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Canine Care Education

Canine Care Education
Administering Medications


Just like you, your dog is going to get sick occasionally and you’ll likely come home from the veterinarian’s with some medication to administer. This educational handout provides instructions to make the process easier both for you and your dog.

Basic Canine Health Check


You’ve anticipated the new arrival by ‘puppyproofing’ your home and had lots of fun choosing the crate, bed, blanket, toys and other supplies he will need. This frisky little creature is sure to bring you much joy. In return, you can make a major contribution to your pet’s longevity, happiness and quality of life by providing him with good nutrition, loving attention in a safe, sanitary environment and regular veterinary check-ups. This educational handout provides instructions for a basic canine health check.

Canine Behavior


Just as between people, good relationships between dogs and their owners are based on good communication. Dogs communicate between themselves by means of body signals. It’s only natural, then, that they’ll use the same method to communicate with people. Your responsibility as a pet owner is to learn to interpret such signals. Doing so will enable you to teach your puppy or dog the appropriate way of telling you what he or she needs or would like, whether it’s food, to be let out, to play or to receive some loving attention from you! This educational handout provides information to put your puppy/dog on his best behavior.

Common Canine Diseases and Vaccines


One of the most important things you can do to give your dog a long and healthy life is to ensure that he is vaccinated against common canine diseases. Your dog’s mother gave her puppy immunity from disease for the first few weeks of existence by providing disease-fighting antibodies in her milk. After that period it’s up to you, with the help and advice of your veterinarian – to provide that protection. This educational handout provides information about common canine diseases and vaccines.

Canine Eye Care


A healthy dog’s eyes should be clear, bright and free from dirt, discharge and inflammation. This educational handout provides information about common canine eye conditions and symptoms.

Senior Canine Care


As a result of advances in veterinary medicine, more knowledgeable care and improved nutrition, dogs are now living much longer, healthier lives. But, just as for humans, the passage of time has its effects, and you may begin to notice that your once-frisky pet seems to have slowed down a bit. Being aware of the natural changes that can occur as your dog reaches his or her golden years, as well as what you can do to help keep your pet as healthy, active and comfortable as possible, can ensure that you both enjoy this stage in your dog’s life to the fullest. This educational handout provides information about senior canine care.