The best crate for your new dog!

Chewy now has a crate it cost $50 including the divider. It is very easy to assemble, and since Academy Sports increased their prices it’s a lot cheaper and has the divider whereas the one from Academy Sports does not. It’s for dogs 50 to 70 lbs.
Please see the video below of the features it has.
> https://youtu.be/X2ti7nvh7Zo

15 tips to help with submissive urination

We found this great article we wanted to share written by Martin Deeley

read the article below or here is a link to the webpage it was found on https://www.cesarsway.com/dog-behavior/inappropriate-urination/15-tips-to-get-rid-of-submissive-urination

15 tips to overcome submissive urination

Benadryl for Dogs

We came across a great Article written by  Anna Burke on AKC.org we wanted to share

The temptation to reach into our medicine cabinets to treat our pets can be very dangerous. Humans and dogs react very differently to medications, which is why veterinarians caution dog owners against making independent decisions about how to medicate their animals. However, some human medications are safe for use with dogs, as long as they are used appropriately.

Veterinarians use Benadryl for dogs on a regular basis to treat allergies, travel anxiety, and motion sickness. While you should always consult with your veterinarian before giving your dog a human medication, here is what you need to know about using Benadryl for dogs.

What is Benadryl?

Benadryl is the brand name for the active ingredient diphenhydramine HCL. Diphenhydramine is a first-generation ethanolamine-derivative antihistamine, which is the scientific way of classifying antihistamines that can cross the blood-brain barrier from those that cannot. The ability to cross the blood-brain barrier makes them very effective, but also increases the risk of adverse effects when compared to less effective second-generation antihistamines. While Benadryl is not yet FDA-approved for veterinary use, it is considered safe for use in dogs and cats and is commonly used in veterinary practices across the U.S.

 

How Does Benadryl Work?

Diphenhydramine is a receptor antagonist, which means that the drug works by blocking the receptors that receive histamines in the body. This relieves many of the symptoms associated with allergies, like itching, sneezing, and hives. The body still produces histamines, but the receptor antagonist blocks the receptors from registering the histamines. It is a bit like the mail-person trying to deliver mail to an already full mailbox. The letter arrives, but there is no room for it.

What Does Benadryl Treat in Dogs? 

Benadryl is a great medication for use in dogs with mild-to-moderate allergies. Seasonal allergies, food allergies, environmental allergies, and allergic reactions to snake and insect bites all respond to Benadryl in most cases. Benadryl is commonly used to treat itchiness in dogs caused by skin allergies, and it also reduces many of the other symptoms of allergies, including:

  • Itching
  • Hives
  • Swelling and inflammation
  • Redness
  • Runny nose and eyes
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Anaphylactic reaction
  • One of the side effects of Benadryl is drowsiness, which helps to calm anxious dogs. The Merck Veterinary Manual states that diphenhydramine may relieve symptoms of mild-to-moderate anxiety in pets associated with travel. It also may help relieve motion sickness during car rides and plane rides.Veterinarians prescribe Benadryl for dogs with mast cell tumors to help mitigate the effects of the massive histamine release caused by mast cell degranulation. Benadryl is also used as adjunct therapy for other conditions. Veterinarians sometimes prescribe diphenhydramine during heartworm treatment, as it helps prevent allergic reactions associated with heartworm treatment therapy.

    Benadryl makes an excellent addition to your pet emergency kit. If you don’t already have a pet emergency kit or pet travel kit, consider putting one together today.

    When to Ask Your Vet About Benadryl for Dogs

    Before you reach for the Benadryl, consult your veterinarian about your dog’s symptoms. Allergy symptoms like itching and red eyes are also signs of more serious conditions. In some cases, like glaucoma, giving your dog Benadryl can actually worsen your dog’s condition. Red, goopy eyes could be a symptom of allergies, or it could also be a sign of an eye disease like glaucoma or dry eye, which Benadryl will not help treat. Similarly, itching is frequently associated with both allergies and other skin conditions. As Benadryl is ineffective for treating certain skin diseases, it is always a good idea to consult with your veterinarian to make sure you are doing the best thing for your dog’s health.

    Your vet may recommend you bring your dog in for a checkup. If you choose not to bring your dog in against your veterinarian’s advice, or if you administer Benadryl without first consulting your veterinarian, be sure to keep a close eye on your dog and call your vet if your pet’s condition worsens.

    Side Effects of Benadryl 

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    There are side effects associated with using Benadryl for dogs that all dog owners should be aware of. Just like people check with their doctors before taking a new medication, you should always check with your veterinarian before introducing Benadryl to see if it has any potential drug interactions with your dog’s other medications, or if it could worsen a preexisting condition.

    If your dog has any of the following conditions, only use Benadryl after consulting your veterinarian:

    Common side effects associated with using Benadryl for dogs include:

    • Sedation
    • Dry mouth
    • Urinary retention
    • Hypersalivation
    • Increased heart rate
    • Rapid breathing

    Rare side effects:

    Most side effects occur within the first hour of exposure, so monitor your dog carefully during this time.

     

    Benadryl Overdose

    It is possible to overdose on Benadryl. Signs of an overdose include hyper-excitability of the central nervous system (CNS) and can be fatal. Other warning signs to watch for are:

    • Rapid heartbeat
    • Dilated pupils
    • Agitation
    • Constipation
    • Seizures

    If you suspect your dog has overdosed on Benadryl, contact your veterinarian or emergency veterinary hospital immediately.

    Some dogs develop an allergic reaction to Benadryl. If your dog starts having symptoms of an allergic reaction, seek veterinary care immediately. As Benadryl for dogs is often used to treat allergies, keep an eye on your dog after giving Benadryl for the first time to make sure that the allergy symptoms don’t worsen.

    Dosage of Benadryl for Dogs

    The best way to determine the correct Benadryl dosage for dogs is to consult your veterinarian. The Merck Veterinary Manual recommends administering 2-4mg of Benadryl per kilogram of body weight, two to three times a day. However, this dosage can vary depending on your dog’s existing medical conditions.

    Never use time-release capsules for dogs, as capsules are absorbed differently in dogs than in humans and may affect your dog’s dosage. They may also break open when chewed and deliver too much medication at one time, putting your dog at risk of an overdose. If you choose to use a liquid Benadryl, it is safer to use a children’s liquid formula, as most do not contain alcohol (although they do contain sodium). Children’s Benadryl pills or tablets can also be used to dose very small dogs. Dosage for liquid Benadryl is different than the dosage for Benadryl pills. Consult your veterinarian for the appropriate dosage, and use a syringe to increase measurement accuracy and ease of administration.

    Benadryl typically takes 30 minutes to start working, so plan accordingly if you plan on using it to treat anxiety or mild motion sickness. For dogs with chronic allergies or conditions that require daily doses, consult your veterinarian about the appropriate dosage, as it may change over time.

    Always consult your veterinarian before giving Benadryl to pregnant or nursing dogs, since the drug is not recommended for use in these animals.

    Is Benadryl Safe for Your Dog? 

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    Benadryl is a relatively safe and effective medication for dogs when used according to the instructions of a veterinarian. As with any new medication, always observe your dog closely after administration to make sure your dog does not suffer any adverse reactions. If you have any further questions about Benadryl for dogs, contact your veterinarian for more information.

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New Doo South Litters coming!

Litters are on the way! Hello all of our followers! We have new Doo south litters coming in the next few months. Right now Eve, Panda, and Mercy have come into heat. This means they will be born the end of December 2016 to beginning of January 2017. Panda and Mercy will be having standard size puppies. Eve will be having mediums. We are super excited for these litters as our new Male Jacob has produced some very nice puppies and we look forward to seeing how they turn out with these females.

If you have been on the fence about if labradoodle puppy is right for you then we encourage you to please call us! We will answer any questions you have honestly. Even if you do not choose us to purchase your puppy we will help teach you what questions are good to ask other breeders in your search for the perfect family companion.

Please also keep up what is going on with Doo South on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/doosouth

Teach your Labradoodle to be a service dog.

 

Teach your Labradoodle to be a service dog! What is a service dog? A service dog applies to any dog that assists someone with a disability. While guide dogs for the blind are  the most common there’re many others. Other types include dogs that assist the hearing impaired, provide balance for the mobility-impaired, pull wheelchairs or fetch items for those that cannot retrieve the items themselves, stay by an owners side who has anxiety to help keep them calm, blood sugar alert dog to notify their owner when their blood sugar drops or rises to high. Labradoodles make great service dogs due to the qualities both the Labrador Retriever and Poodle have. Labradoodles are very easily trained. They are a super intelligent breed.

To start the process you first want to start your dog in basic obedience. They will need to lean the basics first which include sit, down, stay, come, and heal. Service dogs should meet a number of minimum requirements as outlined by Assistance Dogs International, INC. your dog must follow these commands 90% of the time both in home and out in public to pass. Some dogs will need further training beyond this depend on what type of disability the person has and needs to dog to do. As long as you dog can do the basics then you could take your Labradoodle to a nursing home, or even a school. The sky is the limit on how you Doodle can help you.

 

 

 

Bella’s new puppy’s

Well good afternoon everyone. We wanted to take the time to update everyone what’s going on at Doosouth Labradoodles. Bella our medium sized Chocolate Labradoodle had 8 puppies this morning. She had 4 boys and 4 girls. All of them are doing well and healthy. She started labor at 6am this morning by 9am she was done. She had a very quick labor and has been a wonderful mom.

Doosouth needs your help!

Hello Extended Doo South Family!

We hope this finds you well and hope you are still enjoying your Doo South Labradoodle if you have one. We are reaching out to you for your help!!!

We recently had a new website built, and in doing this we made a fatal error during our switch from old site to new. I won’t bore you with details however it has had a major impact on our breeding business due to our google ranking and no one can find us! Where we were one of the very first breeders to come up on a doodle search because of our 12 years of breeding and a great following, now we are lucky to come up on the second page if not fourth or fifth.