How to correct bad dog habits


(Avoidance method) When the owner cannot control the dog, avoid the environment that produces bad habits, so as not to let it have the possibility of producing bad habits. For example, if the owner is not at home and the dog bites the furniture, the cage can be closed when the owner leaves, and the dog will have no chance to make mistakes and will not make mistakes. After waiting for a few months, the dog will get used to the behavior state of “not biting the furniture when the owner is not at home”. Dogs who have been accustomed to cages since childhood are released when they are adults and will not be caged and will not bite furniture. It is through this training method that they are successfully trained. Another example is training puppies. When passing a garbage dump, the owner will lead the dog to run there every time, so as not to let him have the opportunity to enjoy the “fun of picking up garbage”. When the dog becomes an adult, it will naturally not like to go to the garbage dump. This avoidance method is very humane, but the training time is long, and it usually takes several months or a year or two to be relatively stable. Therefore, this method is generally not used alone to correct the bad habits of dogs. It should also be used in conjunction with the other methods below. .


(deliberately making bad law) Under the circumstances under the control of the owner, intentionally creating the conditions to produce a bad habit to make it produce a bad habit. Give negative stimuli or punish it the moment it goes wrong. (The best time to punish is: the dog is about to produce bad behavior but has not benefited from the bad behavior; or the punishment is in the process of producing bad behavior. Punishment for not eating in the mouth or just starting to eat. If the dog is ahead of time, shake the rope when the dog is about to pick up the pace or just start to pick up the pace, instead of waiting for it to rush far ahead to correct it .) In addition, deliberately making a bad law can not create all the conditions for it to produce a bad habit at one time, it should be involved step by step. First introduce less likely conditions to entice it, and then introduce more likely conditions to entice it to make mistakes. If you correct the dog’s disorderly eating, you can first lure it with food that it does not like very much. If it is deceived, it is punished, and if it is not deceived, it is rewarded. After the dog’s ability to resist food is consolidated, it will be lured with more tempting food. If the dog makes a mistake when more than one condition is met, then introduce one of the conditions to train it, then move on to the second, the third… . In the end, multiple conditions appear at the same time to induce it to make mistakes. For example, when training dogs to accompany the crowd, first let the dogs adapt to the presence of one training assistant, and then introduce two, three, four … until the dogs can also be accompanied on the street.

This kind of training does not mean only punishment, when the dog stops making mistakes and pays attention to the owner, it should be rewarded with what it likes the most. Only dogs will know: If you can’t resist temptation, you will be punished, and if you resist temptation, you will be rewarded. Dogs will prefer to resist temptation.

This is an important method of correcting bad faults, and it is also the most commonly used method. Episodes 8, 9, and 10 of the textbook “Genius Master Genius Dog Classic Edition” spent nearly three hours explaining the means of correcting bad faults. Friends who are interested in in-depth study can contact Yin Jin, the author of the textbook, and QQ famous wolf travels thousands of miles. The number is: (679 16535)


(Orthodox education method) Training it in some obedience subjects can also reduce the occurrence of bad habits. Correcting a bad habit is like changing a problem child. In addition to preventing it from doing bad things again, we also need to teach it the right knowledge so that we can reform him well. Although this method is not immediate, it is one of the most important ways to correct bad habits. If you train more obedient subjects, the bad habits of dogs will naturally decrease and disappear completely. The professional dog training textbook “Genius Master Genius Dog Classic Edition” describes a full set of obedience subject training, which can be used as a reference for learning.


(Incompatibility method) Some bad habits can be trained by a subject that is incompatible with this bad habit, thus reducing the chance of it developing bad habits. Such as: the dog picks up food randomly, and trains the objects to accompany them. It is impossible for the dog to pick up the objects on the ground at the same time. These two behaviors cannot be performed simultaneously and are incompatible subjects. In addition, the dog can also be trained to run with the owner, because the dog will not pick up things on the ground when running. As long as you use your brain, you can find many ways.


(According to orders) Trained to: Let the dog behave “on command”. For example, we can do not need to correct for the time being, we can train it to pounce first, and when the “flash” password is given, let the dog pounce on it, and then reward it immediately. negative stimuli. When the dog reaches a very high conditioned reflex, it does not hear the “flash” password, and it will not jump on people. For example, to correct the dog’s random biting, we can train the dog to bite. The dog has released its behavioral desire during the bite, and will no longer think: “I want to bite.” He will think: “The owner will give it to me. I don’t need to forcefully bite things if I get a chance, because it’s not good for me.” Some people say that dogs trained in biting subjects are not easy to control and are more likely to hurt people. That’s what happens when the biting subjects are not successfully trained. The real bite is when the dog bites according to the command or when someone violates the owner. Because this subject is often reviewed, the dog’s desire to bite is released during training, and the behavior of biting will be corrected. Conversely, some dogs are born to bite, they have excellent genes for biting, but they are not properly trained and locked up for long periods of time. If such a dog is released, it may bite people and chase animals. Such dogs learn to act according to orders after being trained. On the one hand, they train the “bad habit” as a guard subject, on the other hand, they correct the bad habit of biting.


(Time Consumption Method) Ignore it. Let it go away naturally.


(Removal of motivation method) to find the root cause of the dog’s bad behavior. remove this reason. For example, some dogs bite their buttocks, which may be caused by parasites or loneliness in their bodies. Knowing the reason we found the key to solving the problem.

How to arrange a dog training program

How to arrange a dog training program and train several subjects at the same time

For beginners, it should be a subject-by-subject operation. This will make it easier to see your achievements and increase your confidence. First choose the easiest subject for the dog to train. When about 80% of this subject can obey the master’s gestures and password commands, the second subject can be trained; or the owner of this subject can command it in a quiet environment. After that, you can start the second subject. When training the second subject, spend two minutes reviewing the first subject or combine the two subjects to shuffle the order. If the two subjects are trained in the same way, the second subject should be rewarded more and the first subject less rewarded. Then increase the number of subjects by analogy. When both the dog and the owner are comfortable with the training, two or three new subjects can be trained at the same time.

For students with certain experience, they can choose all the training content of the dog according to the characteristics of the dog, and then choose four or five simple subjects to start training at the same time according to the training content (if it is a dog that wants to participate in the competition, it can be based on the requirements of the competition. to choose a few subjects to start training). Training several subjects at the same time, we do not require dogs to reach a high level immediately in each subject. When these four or five subjects reach 30% to 40% of the training requirements, other subjects can be added. When teaching other subjects, you should review the previous subjects, so that the previous subjects are also progressing little by little. During this period, there are individual subjects that we can arrange for key training. The subject of this key training is not forever unchanged, and the focus should be adjusted according to the needs of the training. In this way our dogs are making progress in every subject as a whole. This kind of training is a bit like a child reading: every subject is being learned at the same time, and every subject is progressing at the same time. The progress of various disciplines goes hand in hand with the growth of the body. When a child becomes an adult, he will naturally learn something. Dog training is also a rationale. It is not to train a subject to a high level before training a second subject, which will instead fix the dog’s behavior and make the dog lose the opportunity to show other behaviors. For example, if you only train the sitting subject for a long time, after a month of training, the dog will be very “attached” to the sitting subject, and the sitting subject can reach a very “high level”. But after such training, the dog will only sit down after seeing the owner, it will not show other behaviors, and the owner will lose the opportunity to capture other behaviors.

This phenomenon will occur during training: I have trained ten subjects in one or two months, and some subjects have performed very well, and I feel that they can be compared with the dogs who have been trained for a year; the performance of other subjects is mediocre, which is normal. . Let’s take a child’s reading as an analogy: some primary school students have better verbal arithmetic skills than some college students, but has the overall ability of this primary school student reached the level of college students? Apparently not. Therefore, we should not compare the dogs that have only been trained for one or two months with those excellent videos on the Internet. We must see the improvement of the dog’s overall ability, and train steadily, and slowly we will find that our dogs are getting better and better. excellent.

Since several subjects can be trained at the same time, there are certain rules for the combination of subjects: generally, the combination of a large amount of exercise and a small amount of exercise is combined for training. For example, the parabola pick is a subject that requires a lot of exercise for the dog, and it can be combined with the lying (or lying down) subject for training. Such movement and stillness can not only allow the dog to get proper rest, but also train the dog’s ability to switch between movement and stillness.

Training is not just a matter of people, nor is it just a matter of animals, so when the owner and the dog have a certain tacit understanding, they can arrange more subjects to train together. It is recommended to train only one subject in the first week of training if one of the dogs or people is struggling or if you are a beginner dog trainer. The second subject is taught in the second week. The third week combines the two subjects. When I say “week one” and “week two”, I’m only referring to a rough time period, not a week. Because it is possible to achieve a certain effect in two or three days, you can enter the second subject training.

In addition, the first trainer is not eager to train the subject immediately, but to play more than it, observe the behavior and hobbies of the dog, and arrange the dog’s favorite behavior as the first subject, so that the dog and the owner can experience the training earlier. Fun, it’s also the best way to get started. The later subjects are more difficult, but because of the previous foundation, it is easier for the dog to understand the meaning of the owner, and the later difficult subjects will become easier to train. These experiences are summed up by Yin Jin, the author of the dog training textbook “Genius Master Genius Dog Classic Edition” for many years. If you are a friend who has read this textbook, you will understand this article more deeply. Taobao and major websites can search for information about this work.

Let me illustrate the arrangement of the training plan by taking the training of puppies as an example:

From 2 months to 8 months, the dog’s hobbies and hobbies are mainly cultivated, so that it likes toys, likes to play with the owner, and likes to do various actions. During this period, socialization training is also an important part. Take the dog out to play as much as possible while ensuring the dog’s health. Dogs come into this world just like people come into this world, they need to know the world in various ways. During this period of time, the dog is like a stupid child: sometimes he will fall when walking, lack self-confidence in unfamiliar environments, bite things, have irregular bowel movements, some are afraid when encountering opponents who are stronger than himself (some are ignorant of the sky) Instead, attack), make out to strangers, chase cars and animals, etc. All of this is a bad habit for humans, but for dogs who have just come to this world, it is a process for them to learn, recognize and adapt to modern society. Can you imagine that children before the age of six are very similar to dogs? During this period of time, we should try to use the induction and capture method as much as possible, so that the dog’s various behaviors that are beneficial to the owner can be positively enhanced and rewarded. Such as: sitting, lying, standing, lying, rolling, barking, biting, crawling, sniffing, following, pulling the owner to run, playing with a dog of the same strength, sleeping in a cage (den), too low a small obstacle, going up and down stairs , holding small objects, searching for toys, tracking short distances, tug-of-war with the owner, acting coquettishly in front of the owner, adapting to light tapping and resisting other slight pressures, etc. All these behaviors and abilities should be rewarded. the behavior of. This stage of training is more like a kindergarten education model: encouragement, recognition, appreciation, and guidance become the main theme. How do we assess whether the dog’s performance is qualified? In other words, what are our goals? I think that when the dog can basically complete the above behavior under the guidance and command of the owner, the training goal can be achieved when the dog is attached to the leash (or does not use the rope in a quiet environment). This goal is excellent for the requirements of our average family playmate dog. But for our more demanding enthusiasts this is just the beginning of the training. During this period of training, the dog is mainly rewarded for various behaviors in an encouraging way, but the training of domestic companion dogs has a very difficult problem, that is, if some behaviors are not stopped in time, they will affect our lives and even cause “must be sent away”. It’s serious consequences, such as: barking behavior, defecation in stairwells. In response to such a situation, we need to solve specific problems in detail, and flexibly use the techniques in the dog training textbook “Genius Master Genius Dog Classic Edition” to first let the dog learn to bark outside and defecate in a fixed place outside; then take the time to correct its disorder Called defecation behavior. If you have a permanent kennel, this question is less urgent. To sum up this paragraph is: During the age of 2 to 8 months, in addition to sitting, standing, high jumping hard obstacles and jumping and biting can not be trained, other subjects can be trained. This is not a dead rule from February to August. It may be a little earlier or a little later, which is normal.

For dogs from September to one and a half years old, we should review and improve on the previous basis to enhance the dog’s ability to complete the subject, so that the dog can focus on training in a disturbed environment on the basis of off-leash. I use a 100-point scale to explain. From February to August in the previous stage, we let the dog’s average score reach 50 to 60 points to pass. At this stage, we let the dog’s score reach 70 to 80 points to pass. During this time, we used a combination of positive techniques and negative techniques to train, and turned the training that focused on positive techniques into a combination of positive and negative techniques. If you don’t understand negative and positive training techniques, please search the textbook “Genius Master Genius Dog Classic Edition” to learn comprehensive technical knowledge.

The period from one and a half to three years old is a bit long. If it is an average player, it is only for entertainment, and the training time does not need to be too tight. You can use the mode of resting for a few weeks before training, and training for a few weeks before resting. Because the dog has been relatively stable to the subjects during this period, our training requirements are: “complete obedience to the master’s orders”, to achieve “one command and one move”, the dog’s movements should be neat and accurate. If your dog is trained for competition, this stage of training should be systematically arranged around the competition system and fine-tuned in detail, including the owner’s own behavior and behavior should be operated in accordance with the competition system. If it is a game, the time length arrangement should be increased from the above. The goal of this stage of training is to do our best to achieve the perfection of the game, so use all the knowledge and technical means we know to push the dog to the highest level.

So how do we start training if we take over an adult dog? The procedure for arranging training is similar to the previous one. My experience is: referring to the above procedure, it takes two or three months to let it learn all or most of the subjects in the plan; Subjects are at or near perfection.

So how do you plan your training time for a week?

Playmate dogs and competition dogs can generally be trained 1 to 4 times a day, about 10 minutes each time, and more than four days a week. This ten-minute training is not a fixed rule, but varies from dog to dog. The principle is: when the dog is most excited, the training should be stopped after training for a while, and the training cannot be stopped until the dog’s excitement has begun to decline. In this way, the dog will look forward to playing with the owner next time, and the dog’s memory is filled with the happiest thing and the best training effect of the day. It will show the trainer at its best the next time it is trained. Therefore, the time to end the training is very important. For dogs that are excited for only 5 minutes, we can stop training after 4 minutes of training, and then rest. Dogs with short excitement time can take the method of increasing the number of training times every day to make up for the lack of training time, and there should be at least an hour interval between each training session. In the future, as the training progresses, slowly extend the training time of each session. In general, if you can do the subject continuously and excitedly within 10 minutes, you will be considered qualified. Because most games are also completed in less than ten minutes.

For the physically demanding subjects like licking, we don’t have to train according to the above time, but we can train every one or two days. During the training period, it can also be arranged in the morning and evening, but the training time must be short, and it will be closed as soon as it is good.

If we train working dogs: such as search and rescue dogs, criminal investigation dogs. We need to choose a dog with a focus on work and a long time of excitement, and slowly extend its working time in the training, strengthen the training of endurance, and achieve the training time of more than half an hour.

Desensitization training for sensitive dogs

In teaching, we often encounter such a problem: some dogs are petted by their owners, or when strangers suddenly appear or hear strange voices, they will run away in fear, or they may become incontinent, or turn their heads and bite the owner’s hand. . I now analyze this issue as follows:

Some of these dogs are naturally timid, sensitive to environmental changes, and slow to accept environmental changes; some have suffered psychological damage before; another is very curious about the owner’s hand, so they play with the owner by biting. Therefore, the owner should be more patient and step by step during training. (Again, you can’t train in a hasty way at all. If you suddenly increase the difficulty of training, it may be completely scrapped if you startle the dog too much.) Therefore, for this kind of dog, the following training techniques are made:

  1. Tie the rope to feed, and put the food bowl next to the branch when feeding. When a dog eats, its body naturally comes into contact with the branches. Let it get used to having something on her stroking her. Or the owner feeds the dog in this environment with food in hand: the dog immediately feeds it when it touches the branch.
  2. After getting used to the first step, when feeding the dog or feeding snacks by hand, the owner touches the dog’s body with a branch in his hand. The stroking area should be the area where the dog is most accustomed to. Such as back and front chest, side chest position. After getting used to it, you can slowly approach the tail and belly.

When feeding by hand, the owner should squat down, put the food in the palm of the hand, and lower the hand to spread the palm to feed, so as to reduce the pressure of the owner on the dog. When the dog is acclimated, run your fingers on its chin while feeding. After getting used to it, slowly stroke its neck, front chest, side chest, back, sides of belly, tail, and belly. (Don’t blindly improve progress, you must be used to the previous step before you can touch the latter part, and the same principle is used for branch training)

The order of feeding and petting is: petting first, then feeding. The dog will form the idea of ​​”touching is good”. This training is called the negative-positive-positive training technique. The dog training textbook “Genius Master Genius Dog Classic Edition” published by me will specifically explain the theory and practical operation of negative and positive technology. Friends who are interested in learning can go to Taobao to search for the textbook “Genius Master Genius Dog Classic Edition”.

After the above training is completed, the stroking is gradually turned into a gentle tapping. After the training is completed, the strength of the tapping is appropriately increased.

  1. After the first two programs are trained, other interference factors are added. When feeding, the owner walks gently while stroking the dog; after adaptation, the owner gently stomps while stroking the dog; after re-adaptation, the stomping sound becomes louder. After getting used to this kind of sound, the owner can stroke it with a wooden stick, and from time to time tap the ground, door panel or other objects with a wooden stick to make various abnormal noises. Or shake the stool around you, so that the feet of the stool hit the ground and make different sounds at different speeds.
  2. Take the dog out and let the dog walk on the side of the owner. The owner will have an extra length of the leash in his hand. While walking, the extra length of the rope will be swayed on the dog on purpose (a bit like the rope is stroking the dog) . Or tap the dog’s body lightly with a rope. Or you can use a bamboo pole to stroke the dog while walking. You can tie a comb to the front of the bamboo pole to brush the dog while walking.
  3. After the above training has made some progress, intervene in the training of strangers. The training method is that the master feeds and the strangers stroke with branches. The progress is also according to the above operation.
  4. Examples of practical subjects related to desensitization training: A is sensitive to water and unwilling to take a bath. The above training principles can be used to make the dog adapt to water washing little by little. B is afraid of the hair dryer, but also according to the above operating principle, the dog can adapt. C. Correction dogs are unwilling to cut their coats or cut their nails. D. Fighting training in biting subjects. E is allergic to noise, and so is training. F injection training is also such a principle and means. The dog that protects the food can also change the hostility of the dog to the owner when eating food through the above training.

If the dog is underdeveloped, it will urinate when it is a little exciting, and the veterinarian should be asked to cooperate with drug treatment.

Training is everywhere, and the above training elements are injected into life at any time. This phenomenon is more likely to be trained early if it is detected early. In addition, training the dog’s guts can also help desensitization training.

Treat Dog Fever At Home

Treat Dog Fever At Home

Can’t think of how to treat my dog’s fever at home? So here are some dog care tips that can help you solve this problem. Fever is caused by a bacterial or viral infection in the dog’s body. Therefore, dog owners must take care of their pets through appropriate health dogs. Dog fever should be treated as soon as possible, and if you do not want to go to the vet, follow the healthy dog ​​care tips.

There are many factors that cause fever in dogs, such as viral or bacterial infections, worms, fungal or bacterial skin infections. Your dog’s body temperature should be checked regularly. If the body temperature rises to a worrying level, you need to take your dog to the nearest clinic where an expert examination of the dog’s body will be performed. Excessive temperature may be a symptom of flea bites. Checking your dog’s body regularly will help you spot any bacterial or viral infections early, which will help treat them before they get worse.
When you administer the drug, you will notice differences in the dog’s behavior and response. The dog’s body temperature will be checked and treated. If you leave drugs on your dog for a long time or take them without consultation, your dog’s body will be affected by these drugs. If you suspect that the dog’s body is affected by medication, you should contact your veterinarian. If you give your dog medicine every day, please consult your veterinarian regularly.

The diet you feed your dog must contain all nutrients and vitamins. Lack of essential nutrients in a dog’s diet can cause various health problems. Vitamin B12 can reduce fever, so you need to add vitamin B12 supplements to your dog food. Vitamin E helps regulate the dog’s body temperature, so you should also add vitamin E to your dog’s diet. Other minerals, such as zinc, magnesium, and selenium, can also boost a dog’s immune system.
How can I treat my dog’s fever at home? If your dog has symptoms such as lethargy, loss of appetite, inability to exercise, and vomiting, he may be infected with fleas. Consult a veterinarian and take appropriate medications.

You can also prevent the infection from recurring by vaccinating your dog on a regular basis. When you have a puppy, you cannot be sure of its immunity to various diseases and infections. Therefore, you should vaccinate your dog when he grows up. It’s best to get your dog vaccinated early instead of waiting until you find out that your dog is sick.

How can I treat my dog’s infection-trimming the hair around the ears can help heal bacterial infections? Try to remove the hair while bathing, as this will increase the chance of spreading the disease to your dog. Use an alcohol pad to clean your dog. This will kill the bacteria. If you notice any symptoms of infection, such as discharge or bad breath, you should consult a veterinarian. Treatment involves the use of antibiotic ointments or medications.

How can I treat my dog’s infection-keep your dog warm and moist? Exercise regularly and feed your dog with high-quality food. This will not only keep your dog healthy, but also prevent the infection from recurring. If you are concerned about recurrence, please consult your veterinarian and take appropriate medications.

How can I treat my dog’s fever at home? Use antibiotics and use alcohol pads on the dog’s chest. If you feel any symptoms of infection, such as discharge or bad breath, you should consult a veterinarian. Treatment involves the use of antibiotic ointments or medications. If your dog has flea disease, you should have it checked by a veterinarian so that you can get the right medicine to treat the infection.

How can I treat my dog’s fever at home? If you suspect that your dog is weak, underweight, or suffering from any other health complications, it is best to ask the veterinarian for proper examination. The blood test will tell you if your dog is healthy. There are many ways to prevent dehydration, so it is important to have your dog checked by the vet on a regular basis.

How can I treat my dog’s fever at home? How to treat a dog’s fever at home? Your dog can avoid infection-you just need to be careful when treating him. It is better to take him to the veterinarian for proper consultation and medication, rather than treating himself. Follow all the steps mentioned in the article above to get your dog the treatment he needs.

Top 10 Risks of Treating Your Pet at Home

Risks of Treating Your Pet at Home

With a large number of pet care suggestions flowing freely online, you can easily enter some search terms, read the first article that looks legitimate, and then continue to treat your pet. Convenient, yes. But doing so may put the health of your beloved pet at risk.

If you want to treat minor illnesses at home, please do so after consulting a veterinarian. Compared to the few minutes you spent reading that article, your veterinarian has completed an undergraduate education, four years of rigorous veterinary school training, and perhaps an internship and residency.

Before treating your pet at home, consider these 5 risks.

  1. Give over-the-counter drugs that are not suitable for companion animals
    Some human medicines are effective for pets, but unless you talk to your veterinarian first, you will cause trouble. “Humans and dogs have different physiological functions, and humans and cats have different physiological functions, all of which need to be considered,” said Dr. John Gicking, a veterinarian at BluePearl Veterinary Specialists in Tampa, Florida.

He said that sometimes the same medicine can benefit both pets and people, “but there are many differences.” This is why one should always consult a veterinarian.

Take over-the-counter painkillers as an example. Pet parents may want their own old backup medicines, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, but Stoneham says that in dogs “they are rarely recommended because of side effects (kidney failure, liver failure, Stomach ulcers) are very common.” Stoneham warned: “Both drugs are very toxic to cats-even low doses can be life-threatening.”

Other over-the-counter drugs are equally dangerous. Gicking received board certification for veterinary emergency and intensive care. After the owner gave them naproxen (Aleve), he treated dogs with severe gastrointestinal problems, including gastric perforation and kidney failure.

Aspirin belongs to the same category. “We see many owners giving pets aspirin. It can cause stomach or intestinal ulcers. Just don’t do it,” said Dr. Susan Jeffrey, a veterinarian at Truesdell Animal Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. “Instead, please discuss pain control specifically designed for pets with your veterinarian.”

Even if a drug is considered safe for animals, you also need to consider additives. Jeffrey said these additives may be toxic to animals. “An example of this is the additive xylitol. It is used as a sweetener but can cause low blood sugar levels and liver toxicity in dogs.”

  1. Taking the wrong dose of over-the-counter medicine
    Even products that are considered safe for animals can cause damage if used improperly. Dr. Nicholle Jenkins, an emergency veterinarian who is a university veterinarian, said that the dosage requirements vary widely (varies from species to species, even between individuals of the same species).
  2. Provide products that interfere with prescription drugs
    Jenkins, who specializes in emergency veterinarians, said that over-the-counter products can also cause adverse interactions with veterinary prescription drugs. Aspirin is one of them. “If the owner starts using it before taking the pet to the veterinarian, it will limit the drugs that can be used.” She said that when used in combination with prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin can increase the risk of stomach and intestinal ulcers. .

For these reasons, she emphasized the importance of telling your veterinarian about any over-the-counter medicines and supplements your pet is taking.

  1. Treat the wrong disease
    The article or friend you consulted may mention symptoms similar to your pet, but only a trained veterinarian can detect subtle symptoms