Tags: First Aid

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Aloe Vera (Veterinary Formula & Aloe Lips Graze Balm)

Aloe Vera is well known for its soothing, healing properties and while there are lots of pharmaceutical treatments on the market, there are several of the Aloe products that I truly wouldn’t be without.  The two that I most go back to again and again both come from the Forever Living range, although Aloe Vera […]

03 August 2017
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Giving a Pill the EASY way

Giving a Pill or bandaging a wriggly furball can be tricky! This weekend we were training in Horsham.  A beautiful day meant as we set up, we had the doors open so the dogs could trot in and out and enjoy the garden.  True to form, when Chi came back in, I noticed that he had […]

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MDR1 gene & Collies

MDR1 (or Multi-Drug Resistant protein gene) The MDR1 gene protects the brain by ensuring that any harmful chemical are transported AWAY from the brain.  In some dogs who are members of the herding varieties such as Collies and Australian Shepherds, a mutation in this gene causes extreme reactions to various drugs including Ivermectin (found in some heart worm […]

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Fly Strike – Rhodes 2 Safety

I always encourage our Rhodes 2 Safety followers to get in touch if they have any questions or any past experiences they’d like to share with us all.  Yesterday, I received this one in relation to Fly Strike:- “Years ago I had a dog suffer with fly strike.  I never did find what caused it […]

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Normal Temperature – Rhodes 2 Safety

What’s Normal? . Temperature can be indicative of an animal’s general health.  The average temperature of a dog is 101 degrees F or 38 degrees C.  That said, the “normal” temperature for an adult dog can vary from anywhere between 100 and 102.5 degrees F, or 37.8 and 39.2 degrees C. . Sometimes you look […]

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Sunburn – Rhodes 2 Safety

Sunburn It’s important to remember that even the most innocent of situations can result in sunburn or burns of one type or another.  There are 5 main types you need to be aware of – Hot, Cold, Friction, Electrical and Chemical.  When we think of Hot burns, we usually think about fire or may be spilling […]

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Tea Tree Oil – Rhodes 2 Safety

There have been a number of occasions where I’ve read on various forums of people (and in some cases as advised by their vets) advocating the use of Tea Tree oil when treating conditions like skin irritation or hot spots for dogs.  Tea Tree oil is indeed wonderful stuff but it can, in fact, be […]

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Activated Charcoal – Rhodes 2 Safety

Activated Charcoal:  Charcoal is amazing stuff with many uses.  I’ve always used it with my dogs in the form of charcoal biscuits, as it’s great for stopping unwanted odours when your furry friend passes wind – and we all know how pungent that can be!  Simply giving a couple of biscuits in the morning and […]