Tonsillitis and other tonsil conditions are rare in most dogs but something you should be aware of. A dog’s tonsils can get red, swollen and extremely painful, sometimes needing to be removed for the health of your pet. Small dogs are more prone to the problem than the larger breeds. Contact your local Rockford-area veterinarian as listed below or one closest to your home if you suspect your dog has a problem with the tonsils and oral health.
Because of a concern for the tonsil conditions and oral health, I have written several articles that may help you if your dog is showing any symptoms. After reading Chihuahua tonsil health, Tonsillitis in Chihuahuas and other canines and Tonsillitis symptoms, you may be a little more educated on what to expect with your dog and how you can help find it some comfort and relief. The object of this article is to give some tips and advice on how to help with at-home aftercare for your dog following veterinary care and surgery.
Regular routine is for your doctor to try and treat your pet with anti-biotic therapy prior to opting for surgery. In some severe cases, the therapy and meds do not seem to work and surgery is the only option but the recovery can be long and hard for your little guy. You must follow up with doctor’s orders for medication and further vet visits after surgery.
Dietary changes may be necessary according to your dog’s age, body condition and overall health. After surgery, your dog could benefit from foods that are higher in protein for increased energy. Some of the best diets for a dog post-tonsillectomy are Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine, i/d® Canine Gastrointestinal Health and Prescription Diet® a/d® Canine Critical Care. Diet changes after surgery and recovery helps to reduce the risks of excess sodium, calcium, phosphorus, protein and calories as provided in Hill’s® Science Diet® brand pet foods.
Transitioning your dog to a new diet should be gradual within a seven-day period. Begin by mixing current food and new food half and half, decreasing the old and increasing the new a little each day until completely transitioned. To be successful depends on how serious you stick to the new diet for the health and well-being of your Chihuahua..
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If you are seeking Veterinary assistance in the Rockford area, you can check out one of these at – Rockford Vet Clinics, Bellwood Vet, Rockford Veterinarians, Perryville Veterinarian , Cat Veterinarians Specialists
For all your pets needs and accessories in the Rockford area, go to your local PETCO – 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 – Petco or your local PETSMART – 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 – Petsmart -Petland, (815) 332-4200 – Petland
For many of your pet essentials, visit your local Rockford-area CVS pharmacies. There are four convenient locations – 3134 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109, (815)398-0048 – 110 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 – 3718 Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, (815)877-9620 – 2454 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61108, (815)399-5421 – CVS Pharmacy
For the grooming needs of your Chihuahua in or near the Rockford area, you can contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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