Dog Health & Wellness

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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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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What Is The Best Canine Cancer Diet?
What Is The Best Canine Cancer Diet?

Choosing the best canine cancer diet is a vital part of a new holistic approach being taken by some owners to help prevent and treat the deadly disease. Alongside conventional cancer treatments like surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, cryotherapy, hypotherapy and immunotherapy vets and dog owners are starting to realise the importance that a […]

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The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Glaucoma
The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Glaucoma

Canine glaucoma is a chronic and very serious disease that affects a dog's eye (just look at the picture to see how terrible the symptoms are)! In fact this is such a dangerous condition that it can very often lead to blindness. This condition is caused by a build-up of aqueous humor […]

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The Dog Owners Guide to Ear Mites in Dogs
The Dog Owners Guide to Ear Mites in Dogs

Before we start talking about ear mites in dogs and how the nasty little parasites can affect your beloved little pet we need to go into a little detail about the area that they live, feed and cause the frantic itching i.e. the ear canal. Leading from the middle ear and the […]

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Bladder Cancer In Dogs
Bladder Cancer In Dogs

Tumors and bladder cancer in dogs is actually fairly rare but if your dog does experience this type of cancer then symptoms can include blood in the urine, cystitis, difficulty when attempting to urinate, breathing problems, abdominal pain, vomiting, poor appetite, coughing and a reluctance to go for a walk or exercise. […]

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Guide To Canine Bad Breath For Dog Owners
Guide To Canine Bad Breath For Dog Owners

Canine bad breath is actually a preventable problem often caused by periodontal disease (the two most common forms are Gingivitis and Periodontitis). When we say doggie breath is a preventable problem we simply mean by brushing your dog's teeth on a regular basis you will reduce the chances of dental plaque and […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine False Pregnancy
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine False Pregnancy

A canine false pregnancy (Pseudocyesis) is basically when a female dog will show the symptoms of being pregnant. This can be as a result of the dog actually never having mated or failing to conceive. A dog suffering from this condition may even start lactating but will not actually have any puppies. […]

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The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Cataracts
The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Cataracts

For your canine cataracts is a debilitating and miserable condition. This condition leads to opacity of the eye lens (this is the characteristic white cloudy appearance that you see in dogs that have developed this problem – basically your dogs eyes will lose their transparency looking grey or white rather than the […]

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Dog Owners Canine Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dog Owners Canine Rheumatoid Arthritis

Canine Rheumatoid Arthritis is found mainly in toy and smaller breeds including Shetland Sheepdogs. This debilitating condition is an immune mediated disease which basically means that the dog's own antibodies start to attack the dog's own connective tissue. There are two types of immune-mediated arthritis including Rheumatoid and non-erosive. The Top Customer Rated Dog Food Suppliment To Help […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Skin Cancer In Dogs
The Dog Owners Guide To Skin Cancer In Dogs

Skin cancer in dogs (tumors) are one of the most common types of cancers to affect dogs. Unfortunately it is very difficult (in fact almost impossible) for a vet to know whether a growth (tumor) is benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous) simply through the appearance of the growth. The most accurate way […]

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A Guide to Bone Cancer in Dogs
A Guide to Bone Cancer in Dogs

Although bone cancer in dogs (tumors) are fairly uncommon they do occur and will either be malignant (cancerous) or benign (not cancerous). The three most common types of bone tumors to affect dogs are Osteosarcomas, Chondrosarcomas and Synovial Cell Sarcomas (all three types are malignant). There are two types of benign bone […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Pyoderma
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Pyoderma

Canine Pyoderma refers to a variety of bacterial skin infections that are normally characterised by frantic and intense itching and are normally secondary to some other skin problem or disease. Below is a list of common Pyoderma (skin infections). Folliculitis In Dogs Folliculitis is often seen in breeds like Boxers, Dobermans, Miniature Schnauzers […]

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