Tags: Canine First Aid

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New Rhodes 2 Safety Video goes live

Our new Rhodes 2 Safety video has gone live on YouTube For all those wanting to experience a flavour of the sort of things we get up to, here’s three minutes that encapsulates the work we do and the team we are.  Putting it together has brought me immense joy and pride as it shows […]

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Canine First Aid Tour of Scotland … Wagons Roll!

We are off on our travels again.  The Rhodes 2 Safety Canine First Aid Tour of Scotland for 2016 gets underway today with our first course on the tour taking place in Aberlady near Edinburgh on Sunday night.  This year we’ll be covering lots of venues more centrally but we will also be heading out […]

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Storing Medication Safely – Rhodes 2 Safety

Today I received a message from one of our followers asking me to do a blog as a reminder about safely storing medication.  She wrote that “one of my clients this week had to take their puppy to the vets because she got hold of a packet of lbuprofen.  She spent the night at the […]

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Chemical Burns – Rhodes 2 Safety

Chemical burns come in all sorts of guises – from our dogs sticking their noses into substances in the garage or garden shed, finding “dumped” chemicals in the undergrowth on our walks, on their paws if they walk through a spilt liquid on the floor or road or may be even with something as seemingly innocent as walking […]

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Pain Killers – Rhodes 2 Safety

I often get asked if there are any pain killers we can give to dogs if they injure themselves – for example if they suffer a sprain or strain.  Many people get confused about what we can and cannot give to dogs – and rightly so.  There are many drugs that are perfectly fine for humans to […]

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Poisoning – Rhodes 2 Safety

Poisoning is scary and it’s serious.  There are five entry routes by which a poison can enter your dog’s system: * Ingested (swallowed) It might be that the poison is physically eaten by the dog or perhaps it was on his coat and he has licked himself to clean it off and swallowed it in […]

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Drooling – Rhodes 2 Safety

Causes of Excessive Dog Drooling As the owner of a very “drooly” dog, I can tell you for sure that ALL dogs drool (its just that some do it a hell of a lot more than others and some take it to a whole new level!)  Usually with the prospect of food, the flood gates open […]

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Bad Breath – Rhodes 2 Safety

There’s not much of a worse insult than the term “dog breath”, but your dog really shouldn’t have bad breath just because he’s a dog.  Bad breath may be a sign of many different problems from tooth decay, gum disease, an upset stomach or perhaps its just that he has consumed something far from palatable to humans […]

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Diarrhoea After Eating

Diarrhoea After Eating: Usually, when your dog gets an upset stomach or a “runny bum” it’s down to them eating something undesirable that they’ve managed to find on a walk, picking up a bug of some sort or it may be that they’ve eaten something new that doesn’t quite agree with them.  Often, when we try to change our […]

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Vaginal Discharge & Pyometra

Vaginal Discharge & Pyometra:  Vaginal discharge is not actually a condition in itself, but rather the indication that something is wrong with either the reproductive tract or the urinary tract.  There are many possible causes for this problem: Uterine Problems: * Uterine infection called pyometra – in bitches who have not been spayed. (this is […]

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Facial Paralysis – Rhodes 2 Safety

Facial Paralysis: Oh My Goodness! My dog has a droopy face on one side, whatever can have happened?  Scary right? Sometimes, you may notice that your dog’s face is droopy on one side – perhaps he can’t blink properly or maybe one of his lips is saggy.  There may be excess drooling from that side and […]

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Harvest Mites

The most recent information suggests that there might well be a link between Harvest Mites and SCI (Seasonal Canine Illness).  With that in mind, I thought we’d take a look at what they are and what to do about them. Harvest Mites (known as chiggers or berry bugs) appear, as the name suggests, around harvest […]