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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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Tapeworms in Dogs

Tapeworms are flat worms that vary from a few inches to a few feet in length. They are segmented worms and each segment contains eggs. The head of the tapeworm will latch onto the wall of the small intestine and feed. It will detach a body segment containing eggs to be passed through with your dog’s feces. Often times, they …

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Fleas on Dogs

Fleas on dogs are not uncommon. It can be a huge pain to deal with if the infestation gets out of control. If you’ve discovered your dog has fleas, you can guarantee they will be found around the house. Female fleas begin laying eggs after only 48 hours of feeding, and can lay up to 500 eggs each! It is important …

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All About Dog Vomit

Although it may be unpleasant, it is very important to understand why your dog may be vomiting. There are many reasons for dog vomiting. He may have eaten something spoiled, eaten too fast for his stomach to handle, or it could be because of a hidden illness. A dog’s stomach can only hold so much food and water at a time, …

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Dogs and Chocolate

Why is chocolate bad for dogs? Many people assume that the rumor about chocolate and dogs is actually an old wives’ tale. Although you won’t have to rush your dog to the veterinarian if he eats an M&M or two, chocolate is actually very toxic to dogs and can make your dog very sick. Chocolate contains a chemical stimulant called …

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