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Thursday, March 8, 2012
A few things they never taught in Vet school.
This was given to a colleague in a day practice by a client who bought a wolf hybrid from a breeder & I thought I'd pass it on for interested parties. These are things I was never taught in Vet school & am sorely disappointed in said school. All the time & money I spent there....wasted. :P
------------------------------------------------- CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR VETS
Here are some helpful tips when one of our clients brings in their wolves for check ups or with problems:
They have a very high metabolism. Parvo shots could kill them or make them ill. Wolves are prone to have diarrhea because of their metabolism. Can be caused by drinking too much water or not getting filtered water (as we always recommend) Too much moisture in their system. Wolves absorb moisture through their skin. Too much food, they should be eating one time per day.
Eating the wrong types of food. They need a high protein diet, 27% or
higher. Should not be eating any fruits or vegetables, can not digest
them, it make rake the colon and make them bleed. Require dirt in
their diet. This comes from years of eating a kill that gets dirty on
the ground. It makes their stool solid. Food should be fed on the ground
or a small amount of dirt/pebbles added to it.
They do not get parvo or heartworm. Diarrhea is more than likely caused by the above mentioned items.
No flea products. These products are made for hair not fur. It can burn the fur and cause their skin to be irritated.
They are from the feline family, non the canine as taught. This is why
they have a high metabolism. the same as lions, bears and tigers. So no dog shots, feline shots only.
The skin is about 1 inch thick and so a mosquito can not lay larva
under the skin so they do not get heartworm. Because of this they also
do not get fleas or ticks because they can not penetrate it. Meds for
heartworm could cause them to become sick. Because of their fur
coats they tend to get hotter faster than dogs. They can easily get heat
stronke so if it is hot outside they need a cool area they can get to.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions .