you can see, smell, or hear (rashes, discharge, wheezing etc.) look out for loss of appetite, disorientation, lethargy, persistent scratching. coughing, or head shaking. All warrant a trip to the vet.
Danger Free Driving: Use a car crate or harness. Don’t roll windows so far down your dog can squeeze out. Always keep the leash on for entries and exits from your vehicle. Never leave your dog in a hot car even with the windows partly down.
Doggie First-Aid Kit Necessities: Antiseptic wipes, triple antibiotic ointment, eye wash, water based petroleum jelly, cold & hot packs, pad bandages and bandage scissors, syringe, tweezers, vet wrap, pill splitter, rectal thermometer, tick remover tool, ear wash, toenail trimmer, tape, antiseptic wash & wipes, latex or plastic exam gloves, a muzzle etc. Check with your Vet for advice on setting up a first aid kit or you can buy a Pet First-Aid Kit from reputable pet shops or Pet online stores.
Safeguard your dogs: For any water sports use a reflective vest or life jacket. Keep your dog’s ID Tags up to date and have them microchipped with your contact information. Remember if you move house or change phone numbers to update your pet’s Council, ID Tags and Microchip details with the new address and/or phone numbers.