Canine Anal Glands

Canine Anal Glands

Anal glands are a pair of small scent glands which are located on either side of a dog’s anus, slightly below the anal opening, at about the 5 o’clock and 7 o’clock positions in reference to the circumference of the anus. If you...

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Canine Addisons Disease

Canine Addisons Disease

To understand canine Addison’s Disease (Hypoadrenocorticism), we need to first understand the functions of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are located in the dog’s abdomen just above the kidneys. The glands are made up of two...

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Boxer Health Problems

Boxer Health Problems

If you own a boxer, you will most definitely agree that boxer dogs are goofy, playful, energetic, and extremely loyal. Boxers are perfect as a pet for children because they have an extended puppyhood. They are not considered as an adult dog until...

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Bone Cancer in Dogs

Bone Cancer in Dogs

What is Osteosarcoma? Osteosarcoma is the most common form of bone cancer in dogs. It occurs in more than 8000 dogs each year in the USA. Osteosarcoma in dogs is mostly found in the legs and arms (appendicular skeleton). In 75% of all cases, it...

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Bladder Stones in Dogs

Bladder Stones in Dogs

Dogs seldom have kidney stones, but bladder stones are common in dogs. In most cases, the stones are in the bladder, but sometimes some of the stones may pass into the urethra. If a stone is large enough, it can cause a blockage which is...

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Bladder Cancer in Dogs

Bladder Cancer in Dogs

Bladder cancer is not very common in dogs – it accounts for approximately 2% of all cancers in dogs. The most common form of dog bladder cancer is a malignant cancer tumor called transitional cell carcinoma (“TCC”, aka...

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Benadryl for Dogs

Benadryl for Dogs

Antihistamines such as Benadryl are the second most common medications for dog allergy treatment, after corticosteroids. Antihistamines are considered not as effective as corticosteroids in treating dog allergies, but they are the preferred...

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Asthma in Dogs

Asthma in Dogs

Asthma is not a disease in itself and is not infectious. Most dogs have asthma due to an allergic reaction in the dog’s airways triggered by some airborne pollutants and irritants, such as exhaust gas, cigarette smoke, house dust, pollens...

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Anemia in Dogs

Anemia in Dogs

If a dog has a low red blood cell count in the circulatory system, he has anemia. Red blood cells have a lifespan of 110 to 120 days, after that they are trapped by the spleen and removed from the circulation. The iron contained in these old...

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Abscess in Dogs

Abscess in Dogs

It is rather common for dogs to develop an abscess or two in their lifetime. Typically, abscesses form in the mouth of a dog in the form of a tooth abscess, or at the anus in the form of an anal gland abscess. Abscesses may also form on the skin...

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