Dogs have 28 deciduous teeth consisting of:
Dogs have 42 permanent teeth consisting of:
- 12 Incisors
- 4 Canines
- 16 Premolars
- 10 Molar
This could be a sign of dental disease. Dental disease in pets is very common, however it is a disease that can be prevented.We are focusing on Dental Disease and Prevention during the month of September.
Signs of dental disease can include:
- Bad Breath
- Pawing at mouth
- Difficulty eating
- Red or inflamed gums
- Brown discoloured teeth
- Facial swelling
- Excessive drooling
- Mobile teeth
Our practice has dental facilities at our Walnut Tree Hospital and Stoke Road Surgery including dental radiography. Dental x-rays allow us to detect hidden disease within the teeth and below the gum line to ensure your pet gets the maximum benefit from their procedure.
* If your pet is found to be ill during the free dental check, treatment costs will be incurred. Dental treatment will be chargeable.
Signs of heatstroke may vary from different animals, however these are the main symptoms to look out for: –
- Faster, heavier panting
- Signs of agitation
- Excessive thirst
- Excessive drooling
- Increased pulse / heartbeat
- Elevated body temperature
- Weakness or collapse
What to do if you think your pet is suffering from heatstroke?If your dog is suffering from heat stroke, they need to have their body temperature lowered gradually.
- Move your pet to a shaded/cool area
- Provide your pet with fresh, cool water in small quantities
- Contact your vet immediately for advice
The signs or symptoms will depend on which body part is affected which can be noted below.
- Grass seed in a pet’s ear
- Head shaking
- Reddening to the ear
- Painful to touch
- Head tilt
- Loss of balance
- Grass seed in pet’s paw
- Grass seeds in pet’s eyes
- Increased tear production
- Rubbing or pawing at the eye
- Swelling or redness
- Grass seeds in pet’s nose
- Grass seeds under skin
- Licking at site
- Grass seed visible out of surface of skin
- Swollen, red lump
As a precautionary measure, notices are being posted at the lake warning that contact with the algal scum should be avoided.
What are blue-green algae? Blue-green algae naturally occur in inland waters and blooms can form when their numbers become excessive. It is these ‘blooms’ that give the water a blue-green appearance or a ‘pea soup’ like colour. The behaviour of these algae is erratic and the level of its toxicity can fluctuate; it can appear one day, be dispersed by the wind and, mix and re-accumulate at any time.
How can blue-green algae affect you and your animals? Blue-green algal blooms can produce toxins hazardous to both people and animals. Not all blue-green blooms produce toxins, but it is not possible to tell which are dangerous without testing, and therefore all blooms should be considered potentially toxic. Dogs that enjoy swimming and playing in lakes and ponds may be exposed to blue-green algae.
Symptoms of poisoning include: Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Blood in stool or black tarry stool, Pale mucous membranes, Jaundice, Seizures, Disorientation, Coma, Shock Excessive secretions (e.g., salivation, lacrimation, etc.), Neurologic signs (including muscle tremors, muscle rigidity, paralysis, etc.), Blue discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes, Difficulty breathing.
Aggressive, immediate treatment is necessary to help treat this quick-acting, potentially fatal poison. If there are any signs of illness in your animal after contact with the water, contact us immediately on 01908 397777.