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Hot Spots In Dogs

Hotspots In Dogs

Hotspots in dogs are a common skin problem which afflicts dogs more in the summer months. They are a moist dermatitis. They appear as a reddened area that often oozes pus. They are uncomfortable for your dog and should not be left untreated. What Are Hotspots?The medical name for hotspots is acute moist dermatitis. They […]

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Why Dogs Vomit

Why Dogs Vomit

Dogs vomit for many different reasons. Usually it’s not a serious problem, but sometimes it can be a symptom of something that needs attention. It’s important to understand why your dog is vomiting and this will help you decide on the best course of action. Difference Between Vomiting and Regurgitation.Vomiting is the ejection of food […]

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Heartworm In Dogs

Heartworm In Dogs

The dog heart-worm can also affect other animals including wolves, coyotes, foxes, bears and others. It is a parasitic roundworm (dilofilaria immitus) which is spread by mosquitoes. It can’t be spread from dog to dog. The disease is found all over the world. In the United States it was once confined to the south and southwest regions […]

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Obesity In Dogs

Dealing With An Obese Dog

Obesity is a nutritional disease characterised by an excess of body fat. It is common in dogs in the United States with 44% of them being overweight or obese. This is more than 30 million dogs. It is more common in middle-aged dogs between 5 and 10 years old. Dogs that have been neutered and those […]

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Constipation In Dogs

Constipation In Dogs

Dogs normally poop twice a day. Constipation is a condition where dogs are unable to defecate on a regular basis. Although the condition is quite common it is usually only temporary. Constipation is characterised by a difficulty passing feces. It is very easy for a dog and to spot. Causes Of ConstipationMost commonly, constipation is caused […]

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Common Ear Problems In Dogs

Ear problems are one of the most common health issues in dogs. The structure of a dog’s ears is different to ours and it is easier for water or foreign bodies to get trapped. Fortunately, most dog ear problems not serious and can be treated at home or prevented by keeping your dog’s ears clean and […]

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Plants Which Are Toxic For Dogs

Plants Which Are Toxic For Dogs

In my experience, most keen gardeners love dogs. There is just something about gardens and dogs which go together (apart from the digging) However, many common garden plants are toxic for dogs. it is a good idea to learn what these are. Here is a list of some of the most common plants which fall into […]

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Dogs And Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis in Dogs

The pancreas is an organ of the body. It performs two functions. It produces hormones such as insulin which help the body utilise glucose and it also produces various enzymes which aid in the digestion of food. Pancreatitis occurs when the enzymes starts to work before it gets to the small intestine and attacks the pancreas […]

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Common Eye Problems In Dogs

Common Eye Problems in Dogs

Dogs can suffer from a number of eye problems ranging from mild to serious. If you have any doubts about your pet’s eyes, visit your veterinarian immediately. Conjunctivitis IN dogsConjunctivitis is one of the more common eye problems suffered by dogs. It is caused by inflammation of the mucous membranes covering the dog’s eyelids. It […]

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Dogs And Diabetes – What You Should Know

Dogs And Diabetes

Diabetes is a chronic disease in which the glucose-insulin relationship isn’t working properly. It causes high blood sugar levels in which have negative effects on the dog’s body. Despite this high level of blood glucose, the cells that need the glucose can’t access it. In other words, these cells are running out of fuel. At the […]

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