Canine Heartworm Prevention

Canine Heartworm Prevention

Heartworms in dogs can cause serious health damage, such as congestive heart failure and liver problems to heavily infested dogs. So, it is important that a heartworm prevention program is in place especially for dogs living in areas where...

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Fish Oil for Dogs

Fish Oil for Dogs

Many dog parents may have already been giving fish oil supplements to their dogs for a shinier, softer coat. However, fish oil for dogs has much more benefits to dogs than just giving them a shinier coat. In fact, it has now been found that it is...

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Fever in Dogs

Fever in Dogs

A fever is defined as a body temperature higher than normal. Normal dog temperature is between 100°F and 102.5°F (37.7°C and 39.2°C) for adult dogs. Newborn puppies has a lower temperature (94°F to 97°F, or 34.4°C to 36.1°C), and puppies at...

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Excessive Panting in Dogs

Excessive Panting in Dogs

A healthy dog, when resting, takes about 10 to 30 breaths per minute. Dogs pant when they need to lower their body temperature – dogs do not have sweat glands on their skin, and in order to cool themselves down, they stick out their tongues...

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Epilepsy in Dogs

Epilepsy in Dogs

Epilepsy in dogs can be classified as idiopathic or acquired. Idiopathic epilepsy is one in which no identifiable cause can be found despite a thorough diagnostic evaluation. It is also referred to as “genetic” or...

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Enzymes for Dogs

Enzymes for Dogs

What are Enzymes? Enzymes are essentially chemicals (catalysts) that a dog’s body uses for a lot of processes at a cellular level, such as food digestion, fuel production, tissue repair, and more. There are two types of enyzmes that are...

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Dry Eye in Dogs

Dry Eye in Dogs

Dry eye, medically known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), is a disorder of the tear glands. Specifically, there is inadequate tear production and a resulting dry cornea. In dogs, tears are secreted by two lacrimal glands, one situated just...

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Dog Worm Treatment

Dog Worm Treatment

Dogs are unfortunately susceptible to several parasitic worms such as roundworms, hookworms, heartworms, tapeworms, and whipworms. Most healthy adult dogs have developed an immunity so that the number of such parasites is kept in check. But when...

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Dog Whipworm Infestation

Dog Whipworm Infestation

The whipworm (Trichuris vulpis) is a common dog intestinal parasite. The front part of the worm is long and threadlike, but the posterior end is thicker, thus giving it the appearance of a whip. An adult worm can grow to a length of 2 to 3 inches...

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Dog Wheezing

Dog Wheezing

Wheezing refers to a whistling sound which can be heard sometimes when a dog breathes in and/or out. In a healthy dog, the airways expand and contract rythmatically so that the right amount of oxygen is delivered to the lungs. But, wheezing...

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Dog Weight Loss Program

Dog Weight Loss Program

It has been estimated that up to 40% of dogs in the U.S. are overweight! Canine obesity can cause a lot of health problems to dogs; it is therefore very important to control the weight of our dogs to keep them healthy. So how can you tell if your...

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