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The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Leukemia
The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Leukemia

There are two forms of canine leukemia – Acute and Chronic. The Acute form of the disease will normally develop very quickly and can lead to a variety of debilitating symptoms ranging from milder symptoms such as general lethargy and tiredness to more serious symptoms such as hemorrhaging and bleeding from internally […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Kidney Failure
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Kidney Failure

Canine Kidney failure is a devastating illness for any dog or puppy as it basically means that your dog's kidneys are not effectively removing the waste products from your dogs body – this is because your dog's  kidneys have stopped working properly. Read on to discover the signs and symptoms of this […]

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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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Dog Owners Guide To The Canine Herpes Virus
Dog Owners Guide To The Canine Herpes Virus

The canine herpes virus is a very serious medical condition that is associated with the female genitalia. If the virus is present then this can lead to the pregnancy being aborted. It is also possible that the entire litter can die straight after whelping or the pregnant bitch can give birth to […]

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A Dog Owners Guide To Canine Hepatitis
A Dog Owners Guide To Canine Hepatitis

Canine Hepatitis (Infectious) is a viral disease that primarily affects one of the most important organs in a dog's body (the Liver). In fact it is thought to be one of two of the most common causes of liver infection in dogs (the other being leptospirosis). This serious condition was first recognised […]

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Dog Owners Guide To The Canine Heat Cycle
Dog Owners Guide To The Canine Heat Cycle

The canine heat cycle will affect female dogs that have not been spayed (neutered). The duration and age that female dogs come into Estrus can depend on the breed of dog that you own and on each individual dog (as each dog is different). The period that your dog will be in […]

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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 the Canine Gestation Period (Pregnancy)
The Dog Owners Guide to the Canine Gestation Period (Pregnancy)

The canine gestation period will normally last approximately 63 days and is defined as the period between conception and birth i.e. a pregnancy. But before we go into detail about gestation and pregnancy we need to talk a little about the female heat cycle. Ok so lets start by talking a little about […]

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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 Euthanasia
The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Euthanasia

Canine euthanasia is the medical term used by vets when they put a dog or puppy to sleep. There are many reasons why your dog may be put to sleep it might be that your dog's life is so uncomfortable or painful or is suffering from a terminal illness that it is […]

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The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Eczema
The Dog Owners Guide to Canine Eczema

Canine eczema (also called ‘hot spots') is often caused by certain allergies and will lead to the affected dog or puppy's skin becoming inflamed. The skin condition also comes in two forms (dry and moist/wet) with both types causing different symptoms. With wet eczema the affected area will appear red and scaly […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Diabetes
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Diabetes

For your canine diabetes treatment can come in a variety of forms whether it is through the owner changing their pooches diet to diabetic controlled diet or through daily injections of Insulin. Although some research has been undertaken on the use of hyperglycemic agents to treat this condition research is still on going and has […]

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The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Cherry Eye
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Cherry Eye

Canine cherry eye is as you can see from the picture a very upsetting condition. Just like humans dogs have tear glands and your dog's tear gland wraps around the cartilage of the third eyelid. However, when the attachments on the underside of the third eyelid become weak this will allow the tear gland to […]

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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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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 Bronchitis
The Dog Owners Guide To Canine Bronchitis

Canine bronchitis is different to Asthma in dogs and can be acute or chronic but is classified as ‘chronic' when the cough has lasted for more than two months. This condition can affect dogs of any age and will occur in both males and females. Acute bronchitis is often caused by a viral […]

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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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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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Dog Owners Guide to Canine Asthma
Dog Owners Guide to Canine Asthma

Canine Asthma occurs when there is a spasmodic contraction of your dog or puppy's bronchi. This condition can come on suddenly causing extreme distress including rapid or shallow breathing that can last for a few minutes at a time. This is a serious condition and in some cases it can be fatal. […]

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Guide to Cancer in Dogs
Guide to Cancer in Dogs

Unfortunately cancer in dogs is one of the most common health problems to affect dogs. In fact it is estimated that one out of every four dogs will die of the disease. Experts also estimate that it is the leading cause of death in older dogs (dogs over the age of ten). […]

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