Dog Diet & Digestion

Care for Dog Vomiting and Diarrhea
Care for Dog Vomiting and Diarrhea

Dogs may vomit for a number of reasons; some reasons are minor, but others are, in fact, cause for concern. It is important to know how to differentiate between the times when it is not absolutely necessary to consult a veterinarian and when it is vital to take immediate action. Upset Stomach […]

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How Proper Diet Can Prevent Disease In Our Pets
How Proper Diet Can Prevent Disease In Our Pets

Vets treat most animal health problems with antibiotics or pain medications. However, nutrition has a great influence on the development of animal illnesses and you can prevent many diseases with a proper diet, especially kidney, liver, skin and digestive tract problems. While diet may not always cure a disease, it can usually ease the symptoms. […]

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Common Reasons Why a Dog Won't Eat
Common Reasons Why a Dog Won't Eat

Some dogs live to eat, other dogs less so. We use food rewards to train service dogs, and the act of giving a treat is a source of much pleasure to both dog and owner. So if your dog goes off his food and refuses to eat, it can be deeply worrying – especially if […]

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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 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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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