The Special Bond With Your Dog

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Bonding with your dog Image: dogslife.com

Chemical bonding is a lasting attraction between two atoms creating an attraction with opposing charges. Much like this known fact, the bond of a mother and her child is a strong bond just like the bond between a dog and its owner. Many people will describe their dog just like a mother will describe their child to a stranger. According to biological factors of the body, once you have had a close bond with your dog, making eye-contact with a dog releases a chemical called oxytocin in both parties. This same chemical is released when a mother and her child make eye-contact, which is why once your dog is mindful of this bond they will attribute more child-like behaviors. Many dogs after having the realization of the close bond with their owner they will start to share emotions and the most common shared emotion is yawning. Having a great bond with your dog is a good thing not only for the gain of trust of your dog but as well as the happiness that is gained along the way. This is why DV Medical Supply, Inc. believes that the bond between you and your furry friend is a very special once.

Medications for Dogs – Metronidazole

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Metronidazole
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A wholesale distributor of pharmaceutical and medical products, including veterinary drugs, DV Medical Supply, Inc., has been serving the health care marketplace since 1978. Among its many quality pharmaceutical veterinary products, DV Medical Supply offers metronidazole tablets in two dosages, 250 and 500 milligrams.

For dogs with bacterial infections in the large intestine, metronidazole is a particularly effective drug treatment. The antibiotic works to reduce inflammation in intestinal tissues and abate symptoms such as diarrhea. Moreover, doctors for people and animals alike use metronidazole in conjunction with other antibiotics to address a variety of bacterial infections.

Metronidazole clears bacterial infections by attacking the bacteria’s ability to construct DNA, meaning it can no longer reproduce. The drug can kill bacteria that thrive in deoxygenated environments, like those created by damaged tissues, by inhibiting certain enzymes.

Not all dogs are good candidates for metronidazole treatment, however. The drug should not be prescribed for puppies nor expecting or lactating mothers.

Heartworm Disease

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Dirofilaria immitis, aka heartworm, life cycle. Image: wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirofilaria_immitis

Heartworm is a disease that arises through parasitic infestation of Dirofilaria immitis. The dog is the primary host although it can infect cats too and under very rare circumstances even humans. The disease is spread from host to host through the bite of infected mosquitoes. The heartworm inhabits the pulmonary arterial system and the heart of its host. Health problems that arise include damage to the lung vessels and tissues. In serious infections death typically results from congestive heart failure. While dogs all over the United States may become infected with heartworm the risk for infection is higher within 150 miles of the coast from Texas to New Jersey and along the Mississippi River. Many dogs show little to no signs of infection even after the worms become adults. For the first six months of infection, called the prepatent period, the worms are not adults and current diagnostic tests will not be able to detect their presence. Rare symptoms include blindness, seizures, and lameness in the event that a migrating heartworm ends up in the eye, brain or artery in the leg. Sometimes more active dogs will develop a cough. In cases of advanced infection the heartworms will have infested the heart and the animal might exhibits signs of severe weight loss, fainting, coughing up blood, and congestive heart failure finally resulting in death. DV Medical Supply advises clients to encourage preventative treatment among patients.