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  • Why Does My Dog Have Leg Spasms?

    Why Does My Dog Have Leg Spasms?

    There’s no getting away from it. As dog parents, like any other parent, when we notice something strange in our dogs, the immediate instinct is to panic. When that anomaly is a leg spasm, and it happens more than once, that concern is not only very real, but justifiably scary. Here’s what causes leg spasms, what you can do, and when you should worry. Read More
  • Doggy Dandruff: What You Need to Know About Canine Seborrhea

    Doggy Dandruff: What You Need to Know About Canine Seborrhea

    If you thought dandruff was a problem reserved for humans, think again! Canine Seborrhea, or doggy dandruff, is a fairly common skin disorder among our four legged friends. Whether your dog is affected with the oily (oleosa) or dry (sicca) variety of the disorder, or a combination of both, chances are you just want to find a solution that gives them relief and solves the problem. Read More
  • Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

    Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

    Hip dysplasia, one of the most common skeletal diseases in dogs, is a hereditary disease characterized by the abnormal development of the acetubulum as well as the head of the femur. The hip joint is made up of the ball and socket. Hip dysplasia develops through an interaction of both environmental and genetic factors, with multiple genes as well as a complicated pattern of inheritance for the disorder. Hip dysplasia often starts when a dog is young, usually at around four months of age, and occurs when the hip joints fail to develop as they should, and gradually deteriorate, until Read More
  • Heartworm: Just the Facts

    Heartworm: Just the Facts

    Heartworm disease in dogs is caused by mosquitoes, and spread by the Dirofilaria immitis parasite, resulting in coughing, difficulty breathing, and death. While this isn't a common diagnosis, it can be a deadly one, so it's always worth knowing what heartworm is, how to spot the symptoms, and what to do if you suspect your dog has heartworm. Read More
  • What You Need to Know About Bone Cancer In Dogs

    What You Need to Know About Bone Cancer In Dogs

    Cancer is a scary diagnosis, whether you’re talking about people or dogs. Bone cancer, or the form of Hemangiosarcoma that affects the skeletal system, is one of the scariest. Bone cancer in dogs and in people can be hard to spot, and is usually extremely fast progressing. It is malignant, and left untreated, will be fatal. Read More
  • What Is Gallbladder and Bile Duct Inflammation in Dogs?

    What Is Gallbladder and Bile Duct Inflammation in Dogs?

    Your dog had acute appetite loss, lethargy, abdominal pain, and vomiting. You noticed a slight yellowing of their eyes and gums indicating jaundice, and you took them straight to the vet, without passing go, and without any hesitation. Your veterinarian took a history, ran some tests, and the verdict was gallbladder and bile duct inflammation. Instant panic. But what is this condition, what causes it, and what can you do? Read More
  • Breed Profile: Irish Terrier

    Breed Profile: Irish Terrier

    Irish Terriers are one of the oldest breeds of terrier, so it’s only fitting that they are also the living embodiment of the breed class. If you’ve ever heard that terriers are supposed to be scrappy, quick witted and basically fearless, then the Irish Terrier certainly won’t disappoint. These aren't docile lap dogs, but for anyone who likes a dog with a lot of personality, they're a great choice! Read More
  • What Every Dog Owner Needs to Know About Fleas

    What Every Dog Owner Needs to Know About Fleas

    Fleas are small, wingless, blood-sucking insects which are extremely irritating to both animals and humans alike. They can also carry and spread serious diseases, and are the major cause of skin diseases in dogs, such as hair loss and itching. Although fleas can’t fly, they have incredibly strong hind legs, and are able to jump to exceptional lengths. There are many species of fleas, all of which reproduce profusely and very quickly, with different species preferring different hosts. If fleas are hungry enough though, they will feed on almost any animal. Read More
  • Can My Dog Get Stomach Flu?

    Can My Dog Get Stomach Flu?

    The short answer? No. But then, neither can you, because influenza is a virus that primarily affects the respiratory tract, not the digestive system. What we call stomach flu is usually something called gastroenteritis, and dogs can definitely get that. The only trick is that gastroenteritis isn’t a very specific term. Instead, it covers a range of symptoms (usually diarrhea and vomiting) that may have many different causes. Here’s what you need to know: Read More
  • Breed Profile: Yorkshire Terriers

    Breed Profile: Yorkshire Terriers

    Yorkshire Terriers, or Yorkies as they are affectionately known by those who know and love them, are the quintessential terrier. Proof that good things come in small packages, they’re adorable, friendly, and full of spunk. They may be small, but they have no idea! In fact, you’ll often wonder how such a large and courageous heart can live in such a small dog. Read More
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