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Ten Dangers to Your Dog During the Summer
Ten Dangers to Your Dog During the Summer

Summer opens up a lot of things for dog owners to do. However, responsible dog owners should be aware of the dangers that the season can bring to their pets. 1. Sunburn Dogs can get sunburned, just like people. Light-colored dogs and dogs with thin fur are at high risk of sunburn. […]

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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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A Dog Owner's Guide to Ear Infections In Dogs
A Dog Owner's Guide to Ear Infections In Dogs

Most dogs will suffer from an ear infection at least once in their life, while some are plagued by regular flare ups. You could liken ear infections to the “perfect storm”, where several factors align to create the problem; for some dogs those factors are long term (for example an allergy or a weak immune […]

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Heartworm in Dogs – The Dog Owners Guide
Heartworm in Dogs – The Dog Owners Guide

When it comes to unpleasant parasitic infections, heartworm is in a league of its own. Indeed the worm, Dirofilaria immitis, responsible for this infection competes for the dubious honor of being the “most pathogenic (deadly) parasitic worm affecting dogs.” Perhaps you have a new puppy and are wondering about heartworm preventatives. Or […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Will Boarding My Dog at a Kennel Stress Him Out?
Will Boarding My Dog at a Kennel Stress Him Out?

Boarding kennels are a bit like daycare, and your dog is kind of like a kid – in fact, if you're like most dog owners, you probably consider Fido to be one of your babies. Sometimes, boarding your dog is absolutely necessary, just like sometimes putting a child in daycare is the […]

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How To Find Healthy Dog Treats For Training
How To Find Healthy Dog Treats For Training

Dog owners give their pets treats to express their love, but healthy dog treats, also play a critical part in dog training and rewarding good behavior. Treats are a valuable way to reinforce your satisfaction when your dog obeys. Like humans, dogs repeat the behaviors that bring the greatest rewards. Although they […]

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How to Help Arthritis in Dogs
How to Help Arthritis in Dogs

Arthritis is a relatively common condition in dogs, as the joints gradually wear out over the course of a lifetime. It can be painful and debilitating, but the good news is that there are ways to ensure your pet maintains good quality of life in spite of the disease, especially if it's diagnosed at an […]

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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 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 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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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 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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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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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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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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