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A New Treatment for Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy: Pexion

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We recently wrote about canine idiopathic epilepsy, a form of epilepsy where the cause remains unknown. Today we are looking at a new treatment; Pexion. The severity of epilepsy can vary greatly between individual sufferers. Some dogs may experience a single, isolated seizure, whilst other can experience multiple seizures every week. Recently Boehringer Ingelheim has announced their latest product for the treatment of canine …

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Canine Herpesvirus: How Canine Herpesvirus Affects Pregnancy

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Canine herpesvirus (CHV) is a widespread viral infection, similar to the herpes virus found in other mammals such as ourselves. Canine herpesvirus has an extremely high prevalence (particularly in Europe), with rough estimates putting the total number of infected dogs anywhere between 40-90%! The virus lies dormant in the nerve cells of an infected dog for the majority of its …

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Canine Epilepsy and the Causes of Canine Seizures

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There are many causes of canine seizures, and fortunately for some dogs, those seizures are isolated incidents. For many dogs however, the incidence of a seizure may not be isolated. When this is the case, it may be that the dog is suffering from canine epilepsy. Note that epilepsy and seizure are not synonyms. Epilepsy is a cause of seizures …

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What You Need to Know About Seasonal Canine Illness

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Over the past few years, awareness of seasonal canine illness has been steadily increasing. This mysterious illness strikes around autumn time and seems to affect dogs who have been walked in woodland areas. In the autumn of 2009, numerous reports of dogs becoming ill after having been walked through the countryside (particularly woodland areas) were received. Each year since, reports …

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Essential Fatty Acids: Can Omega Fish Oils Improve Canine Osteoarthritis?

We’ve touched on looking after our pet’s joints before, we looked at how the most common type of joint supplement (glucosamine and chondroitin) can have beneficial effects towards osteoarthritis, a type of degenerative joint disease. New research is now looking in to the possibilities of other supplements to aid the joint health of our beloved pets, and this time around, …

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Nutritional Requirements for your Pregnant Dog and How to Ensure they’re Staying Healthy

Pregnant dogs require very different nutritional needs than normal dogs and it’s important to educate yourself on them, if you plan on becoming a breeder or if your pet has fallen pregnant by chance. The stages a female canine goes through is very stressful on her and her body and will require certain steps and proper care for her journey …

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The Best Dog Roundworm Medications

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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