Dog Health & Wellness

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 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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When and How to Induce Vomiting in Your Dog
When and How to Induce Vomiting in Your Dog

As responsible pet owners, it is important to safety-proof your home to prevent your dog from getting into any potentially hazardous or toxic substances. Nonetheless, given dogs are notorious for eating just about everything, the need to induce vomiting in your dog may occur. Fortunately, as long as you are prepared with the proper knowledge […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Kennel Cough Symptoms
Dog Owners Guide To Kennel Cough Symptoms

Kennel cough symptoms are particularly distressing for dogs with the condition very contagious. The treatment for the condition can vary but on this page we have focused primarily on the causes and how it affects your beloved pooch. The condition is also known as infectious canine tracheobronchitis and the main cause is […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Thyroid Problems
The Dog Owners Guide To Thyroid Problems

There are two main causes of thyroid problems in dogs – both with different symptoms. One type is referred to as Hypothyroidism and the other is known as Hyperthyroidism.Before we go into detail regarding each type lets start by going into a little more detail about the thyroid gland. There are two […]

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Guide to Cancer in Dogs
Guide to Cancer in Dogs

Unfortunately cancer in dogs is one of the most common health problems to affect dogs. In fact it is estimated that one out of every four dogs will die of the disease. Experts also estimate that it is the leading cause of death in older dogs (dogs over the age of ten). […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Pancreatitis
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Pancreatitis

Canine Pancreatitis is a very serious condition and is basically a result of the Pancreas becoming inflamed. The condition is life threatening and early diagnosis is crucial for the best results. This page is dedicated to discussing the causes of the condition, it's treatment, diagnosis and of course the symptoms. What is Canine Pancreatitis? [hana-code-insert […]

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