October 22, 2018


Worms (hookworms, roundworms and tapeworms) commonly infect dogs and cats and also pose a threat to humans.   How do dogs and cats pick up worms? Worms or internal parasites can be picked up by: licking the ground or drinking contaminated water ingesting infected fleas which can transmit tapeworms through the placenta before birth from the mother to the puppies through the milk of the mother to the unweaned kittens and puppies from  scavenging or hunting eating raw offal, which could be infected with tapeworm cysts.   How do I know that my pet has worms? Pets rarely pass worms, […]
September 17, 2018

Why Would a Mother Dog Reject a Newborn Puppy?

When a mother dog rejects one or more of her pups, it usually means something is wrong with either her health or the health of the little guys. Without mom’s care, a rejected baby pooch needs immediate supportive care from you and veterinary treatment as soon as possible.   Puppy Illness A mother will reject a puppy if he is ill, whether due to a bacterial or viral infection, a congenital birth defect or another type of disease like anemia. When a puppy fails to thrive — a condition known as fading puppy syndrome — mom will stop feeding him […]
September 17, 2018

Taking Care of a Puppy Without Its Mother

The care involved in hand-raising a puppy varies depending on the young dog’s age. The first two months of life are spent by his mother’s side, so a puppy yet to wean is going to require some amount of tender loving care from you.   Warmth Keeping a puppy warm is a priority. Puppies swaddle each other and are warmed by their mom’s body heat. Without her and the litter, your little one needs a heat source to help maintain a healthy body temperature. A hot water bottle or heating pad tucked safely under a blanket or towel should do […]

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