Swimmer Puppies

Health puppies begin to stand at 14 days and have a rather steady gait by 3 weeks of age. If a puppy cannot stand and walk by week 3, the puppy may be a “swimmer”. A swimmer puppy is a puppy with weak adductor muscles that pull the...

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Tapeworms in Dogs

Tapeworms in Dogs

Tapeworms are intestinal parasites that occur rather frequently in dogs. In addition to a primary or “definitive” host, tapeworms need an intermediate host for transmission. Depending on the tapeworm species, intermediate hosts...

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Canine Conjunctivitis

Canine Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis in dogs, commonly called “dog pink eye”, is an inflammation of the conjunctival membrane and soft tissues surrounding the eye. The conjunctival membrane surrounds and covers the surface of the eyeball, up to the cornea...

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Canine Colitis

Canine Colitis

Colitis refers to the inflammation of the colon. In dogs, colitis is rather common and accounts for about 50 percent of all cases of dog chronic diarrhea. Dog colitis affects all dogs regardless of their breeds and ages. Boxers are predisposed to...

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Canine Breast Cancer

Canine Breast Cancer

There are ten mammary glands in a female dog, five on each side, beginning on the chest and extending all the way down to the groin. The largest glands are those located near the groin. Tumors of mammary glands are the most common type of tumors...

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Canine Brain Tumors

Canine Brain Tumors

A tumor is formed when abnormal cells grow out of control. A brain tumor can grow within the skull, inside the brain, in the cranial nerves, or even in the pituitary and pineal gland. Two types of canine brain tumors can occur: primary and...

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Canine Blastomycosis

Canine Blastomycosis

Blastomycosis is a systemic fungal disease caused by the fungus Blastomyces dermatitidis. The fungus is found as a mold in the soil or at room temperatures. Particularly, organic moist debris, such as soil rotting in the shade and enriched with...

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