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Diarrhea in Dogs, How to Maintain Digestive Balance ?
Diarrhea is a common problem among pets. It can result from a serious disease such as a parvovirus infection, or be simply caused by curious dogs consuming things that are not healthy for their digestive systems. After any bout of diarrhea, it is common for the bacteria in the intestinal tract to...
 
DNA Testing and Genetic Disease in Dogs
Ongoing advances in canine medicine, particularly in the area of mutatedgene identification, mean that some genetic diseases can now be reduced or eliminated as a result of a powerful tool known as DNA testing. These tests allow for the tagging of dogs that are carriers for certain genetic medical...
 
Dog Diabetes, Causes and Complications
In the dog, diabetes mellitus is caused by insufficient production of the hormone insulin. During digestion, carbohydrates are broken down into sugar (glucose), which is absorbed into the bloodstream. From the bloodstream, glucose enters the cells of the body where it is used for energy. Insulin is...
 
Diabetes, Insulin Administration Tips In Dogs
If your pet has diabetes, your veterinarian may have prescribed insulin for her. Some pet owners balk at the idea of giving their pet a regular injection, but the types of syringes used, the small amount injected and the ease of injecting subcutaneously ensure that most pet owners can quickly learn...
 
Canine Hypothyroidism and Breeds More Prone to it
There are two main types of canine...
 
what Illnesses Symptoms Require Emergency Care in Dogs ?
Dog illness symptoms can vary from mild to severe. Many symptoms may mean illness but not an acute emergency. But other symptoms such as loss of consciousness, seizures, difficulty breathing, high or low temperature, as well as several others can be an indication that your dog needs emergency...
 
Dog Immune System Health Leads to Overall Health
The immune system is the body’s surveillance and defense system. It requires the optimum functioning of many complex processes. A strong immune system leads to health; a compromised immune system opens the body up to disease.
 
Epilepsy: Treatable in Dogs
Witnessing a seizure can be one of the most frightening experiences we, as pet owners, encounter. Not only does it appear as if the pet is in pain, it also reminds us that we do not always have control of our pet's health. When we think of seizures, most of us think of the disease epilepsy....
 
How Beneficial Bacteria Calms Digestion In Dogs
Though many people associate bacteria with negative or "bad" things, contrary to common belief, only relatively small portions of all bacteria are harmful or cause disease. Most bacteria are harmless and, in fact, some bacteria are crucial in maintaining proper health for your dog. These...
 
Causes and Treatments of Hygromas and Calluses in Dogs
Though they are often caused by the same thing – repeated trauma to a bony area – calluses and hygromas are not the same. Hygromas are fluid-filled, where as calluses are not. Calluses are hairless areas of thickened skin over a bony area. Like hygromas, they can become infected.
 
Safe Emergency Transport for Injured Dogs
Your pet is injured and you need to get him to your veterinarian right away. Years of talking stressed owners through emergencies and helping to transport injured pets ourselves have taught us the best way to get your pet help without further damage.
 
Intestinal Parasites a Severe Health Threat to Dogs
Dogs can host several intestinal parasites that can severely affect their health, and could also infect you and your family. The most common intestinal parasites that
infect dogs are species of roundworms and hookworms. Dogs can also acquire whipworms and tapeworms, but these are less common.
 
Knee Injuries in Dogs
A torn (ruptured) anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee is one of the most common canine injuries. This mishap is more likely to occur in large breed or overweight dogs, or when a dog has a knee injury, such as twisting it sharply.
 
Signs of Laryngeal Paralysis in Dogs
LARYNGEAL PARALYSIS is a condition most commonly affecting older, larger breed dogs, but can occur in any canine and, rarely, in felines.
 
Megaesophagus in Dogs
At the beginning of 2009, we announced our customers' pick for Veterinarian of the Year. Overwhelmingly, one particular veterinarian, Dr. Kathy Morris-Stilwell, stood out, and most of the essays we received were praising her for her advice on an Internet group for owners of dogs with a condition...
 
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