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Choosing Your Puppy
"Are you considering a furry new family member? There are some questions that may be going through your head. Pure bred or mix breed? Big or small?"
Dog Skin Problems and Allergies Part 1 - Atopy
"Unlike humans who react to allergens with nasal symptoms, dogs react with skin problems. Canine atopy, a hereditary and chronic inhalant allergic skin disease, usually begins by 10 months of age up to 2 years of age."
Symptoms and Causes of Canine Seizures
"Like humans, dogs can experience seizures, which are caused by abnormal episodes of electrical activity in your dog’s brain. Seizures may present themselves as partial (affecting one part or side of the body) or grand mal (affecting both sides of the brain and body)."
Is Your Pet Having Urinary Tract Issues?
"If you have a female dog that has frequent urinary tract infections (UTI) with no obvious explanation, the excess of skin could be the reason. In that case, other tests such as a urine culture, urinalysis, blood work, ultrasound and radiographs would be needed to rule out other problems that could be causing the frequent UTIs."
"Knowing when to bring your pet in for a visit to the doctor can be difficult to determine at times. Your pet’s first vet visit should be when you obtain them. Whether they be an elderly dog adopted from the shelter for a new puppy."
Canine Ear Problems
"Hearing is one of your dog’s keenest senses, so when his ears are bothering him, it’s a major concern. Several conditions can cause your dog’s ears to become irritated."
Why Summer Heat Is a Serious Threat"Every summer, we see dogs suffer serious health problems due to heat—and temperatures don’t have to be very high to pose a risk. Did you know that with an outside temp of only 78 degrees, the temperature inside a parked car can reach 120 degrees in minutes?"
Tiny Parasites that Cause Giant Health Risks
"Fleas and ticks can do more than just irritate your pet. They are carriers of diseases that can make both your pet and human family members seriously ill. "
"Canine Influenza, aka dog flu, is a highly contagious viral infection which affects dogs of all ages. It is most commonly spread through direct contact with saliva or nasal secretions of an infected animal."
5 Ways to Protect your Dog
"The good news is that cats and dogs today are living longer due to advance in veterinary medicine and better care from their human parents. You can help them live a long, healthy life by protecting them from preventable accidents and diseases."
Why Bloat is a Serious Issue for Dogs
"Although humans can overeat and get an uncomfortable “bloated” feeling, bloat affects the canine system more critically. For your dog, it’s a serious medical condition that needs immediate attention!"
Why Your Pet Needs Regular Teeth Cleanings"You wouldn’t go without brushing your teeth or having your teeth cleaned for years, and your pet shouldn’t either. Our pets can develop gum inflammation, tooth decay and bone loss just like humans. In fact, periodontal disease is the most common disease seen in dogs and cats!"