Pet Health, Training, and Nutrition

The Dog Owners Guide To Dog Food Allergies
The Dog Owners Guide To Dog Food Allergies

Dog food allergies are seen in approximately ten percent of all allergic reactions in dogs. They are less common than allergies to fleas and inhalents but are equally unpleasant. Allergies to specific dog food's and their ingredients can affect any breed, male or female and can start occuring at any age (although […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Constipation in Dogs
The Dog Owners Guide To Constipation in Dogs

Constipation in dogs and puppies is a health condition that causes extreme difficulty and pain when a dog or puppy attempts to poop. This illness is actually more common in pets than humans realise and can be caused by a number of different reasons. Below we have provided a complete guide to it's causes, symptoms, […]

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Dog Owners Guide To A Dogs Anal Glands
Dog Owners Guide To A Dogs Anal Glands

Your dogs anal glands are actually ‘sacs' or ‘pouches' which are located on either side of the rectum – if you are looking at the dog's rectum the anal glands appear in the 5'0 clock position on the right side and at the 7'0 clock position on the left side. Each gland […]

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Prostate Disease in Dogs: The Dog Owner's Guide
Prostate Disease in Dogs: The Dog Owner's Guide

If your dog is male, be that entire or neutered, he has a prostate gland and you should read this guide. The trouble is that this seemingly insignificant gland can cause a lot of problems; indeed an eight-year old entire male dog has an 80% chance of developing prostate disease. If that […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs
Dog Owners Guide To Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs

Congestive heart failure in dogs is also referred to as CHF. It is a very serious condition that is a result of your dog's heart not being able to pump enough blood to certain areas of the body most notably the Lungs and other organs. It is quite a common illness with […]

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The Dog Owners Guide to Whipworms in Dogs
The Dog Owners Guide to Whipworms in Dogs

Whipworms in dogs is fairly uncommon – these parasites can grow to a length of 5 cm (2 inches) and live in the dog's large intestine. The shape of these worms taper towards the head with the rear end slightly wider. Causes Of Whipworm In Dogs A dog or puppy will become […]

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Causes Of Scabies In Dogs
Causes Of Scabies In Dogs

This terrible canine skin infection is caused by the parasitic infection Sarcoptes Scabiei and is also referred to as Sarcoptic Mange (it is highly contagious and passes from dog to dog through contact – but also from an infected area – more on this later). Alongside this form of mange there is […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Tapeworms in Dogs
The Dog Owners Guide To Tapeworms in Dogs

Tapeworms in dogs are an unpleasant and debilitating endoparasite that can be seen in puppies and adult dogs. The most common type of tapeworm is known as Dipylidium Caninum. The size of the worm can vary but they can grow to 50 cm in length (although they can grow to many feet […]

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The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Vestibular Disease
The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Vestibular Disease

Canine vestibular disease (or syndrome) is the relatively new term that is now used to explain Strokes. This condition is considered a balance disorder as the term ‘vestibular' simply refers to the part of the dog's nervous system that helps to orientate a dog to it's surroundings. To enable a dog to […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Puppy & Dog Vomiting
The Dog Owners Guide To Puppy & Dog Vomiting

There are many causes of puppy and dog vomiting with some of the causes being due to very serious illnesses. The actual act of vomiting is through the stomach muscles and abdominal wall contracting. Pressure will then start to accumulate in the abdominal area before the dog's esophagus starts to relax allowing […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Kidney Stones In Dogs
Dog Owners Guide To Kidney Stones In Dogs

Kidney stones in dogs is a particularly unpleasant canine illness that is actually more common in females than males. The reason the females are thought to be more susceptible to the condition is thought to be due to them having a shorter urethra. The cause of this condition is due to a […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Patellar Luxation In Dogs
The Dog Owners Guide To Patellar Luxation In Dogs

The term Patellar luxation refers to a painful condition where the ‘Patella' or kneecap slips out of its normal position. There are varying degrees of the condition depending on its severity. However, the condition can be ‘medial' or ‘lateral'. Medial luxation refers to when the Patella slips out of the femoral groove […]

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4 Tips for Dealing with the Loss of Your Dog
4 Tips for Dealing with the Loss of Your Dog

If you're like many pet owners, your dog is an important part of your family. Just like your human family members, you'd love for your pup to be around forever. Unfortunately, dogs have relatively short lifespans compared to people and eventually we'll have to let them go. While the death of a pet is always […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Teeth Cleaning
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Teeth Cleaning

Canine teeth cleaning is as important for your dog or puppy as it is for humans. Of course basic care of your pooches teeth should be part of their overall health care regime. In fact most dogs would have had some input from a vet in relation to basic check ups etc […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Seborrhea
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Seborrhea

Canine Seborrhea can come in two very different forms (each one completely separate skin diseases) – Primary and Secondary Seborrhea. In general the skin disease causes flakes of dead skin to start shedding from the afflicted dog's epidermis and also from the actual hair follicles. The flakes of dead skin can be […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Oral Cancer
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Oral Cancer

For your canine oral cancer is more common than most other types of cancers (in fact it is estimated that six percent of all cancers are found in the mouth – which is actually a quite a significant percentage). Of course as with all tumors they can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). The most […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Pyometra in Dogs
The Dog Owners Guide To Pyometra in Dogs

Pyometra (Pyometritis) is a very serious condition that affects older female dogs (normally dogs over the age of six) who have not been spayed. This condition occurs when large amounts of fluid start to accumulate in the female dog's uterus (it is more often seen in dogs that have recently been on […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Canine Influenza
Dog Owners Guide To Canine Influenza

Canine influenza comes in two forms – one that is classed as ‘mild' and the other that is considered ‘severe'. After initially being seen only in racing Greyhounds the infection soon started to spread and can now be seen in all breeds. It is thought that the virus spread from a separate […]

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A Guide to Canine Bloat For Dog Owners
A Guide to Canine Bloat For Dog Owners

Canine bloat is a very serious condition that can quickly prove fatal if the affected dog is not treated fast. In fact this is one of those health conditions that should always be treated as an emergency situation. Recent research has estimated that out of all dogs that experience the condition as many as 50% […]

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The Dog Owners Guide to Skin Allergies in Dogs
The Dog Owners Guide to Skin Allergies in Dogs

Skin allergies in dogs and puppies can be just as debilitating as they are in humans. In fact it is only fairly recently that people realised that dogs and puppies could also experience allergies. An allergy in simple terms is the immune system reacting to a specific substance (the substance causing the […]

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