Dog Health & Wellness

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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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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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 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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