Disc Disease in Dachshunds

Article by Steve Bright | Featured on Veterinary Expert

Dachshunds and similar breeds such Pekingese, Lhasa Apsos and Shih Tzus, have short legs and a relatively long back. These breeds suffer from a condition called ‘chondrodystropic dwarfism’. As a result they can be prone to back problems, more specifically disc disease.

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MRSP: The Canine Superbug

Article by Jon Hardy | Featured on Veterinary Expert

Bacterial infections are amongst the top 3 skin conditions diagnosed in dogs and cats, and veterinary surgeons diagnose them on an almost daily basis. Interestingly, the bacteria responsible for these infections are usually present on the skin before problems arise, and only rarely do animals . . . → Read More: MRSP: The Canine Superbug

Hip Dislocation in Dogs

By Lucas Beierer | Article Featured on Veterinary Expert

The hip joint is made up of a ‘ball’ (the femoral head) and its respective ‘socket’ (the acetabulum). The ball and socket configuration allows a wide range of free movement during normal activity. Hip dislocation in dogs occurs when the femoral head loses its close . . . → Read More: Hip Dislocation in Dogs

How to Socialize Your Pet

By Marie Suszynski | Article Featured on Everyday Health

Is your pet shy or a social butterfly? Many experts say that they key to having a well-behaved dog or cat is socialization — here’s how to get started.

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My Pet Has Bad Breath. What's Happening to Cause It?

Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

Simple chronic halitosis. Whether we’re talking humans or pets, bad breath is a big deal. It’s a stinky problem, but take heart. In most cases there’s a lot you can do to keep bad breath at bay.

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Does Your Pet Have a Fever? Here's How to Know — and What to Do About It If He Does

Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

Remember when you would feel sick and your mom would place her hand on your forehead to see if you had a fever? It’s not as easy to do that with pets, thanks to their fur coats. But knowing if your pet has a fever can help ensure that he . . . → Read More: Does Your Pet Have a Fever? Here’s How to Know — and What to Do About It If He Does

Step-by-Step Guide to Giving Medicine to Your Dog

Article by Laura Cross | Featured on Vetstreet.com

Administering medication: Many dog owners dread doing it as much as their canines dread being on the receiving end of it — and it’s even worse when the medicine comes in the form of a pill, tablet or capsule. If you’ve ever seen your pup spit . . . → Read More: Step-by-Step Guide to Giving Medicine to Your Dog

7 Benefits of Playing With Your Dog

Article Featured on Puppy Leaks

Everyone knows that playing games with your dog is fun, but what we don’t often consider is that the benefits of play go well beyond just having fun. Adding in a little more playtime to your dog’s routine is one of the easiest ways to enrich your dog’s life. . . . → Read More: 7 Benefits of Playing With Your Dog

Dog Limping – How to Get Your Dog Back on His Feet

Article Featured on Vetsreet.com

A number of things –– infections, injuries, or arthritis –– can sideline your dog, leaving him with a limp. Here’s how to figure out what’s wrong and get him the help he needs.

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What Do I Do If My Dog Can’t Poop?

Article Featured on Barkpost.com

If constipation is, knowing that your dog is uncomfortable makes for a bummer of a day. So, what can you do if your best friend is struggling or unable to go to the bathroom? While there’s no magic cure to make your pup poop, here are a few tips to . . . → Read More: What Do I Do If My Dog Can’t Poop?