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Your pet demands care

Make your pet exercise, take it to the vet and keep a watchful eye on behavioural changes to catch early symptoms of illness and underlying problems.

How to calm a hyper dog?

Exercise: It is very important for your dog to exercise. Take your dog out for long walks regularly

Build a routine around your dog's lifestyle. Food habits should be maintained and feed your dog at regular intervals.

Training: Training your dog can also help with the hyperactivity.

Introducing new toys for play can divert your dog's attention to it and reduce the hyperactivity.

Is it okay to give mind calming medicines to hyper dogs for composure?

Mind calming drugs are medicines that are administered to dogs who are hyper active. Mind calming drugs can be administered only with veterinarian consultation. But these will impact organs in the body. Perhaps castration is one answer. But first try exercise. To calm a hyper dog, the dog should be taken out for long walks. It is very important for your dog to exercise. Training your dog can also help with the hyperactivity.

Is giving milk to a dog good ?

Giving milk to dogs depends on their lactose tolerance level.

What is lactose intolerance?

Lactose is a simple sugar found in milk, which requires an enzyme known as lactase for proper digestion. Most dogs lack the enzyme lactase in their body, so they can't digest lactose that's contained in the milk they drink. Generally, dogs will get many similar symptoms that you and I would get if we were lactose intolerant and we drank milk that was rich in lactose.

If they don't puke, its alright to give them milk with Roti or Daliya once in a while. Giving only milk as a meal should be avoided. Cow milk also contains a high level of fat, that will lead to bloating in your dog, cramps, vomiting, diarrhoea and sometimes even a very serious and fatal condition called pancreatitis.

An alternative to cow's milk that many people have been turning to in recent years is goat's milk. Goat's milk has a substantially less amount of lactose than is found in cow's milk, which means lactose intolerant dogs have a very high chance of drinking goat's milk without having any health problems after. It contains a lot more calcium than cow's milk. Goat's milk is just a lot tastier than cow's milk. It is rich in vitamins B, D, K and E. But if you give them curd instead as a topping with rice, vegetables etc, that is better.

Do dogs also gets fever after being vaccinated?

Dogs might get mild fever after being vaccinated just like humans. Besides mild fever, it is common for pets to experience some of the following side-effects:

Discomfort and local swelling at the vaccination site;

Decreased appetite and activity;

Sneezing, mild coughing, "snotty nose" or other respiratory signs may occur two to five days after your pet receives an intranasal vaccine

If these side-effects last for more than a day or two, or cause your pet significant discomfort, it is important for you to contact your veterinarian.

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