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Health & Care
Wire Haired Fox Terriers are tough little dogs with hardly any breed problems, but they do get ill just like any other variety of dog -
We are not going to attempt to diagnose any dog illnesses on this site; that's what your veterinary surgeon is trained for. Many breeders and kennel owners have a good layperson's working knowledge and experience of dogs, and can recognise the onset of many dog illnesses. This is useful in a first instant, but dogs can't tell you what's wrong with them -
What we can and will do on here, is pass on some hints and tips about keeping your dog healthy.
Fox Terriers love catching hedgehogs. Unfortunately, hedgehogs are usually covered with fleas, and if your dog catches one -
Frontline is a good flea remedy spray and can be used safely on dogs and puppies as young as three weeks old, although ideally -
Normally, Fox Terriers make enthusiastic motorists – and sailors -
Kelly recommends the use of vet beds for your new puppy. A very durable material which is comfortable for your puppy to lie on, and easily washed when necessary. Kelly says it also dries very quickly.
Aloa Vera is a very good gel, suitable for treating minor injuries, bites and scratches. It is available from Herbal and Health stores
Owners Beware: Cushing’s Disease Can Suddenly Strike Down Your Perfectly Healthy Dog
Recently The Editor’s wife was concerned to find Peggy was unwell. One of the general symptoms were excessive drinking, which -
Cushings Disease means that the dog’s adrenal glands are producing too much corticosteroid hormone (cortisol). This is usually caused by over-
Increased thirst, increased urination, increased appetite, development of a pot-
Your Vet. will suspect Cushings Disease from the symptoms shown by your dog and from the results of a general health screening and blood sample. A second blood test to measure the levels of Cortisol is usually needed to confirms any suspicions. In Peggy’s case the tests were done in the morning and The Editor’s wife had the unwelcome results after lunch.
Once diagnosed, your Vet. will initiate treatment of the dog using a drug called Mitolane (Lysodren). This drug destroys the cells in the adrenal gland which make Cortisol, and so stop its over-
Treatment will involve an initial introduction phase when thedog will need a daily dose of the drug. This usually lasts ten days or so. Once stabilized, your Vet. will adjust the dose to a maintenance level, where treatment is given much less often; for example -
Because of the high levels of Cortisol to the much lower levels which occurs when treatment is started, some dogs may show withdrawal-
Wire dog crates -
Assuming you actually allow visitors to your house who don’t like being greeted by the family pet (and you know how friendly Fox Terriers are) your dog will happily go to his box for a while. Also, when something disappears -
Don’t Let Your Dog Get Them!
Daffodil bulbs are very poisonous to dogs, warns The Boss. This was brought home to her when The Editors dog, Sam, managed to dig up a load of them. He got them out of a plant pot, ate them, made himself sick and – being the son of Bruno -
The Boss said he was very lucky.
Daffodil bulbs are notoriously poisonous to dogs.
Not many dog owners know that chocolate in any quantity can be very dangerous for a dog; even fatal.
Don't feed your dog chocolate as a treat.