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Lungworms in Dogs

Lungworms in dogs are a tricky parasite that can be difficult to diagnose. Causing symptoms similar to those of several other varied conditions, determining lungworms to be the cause of respiratory problems in dogs  can be difficult and prolonged. Caused...

Getting Rid of Fleas on My Dog – Eradicating Flea Infestations

Your poor miserable dog scratches and chews, flips around and scratches some more. Panting from exertion, he finally settles down to sleep but the itching starts once more and he frantically starts to scratch again. You tell him to...

Anesthesia

The last time ‘Fluffy’ went to the vet, he found a small lump on her right front foot that he told her owner to keep an eye on and to bring her in if it grew or changed in...

Sleep Problems in dogs – Canine Insomnia

Sleep disorders in dogs, such as insomnia or sleeplessness, are uncommon owner complaints. They are usually accompanied by only mild or moderate disruption of daily behavior patterns, which do not alter substantially the dog’s ability to function as a...

Should I Get my Dog Vaccinated – Help Your Dog Live a Healthy Life

An increase in many diseases afflicting our pets has brought vaccinations and vaccination protocols under scrutiny. This had led many owners and breeders to change from the standard vaccine protocol considered the safest and most effective for years to...

How to Remove a Tick from Your Dog

Finding a tick on yourself or your dog can be an extremely frightening experience. Not only are ticks nasty to look at, but they can harbor diseases, the worst being Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted fever. Before you...

Putting your Dog to Sleep – What to Expect

The tie between a human and his/her dog is something really special. It is a companionship that expresses itself through a unique language, which is different from the way of communicating among people. But for all that it is...

Prostate Cancer in Dogs – Potentially Life Threatening

Like their human counterparts, male dogs over 8 years old are prone to developing prostate problems in life. These can include enlargement of the prostate, prostatic cysts and prostitis. Prostate cancer in dogs is of particular concern, and all...

Hookworms – Detection and Treatment

One of the most common intestinal parasites that can infect dogs and cats, hookworms can cause severe side effects, and even death if left untreated. Hookworms are named for their hook-life mouths that are used to “bite” into the...

What Type of Shots Will My Dog Need?

For dog owners our pets are very precious to us. One of the ways we protect them is by providing vaccinations for them against diseases. Starting when they’re puppies and continuing throughout their lives, we need to take proper...

High Protein Dog Food – A Sign of High Quality Ingredients

We all know that, by nature, dogs are primarily carnivores, but this does not mean that they necessarily benefit from a high protein diet. However there are some circumstances where high protein dog food, especially that made with high quality protein, is not only beneficial but even essential to...

Giving a Dog Treats – Some are Better than Others

There are so many fun things about being a pet owner. Having someone to walk or run with, having a couch buddy and even spoiling your pet are all part of the charm of owning a dog. Giving a dog treats is a way to help in training as...

Feeding Puppies – Not all Puppy Food is Created Equal

Consider the growth and development of a puppy: Gestation is between 60 and 66 days meaning from egg to birth in two months. When puppies are born, they are blind, deaf, and cannot walk, urinate, defecate or maintain their own body temperature without outside help. They are born this way because...