Pet Health, Training, and Nutrition

The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Lyme Disease
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Lyme Disease

Canine lyme disease is a pretty nasty illness caused by blood sucking parasites (Ticks)! This condition is actually far more common than many dog and puppy owners realise – in fact it is now one of most common tick-borne illnesses in the United States of America. The disease can also affect humans as well as […]

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The Dog Owners Guide to Puppy Teeth
The Dog Owners Guide to Puppy Teeth

If you want to know about puppy teeth then you are in the right place. Puppies are normally always born without teeth with the Incisors being the first teeth to develop (these normally start to grow when the puppy has reached two to three weeks of age). The canines and premolars are […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Distemper Symptoms
Dog Owners Guide To Distemper Symptoms

Distemper symptoms will normally occur within six up to twenty two days after your dog or puppy has been exposed to the virus. By exposure we mean your dog or puppy has come into contact with infected poop, urine, saliva and/or nasal secretions. Your dog or puppy can also get the disease if an infected […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Canine Lupus
Dog Owners Guide To Canine Lupus

There are two forms of canine lupus – one that is referred to as discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) and the other form that is known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Although both types are relatively rare in dogs when the condition does develop the symptoms can be quite debilitating for the affected dog and of […]

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The Dog Owners Guide to Cushings Disease in Dogs
The Dog Owners Guide to Cushings Disease in Dogs

Cushings disease in dogs (hyperadrenocorticism) is very often seen in older dogs and also smaller dog breeds. The cause of this health problem is normally due to an excess production of adrenal hormone (most notably corticosteroids)  by your dog's adrenal glands. However, it can also be caused by too many corticosteroids being […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Puppy and Dog Eye Problems
Dog Owners Guide To Puppy and Dog Eye Problems

For a dog eye problems can be completely debilitating – there are many different types of eye problems that can affect dogs and puppies including cataracts, conjunctivitis, keratitis, glaucoma, cherry eye, tumors, entropion, corneal ulcers…the list goes on… The eye is an amazing organ that has developed (both in dogs and humans) […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Symptoms Of Worms In Dogs
The Dog Owners Guide To Symptoms Of Worms In Dogs

The symptoms of worms in dogs obviously vary depending on what type of worm your dog or puppy as been infected with i.e. Roundworms, canine Ring Worm etc. At the bottom of the page we will provide links to the different types mentioned above as this page is really only dedicated to how dogs ingest […]

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A Dog Owners Guide To Canine Hepatitis
A Dog Owners Guide To Canine Hepatitis

Canine Hepatitis (Infectious) is a viral disease that primarily affects one of the most important organs in a dog's body (the Liver). In fact it is thought to be one of two of the most common causes of liver infection in dogs (the other being leptospirosis). This serious condition was first recognised […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Seizures
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Seizures

Canine seizures can be caused by a number of different factors including epilepsy (more on this later), tumors, trauma and even through poisoning. The actual seizure is caused when a dog's brain is exposed to a sudden burst of electrical activity – this activity can also spread to other areas including the […]

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Dog Owners Guide to Diarrhea in Dogs and Puppies
Dog Owners Guide to Diarrhea in Dogs and Puppies

Diarrhea in dogs and puppies can be caused by a number of illnesses and diseases – some more serious than others and is defined as a frequent passage of liquid feces that is discharged from the bowels often caused by an underlying illness or disease. Before we go into detail about the […]

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Pancreatitis Diet For Dogs
Pancreatitis Diet For Dogs

The best Pancreatitis diet for dogs is one that is low in fat – mainly because high fat content in cheap dog foods is a contributing factor for the onset of the disease. Metabolic causes of the disease where the fat is high in your dog's blood stream are referred to as […]

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A Guide to Addison's Disease in Dogs
A Guide to Addison's Disease in Dogs

Addison's disease in dogs was first officially recognized in 1953 (although it was seen in humans around the middle of the 19th century and named after Thomas Addison). This condition which is also known as Hypoadrenocorticism occurs when the affected dog's adrenal glands (adrenal cortex) stop producing enough ‘steroid' hormones including Cortisone […]

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Dog Owners Guide To The Canine Heat Cycle
Dog Owners Guide To The Canine Heat Cycle

The canine heat cycle will affect female dogs that have not been spayed (neutered). The duration and age that female dogs come into Estrus can depend on the breed of dog that you own and on each individual dog (as each dog is different). The period that your dog will be in […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Elevated Liver Enzymes In Dogs
Dog Owners Guide To Elevated Liver Enzymes In Dogs

Elevated liver enzymes in dogs is a serious health problem and can be a sign of liver problems, damage and even cancer. On this page we have discussed the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and how this problem is treated. What does the liver do? The main function of the liver is to help with your dog's […]

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Dog on Dog Aggression – My 2 dogs have started showing signs of aggression towards each other
Dog on Dog Aggression – My 2 dogs have started showing signs of aggression towards each other

I have recently adopted a 1 year old female Pug, I also have a 2 yr old female puggle, both are spayed . They get along very well, the older one has been

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Dog Owners Guide to Canine Asthma
Dog Owners Guide to Canine Asthma

Canine Asthma occurs when there is a spasmodic contraction of your dog or puppy's bronchi. This condition can come on suddenly causing extreme distress including rapid or shallow breathing that can last for a few minutes at a time. This is a serious condition and in some cases it can be fatal. […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Hip Dysplasia in Dogs
Dog Owners Guide To Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

Hip dysplasia in dogs is a very serious and debilitating condition that is more common in specific breeds including Golden Retrievers, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, St Bernards, New Foundlands, Labrador Retrievers, Rough Collies, Great Danes, Briards, Old English Sheepdogs, Pyreneans and Chesaspeake Bay Retrievers. However, it is important to mention that medium sized […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Kennel Cough Treatment
The Dog Owners Guide To Kennel Cough Treatment

Kennel cough treatment for dogs and puppies can come in a variety of forms. Although some people prefer to use home remedies including Homeopathic and natural alternatives other canine lovers prefer to use conventional treatments including conventional medications that will be prescribed by the vet. However, if you are one of those […]

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The Dog Owners Guide to Ringworm on Dogs
The Dog Owners Guide to Ringworm on Dogs

Ringworm on dogs is fairly uncommon and develops when your dog's hair and skin becomes infected with the ringworm fungus. Probably the most common type of ringworm fungus that affect dogs and puppies is a type known as Microsporum canis and a common way for the fungal infection to be passed to […]

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Cushing's Disease In Dogs: The Dog Owners Guide
Cushing's Disease In Dogs: The Dog Owners Guide

Your older dog has gained weight round his midriff and his once glossy coat is now patchy in places. You're not concerned, but then at his regular vaccination check up, the veterinarian asks questions about your dog's drinking pattern. And yes, now you think about it, you refill the water bowl twice […]

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