The toxicity of grapes and raisins is well documented in dogs. Although the exact substance that causes the toxic reaction is not yet known, dogs should not eat grapes and raisins as even small amounts can be fatal to a dog. Dogs of any age, breed, or gender can be affected.
Grapes and raisins are bad for dogs because one of the most serious complications of grape toxicity is that they can cause severe kidney damage leading to acute (sudden) kidney failure with lack of urine production (anuria). However, renal failure is not seen in all dogs after ingesting grapes or raisins, the reason why some dogs are over-affected while others are not is still being studied.
Grape and raisin poisoning usually causes a combination of the following symptoms in dogs:
- Vomiting or diarrhea. Often within hours of ingestion. Material of vomit and fecal contents may contain grapes or raisins
- Loss of appetite
- Lethargy, weakness, unusual rest
- Stomach ache
- Oliguria (passes only a small amount of urine)
- Anuria (complete cessation of urine)
- bad breath
- mouth ulcers
- Epileptic attacks
Ingesting grapes or raisins – even in small amounts – can be toxic to some dogs, while other dogs can ingest relatively large amounts without developing obvious symptoms. The poisonous agent has not yet been identified, but appears to be related to the pulp. In other words, peeled or seedless grapes are still toxic to the dog.
This is an emergency that must be treated immediately. If you are sure that the dog has ingested grapes or raisins in the past two hours, you should try to induce vomiting as soon as possible before all the toxins in the fruit can be absorbed by the body. However, do not induce vomiting if the dog:
- Becomes unconscious
- Has trouble breathing
- Shows signs of severe distress or shock
- Or if you are not sure what the dog ate
If the dog has already vomited, try not to make him vomit again. First call the vet for advice. If the vet recommends vomiting at home, use the following method:
- If the dog has not eaten in the past two hours, offer him a small meal. This makes it more likely that the dog will vomit, but is not essential if the dog is not interested in food.
- Measure 1 ml of 3% hydrogen peroxide per pound of the dog’s weight, using a syringe (not a needle) or teaspoon (one teaspoon is about five ml). The maximum amount of hydrogen peroxide that can be given at any one time is 45 ml, even if a dog weighs more than 20 kg.
- Inject the hydrogen peroxide into the back of the dog’s mouth with a syringe (not a needle) or turkey block.
- If the vomiting does not occur within 15 minutes of the first administration, you can try again with the same amount. This method should not be used more than twice, fifteen minutes apart.
If the dog has not vomited after the second dose of hydrogen peroxide, do not use it, or anything else, to try to induce vomiting. Don’t use anything stronger than hydrogen peroxide without talking to the vet first. Whether the dog is vomiting or not, after the initial grooming, take him to a vet immediately.
The vet may need to perform a gastric lavage or administer activated charcoal to deal with any toxins in the dog’s stomach, as well as institute treatment to protect the dog’s kidneys.
How Do I Insolate My Dog House? 3 Tricks To Get It Right
Outdoor dog house offer a safe and comfortable haven for your pet. When the winter season approaches, every owner tries to effectively protect his dog from the cold! That is when we ask ourselves… How can I insulate my dog’s kennel so that it spends the winter comfortably?
AIVITUVIN insulated dog house manufacturer suggest you the following tips and tricks to insulate your pet’s house and thus offer your companion a cozy refuge.
First of all, the dimensions of our pet’s house must be adapted to its size. The heat given off by the dog’s body warms the shelter, so a shelter that is too large will make it easier for that heat to dissipate. If the temperatures are very cold, your pet’s body can be exposed to multiple injuries and frostbite, mainly on the tips of the ears and tail.
Select The Right Materials For Your Dog’s House
An outdoor dog house must be robust and solid to cope with climatic changes throughout the year (cold, wind, frost, snow…). Therefore, it is essential to choose resistant materials such as wood, PVC or resin.
Wooden dog houses are well insulated. They have the advantage of staying cool in summer and once winter comes, they keep you warm. The house thus becomes a real and cozy home.
But wood can be very sensitive to water and moisture. Wooden houses are generally protected with a glaze that prevents water from entering, while allowing the wood to breathe.
We advise you to insulate a dog house from the ground, with plastic or metal legs. This will ensure optimal ventilation of the base and a sufficient distance from the ambient humidity of the ground.
PVC is a material that prevents sudden changes in temperature and insulates perfectly from the cold. However, care must be taken when choosing a quality product, as PVC can quickly deteriorate, yellow and/or crack over time. It is about finding a doghouse that is as waterproof and robust, and cheaper than wooden kennels. The manufacturers of sheds constantly innovate for this, making at the same time decorative PVC sheds that imitate wood.
Due to its impermeability, the resin is ideal for the manufacture of outdoor sheds, as they have effective insulating properties against rain, cold or ice. They are easy to move, so the resin houses will adapt to all seasons depending on the location you choose.
To facilitate the evacuation of rainwater easily, pointed roofs have a great advantage over flat roofs; check that the roof is waterproof (rubber protection, polystyrene or other waterproof material).
Basic accessories to isolate the doghouse
Regardless of the season of the year, it is essential to insulate the interior of the shed against rain. There are many booths on the market that are sold without doors or slats. Outdoor sheds should provide some insulation from the entrance, to protect their interior from nighttime moisture, rain, wind, snow, etc. The doors, generally made of PVC or plastic, isolate the interior of your pet’s kennel at all times.
The blanket, the heating mattress or the mattress
To insulate the floor of the doghouse, you can place a blanket, rug or cushion inside it specially designed for outdoor kennels. So your pet’s kennel will become a warm and welcoming place.
Choosing the right location for the doghouse and effectively insulating it
You have already seen all the requirements for your partner’s shed to be a welcoming place. Now you just have to choose the right place.
During the summer season we will seek to place the doghouse outdoors and in the shade to protect it from the heat and provide it with a cool rest. But with the arrival of winter, you should provide your pet with a home protected from the cold, facing south if possible! If you have a covered place, a garage, or a terrace protected from bad weather, do not hesitate, place the shed in one of these places.
Can You Actually Know Your Pets Thoughts?
Ever wonder what your cat or dog is really thinking? Just ask an experienced pet communicator who can communicate with the pet and let you know your pet’s thoughts. Some pet owners do this simply to learn more about their pet’s personality. Others consult a pet psychic who is also a pet healer to find the reason behind a physical or behavioral issue and to heal the pet.
The following are some tips that every pet owner should know:
- Pets react to your stress
When a pet begins to act strangely, such as when your cat suddenly decides to ditch the litter box, it is important to – in this case quickly- find the reason. To discover the reason many people consult a pet psychic. The pet communicator will ask the cat why. Often the reason can be an emotional problem. For example, if there is stress in the house and you are not getting on well with your husband, or there is a new cat in the neighborhood that is bothering your cat. Peeing outside the box is one of the ways cats tell you that something is awry. If the pet communicator is also a pet healer, they would let you know not only if there is an emotional reason behind the behavior and what that reason is, but they will also be able to tell you if the behavior is due to a health issue and what that health issue is. For example, peeing outside the litter box can also be an indication that your cat has a bladder infection which causes a cat to not be able to control their bladder.
Pets recognize when they are in good hands
Wondering if your pet knows how much you love them? It is highly likely that they do. According to the specialists, all animals know when they are with people who love them. Adopted pets from animal shelters may need a little more time to fully trust you- and a pet psychic can help speed that along- but they know deep down that you care. And yes, even a particularly unaffectionate or aloof cat knows. Similar to people in that some people are openly affectionate while others are more reserved, pet’s are the same way. It’s important to understand that, just like people, pets have distinct moods and personalities but that does not mean they do not love you.
- Pets mourn the loss of other pets just as much as people do
When a pet passes it is often a deeply sad event. Both the owner and other pets in the home feel the loss and mourn each in their own way. While one pet will keep searching and looking for their fellow pet, others simply know they have passed. Certain pets can sense the deceased pet around them in spirit and will keep sniffing and looking for them. It’s important to allow your pets to mourn in their own unique way and to give them comfort and understanding. There are pet psychics with the ability to communicate with the deceased pet which can be helpful to a grieving pet owner, and to pets who are also grieving.
Pets can get very anxious and lonely when you are away at work on a trip
Generally, if you have a routine where you are gone for certain hours every day, your pet becomes accustomed to that routine. With dogs, If you do have to leave for more than ten hours then it is always a good idea to make sure someone comes by to walk them to break up the time a bit. If your pet tends to be over anxious in your absence, leave some clothing you have worn for them to sleep on or near where they sleep. The scent will comfort them. When away on a trip, this is especially recommended. In cases where your pet displays extreme separation anxiety no matter what you do, an animal communicator and pet healer can help with this behavioral issue.
- Pets always have a reason for acting out
Apart from stress, any variety of things can cause your pet to behave oddly. For instance, if you swapped their bed for a new one and the old one, to them, was their secure spot. Or perhaps you started using a harsh cleanser in the house. Many people do not realize that when they use strongly scented chemical cleansers in the house, an animal’s sense of smell is twenty times more sensitive than a person’s. These scents and chemicals can make them hyper and want to escape or nauseous, disoriented, unsteady, etc. Additionally those chemicals can be dangerous to a pet’s health. In order to avoid upsetting or even hurting your pet, it is wise to switch to all natural unscented cleaning products and to keep your pet well away from chemicals and fumes.
If your pet randomly begins to behave differently, oddly or badly, this is a clear signal that something is up. Sometimes it is hard to know what the cause is. Or, even if you might know the cause, it can be hard to appease, reassure, and calm them. A pet communicator and pet healer can be of enormous help in these situations.
To explore more about the emotions of your pet, know your pet’s thoughts, or to understand the source and heal your pet’s physical and behavioral issues get in touch with a highly rated pet psychic such as Nancy at Seaintuit, an expert pet healer!
About the Author: Nancy is a pet psychic and pet healer who gives readings by phone. Working in unison with angels, she has given thousands of psychic readings worldwide for over 20 years. Read more..
Pitbull Puppies: Everything You Need To Know
The Pitbull dogs, with his big smile, are adept at stealing hearts. Although they are incredibly protective of their favorite people, they are also quite affectionate. Also, Pitbull puppies love to play non-stop and interact with both children and adults.
With ancestors from England, Scotland, and Ireland, pit bulls were created by crossing different breeds of bulldog and terrier. Originally they were bred to fight large animals, although now these practices have been banned fortunately. They have also been excellent rat catchers thanks to their terrier side. When they see our full grown American Bully and Pitbull pups, people can’t believe how rapidly they grow! We invite you to visit Burrnationk9s Pitbull Kennel and see our Pitbull Puppies for Sale.
The pit bull does not have an official breed standard and includes different breeds such as the American Pit Bull Terrier or the American Bully. It is closely related to the American Staffordshire terrier, as they both have similar, broad, flat heads and robust bodies.
Who is the best human for a Pitbull?
The Pitbull dogs are ideal for family life. They are known for their kindness and willingness to play with children and love being part of an active household. They need to get rid of excess energy, so if they are locked in an apartment without the possibility of moving they can develop destructive behavior.
The better trained you are, the happier your Pitbull will be. Thus, Pitbull puppies who quickly get used to the leash and interacting with other dogs and other people will enjoy a full and happy life.
Where to find Pitbull puppies
Choosing between adopting and buying a Pitbull puppy is a personal decision that also requires some research. Luckily, there are plenty of resources to help you find an animal shelter or breeder who offers healthy, ethically sourced Pitbull puppies.
If you want to be a responsible pet owner, you must consider the characteristics of the pit bull. Whether you are using a breeder or planning to adopt, you should prepare to welcome into your home a new member of the family who is as energetic as he is loving.
American Pitbull are not aggressive dogs
This breed of dog needs a person by his side who has the experience and time to train and educate him from a young age. Thus, the temperament of the American Pitbull is in no case aggressive because it is of this breed, but it can become an aggressive dog, like any other dog, if it does not receive adequate care and attention and is educated in a negative way or is mistreats you. On multiple occasions, this breed has been used for illegal fights, enhancing aggressiveness and conditioning its character. However, American Pitbull are one of the most loving, loyal, and protective dogs.
Pit bulls have been one of the most sought after and popular dogs for years. Its character and its particular physique have made it become a highly demanded breed among dog lovers. However, sadly, they have also been associated in a generalized way with negative aspects, such as the false belief that it is an aggressive or dangerous race, having become the news of different attacks on humans. However, this lineage of original dogs from Great Britain have one of the most stable temperaments according to ATTS (American Society for the Evaluation of Temperament) and it all comes down to providing a good education, care and stability, as it would happen with any other animal.
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