Canine Enlarged Heart

Canine Enlarged Heart

Canine enlarged heart is medically known as dilated cardiomyopathy. It is a disease characterized by an enlargement of both the upper and lower chambers of the heart. Usually one side is more seriously affected than the other. When the ventricle...

More info

Puppy Strangles

Puppy Strangles

Juvenile cellulitis, juvenile pyoderma, and puppy strangles all refer to the same skin condition. The exact cause of juvenile cellulitis is not clear. Many vets suspect it to be an immune system abnormality. Most cases of puppy strangles are an...

More info

Canine Ehrlichiosis

Canine Ehrlichiosis

Ehrlichiosis is an infectious disease caused by a type of rickettsial organisms, which are disease-causing parasites (similar to bacteria). The most common species of rickettsial organisms that cause ehrlichiosis in dogs are Ehrlichia...

More info

Canine Ear Mites

Canine Ear Mites

There are several types of ear mites that live in the ear canals of dogs and cats. The most common type of dog ear mites is the Otodectes cynotis. These are small parasites that feed by piercing the dog ear skin. Although they normally live in...

More info

Canine Ear Infection

Canine Ear Infection

A dog’s ear canal is L-shaped with a vertical and a horizontal component, making it easy for dirt and debris to be trapped in the canal, so it is much more easier for dogs to develop ear infections. Dogs with long, floppy ears are...

More info

Canine Dementia

Canine Dementia

Canine cognitive dysfunction (CCD), commonly known as canine dementia, or “old dog syndrome”, is a rather common progressive disease in aging dogs. About 50% of dogs over 10 years of age show some signs of dementia. As they age, dogs...

More info

Remedies for Dog Allergies

Remedies for Dog Allergies

Dogs suffering from allergies such as canine atopy are often being treated with drugs, e.g. corticosteroids or antihistamines. While these drugs are powerful and can bring relief to the allergic dogs, they cause a lot of side effects especially...

More info

Roundworms in Dogs

Roundworms in Dogs

Roundworms, aka ascarids, have different species. Adult roundworms have a rather thick body and can grow up to 7 inches (18 cm) long. They live in a dog’s stomach and intestine. The two species that most commonly infect dogs are Toxocara...

More info

Scabies in Dogs

Scabies in Dogs

Scabies, aka Sarcoptic Mange or Sarcoptic Mites, are tiny spiderlike parasites that cause intense itching in dogs. The itching is caused by the female mites burrowing a few millimeters under the dog’s skin to lay eggs. Scabies in dogs are...

More info