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Understanding Cancer in Dogs

Cancer is a terrifying diagnosis to hear from your veterinarian. Dogs, like humans, can succumb to many types of cancer, and it is the very last thing you want to hear when you take your beloved canine companion in for a check-up. It helps to be prepared with some basic knowledge about cancer in dogs. […]

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Heart Disease in Dogs

Heart disease in dogs is a commonly diagnosed condition. A dog’s heart, lungs, and blood vessels combine to form his circulatory system. The heart is the central player in this delicate circuit, and there are things that can go wrong, resulting in heart disease. The Normal Dog Heart When learning about canine heart disease, it […]

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10 Leading Causes of Diarrhea in Dogs

Diarrhea in dogs is a common issue that almost everyone with a canine companion will experience sooner or later. This condition occurs when there is too much fluid in the feces. It usually involves increased frequency of defecation. When diarrhea strikes your dog, you may have some clean-up to do in your home, but you […]

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Back to School Stress Affects Pets Too

With school right around the corner, preparing your kids for the academic year can be a chaotic time.  School supplies, Carpools, and lunches, can often mean changes in routines for pets as well.  Adopting pets in the summer months allows for more opportunity for training, and bonding with new family members.  As a result, the […]

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Understanding Liver Disease in Dogs

A dog’s liver is located just behind their diaphragm. It is a large organ that has many responsibilities in the normal function of the body. Canine Liver Functions Cleaning the blood The liver detoxifies the body by removing harmful substances from the bloodstream. Contributing to Digestion The liver manufactures bile and other substances that aid […]

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Cutting Dog Nails at Home

How to Prepare your Dog Before Trimming Before you start trimming your dog’s nails, let your dog get used to you handling his paws. A few days before you start cutting dog nails, practice holding your dog on your lap — or on a table if the dog is bigger than average — and gently […]

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Pet Dental Care – A Guide to Pet Oral Health

It’s 3 a.m. Pet Parent–do you know where your best friend is? Speculation doesn’t last very long. You roll over to be greeted by a smell that’s beyond description—bad breath emanating from Tuna’s or Bandit’s mouth. You know that your fur-suited kid needs a vet. Perhaps you’ve known this for an embarrassingly long time, yet […]

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Itchy Ouchy Ointment for Winter Paw Care

Winter weather can be very tough on your dogs paws if you live in the north. With the onset of ice and snow comes salt to melt the ice. This salt can cause havoc with your dog’s paws. Prolonged contact with road salt and other chemical deicers can cause severe chemical burns to your dog’s […]

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Pancreatitis in Dogs

The pancreas is a gland that, in dogs, sits tucked up underneath the stomach. As a gland, its job is to secrete substances that aid in bodily functions. Most people know that the pancreas secretes insulin and helps regulate blood sugar. Too little insulin = diabetes. But the pancreas also secretes digestive enzymes that help […]

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Understanding Kidney Disease in Dogs

Kidney disease, also known as renal (or kidney) dysfunction, insufficiency, or failure, is a fairly common condition in dogs. The kidneys are hard-working organs that contribute to the normal function of many bodily processes, a few of which are: Removing waste from the body in the form of urine. Regulating the amount of water in […]

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