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Did you know dogs aren’t actually color blind? How about that the Newfoundland has webbed feet to help it swim? Or, that a third of all pet owners have admitted to speaking to their dog over the answering machine when they weren’t at home? Read these and other weird facts about dogs… Read more

Pet Cancer Awareness

Dr. David Hunley, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology) – Gold Coast Center for Veterinary Care | Article Featured on Whahzoo

Cancer in dogs and cats

About 1 in every 4 dogs and cats will develop some form of cancer in their lifetime, and the incidence of cancer-development increases with age (there is a higher risk in dogs and cats over 10 years of age). Most of the cancers we treat in veterinary medicine occur due to genetic factors (often breed-related), so it is difficult to avoid the development of cancer in the majority of dogs and cats. Once cancer does develop, it is important to make a diagnosis as quickly as possible so that we can evaluate the various treatment options and make a therapeutic plan based on the specific cancer type.

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What are the Signs of Hip Problems in Dogs

Written by Dr. Melinda J. Mayfield-Davis, DVM, WCHP-AH | Featured on vetericyn.com

There comes a time in every dog’s life when things begin to slow down. The games of catch become less exuberant. The patter of feet racing up and down your staircase becomes a little slower, a little more cautious. The enthusiasm is still there; their eyes sparkle when you come home from work and the wagging tail goes wild when you pick up their leash.

However, if your dog is struggling with a hip issue, then you’ll notice signs of rapid physical deterioration. 

As with any loved one or family member, learning to adapt to and accommodate a physical change in your canine friend can be a trying endeavor. Watching your companion begin to wane and lose energy is one of the heartbreaking facets of being a dog owner. So, if you want your dog to age gracefully, it’s essential that you learn about the early warning signs of hip problems in dogs so that you can immediately take preventative and proactive counter measures.

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New research reveals root causes of separation anxiety in dogs

Article Featured on Science Daily

Separation anxiety in dogs should be seen as a symptom of underlying frustrations rather than a diagnosis, and understanding these root causes could be key to effective treatment, new research by animal behavior specialists suggests.

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Is My Dog a Healthy Weight? Too Fat, Too Thin Or Just Right?

Article Featured on Purina.com

Maintaining a healthy weight is one of the most important concerns when it comes to your dog’s health. Factors like diet and exercise in the right amounts can help keep your dog at an ideal weight.

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Puppy to Dog: Your Pet's Life Stages

Article Featured on PetMD

As your dog grows from puppy to senior, you’ll need to adjust how you take care of him. Here’s what to expect as he moves through six stages of life.

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Dog Blood Types and Dog Blood Donation

By Aja Senestraro, DVM | Featured on Petmd.com

Is there really such thing as a blood transfusion for dogs? Yes, dogs suffering from severe blood loss or blood diseases can receive blood transfusions from another healthy dog to help them recover. But matching them up is a little more involved since there are dog blood types than in people, and the types are more complex. Here’s everything you need to know about dog blood types and how dog blood transfusions and donations work.

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How to Recognize and Ease Stress in Dogs

Article Featured on Hillspet

Humans have the amazing ability to recognize the facial and body cues of anxiety in other human beings, but do you know how to read the signs of stress in dogs? When dealing with canine companions, it’s of the utmost importance that you’re able to understand their methods of communicating tension. Once you’re speaking the same “language,” you can employ several methods of stress relief for dogs that’ll put their mind at ease.

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How Your Dog Keeps Their Cool

Published by Jean Marie Bauhaus | Featured on Hillspet.com

Have you ever wondered if dogs sweat? You might’ve heard that dogs cool off by panting, but does that mean they never sweat? Read on to get the facts about dog sweat and its role in keeping dogs cool.

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Osteoarthritis in Dogs: Symptoms & Management

Article Featured on Hillspet.com | By Mindy Cohan, VMD

According to the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, osteoarthritis affects up to one quarter of dogs. Unlike arthritis in general, osteoarthritis in dogs refers specifically to the degeneration of cartilage in your pet’s joints and is most common in mature and senior dogs. Read on to learn how you can be on the lookout for the signs of arthritis in dogs and how to help your pet if he develops this condition.

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