Category: Dog Health
My Dog’s Been Diagnosed With Epilepsy, Help!

Epilepsy is the most common neurological condition amongst dogs, affecting an estimated 5% of the canine population. A dog with epilepsy will begin to display symptoms between the age of 1 and 5 years. Epilepsy is a condition that causes the sufferer to experience seizures, which have no physical cause. It is believed to have genetic roots and is, therefore, [&hellip

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Living With An Arthritic Dog: How To Make Your Dog’s Life Easier

If you have a dog that is hesitant to stand up, slow to respond, or inactive, you would probably think that these are just symptoms of ageing.  However, regardless of the age, your dog may be suffering from canine osteoarthritis. Veterinary care for dogs has advanced greatly in recent years which allows us as dog owners to investigate treatments that [&hellip

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Skin Allergies and Hotspots in Dogs

Unlike humans, the first sign of discomfort usually shown by an allergic dog is itchy, irritated skin. Skin allergies in dogs can cause some dogs also get a runny nose or eyes, sneeze or even suffer from vomiting and diarrhoea. Uncovering the source of the allergy can be quite frustrating for owners and veterinarians alike. About Skin Allergies in Dogs [&hellip

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Can Valerian Root Help Dogs With Anxiety?

Valerian Root for the treatment of anxiety in dogs is gaining popularity according to published editorials. More and more citations are popping up from dog owners and indeed dog experts who have deployed the herb as part of a balanced treatment plan for dogs who suffer with anxiety issues. Dogs and Valerian Root: Overview Herbalists describe valerian as a dry, [&hellip

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Can Dogs Get Chrons Disease?

Humans and dogs share many illnesses and ailments. On the question of whether dogs can get Chrons disease – which is condition that affects the bowel – the conclusion is yes. Symptoms of Chrons Disease in Dogs The symptoms to look out for include regular loose stool, watery diarrhea and a common urgency from the dog in needing to defecate. [&hellip

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Skin Problems in Dogs

Skin problems in dogs are often serious and can lead to distress and even premature death. Identifying the signs and symptoms of canine skin problems as well as early treatment options can make a huge difference to your dog’s happiness and health, according to Iain Booth, a veterinary surgeon and founder of the on-line pet medication website VetUK. He explains [&hellip

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Stop Your Dog Getting Gum Disease

Gum Disease in Dogs: A More Serious Problem Than First Glance Reveals Anyone who’s ever suffered with the stress and discomfort of toothache or problems with their gums will empathize with the poor dog who, after all, has only got his mouth as a means to pick things up, communicate, eat and even play – when all is not well [&hellip

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What Is Hyperkinesis in Dogs?

Hyperkinesis in dogs is rare. If you have a dog that appears to acting in what is common called a hyper-active way, the chances are it is NOT hyperkinesis. However, learning to understand more about this condition can help dog owners identify the signs and in this article we start out by looking at a case study where drugs were [&hellip

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What Is Pyorrhea in Dogs?

A question from one of our readers leads to what is quite literally a bitesized dog tip: Which breeds tend to have the greatest incidence of pyorrhea (bone degeneration), leading to loss of teeth? The two breeds with the most frequent incidence of periodontal disease according to vet reports are the Dachshund and Schnauzer. The host resistance factor seems to [&hellip

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How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears

A dog’s ears are one of the most inaccessible places on his body. You may notice if you have two or more dogs that they’ll take it in turns to clean each other’s ears. Nature has taught dogs that cooperation on this issue is a good thing, as infections that start in the ear and impede hearing and balance can [&hellip

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