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Arthritis in Dogs

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‘Arthritis’ simply means inflammation of the joints. Arthritis is when the protective cartilage or synovial fluid in the joints breaks down. There is no cure for arthritis, but you can help to manage it. Some affected areas include the hips, kneecaps, wrists, shoulders, neck and elbows. Some breeds are more susceptible to arthritis than others. Most cases of arthritis in dogs simply …

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Diarrhea in Dogs

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Diarrhea in dogs is not uncommon. Most dogs, at least once in their life, will have a bout of diarrhea for one reason or another. Diarrhea is a passage of loose, unformed feces. Normal feces contains no mucous, undigested food or blood. Food takes around 8 hours to pass through a dog’s small intestines. If your dog has diarrhea, normally …

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Pancreatitis in Dogs

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The pancreas is a digestive gland that helps to digest food and regulate blood sugar levels. When the pancreas becomes overworked, it may lead to pancreatitis. Pancreatitis in dogs may be acute or severe, and the symptoms of pancreatitis may vary depending on the severity of the infection. The main causes of dog pancreatitis include: – Diseases such as hypercalcemia …

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Protect Your Dog from Canine Leishmaniasis: Virbac Releases CaniLeash Vaccine

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The development of a canine leishmaniasis vaccine has been part of a research project spanning 20 years. Vetstream reports that finally an effective vaccine has been found. CaniLeash, developed by Virbac, is a proven, effective vaccination for dogs against leishmaniasis. A 93% success rate over a two year period has been achieved in the trials. This is great news for …

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The Best Dog Roundworm Medications

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It’s never a fun thing realizing that your pampered pooch has contracted roundworms. The average dog owner doesn’t realize that Fido has worms until he is cleaning the feces from the yard. So the job is nasty enough, but to come across canine stool with wiggling spaghetti-like creatures moving around is downright stomach-turning. For those of us who have experienced …

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