Pet Health, Training, and Nutrition

The Dog Owners Guide To Puppy & Dog Skin Conditions
The Dog Owners Guide To Puppy & Dog Skin Conditions

There are a variety of dog skin conditions that can be an absolute pain for a young puppy or adult dog. Below we have listed nearly every single skin problem that can affect your beloved pooch. A dog's coat relies on a number of important factors for it to remain glossy and healthy – every […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Puppy & Dog Ear Problems
Dog Owners Guide To Puppy & Dog Ear Problems

For your beloved dog ear problems can come in a variety of forms including ear infections, allergies, mites, tumors, skin diseases (the list goes on) with each of these health problems causing a variety of different symptoms (and in the worst case scenario deafness). Before we go into detail regarding the most […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Dog Yeast Infections
The Dog Owners Guide To Dog Yeast Infections

A dog yeast infection can take many forms but is fairly common inside a dog or puppy's ear (we will cover yeast infections in the ear at the bottom of the page). The most common type of yeast infection to affect humans is known as Candida albicanis. However the most common variety […]

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The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Mast Cell Cancer
The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Mast Cell Cancer

Before we go into detail about canine Mast Cell Cancer we need to explain what a Tumor actually is (although you can see lots of them in the pictures on this page). A Tumor is basically an abnormal growth that can be malignant or benign. A malignant Tumor will normally grow much faster and will invade skin […]

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Will Boarding My Dog at a Kennel Stress Him Out?
Will Boarding My Dog at a Kennel Stress Him Out?

Boarding kennels are a bit like daycare, and your dog is kind of like a kid – in fact, if you're like most dog owners, you probably consider Fido to be one of your babies. Sometimes, boarding your dog is absolutely necessary, just like sometimes putting a child in daycare is the […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Prostate Cancer
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Prostate Cancer

Canine prostate cancer is one of the rarer forms of cancers to affect dogs. The symptoms of prostate cancer are very similar to the symptoms exhibited by dogs that have an enlarged prostate e.g. pain when urinating and pooping, constipation, discharge from the penis and problems when walking. Tumors affecting this area can also lead […]

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Common Reasons Why a Dog Won't Eat
Common Reasons Why a Dog Won't Eat

Some dogs live to eat, other dogs less so. We use food rewards to train service dogs, and the act of giving a treat is a source of much pleasure to both dog and owner. So if your dog goes off his food and refuses to eat, it can be deeply worrying – especially if […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Dog Stomach Cancer
The Dog Owners Guide To Dog Stomach Cancer

For a dog stomach cancer is a very serious and a possibly life threatening condition. Stomach tumors are more common in older dogs and unfortunately the vast majority are malignant and untreatable and may involve the own having to euthanize the dog. Although some smaller bowel tumors can be removed it is […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Parvo In Puppies
Dog Owners Guide To Parvo In Puppies

Parvo in puppies and dogs is one of the most serious health conditions that a pet can get – in fact the rarer type known as canine parvovirus myocarditis is fatal. Below we have covered all there is to know about this disease including the symptoms, causes and vaccine treatment for this deadly illness. The […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Roundworms in Dogs and Puppies
The Dog Owners Guide To Roundworms in Dogs and Puppies

Roundworms in dogs is just one of several types of worms that can affect dogs and puppies. Other types include Whipworms, Tapeworms, Ringworm, Heartworm and Hookworm – each variety will cause different symptoms in your dog or puppy and all will need to be treated as soon as any symptoms are seen […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Puppy & Dog Flea Products
The Dog Owners Guide To Puppy & Dog Flea Products

There are many conventional dog flea products that are used to treat fleas on dogs and puppies – some are more effective than others and some have long since been disbanded. One of the most common old style flea treatments that is no longer used is ‘Proban' this oral treatment was prescribed […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Diabetes
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Diabetes

For your canine diabetes treatment can come in a variety of forms whether it is through the owner changing their pooches diet to diabetic controlled diet or through daily injections of Insulin. Although some research has been undertaken on the use of hyperglycemic agents to treat this condition research is still on going and has […]

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A Guide to Coprophagia in Dogs and Puppies
A Guide to Coprophagia in Dogs and Puppies

Coprophagia or (poop eating) is where a puppy or adult dog has developed a taste for eating poop (it can be their own or other animals) and it is a relatively common condition to affect younger puppies. Why do dogs eat poop? The reason behind puppies and dogs eating their own or […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Mastitis
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Mastitis

Mastitis is an infection of the mammary glands which can be caused by a blocked milk duct, cut or bruise that has become inflamed and infected. The breasts may appear lumpy, painful and warm to the touch (unusually warm). The breasts may also appear purplish-blue in color and the affected female may […]

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The Dog Owners Guide to Diabetes in Dogs
The Dog Owners Guide to Diabetes in Dogs

Diabetes in dogs is actually a fairly common disease especially in some breeds. On this page we have provided information on the causes, diagnosis and symptoms but for advice on its treatment you will find a link at the bottom of the page. There are two types of Diabetes, Insipidus and Mellitus (sugar Diabetes). The […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Kidney Failure
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Kidney Failure

Canine Kidney failure is a devastating illness for any dog or puppy as it basically means that your dog's kidneys are not effectively removing the waste products from your dogs body – this is because your dog's  kidneys have stopped working properly. Read on to discover the signs and symptoms of this […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Canine Pancreatic Cancer
Dog Owners Guide To Canine Pancreatic Cancer

Canine pancreatic cancer is a very serious health problem not only because it is often difficult to diagnose but the tumors within the pancreas are often inoperable. Unfortunately the pancreas is also a common place for malignant tumors to form and can cause problems with the bile duct which will then lead […]

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The Dog Owners Guide to the Canine Gestation Period (Pregnancy)
The Dog Owners Guide to the Canine Gestation Period (Pregnancy)

The canine gestation period will normally last approximately 63 days and is defined as the period between conception and birth i.e. a pregnancy. But before we go into detail about gestation and pregnancy we need to talk a little about the female heat cycle. Ok so lets start by talking a little about […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Bronchitis
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Bronchitis

Canine bronchitis is different to Asthma in dogs and can be acute or chronic but is classified as ‘chronic' when the cough has lasted for more than two months. This condition can affect dogs of any age and will occur in both males and females. Acute bronchitis is often caused by a viral […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Liver Cancer In Dogs
Dog Owners Guide To Liver Cancer In Dogs

Liver cancer in dogs is actually fairly rare with the condition affecting less that 1 1/2 percent of dogs. However, having said this it is more common for the disease to metastasize in the liver (basically meaning that it started somewhere else possibly in the spleen, pancreas or gastrointestinal tract and then […]

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