Distemper in Dogs

Distemper in Dogs

Canine distemper is caused by a virus that is similar to the one that causes measles in humans. It is a highly contagious disease and is the leading cause of death in the category of infectious disease in dogs worldwide. Dogs who do not receive...

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Gastritis in Dogs

Gastritis in Dogs

Gastritis refers to the irritation and inflammation or infection of the stomach lining. As we all know, the stomach secretes strong acids for the digestion of food. So it is not difficult to imagine that a dog will feel discomfort and pain if his...

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Giardia in Dogs

Giardia in Dogs

Giardiasis is an infectious parasitic disease caused by a protozoa of the giardia species. Many people refer the disease simply to “Giardia”. Canine Giardia affects the dog’s digestive system. Transmission of the disease is...

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Hypothyroidism in Dogs

Hypothyroidism in Dogs

The thyroid gland is responsible for the production of the hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). These hormones have very important functions – they control the body’s metabolic rate. Hypothyroidism is a disease of the...

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Kennel Cough in Dogs

Kennel Cough in Dogs

Kennel cough, also known as infectious tracheobronchitis, Bordetellosis, or Bordetella, is not one disease. Rather, it is a group of highly contagious upper respiratory diseases in dogs. The infection tends to affect young puppies and adult dogs...

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Leptospirosis in Dogs

Leptospirosis in Dogs

Spirochetes, the bacteria that cause canine leptospirosis, are slender and look like a bunch of question marks when seen under a microscope. There are many different species (or serovars) of leptospira bacteria. Eight of the species can infect...

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Leukemia in Dogs

Leukemia in Dogs

Leukemia is a cancer of the blood. It occurs when there is an abnormal increase in the number of white blood cells in the bloodstream or the bone marrow. There are different blood cells in the bone marrow, such as lymphocytes, platelets...

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Dog Glaucoma

Dog Glaucoma

To understand glaucoma in dogs, we need to know a bit about the structure of the dog eye. Inside the eye between the lens and the cornea, there is a clear, thick watery substance called “aqueous humor”. This fluid substance keeps the...

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Dog Elbow Dysplasia

Dog Elbow Dysplasia

The Dog Elbow Joint The elbow joint is composed of the humerus, the radius, and the ulna. The anconeal process is a projection of bone at the top end of the ulna. Earlier in development, the anconeal process is actually a separate piece of bone...

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