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Cancers in Dogs

It’s hard to believe that despite lifespans that are relatively short compared to that of humans, cancers in dogs are a significant concern for pet owners. Cancer, in its many various forms, has evolved to become the leading cause...

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 is Parvo – A Serious Threat to your Dog’s Health

The parvovirus is a quiet and serious threat to your dog’s health. It is one of the many vaccinations that veterinarians recommend. Not all vaccinations are an obligation, and some people feel that vaccinating dogs who are not exposed to certain elements presents a danger, such as introducing trace...

Puppy Training – Teaching your Dog the Basic Commands

Puppy training is undoubtedly one of the most frustrating and time consuming tasks for dog owners. The cuteness of a new puppy is soon overshadowed by her constant barking, chewing, and accidents on the rug. We need to remember that our puppies are learning each day how to behave...

What is the Best Age to Spay or Neuter a Dog?

Unless you plan to show or breed your dog, you should strongly consider having it spayed or neutered. There are many reasons to opt to spay or neuter. Most veterinarians agree that spayed or neutered dogs live longer healthier lives. Male dogs that have been neutered have a lower...