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” How can I tell if my Pet is Sick?”

By Dr. Andrew Jones

From: Dr Andrew Jones
Author: Veterinary Secrets Revealed
Website: http://www.veterinarysecretsrevealed.com

Re: ” How can I tell if my Pet is Sick?”

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Good morning dedicated dog or cat owner..

As we approach the launch of Veterinary Secrets Revealed- The Complete Multimedia Home Study Course- I am answering the Top qestions and comments from my readers.

Today’s question: ” How can I tell if my Pet is Sick?”

Answer: My multimedia course will teach you how: in video, in print and in audio.

Determining if your pet is ill is based on performing an adequate physical exam.

Do not expect to be comfortable doing this in 1 day- but after 2 weeks of practice, then you will be quite skilled at performing a physical exam on your pet.

I go through every single part of the physical exam in my At Home Exam DVD.

Here are the Chapter Sections:

The entire exam video includes the examination of the following, by section:
???? Part 1 (Introduction): temperature, pulse and respiration
???? Part 2: eyes, ears and nose
???? Part 3: mouth, lymph nodes, larynx, thyroid glands
???? Part 4: skin, genital and urinary system
???? Part 5: musculoskeletal (muscles, bones and joints)
???? Part 6: gastrointestinal (covers vomiting and diarrhea)
???? Part 7: heart, lungs and trachea
???? Part 8: Blood pressure and pulse

This is a detailed 60 minute DVD.

I go through every portion of the physical exam, showing you exactly what to do.

After watching the video, you can Listen to the At Home Exam on the Audio

( Audio Disc 1)

Then you can hear about me explaining more detail on the Screen Capture Presentation CD ROM ( Volume 1)

And you can read about the specifics in the Pet Health Manual- Veterinary Secrets Revealed.

I include a physical exam worksheet – here you record your findings from the physical exam.

After recording your findings, you can then determine if your pet is sick.

Let’s use an example..

Lewis doesn’t seem himself- he chooses not to eat supper- very unusual for a Labrador!

I give him a physical exam.

I find on exam that he has a fever of 39.5 C ( 103 F)

His gums are a little dry or tacky.

He is uncomfortable when I palpate his stomach.

My findings.. Fever, Slight dehydration (5%), and painful abdomen

Differential Diagnosis.. Dietary Gastritis ( garbage Gut), pancreatitis, other infectious stomach diseases ( ie Salmonella, E.Coli)

My treatment:

No Food for 24 hours

Re-hydration- I offer him fresh water, if he won’t drink it, then I squirt it into his mouth with a syringe

Homeopathic- Nux Vomica- I give him 3 tabs of 30c dose

I would monitor him, then re-examine him the next day.

If it was garbage gut, then he would be much improved in 12 hours.

If he started to vomit profusely- ( more than 3 times, and repeated), then I would be concerned about something more serious like pancreatitis and take him to the clinic.

The next day I take his temperature- it is down to 38.5 ( 101.5) – Normal

He has No discomfort on palpating his belly.

He likely had a case of ” garbage gut” which resolved.

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P.S. You will become very skilled at performing physical exams on your pet by studying my course and practicing.

In fact you may even be able to give your pet a better and more thorough physical exam than many of my overworked rushed colleagues..

P.P.S. The above scenario really did happen to Lewis..he has a particular fondness for compost..

You can get a sneak preview of the course by going to The Complete Multimedia Course

It’s Your Pet- Heal Them At Home!

Best Wishes

Dr Andrew Jones

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