Dog Health & Wellness

The Dog Owner's Guide to Canine Conjunctivitis
The Dog Owner's Guide to Canine Conjunctivitis

At face value conjunctivitis may appear a simple condition: After all, what's so complicated about an eye infection? But to assume conjunctivitis is just a matter of infection is to do this important problem a disservice. Indeed, there are many reasons for a dog to have a sore, red eye, and it's […]

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Influenza In Dogs – The Dog Owners Guide
Influenza In Dogs – The Dog Owners Guide

If you are a dog owner and watch the news, the chances are you're pretty worried right now. Stories of dogs dying from canine influenza are alarming, to say the least, and may leave you with more questions than answers. If you're left wondering if it's safe to board your dog or send them to […]

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Care for Dog Vomiting and Diarrhea
Care for Dog Vomiting and Diarrhea

Dogs may vomit for a number of reasons; some reasons are minor, but others are, in fact, cause for concern. It is important to know how to differentiate between the times when it is not absolutely necessary to consult a veterinarian and when it is vital to take immediate action. Upset Stomach […]

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The Lungworm Danger to Dogs in the U.K.
The Lungworm Danger to Dogs in the U.K.

Over the past few years dogs in the U.K. have faced a growing threat to their health from lungworm, a previously rare parasite associated mainly with slugs and snails. As the weather warms, the danger to your dog increases, especially if you travel around the country and to the Continent or if […]

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How to Keep Your Dog Safe and Cool in the Summer Heat
How to Keep Your Dog Safe and Cool in the Summer Heat

As summer truly gets underway, temperatures begin to skyrocket all over the country. Unfortunately, extreme heat can often cause severe discomfort for dogs even more than it does for humans. In order to keep your canine friend safe this summer, you need to try to keep him cool. Here are several tips for helping your […]

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How to Keep Mosquitoes Away from Your Dog
How to Keep Mosquitoes Away from Your Dog

Mosquitoes are miserable enough for people to deal with, and they're equally annoying to our dogs. They get bug bites just as easily as we do, and they can also get the various diseases that mosquitoes carry. While dogs are immune to some of the diseases mosquitoes have been known to carry, they can contract […]

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Mast Cell Tumors In Dogs – The Complete Dog Owners Guide
Mast Cell Tumors In Dogs – The Complete Dog Owners Guide

If you are reading this, chances are your dog has a diagnosis of mast cell cancer. As a dog owner, this condition is particularly vexing because not only are you left devastated by the diagnosis, but what you read leaves you bewildered and frightened. While I cannot change the diagnosis, as a […]

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Dog Owners Guide To The Canine Herpes Virus
Dog Owners Guide To The Canine Herpes Virus

The canine herpes virus is a very serious medical condition that is associated with the female genitalia. If the virus is present then this can lead to the pregnancy being aborted. It is also possible that the entire litter can die straight after whelping or the pregnant bitch can give birth to […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Whelping Puppies
The Dog Owners Guide To Whelping Puppies

Whelping puppies basically refers to the process of a pregnant dog giving birth to ‘Whelps' i.e. newborn puppies. After your dog has mated and become pregnant the time between pregnancy and birth is about 63 days – although this can vary by six days. This should give you enough time to find […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Cherry Eye
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Cherry Eye

Canine cherry eye is as you can see from the picture a very upsetting condition. Just like humans dogs have tear glands and your dog's tear gland wraps around the cartilage of the third eyelid. However, when the attachments on the underside of the third eyelid become weak this will allow the tear gland to […]

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The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Leukemia
The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Leukemia

There are two forms of canine leukemia – Acute and Chronic. The Acute form of the disease will normally develop very quickly and can lead to a variety of debilitating symptoms ranging from milder symptoms such as general lethargy and tiredness to more serious symptoms such as hemorrhaging and bleeding from internally […]

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The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Eczema
The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Eczema

Canine eczema (also called ‘hot spots') is often caused by certain allergies and will lead to the affected dog or puppy's skin becoming inflamed. The skin condition also comes in two forms (dry and moist/wet) with both types causing different symptoms. With wet eczema the affected area will appear red and scaly […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Dog Mites
The Dog Owners Guide To Dog Mites

For any dog with mites it can make their life a misery! Not only do they drive a dog or puppy mad with itching they can also lead to hair loss, skin infections and secondary health problems. Well just look at the pictures! There are a variety of different mites that can affect dogs and […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Distemper in Dogs
Dog Owners Guide To Distemper in Dogs

In this guide to distemper in dogs, we have focused on the causes of the illness and the vaccinations (vaccines) that are used to prevent the disease – you can find out more about the symptoms here. This illness is a very serious canine health condition and can very often be deadly. This illness is very […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Rabies in Dogs
The Dog Owners Guide To Rabies in Dogs

Rabies in dogs is a horrific and fatal disease that can cause a variety of very unpleasant symptoms in dogs (it can also infect humans). The disease is transmitted through infected saliva (normally passed through a bite from an infected animal). It is possible for the symptoms of the disease to take […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Removing Ticks from Dogs
The Dog Owners Guide To Removing Ticks from Dogs

When removing Ticks from Dogs you need to take your time and not rush the removal process. Due to the fact that the Tick will be feeding and engorged deep into your dog's skin it is very easy to make the mistake of leaving the head in once you have attempted to […]

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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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