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A Guide to Coprophagia in Dogs and Puppies
A Guide to Coprophagia in Dogs and Puppies

Coprophagia or (poop eating) is where a puppy or adult dog has developed a taste for eating poop (it can be their own or other animals) and it is a relatively common condition to affect younger puppies. Why do dogs eat poop? The reason behind puppies and dogs eating their own or […]

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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 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 Colitis in Dogs & Puppies
The Dog Owners Guide to Colitis in Dogs & Puppies

How does colitis in dogs and puppies affect your pooch? This condition refers to an inflammation of the colon which is often caused by inflammatory bowel disease which affect the small and large intestines. Did you know? Colitis is estimated to be one of the leading causes of diarrhea in dogs (in fact […]

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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 Canine Teeth Cleaning
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Teeth Cleaning

Canine teeth cleaning is as important for your dog or puppy as it is for humans. Of course basic care of your pooches teeth should be part of their overall health care regime. In fact most dogs would have had some input from a vet in relation to basic check ups etc […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Seizures
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Seizures

Canine seizures can be caused by a number of different factors including epilepsy (more on this later), tumors, trauma and even through poisoning. The actual seizure is caused when a dog's brain is exposed to a sudden burst of electrical activity – this activity can also spread to other areas including the […]

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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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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 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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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Prostate Cancer
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Prostate Cancer

Canine prostate cancer is one of the rarer forms of cancers to affect dogs. The symptoms of prostate cancer are very similar to the symptoms exhibited by dogs that have an enlarged prostate e.g. pain when urinating and pooping, constipation, discharge from the penis and problems when walking. Tumors affecting this area can also lead […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Pancreatitis
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Pancreatitis

Canine Pancreatitis is a very serious condition and is basically a result of the Pancreas becoming inflamed. The condition is life threatening and early diagnosis is crucial for the best results. This page is dedicated to discussing the causes of the condition, it's treatment, diagnosis and of course the symptoms. What is Canine Pancreatitis? [hana-code-insert […]

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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 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 Guide to Canine Nail Fungus
The Dog Owners Guide To Guide to Canine Nail Fungus

Canine nail fungus is a fungal infection that is caused by the fungal microorganism Blastomyces dermatitidis. This health problem is often seen in sporting and working dogs (and is more often seen in males than females but the reasons for this are unknown). The main reason working dogs are more prone to […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Mastitis
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Mastitis

Mastitis is an infection of the mammary glands which can be caused by a blocked milk duct, cut or bruise that has become inflamed and infected. The breasts may appear lumpy, painful and warm to the touch (unusually warm). The breasts may also appear purplish-blue in color and the affected female may […]

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The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Mast Cell Cancer
The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Mast Cell Cancer

Before we go into detail about canine Mast Cell Cancer we need to explain what a Tumor actually is (although you can see lots of them in the pictures on this page). A Tumor is basically an abnormal growth that can be malignant or benign. A malignant Tumor will normally grow much faster and will invade skin […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Lyme Disease
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Lyme Disease

Canine lyme disease is a pretty nasty illness caused by blood sucking parasites (Ticks)! This condition is actually far more common than many dog and puppy owners realise – in fact it is now one of most common tick-borne illnesses in the United States of America. The disease can also affect humans as well as […]

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Dog Owners Guide To Canine Lupus
Dog Owners Guide To Canine Lupus

There are two forms of canine lupus – one that is referred to as discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) and the other form that is known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Although both types are relatively rare in dogs when the condition does develop the symptoms can be quite debilitating for the affected dog and of […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Lice
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Lice

Canine lice (Pediculosis) are also known as Ectoparasites (this means that they live on the skin). Other types of Ectoparasites are fleas, ticks, mange mites (including Sarcoptes Scabiei, Demodex folliculorum, Otodectes cynotis and Cheyletiella specie). The scientific name for lice is Trichodectes canis – and they live on the skin where they lay their […]

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