Dog Diarrhea – Causes and Treatments

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Why does my dog have diarrhea?

Dog diarrhea is caused for numerous reasons including stress. Common stressful situations that can trigger gastrointestinal (GI) upset in a dog include adoption, boarding, separation anxiety from their owner, changes in the household or environment and introduction of a new pet or family member.

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A veterinarian explains what dog and cat years really mean

By Jesse Grady / The Conversation | Featured on Popular Science

“Just how old do you think my dog is in dog years?” is a question I hear on a regular basis. People love to anthropomorphize pets, attributing human characteristics to them. And most of us want to extend our . . . → Read More: A veterinarian explains what dog and cat years really mean

Cold Weather Safety Tips

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Exposure to winter’s dry, cold air and chilly rain, sleet and snow can cause chapped paws and itchy, flaking skin, but these aren’t the only discomforts pets can suffer. Winter walks can become downright dangerous if chemicals from ice-melting agents are licked off of bare paws. To help prevent cold . . . → Read More: Cold Weather Safety Tips

Pet Diabetes: Diagnosis and management of pet diabetes

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If you notice signs that make you suspect diabetes in your pet (increased thirst, ravenous appetite yet weight loss) then you should take them to your vet for a consultation and check up.

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Respiratory diseases linked with high blood pressure in lungs

Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the lungs of both animals and people. When tiny vessels in the lungs become narrowed or blocked, it becomes harder for blood to flow through and can cause the heart to weaken or fail.

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Does My Dog Have Bad Digestion?

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Your Dog’s Digestive Health

Do you suspect your dog’s food or allergies are upsetting his digestion? Digestive problems, including gastrointestinal disease, are among the most common reasons dogs are brought to their veterinarians. Digestive problems can be the result of:

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Dental Trouble in Pets: What to Watch For and How to Prevent It

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“Dogs and cats do not have self-cleaning teeth,” Dr. Bernadine Cruz of Laguna Hills Animal Hospital in Laguna Woods, California, says. “If their teeth are not taken care of properly, a large percentage of pets will have some type of dental disease by 4 years of age.”

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Chocolate Poisoning in Dogs

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I’ve heard that chocolate is toxic to dogs? Is this true?

Yes, chocolate is toxic to dogs (and cats!). While rarely fatal, chocolate ingestion can result in significant illness. Chocolate is toxic because it contains a chemical called theobromine, as well as caffeine. Theobromine is the predominant toxin in . . . → Read More: Chocolate Poisoning in Dogs

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