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Why Does My Dog Scratch So Much?: How Diet Can Cause Itchy Skin

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Dogs itch and scratch all the time, but when scratching becomes excessive it might be time to seek help. There are many reasons as to why your dog might be scratching so much, some simple, some not so much. Some causes of itchy skin include; skin infections, irritation, parasites, fleas or even boredom. Did you know, that food allergies might …

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Is My Dog Pregnant?: The Signs and Symptoms of Canine Pregnancy

signs and symptoms of canine pregnancy

There comes a time when many-a-worried dog owner may have to ask, “Is my dog pregnant?”. You might think the answer is a simple yes or no, but unlike humans, it can be difficult to gauge whether a dog is pregnant until the final few days of the pregnancy! Typically, canine gestation is around 60-63 days long, beginning on the …

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Arthritis in Dogs

‘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

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

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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