Dog Illnesses & Viruses

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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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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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 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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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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A Guide to Anemia in Dogs
A Guide to Anemia in Dogs

Anemia in dogs is a very serious condition and is caused by a deficiency in red blood cells (Erythrocytes) in the dog's circulatory system. Most healthy dogs will have a concentration of between 39-60 percent red blood cells in the blood system however if this drops to between 37 percent then the […]

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A Guide to Addison's Disease in Dogs
A Guide to Addison's Disease in Dogs

Addison's disease in dogs was first officially recognized in 1953 (although it was seen in humans around the middle of the 19th century and named after Thomas Addison). This condition which is also known as Hypoadrenocorticism occurs when the affected dog's adrenal glands (adrenal cortex) stop producing enough ‘steroid' hormones including Cortisone […]

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