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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...

Dog Food Recalls – When Pet Foods Become Hazardous

On March 15, 2007, Menu Foods Inc, a pet food manufacturer in the United States, contacted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to alert them to the fact that 14 cats and dogs had died of kidney failure after ingesting their food. Menu Foods immediately did a voluntary recall...

Top Six Ways to Know You May Love your Pet Too Much

We all love our pets. They are important members of our families. They are our companions, best friends, and playmates. From puppy and kitten hood, we cosset them, indulge their every whim, and raise them to be perfect little members of our society and their respective species, to be...

Small Dog Breeds – Selecting Purebred Puppies

When deciding what type of dog to add to your family, remember this: Size DOES matter! If you live in a tiny house with no yard, then a Great Dane isn’t the right choice. When deciding what size dog is right for your family, you need to consider your...