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The Dog Owners Guide To Roundworms in Dogs and Puppies
The Dog Owners Guide To Roundworms in Dogs and Puppies

Roundworms in dogs is just one of several types of worms that can affect dogs and puppies. Other types include Whipworms, Tapeworms, Ringworm, Heartworm and Hookworm – each variety will cause different symptoms in your dog or puppy and all will need to be treated as soon as any symptoms are seen […]

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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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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 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 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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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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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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Dog Owners Guide To Parvo In Puppies
Dog Owners Guide To Parvo In Puppies

Parvo in puppies and dogs is one of the most serious health conditions that a pet can get – in fact the rarer type known as canine parvovirus myocarditis is fatal. Below we have covered all there is to know about this disease including the symptoms, causes and vaccine treatment for this deadly illness. 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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The Facts About Neutering A Dog
The Facts About Neutering A Dog

The process of neutering a dog (male) will involve the vet surgically removing both testicles (the operation can be undertaken at any age). Of course the ultimate aim when neutering a dog is to stop your dog from being able father any offspring. Health Benefits To Neutering A Dog There are also […]

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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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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 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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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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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 Heat Stroke In Dogs
The Dog Owners Guide To Heat Stroke In Dogs

Heat stroke in dogs is caused by a variety of situations and will often lead to a number of symptoms in your canine including (among others) a raised temperature and possibly excessive panting. Below is a complete guide to this problem, how to prevent it and some tips on treating it. An Overview Of Heat […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Grooming Your Dog Or Puppy
The Dog Owners Guide To Grooming Your Dog Or Puppy

If you start grooming your dog from an early age (ideally from a puppy) this will get your pooch used to being bathed and washed etc and will make sure that he or she is on their best behavior. In fact it is not that uncommon for a dog to actually enjoy […]

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The Dog Owner's Guide To Giardia in Dogs
The Dog Owner's Guide To Giardia in Dogs

Giardia in dogs and puppies is a contagious disease that is also seen in humans (in fact humans can become infected by drinking contaminate water). Giardia are classified as ‘protozoan' parasites which are fairly resilient to most environments (for example they can survive for long periods in streams, ponds and lakes and […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Fleas
Dog Owners Guide To Fleas

When it comes to fleas on dogs and puppies the nasty little parasites are an absolute pain! So what are fleas and how will they affect your beloved pooch. A Flea is classed as an ectoparasite (something that lives and feeds on the outer surface of an animal). The cat flea is […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Excessive Panting In Dogs
Dog Owners Guide To Excessive Panting In Dogs

Excessive panting in dogs can be caused by a number of different factors – it might be due to heat exhaustion, heatstroke or due to the symptoms of an underlying illness, disease or undiagnosed health problem. Unlike humans dogs do not have sweat glands so are not able to perspire (sweat) to […]

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