Somewhere on my house there must be one of those old hobo signs for “kind hearted woman lives here.” Only those with four legs can see it, so it must be low on the wall or door. I don’t have any other way to explain why the dog arrived at my door in the hours before Hurricane Ivan hit several years ago when I lived in Florida.
Not wanting to turn him over to Animal Control where he would most likely be put down, I called a friend who had lost a husky two months prior. I told him that I knew he might not be ready for another dog yet, but I wanted him to meet this one and just consider it. He still had an older dog but bændelorm kat she was blind and in poor health. He didn’t know how much longer she would live since the loss of his other dog seemed to have taken all the life out of her. She was grieving as much as he was, since the two dogs had been close companions.
Continue gentle correction for biting and for chewing on shoes, cords, and furniture. Provide a toy for him to chew instead. Even if he stays inside the house, be sure to walk him around on his leash everyday. Always use eye contact. Say the dogs name to draw his attention to your eyes. Praise him for looking at you. This method teaches him to look to you for direction. Begin to tie his leash to your belt and have him trail around wherever you go; starting for a few minutes at a time, working up to an hour as it becomes easier. This will help him bond to you and will also help with his training.
Once you get a treatment that you like and decide to use, make sure that it is treated properly, otherwise it will bug you by coming back over and over again, and that can be extremely frustrating.
Someone had spent a great deal of time with this dog at some point, but where they were now, or where he had come from I would never know. The vet checked for a micro-chip, but he didn’t have any. The last few cactus spines were pulled from his mouth, and the vet drew blood – unfortunately, it came back positive for heart worm treatment for cat.
Lack of Water/Nutrients – He may be licking because he is not getting enough water or nutrients from his food. Ensure that he always has enough clean water and nutrient rich food.
If regardless of all these precautions, you dog still ingested a flea with tapeworm infection, you would need to seek out professional help. Get an appointment with your local veterinarian to ensure that your dog is safe from harm. One of the most effective dog worm treatments recommended by vets is the praziquantel in Droncit. For over the counter remedies, you can also make use of Tradewinds Tapeworm Tabs. However, if you want guaranteed results, get the advice of your veterinarian.