Dog Worm Treatment

Dog Worm Treatment

Dogs are unfortunately susceptible to several parasitic worms such as roundworms, hookworms, heartworms, tapeworms, and whipworms. Most healthy adult dogs have developed an immunity so that the number of such parasites is kept in check. But when...

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Dog Warts

Dog Warts

Canine warts usually occur in puppies and dogs younger than two years old. Symptoms and Causes of Dog Warts When they first form, the warts are usually small and pinkish in color. As they develop, they grow bigger in size, and have a...

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Hypoglycemia in Dogs

Hypoglycemia in Dogs

Canine hypoglycemia refers to a state of abnormally low blood sugar in dogs. Sugar (glucose) is a primary source of energy for all bodily functions. But the brain has little capacity in the storage of glucose, so hypoglycemia in dogs can cause...

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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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Puppy Acne

Puppy Acne

Just like human teenagers, young puppies 3 months of age and older can get acne, which can be identified by the red-purplish pustules and blackheads (comedones) that come to a head and drain pus. Acne are usually found on the chin and lower lip...

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Puppy Constipation

Puppy Constipation

Puppies usually have bowel movements 2 to 3 times a day, a short while after eating. Constipation refers to infrequent, absent, or difficult defecation. Constipation in puppies is not particularly common but, when it happens, the constipated...

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Puppy Coughing

Puppy Coughing

A coughing puppy is a sick puppy, but some causes of coughing in dogs and puppies are more serious than others. It is useful for dog parents to learn more about the different possible causes that can lead to coughing in puppies. Also, there are...

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Puppy Diarrhea

Puppy Diarrhea

Diarrhea in puppies and dogs is a common illness symptom which can be the result of various health problems, some more serious than others. Diarrhea can come on suddenly and go away within 24 to 48 hours (acute diarrhea), or it can occur and...

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Puppy Hernia

Puppy Hernia

A 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 during development. The fat and/or bowel lie just beneath the skin. As a result, we can see a...

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Puppy Strangles

Puppy Strangles

Juvenile cellulitis, juvenile pyoderma, and puppy strangles all refer to the same skin condition that affects young puppies between 4 and 16 weeks of age. Usually, several puppies in the same litter are affected. Golden Retrievers, Gordon...

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