Cherry Eye in Dogs

Cherry Eye in Dogs

Dogs have an opaque third eyelid called the “nictitating membrane”. It is located at the inner corner of each eye and, in normal conditions, this third eyelid is inconspicuous. There is a major tear gland wrapped around the cartilage...

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Cataracts in Dogs

Cataracts in Dogs

A cataract arises when the lens loses its transparency. In other words, any opacity on the lens, big or small, is regarded as a cataract. A lens normally is composed of about 66% of water and 33% of protein – a ratio that is always kept in...

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Canine Vestibular Disease

Canine Vestibular Disease

What is Vestibular System? The vestibular system or apparatus is an organ of balance. It senses the position of the head and body in space, in relation to gravity and movement. The purpose of the vestibular system is to synchronize eye movements...

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Canine Valley Fever

Canine Valley Fever

Valley fever in dogs is the most life-threatening of all systemic fungal diseases in dogs. It is caused by the fungus Coccidioides immitis, and is found in dry desert areas of the Southwestern U.S. (such as Arizona, desert areas of California...

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Canine Ulcers

Canine Ulcers

Stomach ulcers do not just occur in people. Dogs also get stomach ulcers from time to time. Stomach ulcers in dogs can be superficial or deep. Superficial ulcers are just small patches of inflamed and eroded stomach lining. Deep ulcers, on the...

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Canine Spleen Cancer

Canine Spleen Cancer

The spleen is located below the stomach and its main function is to store blood for emergencies and destroy old red blood cells. The spleen has a red soft surface and contains a “red pulp” and a “white pulp”. The...

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Canine Seizures

Canine Seizures

A seizure is the result of an abnormal burst of electrical activity in the brain, usually in one of the cerebral hemispheres. Canine seizures can be generalized or partial: Generalized Seizures (aka Tonic-Clonic Seizures or Grand Mal Seizures)...

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Canine Seborrhea

Canine Seborrhea

Seborrhea is a skin condition in which the epidermis, the sebaceous glands, and part of the hair follicles are hyper-productive. The result? An excessive amount of dead skin is being shed from the epidermis (outer layer of skin) and hair...

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Canine Ringworm

Canine Ringworm

Despite the name, ringworm has nothing to do with worms. It is instead a fungal skin disease. Ringworm affects the hair and hair follicles. It is highly contagious and can infect not only dogs, but also cats and humans. So if your dog has...

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Canine Prostate Cancer

Canine Prostate Cancer

The prostate is a gland in males that surrounds the urethra at the neck of the bladder. It is responsible for producing fluids that provide nutrients to the sperm and assist the movement of the sperm. Prostate cancer is not common in dogs...

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Canine Pneumonia

Canine Pneumonia

Just like pneumonia in people, pneumonia in dogs is a serious health condition and can be life-threatening. Canine pneumonia seldom occurs to healthy dogs with a strong immune system. So which dogs are at higher risk of getting pneumonia? They...

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