Dog Illnesses & Viruses

4 Tips for Dealing with the Loss of Your Dog
4 Tips for Dealing with the Loss of Your Dog

If you're like many pet owners, your dog is an important part of your family. Just like your human family members, you'd love for your pup to be around forever. Unfortunately, dogs have relatively short lifespans compared to people and eventually we'll have to let them go. While the death of a pet is always […]

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Diagnosing Liver Disease in Dogs
Diagnosing Liver Disease in Dogs

The liver is one of the largest organs in the body and is responsible for processing biochemicals produced by the body or ingested. It fights disease, provides nutrients and energy to the rest of the body, and helps with growth and reproduction. As it is involved in so many body processes, it is not surprising […]

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Prostate Disease in Dogs: The Dog Owner's Guide
Prostate Disease in Dogs: The Dog Owner's Guide

If your dog is male, be that entire or neutered, he has a prostate gland and you should read this guide. The trouble is that this seemingly insignificant gland can cause a lot of problems; indeed an eight-year old entire male dog has an 80% chance of developing prostate disease. If that […]

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Heartworm in Dogs – The Dog Owners Guide
Heartworm in Dogs – The Dog Owners Guide

When it comes to unpleasant parasitic infections, heartworm is in a league of its own. Indeed the worm, Dirofilaria immitis, responsible for this infection competes for the dubious honor of being the “most pathogenic (deadly) parasitic worm affecting dogs.” Perhaps you have a new puppy and are wondering about heartworm preventatives. Or […]

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Influenza In Dogs – The Dog Owners Guide
Influenza In Dogs – The Dog Owners Guide

If you are a dog owner and watch the news, the chances are you're pretty worried right now. Stories of dogs dying from canine influenza are alarming, to say the least, and may leave you with more questions than answers. If you're left wondering if it's safe to board your dog or send them to […]

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Cushing's Disease In Dogs: The Dog Owners Guide
Cushing's Disease In Dogs: The Dog Owners Guide

Your older dog has gained weight round his midriff and his once glossy coat is now patchy in places. You're not concerned, but then at his regular vaccination check up, the veterinarian asks questions about your dog's drinking pattern. And yes, now you think about it, you refill the water bowl twice […]

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The Lungworm Danger to Dogs in the U.K.
The Lungworm Danger to Dogs in the U.K.

Over the past few years dogs in the U.K. have faced a growing threat to their health from lungworm, a previously rare parasite associated mainly with slugs and snails. As the weather warms, the danger to your dog increases, especially if you travel around the country and to the Continent or if […]

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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