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Canine Otitis Externa: Ear Infections and Inflammation

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Canine otitis externa refers to the inflammation of the external ear, the ear canal. Other types of canine otitis include otitis media and otitis interna, referring to inflammation of the middle and inner ear. Canine otitis externa is relatively common amongst dogs, estimated to affect between 14-20%. All ages and breeds can develop the condition, although long-eared breeds are more …

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Canine Atopic Dermatitis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Canine atopic dermatitis is the term given to the skin irritation that develops in dogs with allergies to certain common allergens such as pollen. Canine atopic dermatitis is fairly common and is estimated to affect around 7-10% of dogs. It can take time for the allergies responsible for the skin irritation to develop, which means that symptoms of the condition …

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A New Therapy for Bone Cancer in Dogs: Oncolytic Treatment of Canine Osteosarcoma

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Bone cancer in dogs (canine osteosarcoma) results in aggressive development of tumours on the canine skeleton, particularly below the knee or elbow. The rapid spread (metastasis) of the cancer means that even amputation of the affected limb may not be enough to prevent further development of the cancer. With the right treatment and care, around 25% of affected dogs will …

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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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