09 August 2023 -
Aloha ! As some of you saw on KHON news - there is a couple dog suspect flu (Canine Influenza) cases on island .
This virus has not been here before so most dogs are not vaccinated.
I would say this as of now —. It was VERY premature to draw any conclusions or even alert media at this point .
The cases need to be verified (there are false positive results ). And both dogs were in same family . So a lot more needs to be revealed and tracked before we have answers if this is real or not .
Watch this page for updates as we get them !
Please don’t text or email us since this is all we know .
There is a vaccine available at some Veterinary Hospitals, but before you inject your pet, we should wait on confirmation that it is real and is spreading (2 cases same family could be potentially stopped) .
If you feel the need to vaccinate your pet, that is totally fine, please as your veternarian if it is truly required.
We believe that our dogs can eat anything, but that is so untrue and consuming the wrong foods can be fatal to our best friends and/or family members.
The onion family, whether dry, raw or cooked, is particularly toxic to dogs and can cause gastrointestinal irritation and red blood cell damage. Signs of illness are not always immediate and can occur up to a few days later.
However enticing chocolate is for humans and dogs alike, chocolate is another poisonous food for dogs. Chocolate contains a stimulant called theobromine (dark chocolate has the highest content of this) which is toxic to dogs and can cause kidney failure.
Macadamia nuts contain a toxin that can affect your dog’s muscles and nervous system resulting in weakness, swollen limbs and panting.
Corn on the cob could potentially be fatal if eaten by your dog. Although the corn is digested by dogs, the cob can cause a blockage in your dog’s intestine.
Avocados are another poisonous food for dogs. Avocado plants contain a substance called Persin which is in its leaves, fruit and seed and can cause vomiting and diarrhoea in dogs.
Our desire for sweet treats, chewing gum and drinks together with low-fat, diet and sugar-free products (including some peanut butters so always check the label before using this as a treat) are often laced with an artificial sweetener called Xylitol which causes an insulin release in our bodies. However, if your dog digests one of these sweetened foods they can go into hypoglycaemia which is linked to liver failure and blood clotting disorders.
Alcohol has a huge impact on dogs even in small doses. The drink not only causes intoxication as it does in humans, but it can lead to sickness, diarrhoea and even central nervous system damage.
Giving your dog a raw uncooked bone to chew on is great, but avoid cooked bones at all cost. These can easily splinter and in large quantities cause constipation or at worst, a perforation of the gut which can be fatal.
Raisins are in many of the foods that we love to eat such as cakes, biscuits and cereals so it’s not just the fruit form we should be concerned with. The active ingredient which causes the toxin is unknown, however both grapes and raisins may cause severe liver damage and kidney failure.
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