Chamomile is an all-time favorite tea ingredient for many people, especially when their tummy does not feel right. But have you ever wondered if chamomile would be beneficial for your dog too? In other words, does chamomile help dogs?
Author: Dr. Nade Georgieva
Dr. Nade Georgieva, DVM, PG Dipp (Anesthesia and Analgesia)
Nade is a young veterinarian from North Macedonia, with five years of experience in small animal clinical practice. She graduated from the Veterinary Faculty in Skopje, after which she got employed in her hometown. She has shown great interest in the field of pain management and anesthesia, and was the first vet in the country to continue education in the field. In 2021 she graduated with Distinction at the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh, obtaining the title Postgraduate Diploma-Anesthesia and Analgesia.
Nade is owned by a year old black Labrador retriever named Fred and she loves spending her time outdoors with her dog and friends. In her spare time, she also loves to learn to play the guitar and take photos of nature and animals.
Have you noticed your Samoyed not being as happy as it used to be when you are preparing to go for a walk? Do you see it stay back when its other dog friends run around in the park? Or has it whined when you pet it at the back near its hips? All of these signs are red flags, and they could mean it is time to visit your veterinarian. That’s because your dog may have hip dysplasia, but does it affect Samoyeds too?
Have you been to a dog park with your dog, and while talking to other owners, you hear someone mention something like kennel cough? And you wonder what exactly is kennel cough?
You bring in your new puppy home, and in the next couple of days, it starts to not be its usual self. You take the dog to the vet, and among the many questions you are asked is, “Is your puppy regularly vaccinated?”
Having that gorgeous fluffy white coat doesn’t stay like that just by itself. That means that just as humans need to visit a professional to try and do their haircut, it is the same in the animal world too. Especially if your dog goes to dog shows! However, does that mean Samoyeds need professional grooming too?
Have you ever thought about whether your dog can eat raw meat and if it does if the meat has to be prepared? Or maybe you have heard the idea that if you feed your dog raw meat, it will turn into a killing mother and bite you till death (this is something that I have actually heard, no kidding!)? Basically, we want to clear up whether or not dogs can eat raw meat. Here’s our answer.
Vets always talk about tick prevention as well as regular deworming. We don’t do it because we want to be annoying, though. We do it because we care about our patients, and we would rather not see you at the practice for something that you, as an owner, could have prevented.
We always recommend future owners do a little bit of reading about the breed they are interested in. Knowing more about a breed is always better. For example, enjoying spending lots of time on the couch doesn’t mix well with owning a Doberman. The same goes for a dog’s health and what to expect. For example, a Samoyed can be affected by a disease called Samoyed Hereditary Glomerulopathy, but what is that exactly?
Many times parents consider adding a new puppy to the home, thinking it could be good for their kids. Samoyeds being fluffy and white always attract the eye of everyone, so it does not come as a surprise they are often chosen for families with children. But are Samoyeds good with kids?
Many times as owners we have found ourselves in a situation where we need our dog to listen to us, but it simply ignores us. And in those cases we get frustrated, start doubting ourselves, and wonder if maybe we are failing as owners. This article will help you to understand why things like this might be happening and what you could do to solve the problem. Basically, we’re going to help you understand why your dog might not listen to you.