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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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 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 Warts

Dog Warts

Canine warts usually occur in puppies and dogs younger than two years old. Symptoms and Causes of Dog Warts When they first form, the warts are usually small and pinkish in color. As they develop, they grow bigger in size, and have a...

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Dog Stomach Cancer

Dog Stomach Cancer

Canine stomach cancer is rather rare. It accounts for about 0.1 percent (1 in 1000) of all cancers in dogs. Certain breeds seem to be more predisposed to stomach cancer. For example, Chow Chows have between 10 to 20 times the risk of stomach...

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Gastritis in Dogs

Gastritis in Dogs

Gastritis refers to the irritation and inflammation or infection of the stomach lining. Since the stomach secretes strong acids for the digestion of food, it is not difficult to imagine that a dog will feel discomfort and pain if his stomach...

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Giardia in Dogs

Giardia in Dogs

Giardiasis is an infectious parasitic disease caused by a protozoa of the giardia species. Many people refer the disease simply to “Giardia”. Canine Giardia affects the dog’s digestive system. Transmission of the disease is...

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Hearing Loss in Dogs

Hearing Loss in Dogs

Dogs have acute hearing. They can hear very faint sounds, noises at high frequencies, and can detect even very slight changes in the tones of sounds. Because of their acute sense of hearing, dogs rely on their hearing much more than on their...

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Heartworm Life Cycle

Heartworm Life Cycle

Heartworms in dogs can cause serious, sometimes even fatal, health problems to the dogs. As the heartworm larvae are transmitted by mosquitoes, the heartworm disease occurs basically globally. Some people tend to think that dogs living in colder...

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