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Canine Distemper Symptoms & Prevention

Canine Distemper Symptoms & Prevention
Canine distemper is a highly contagious virus that affects many dogs worldwide. While the most susceptible are young puppies it can affect dogs of all ages, although it tends to be less severe as they grow older. This virus is spread via contact with other infected animals as it cannot survive without a...

All About Diabetes in Dogs

All About Diabetes in Dogs
Diabetes in dogs is one of the most common hormonal health conditions. The disease can occurs in dogs at an early age. Your eighteen months old pup is susceptible to this disease. The mean ages at which most dogs develop this disease range between 7 and 10. Female dogs are more prone to this disease. Dogs...

Seizures in Dogs

Seizures in Dogs
Seizures in dogs can be a very stressful experience for both the dog and the owner. It is important to just let the seizure run its course and to keep calm during this time. If your dog’s seizure lasts more than five minutes, it is important to call the veterinarian for a series of tests and...

Colitis in Dogs

Colitis in Dogs
Unlike pancreatitis in dogs, colitis is an inflammation of the colon rather than the pancreas organ. The pancreas is an important organ used to metabolize blood sugar and helps with digestion.  ‘Colitis’ simply means an inflammation of the large intestines. It is known that colitis causes about 50% of...

Identifying Allergies in Dogs

Identifying Allergies in Dogs
Allergies in dogs have both common and unique symptoms. The most common dog allergy symptom is excessive itching. Since excessive itching is so common, it is important to determine other unique symptoms and diagnose the allergy. If you notice any of these symptoms, it could mean your dog has an allergy. It...

Lyme Disease in Dogs

Lyme Disease in Dogs
Springtime is right around the corner, and that means that tick season will be in high peak. Ticks can cause a variety of illnesses for your dog, and they can be difficult to find and remove. One of the most dangerous illnesses ticks can carry is called Lyme disease. Lyme disease in dogs is caused by a...

Parvo in Dogs

Parvo in Dogs
Parvo in dogs is a very serious and highly contagious virus that can last up to 6 months in the household, and may affect your dog for a month and a half to three months. It is a horrible infection that is resistant to most disinfectants (except bleach), survives in freezing temperatures and can also survive...

Mange In Dogs

Mange In Dogs
Dog mange is a highly contagious skin condition caused by an infestation of mites. Mange can affect wild animals, domestic animals and even humans. There are a number of different types of mange in dogs, and depending on the severity, mange can lead to serious illness and death. Mange is often misdiagnosed...

Arthritis In Dogs

Arthritis In Dogs
What is Dog Arthritis? ‘Arthritis’ simply means inflammation of the joints. Arthritis is when the protective cartilage or synovial fluid in the joints breaks down. There is no cure for arthritis, but you can help to manage it. Some affected areas include the hips, kneecaps, wrists, shoulders, neck and...

Can My Dog Die From Rat Poison?

Can My Dog Die From Rat Poison?
Dogs eating rat poison is not an uncommon occurrence. Rat poison comes in different forms, and under many different names and brands. Basically, most rat poisons use blood thinners (commonly known as warafin) which will cause slow internal bleeding in the rodent. Some rodenticides work within 24 hours, and...

Treatment and Home Remedies For Dog Diarrhea

Treatment and Home Remedies For Dog Diarrhea
Dog diarrhea is not uncommon. Most dogs, at least once in their life, will have a bout of diarrhea for one reason or another. Diarrhea is a passage of loose, unformed feces. Normal feces contains no mucous, undigested food or blood. Food takes around 8 hours to pass through a dog’s small intestines. If...

Dog Vomiting

Dog Vomiting
As unpleasant as it may be, it is important to understand dog vomiting. There are many reasons why a dog may vomit. He may have eaten something spoiled, eaten his food too fast for his own good, or it could be caused by an undiscovered illness. A dog’s stomach can only hold so much food and water at a...

Dogs and Chocolate

Dogs and Chocolate
Dogs eating chocolate is one of the most common reasons for a trip to the veterinarian. The problem with chocolate is that dogs will actually crave it once they have had a taste, and this can lead to serious problems. Although the reaction to chocolate may vary from dog to dog, chocolate is poisonous for...

Dog Fleas and Humans

Dog Fleas and Humans
Fleas are small, wingless insects that feed off of a host’s blood to stay alive and reproduce. The most common type of flea is the cat flea, but unfortunately for dog lovers, there are fleas that bite dogs as well. These kinds of fleas are known as Ctenocephalides Canis. A bite from a flea can cause...

All About Dog Ear Infections

All About Dog Ear Infections
A dog’s ear is made up of the external, or outer ear, middle ear and inner ear, or ear canal. Every dog has a natural balance of yeast and bacteria inside the ear canal, and underneath the ear flaps. Sometimes, when the bacteria or yeast cells overproduce, an ear infection may occur. Fortunately, dog ear...

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