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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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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Dog Vomiting

Dog Vomiting

Vomiting occurs in dogs rather frequently because the area that controls and activates vomiting in a dog’s brain is well developed. There are telltale signs that a dog is going to throw up. For example, the dog will feel anxious and...

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Why Does My Dog Stink ?

Why Does My Dog Stink ?

We all want our dogs to smell heavenly all the time, but the reality is, sometimes they smell bad. Most dogs have the occasional “doggie smell”, especially when the weather is hot and humid, and that is quite normal. But some dogs...

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Dog Shaking Head

Dog Shaking Head

Very often, dogs shake their head when something is irritating or tickling their face or ears causing them to feel itchy. Sometimes an insect bite or sting can also cause them to shake their head in order to bring relief from the irritation. But...

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Flatulence in Dogs

Flatulence in Dogs

It is embarrassing if your dog passes gas when you are having a dinner party, but all dogs get a little gassy once in a while and we just have to put up with it perhaps with a good sense of humor. After all, flatulence is a normal part of...

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Dog Scooting on The Floor

Dog Scooting on The Floor

Is your dog constantly scooting on the floor? “Scooting” describes the action of a dog rubbing and dragging his bottom along the floor, with his hind legs extended forward. Scooting in dogs is an indication of anal itching or...

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Dog Runny Nose

Dog Runny Nose

A dog’s nose is usually moist and cool, but not dripping wet. Dog runny nose is a symptom indicating that there is an irritant in the nasal passages. The irritant can be a foreign object, an allergen, or an infection caused by...

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Why Is My Dog Not Eating

Why Is My Dog Not Eating

Dogs usually love to eat and they seem hungry all the time, so it is natural for dog parents to get worried when they see their dog not eating their food. There are lots of possible reasons why a dog is not eating. It may be due to the hot...

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Hair Loss in Dogs

Hair Loss in Dogs

Hair on a dog grows in cycles, and it takes about four months for the average dog to grow a coat, although it is slightly different depending on the breeds. Most dogs shed their hair at least once a year. The main influence on dog shedding is the...

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