A Schedule for Veterinary Examination is Important
The importance of the Veterinary examination need not be underestimated in case of dogs. Simple but systematic examination techniques may diagnose most of the disorders in dogs and therefore, without substantial examination of the dog, one should not select to distinguishing the status of your dog’s health.
Simply observe the dog with scratching. Catch the dog and simply separate the hair material from the itching site. To your surprise you may come across a wound in the scratched site. The wound might be the main reason for the scratching of the dog.
However, one has to rule out the occurrence of wound by severe itching itself. Many times, when the scratching dog is examined, one can come across profusion of lice or a tick problem in the skin and coat.
The parasitic condition might not be diagnosed at all if one has not carried out the physical examination. Similarly, the dog may reveal the signs of pain when the veterinary examination is carried out by deep palpation technique. The dog show signs of pain when the dog is examined at the stomach or the back regions.
Even if it is possible that by pressure based palpation, one can detect the acute renal disorders in the affected dogs turn to the examined site at the region of kidney or at the back region. The dog affected by the Cystitis with severe retention of urine is often diagnosed by simple physical examination.
The filled bladder jointly with signs of pain during the examination at the site of the bladder may indicate that the animal is affected by Cystitis. Listening to the sounds of the heart in both right and left sides helps to rule out the abnormal heart sounds and the pulmonary area in order to make a diagnosis can reveal a respiratory system disorder like pneumonia.
What happens during a veterinary examination?
This question often looks so simple but holds more significance. During the examination of your dog, first you need to prepare the dog first psychologically for a better-restrained status. For this, you need to take a leash and place the dog on table by the watchful delivery of suitable command.
When the dog is trying to avoid the detailed examination by the veterinarian, just try to amuse the dog by simple scratching of your dog behind the ears, etc. For this reason, the dog’s attention is distracted from the examination procedures that are carried out often in an organized manner.
However, there are obedient dogs, which will remain calm during an examination. Such dogs need to be given some encouragement and praises. Perhaps, many owners may try to provide some treats that the dog is fond of to relax the dog and discourage nervousness. However, it all depends on the training’s offered to the distressed dog earlier and the effective follow up procedures by the owner for the maintenance of such reflexes during the examination.
Muzzles are required for some dogs if they behave in an aggressive manner by objecting the exam procedures by the frequent movements of the body or trying to bite the veterinarian doing the examination. And so, the owner needs to watch the dog closely during the examination to rule out any abnormal activity by the dog.
Restraining behavior in a proper manner during the clinical examination of the dog is of highly appreciable if they are successful with the distressed dogs. Such control will be helpful for an effective examination. If the dog gets more distracted during examination by means of restlessness, then one may even use the electronic equipment which will make some sound that are audible to the dogs’ ear. Such things will be helpful in the proper distraction of the animal during the examination.