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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Epilepsy in Dogs

Epilepsy in Dogs

Epilepsy in dogs can be classified as idiopathic or acquired. Idiopathic epilepsy is one in which no identifiable cause can be found despite a thorough diagnostic evaluation. It is also referred to as “genetic” or...

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Dry Eye in Dogs

Dry Eye in Dogs

Dry eye, medically known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), is a disorder of the tear glands. Specifically, there is inadequate tear production and a resulting dry cornea. In dogs, tears are secreted by two lacrimal glands, one situated just...

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Dog Whipworm Infestation

Dog Whipworm Infestation

The whipworm (Trichuris vulpis) is a common dog intestinal parasite. The front part of the worm is long and threadlike, but the posterior end is thicker, giving it the appearance of a whip (hence the name “whipworm”). An adult worm...

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Dog Warts

Dog Warts

Dog warts are small, usually painless skin growths that occur in the mouth and on the lips or elsewhere on the skin, usually on the face (e.g. on the eyelids, or even the eye surface), or between the toes. Sometimes, warts also occur on the back...

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Dog Stomach Cancer

Dog Stomach Cancer

While stomach cancer in people is rather common, stomach cancer in dogs is rather rare. It accounts for about 0.1 percent (1 in 1000) of all canine cancers. Certain breeds seem to be more predisposed to stomach cancer. For example, Chow Chows...

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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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Dog Paw Injuries

Dog Paw Injuries

Since dogs are always running and walking bare-foot, it is extremely easy for them to sustain paw injuries. As dog parents, it is important for us to learn about common causes of paw injuries, first-aid treatment, and how to give good dog paw...

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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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