Sick Sinus Syndrome - A Heart Condition in Dogs

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Sick sinus syndrome has nothing to do with the respiratory system, as one might think. It is a serious cardiac condition that causes abnormal heart rhythms in dogs. It is unclear what is behind the disease, but signs are weakness, fainting, seizures, and even death. There are drugs to help . . . → Read More: Sick Sinus Syndrome – A Heart Condition in Dogs

My Pet Won’t Stop Eating Grass. What’s Going On?

Who hasn’t wondered, “Why does my pet eat grass?” The truth is there isn’t one clear reason. What we do know is that eating small amounts of grass can be a harmless, albeit curious, thing for a perfectly healthy dog or cat to do. But when nibbling turns into gulping great hunks of the . . . → Read More: My Pet Won’t Stop Eating Grass. What’s Going On?

Dog Exercise: Keeping Your Pup in Good Shape

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Daily walks, jogs, or play sessions can pay huge dividends when it comes to your dog’s health. Not only will exercise help keep your dog fit and trim, regular activities can help channel your dog’s energy into a positive direction, like playing games or taking walks, rather than destructive ones . . . → Read More: Dog Exercise: Keeping Your Pup in Good Shape

Flea and Tick Prevention in Cats & Dogs

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What Are Fleas and Ticks?

Fleas and ticks are external parasites that can cause extreme discomfort for your pet and can also cause serious diseases.

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Heartworm Treatment for Dogs: What You Need to Know

Article by DR. Marty Becker, DVM | Featured on Vetstreet.com

Odds are, you’ve visited at least one veterinary office that prominently displayed a photo or drawing of a canine heart infested with heartworms. This gruesome image illustrates what can happen to your dog when the spaghetti-like worms clog his heart.

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Ehrlichiosis: What You Should Know About This Tick-Borne Disease

By DR. MARTY BECKER DVM | Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

Ticks are trouble! We all know that they spread the bacteria that cause Lyme disease, but another tick-borne disease that is steadily increasing is ehrlichiosis. Once limited to western Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri, the incidence of ehrlichiosis is expected to rise in those areas, . . . → Read More: Ehrlichiosis: What You Should Know About This Tick-Borne Disease

Hypertension Can Trigger Sudden Blindness, yet Often Goes Unseen and Undetected

Many cat parents don’t realize that just like us, kitties can develop high blood pressure (hypertension). The primary difference between the two conditions is that in humans, the cause of hypertension is often unknown, whereas in cats, it’s usually the result of another disease or health condition.

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Say Goodbye to Begging, Leash Pulling and Jumping

Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

Experts generally agree that a dog’s behavior is almost always linked to something his owner, caretaker and/or trainer did or didn’t do at some point in his life. Interestingly, there are three behaviors in particular that most dog parents don’t appreciate but . . . → Read More: Say Goodbye to Begging, Leash Pulling and Jumping

Can Dogs Have Asthma?

By: Dr. Sarah Wooten | Article Featured on PetMD

Can dogs have asthma? While asthma is much less common in dogs than in cats, dogs can suffer from asthma in much the same ways humans do.

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This Fatal Disease Is No Longer the Death Sentence It Once Was

Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker

Certain dog breeds, including brachycephalic (flat-faced) breeds, golden retrievers and especially Labrador retrievers, are genetically predisposed to a rare, but life-threatening condition in which an extra electrical connection known as an accessory pathway (AP) exists between the upper and lower (pumping) chambers of the heart.

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