Lymphoma in Dogs

Lymphoma in Dogs

The lymphatic system is a series of “tubes” and glands (lymph nodes) in the body. It is responsible for fighting infections and is an important part of the body’s immune system. The cells in the lymphatic system is a type of...

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Maltese Health Problems

Maltese Health Problems

The Maltese is one of the oldest European toy breed dogs. Malteses are intelligent, affectionate, and known to be one of the most gentle-mannered of the toy breeds. They are also extremely active, energetic, and playful, making them wonderful...

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Nasal Cancer in Dogs

Nasal Cancer in Dogs

Canine nasal tumors are not very common – they account for about one percent of all tumors in dogs. Several tumor types can be found in the dog’s nasal cavity, which is a large air-filled space above and behind the nose. The most...

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Parvovirus in Dogs

Parvovirus in Dogs

Dog parvo, or canine parvovirus (CPV), is caused by a strain of parvovirus (CPV2) which was first described in the 70s. It is highly contagious and can bring on acute symptoms rapidly. The virus tends to attack rapidly reproducing cells, such as...

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Pemphigus in Dogs

Pemphigus in Dogs

Autoimmune skin diseases occur when the dog’s body mistakenly recognizes a specific component of his own skin as “foreign”, instead of “self”. As a result, the immune system starts making antibodies (called...

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Pomeranian Health Problems

Pomeranian Health Problems

The Pomeranian is a breed of dog of the Spitz family. It is classified as a toy breed dog and is the smallest member of the Spitz type dogs. Pomeranians are friendly, intelligent, full of energy, and love to be around their owners. Despite their...

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Pug Health Problems

Pug Health Problems

The Pug is a small brachycephalic breed (short muzzled) dog. They have Chinese origins and early Pugs may have been the predecessor of today’s Pekingese. Pugs are alert and are good with children, making them good family dogs. They can also...

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Puppy Acne

Puppy Acne

Just like human teenagers, young puppies 3 months of age and older can get acne. You can tell if your puppy has acne by identifying red-purplish pustules and blackheads (comedones) that come to a head and drain pus. Acne are usually found on the...

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Puppy Hernia

Puppy Hernia

A puppy hernia is simply a protrusion of fat and/or bowel (e.g. a section of the intestine) through an opening in the body wall that would normally close when the puppy’s body is growing and developing. The protruded fat and/or bowel lie...

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Cushings Disease in Dogs

Cushings Disease in Dogs

The two small adrenal glands are located just above each kidney. The cortex (outer layer) of the adrenal glands produce and release corticosteroids. The production and release of corticosteroids by the adrenal glands is controlled by the...

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