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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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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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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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The Dog Owners Guide To Dog Yeast Infections
The Dog Owners Guide To Dog Yeast Infections

A dog yeast infection can take many forms but is fairly common inside a dog or puppy's ear (we will cover yeast infections in the ear at the bottom of the page). The most common type of yeast infection to affect humans is known as Candida albicanis. However the most common variety […]

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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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The Dog Owners Guide To Dog Teeth
The Dog Owners Guide To Dog Teeth

Nearly all dogs will have a total of 42 teeth (although some breeds do have less including Bulldogs, Pugs and Pekinese). The arrangement of the teeth are as follows… Upper Jaw – Six incisors, two canines, eight premolars and four molars. Lower Jaw – Six incisors, two canines, eight premolars and six premolars – (See […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Dog Stomach Cancer
The Dog Owners Guide To Dog Stomach Cancer

For a dog stomach cancer is a very serious and a possibly life threatening condition. Stomach tumors are more common in older dogs and unfortunately the vast majority are malignant and untreatable and may involve the own having to euthanize the dog. Although some smaller bowel tumors can be removed it is […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Puppy & Dog Skin Conditions
The Dog Owners Guide To Puppy & Dog Skin Conditions

There are a variety of dog skin conditions that can be an absolute pain for a young puppy or adult dog. Below we have listed nearly every single skin problem that can affect your beloved pooch. A dog's coat relies on a number of important factors for it to remain glossy and healthy – every […]

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The Dog Owners Guide Dog Motion Sickness
The Dog Owners Guide Dog Motion Sickness

Dog motion sickness (travel sickness) can affect younger dogs and of course older ones too. This fairly common problem can affect your pooch if he or she is traveling by car, boat or by air (although for this article we will focus on car travel problems). Symptoms Of Motion Sickness In Dogs […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Dog Mites
The Dog Owners Guide To Dog Mites

For any dog with mites it can make their life a misery! Not only do they drive a dog or puppy mad with itching they can also lead to hair loss, skin infections and secondary health problems. Well just look at the pictures! There are a variety of different mites that can affect dogs and […]

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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 Puppy & Dog Flea Products
The Dog Owners Guide To Puppy & Dog Flea Products

There are many conventional dog flea products that are used to treat fleas on dogs and puppies – some are more effective than others and some have long since been disbanded. One of the most common old style flea treatments that is no longer used is ‘Proban' this oral treatment was prescribed […]

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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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Dog Owners Guide To Puppy & Dog Ear Problems
Dog Owners Guide To Puppy & Dog Ear Problems

For your beloved dog ear problems can come in a variety of forms including ear infections, allergies, mites, tumors, skin diseases (the list goes on) with each of these health problems causing a variety of different symptoms (and in the worst case scenario deafness). Before we go into detail regarding the most […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Dog Allergy Symptoms
Dog Owners Guide To Dog Allergy Symptoms

Dog allergy symptoms can be caused by a variety of different factors – on this page we will start with how humans can be allergic to dogs (and the symptoms that they might experience) and also the symptoms that a dog might exhibit if he or she experiences an allergic reaction. Human allergies to Dogs […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Distemper Symptoms
Dog Owners Guide To Distemper Symptoms

Distemper symptoms will normally occur within six up to twenty two days after your dog or puppy has been exposed to the virus. By exposure we mean your dog or puppy has come into contact with infected poop, urine, saliva and/or nasal secretions. Your dog or puppy can also get the disease if an infected […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Distemper in Dogs
Dog Owners Guide To Distemper in Dogs

In this guide to distemper in dogs, we have focused on the causes of the illness and the vaccinations (vaccines) that are used to prevent the disease – you can find out more about the symptoms here. This illness is a very serious canine health condition and can very often be deadly. This illness is very […]

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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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The Dog Owners Guide to Diabetes in Dogs
The Dog Owners Guide to Diabetes in Dogs

Diabetes in dogs is actually a fairly common disease especially in some breeds. On this page we have provided information on the causes, diagnosis and symptoms but for advice on its treatment you will find a link at the bottom of the page. There are two types of Diabetes, Insipidus and Mellitus (sugar Diabetes). The […]

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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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