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Dogs are like people in more ways than just their personalities. Just as in humans, dogs can come down with a wide variety of illnesses and diseases. Many ailments are identical to people and often times the treatments for these illnesses are the same.

 Dogs can suffer from Allergies, Skin problems, Digestive issues, Joint aches and all manner of organ and glandular failures. Many canines, especially when they get older, have health issues just like their Senior counterparts. It's very common for older dogs to have Arthritis and come down with eye cataracts. Many pets will be the victims of Cancer and have to under go similar treatments as humans experience.

 For pet owners, having a sick dog is just like having an illness strike one of their children. We want to do whatever we can to find a way to cure their disease and keep them healthy for many years to come.

 Fundamentally the first line of any remedy is to ensure your dog has a proper diet and balanced nutrition. Providing good food that is full of quality protein and low on grains, corn and possibly tainted meat by-products is paramount for your pet to achieve a healthy digestive system and strong immune system. Supplementing their diet with a vitamin supplement that has been engineered to support vital organs and has ingredients that can attack disease causing free radicals can make a big difference in their battle against infections.

 Nutritional supplements that contain a rich supply of vitamins, mineral and essential enzymes offer a matrix of antioxidants that help protect your pet’s body from the ravages of opportunistic organisms, free radicals and chemicals that assault them on a daily basis. Formulas that contain quality calcium, a full range of amino acids, Blue Green Algae as one its source of protein and chlorophyll plus L Methionine as an essential amino acid that help to detoxify the blood stream. Keeping the bloodstream clean allows for red blood cells to carry nutrients vital in defending against infection.

 As with any vitamin and nutritional supplement, the quality of ingredients combined with the manufacturing process is what determines how effective it will be for your pet. Supplement makers that are willing to put in the time to develop a truly scientifically based formula that has been clinically tested for positive results are the only kind to consider.  It should also be noted that superior formulation can only go as far as the processing practices will take them.  Companies that use human grade ingredients begin on the best foot and when combined with manufacturing operations that are approved for human products production by the FDA, this equates to a supplement that goes beyond mere commercial value. It shows a company that puts the health of your pet ahead of everything else.

 NuVet Plus® is the safe, fast way to eliminate all kinds of ailments once and for all. Recommended by thousands of top breeders and veterinarians, NuVet Plus® can wipe away a lifetime of canine illnesses in just weeks and keep your pet healthy and protected against sickness and disease – for the rest of their lives.

 NuVet Plus® is produced in an FDA approved laboratory used to produce human pharmaceuticals. The use of this kind of high-tech, superior quality manufacturing facility is unheard of in the pet industry but NuVet Labs® knows that no greater value can be placed on our beloved four legged member of the family.

 NuVet Plus® is 100% guaranteed for purity, safety and effectiveness. As one of the oldest and most respected companies in the pet industry, NuVet Labs® pledges that our NuVet Plus® product will eliminate or dramatically reduce your dog’s ailments within weeks or we’ll refund your purchase. With more than 12 years of service and reliability to our customers and hundreds of thousands of pets helped in their quest for health and vitality, NuVet Labs® proudly offers our Risk Free Guarantee for the world’s most revolutionary solution to dog allergies – NuVet Plus®.

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Routine Healthcare

 

Establishing routine healthcare from an early age can prevent disease, prolong the life of your dog and improve your dog’s quality of life.

Picking a Veterinarian: It is extremely important to find someone you trust. If you are unfamiliar with the veterinarians in your area, use word-of-mouth to start your search. If the veterinarian’s personality makes you uncomfortable, hindering your ability to explain your concerns, find another one.

 

Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth

Although dog biscuits and bones may have some benefit, they do not prevent the buildup of plaque and tartar. This is why it is so important to brush your dog’s teeth regularly. The teeth should be brushed at least once or twice a week. As with grooming, this will be easier if accustom your dog early in life.

 

 

Vaccinations: Some of the most common vaccinations produce immunity to distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus, and parainfluenza. Puppies receive a series of these shots until they reach the proper degree of immunity, around three or four months old. Your dog will require annual booster shots. Your dog will also need regular rabies shots.

Parasites: Gastrointestinal parasites are common in puppies. They are easy to treat if caught promptly. Left untreated, they can cause serious harm. Your vet may ask you to submit stool samples from your dog during routine visits to keep these parasites in check. Another common parasite is heartworm. The heartworm gains entry through the bite of an infected mosquito. Heartworms can be life- threatening if left untreated. Veterinarians usually dispense preventative drugs whenever mosquitoes are active. A heartworm test must precede the medication

 

 possible vaccination schedule for the "average" dog is shown below.

 

Age Vaccination
5 weeks Parvovirus: For puppies at high risk. Check with your veterinarian.
6 & 9
weeks
Combination vaccine* without leptospirosis.

Coronavirus: where coronavirus is a concern.

12 weeks
or older
Rabies: Given by your local veterinarian (age at vaccination may vary according to local law).
12 & 15
weeks**
Combination vaccine*

Leptospirosis: include leptospirosis in the combination vaccine where leptospirosis is a concern, or if traveling to an area where it occurs.

Coronavirus: where coronavirus is a concern.

Lyme: where Lyme disease is a concern or if traveling to an area where it occurs.

Adult Combination vaccine*

Leptospirosis: include leptospirosis in the combination vaccine where leptospirosis is a concern, or if traveling to an area where it occurs.

Coronavirus: where coronavirus is a concern.

Lyme: where Lyme disease is a concern or if traveling to an area where it occurs.

Rabies: Given by your local veterinarian (time interval between vaccinations may vary according to local law).

Recommendations vary depending on the age, breed, and health status of the dog, the potential of the dog to be exposed to the disease, the type of vaccine, whether the dog is used for breeding, and the geographical area where the dog lives or may visit.

*A combination vaccine, often called a 5-way vaccine, usually includes adenovirus cough and hepatitis, canine distemper, parainfluenza, and parvovirus. Some combination vaccines may also include leptospirosis (7-way vaccines) and/or coronavirus. The inclusion of either canine adenovirus-1 or adenovirus-2 in a vaccine will protect against both adenovirus cough and hepatitis; adenovirus-2 is highly preferred.

**Some puppies may need additional vaccinations against parvovirus after 15 weeks of age. Consult with your local veterinarian.

Bordetella and parainfluenza: For complete canine cough protection, we recommend Intra-Trac III ADT. For dogs that are shown, in field trials, or are boarded, we recommend vaccination every six to twelve months with Intra-Trac III ADT.

 

All dogs can be housebroken if you are consistent, as well as persistent, in training them. There are two basic housebreaking techniques: crate training and paper training.

 

Crate training is preferred because it teaches direct housebreaking.

 

Paper training should be an intermediate step, unless you deliberately want your dog to continue eliminating in a designated place indoors.

Paper training: Cover the entire floor of a confined space with paper. Wait for your dog to use the paper, then replace the soiled paper. Once your dog seems to understand the paper concept, begin to leave a bare area without paper. The goal is to have only a very small area covered with paper.

Crate training: When indoors, keep your dog in the crate or under very close supervision. Take your dog out frequently, and give your dog lots of praise for relieving itself. It won’t be long before your dog gets the concept of only eliminating outdoors..

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