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 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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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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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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Canine Yeast Infections

Canine Yeast Infections

Dog yeast infection, medically known as “canine candidiasis”, is a chronic disease caused by Candida Albicans. It is a single-celled organism that is found in the GI tracts of dogs (also cats and people). Like all yeasts, Candida...

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Canine Renal Failure

Canine Renal Failure

Kidneys are important organs and are extremely fragile. They handle a large amount of work, such as: maintaining the balance of chemicals in the blood regulating blood pressure filtering out and excrete toxins from the body through the urine...

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