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    Canine Diabetes

    June 24, 2010 by  
    Filed under Health & Wellness

    Sad, but true:  dogs can get diabetes just as humans do, and they suffer from the side effects every bit as much as humans do.  Diabetes is a chronic disease that requires diligence on your part to give your dog as many healthy, happy years as possible in spite of his malfunctioning pancreas. What is […]

    Eye Diseases and Your Dog

    June 22, 2010 by  
    Filed under Health & Wellness

    Although your dog relies heavily on his nose and ears to learn about the world, he does use his eyes to help him get around and to know when he is supposed to bark at the squirrel running along the fence.  So, what happens when your dog’s eyes get sick?  How will you know when […]

    Canine Ear Infections

    June 22, 2010 by  
    Filed under Health & Wellness

    Does your dog scratch his ears and whine?  Does she shake her head a lot?  These are symptoms of a possible ear infection, and it’s your job to relieve his pain and prevent the infection from coming back. Canine Ear Structure The ear is divided into three sections.  The innermost portion, known as the inner […]

    Canine Arthritis

    June 15, 2010 by  
    Filed under Health & Wellness

    Just as humans experience joint pain as they age, dogs, too, are susceptible to arthritis and degeneration of the joints. Common causes of joint pain are hip dysplasia, chondrodysplasia, old fractures, and arthritis. By far, the most common of these is arthritis, also known as osteoarthritis. It affects one in every five adult dogs and […]

    Canine Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

    June 15, 2010 by  
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    If your dog is having trouble urinating or is going more often than normal, it’s possible he or she has a urinary tract infection.  Read on to find out all of the symptoms, causes, and treatment options to help your dog overcome this sometimes painful condition. Urinary Tract Anatomy and Function The upper portion of […]

    Canine Dermatology

    June 15, 2010 by  
    Filed under Health & Wellness

    It’s easy to forget that underneath all of that fur, your dog has skin, which in many cases is very sensitive.  Even though you can’t see most of his skin, you need to be aware of some of the problems that can affect your dog dermatologically.  In some cases, skin diseases can affect the rest […]

    Ooooh! My Aching Joints!

    June 14, 2010 by  
    Filed under Health & Wellness, Senior Dogs

    If your dog could talk, he might just be telling you his joints ache.  Although he can’t actually verbalize the problems he is having, he will give you some signs that he is experiencing pain in his joints, and you can then begin helping to make him more comfortable. Symptoms of Joint Pain As you […]

    Vaccines for Your Dog

    June 8, 2010 by  
    Filed under Health & Wellness

    We all know we have to vaccinate our human children against measles, mumps, rubella, and chicken pox, but what about our four-legged children?  Is it vital that they have their shots or is it just a way for my vet to make more money? All dogs need some vaccines Prior to the advent of modern […]