Category Dogs

Kidney Disease in Dogs

Kidney Disease in Dogs

Kidney Disease in Dogs

Kidney Disease in Dogs

Kidney Disease in Dogs. Whether you are looking forward in your puppy’s future or you have an older dog whose health you want to look out for, you will find that it might be helpful to learn more about kidney disease as it occurs in dogs. Especially as they get older, kidney failure can become a real issue. Your dog might need to deal with a chronic condition, where their kidneys will simply have issues functioning, or they might be dealing with a sudden severe toxicity.

First, take a look at the causes of kidney disease in dogs. Age will simply lower your dog’s resistance to disease, but kidney problems can stem from things as diverse as viruses, fungal infections, or parasites...

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Patellar Luxation in Dogs

Patellar Luxation in Dogs

Patellar Luxation in Dogs

Patellar Luxation in Dogs

Patellar Luxation in Dogs. Patellar luxation in dogs is a very common problem and can affect both small and large breeds. It can be caused by a congenital condition, a developmental condition, or a traumatic occurrence in your pet. In small breeds it is most always a congenital condition but it is not necessarily a genetic problem.

In large breeds it is almost always a developmental issue, but it can occur either way. This condition also has three basic forms; Medial, Lateral, or Traumatic. Each of these forms will pose different challenges for your dog and will on a grade scale of one to four, with four being the most serious for your pet.

The patella is a bone that is known as the kneecap...

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Names of Rescue Dogs

Names of Rescue Dogs

Names of Rescue Dogs

Names of Rescue Dogs

Names of Rescue Dogs. Dogs which are smart and brave are a big part of search and rescue units. Their heroic acts were recognized in museums, paintings, monuments, statues, memorials, and awards. Here are their heroic stories and names.

The good rescue dog with names and breed are Apollo (German Shepherd), Balto (Husky), Barry (Saint Bernard), Dakota (Pitbull), Dusty (Airedale Terrier), Gandalf (Shiloh Shepherd), Swansea Jack (Newfoundland), Togo (Siberian Husky), and Velvet (Labrador Retriever).

Apollo served on a K-9 search and rescue mission unit. The New York Police Department deploys the K-9 unit for search and rescue mission on September 11 attacks...

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Liquid Glucosamine For Older Dogs

Liquid Glucosamine For Older Dogs

Liquid Glucosamine For Older Dogs

Liquid Glucosamine For Older Dogs

Liquid Glucosamine For Older Dogs. My wife and I discovered liquid glucosamine about 7 years ago when our old dog, Storm, was getting older and suffering from arthritis. We tried several things from the vet, but he had bad reactions those medicines. We knew we had to find something natural and safe.

Liquid glucosamine is completely safe and natural. It is not a quick fix and takes about a month of daily doses for it to begin working. It works by supplying the joints with glucosamine which the body uses to build health connective tissue. Arthritis is the degeneration of those tissues in the joints.

Besides the fact that it is all natural, glucosamine in the liquid form is much easier to give your dog...

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Learn Why Dogs Whine

Learn Why Dogs Whine

Learn Why Dogs Whine

Learn Why Dogs Whine

Learn Why Dogs Whine. Is it correct to assume you are a lover or admirer of dogs? Are you considering the option of bringing a new dog into your household? In addition to barking every day, dogs also whine on different occasions. If you acquire a dog, you will need to know what to do when it whines. I have an Old English Sheepdog and her predecessor was a male. I have learned some things about dog psychology and animal behavior from our dogs. By continuing to read this article, you will attain insight on why dogs whine and what it takes to make them stop.

Dogs have desires and needs just like human beings. Dogs whine when they want or require us to do something for them.

An act of whining usually represents sadness...

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Good Owners Make Good Dogs

Good Owners Make Good Dogs

Good Owners Make Good Dogs

Good Owners Make Good Dogs

Good Owners Make Good Dogs. The title is very apt because many times a dog becomes sick and also dies of neglect. It is very surprising that some owners do not bother about the health of their dogs. They feel that the owner needs a dog only to guard the house. This feeling makes him or her ignorant about a dog’s health. They feel that if you have a dog you can be safe and family members will be pleased. But they are wrong. A dog is not only a guard, but it is a good friend of the man. Why should you keep a dog healthy? The answer is simple. If your dog is healthy, everything will be fine. Sometimes it is seen that dogs looks after the owner too. If anybody wants to hurt him, the dog jumps and snatches the weapon...

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Understanding Why Dogs Chew

Understanding Why Dogs Chew

Understanding Why Dogs Chew

Understanding Why Dogs Chew

Understanding Why Dogs Chew. Dogs have a natural urge to chew. Unlike humans, nature has not provided dogs with hands. They investigate their surroundings by sniffing, tasting and by using their mouths. Puppies at the age of 3 to 6 months develop a tendency to chew when they start to teeth. Chewing eases the teething pains. Chewing also strengthens the gums, the teeth and the jaws. Moreover, puppies are naturally playful and curious animals. A puppy often trys to chew the hands that are rubbing or patting its head or tummy. A puppy’s chewing is really amusing and quite tolerable...

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Raccoon Roundworms in Dogs

Raccoon Roundworms in Dogs

Raccoon Roundworms in Dogs

Raccoon Roundworms in Dogs

Raccoon Roundworms in Dogs. Raccoon roundworms in dogs are something you may have never heard about; but the infections are increasing, and the results can be devastating to your dog. It is also a very threatening infection in people, especially children.

What also makes this infection so deadly is there is currently no known treatment for dogs or humans, and even if there was, this infection is so vicious that by the time it is discovered the damage is already done.

What exactly is Raccoon Roundworms?

Raccoon roundworms are known as the B...

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The #1 Killer of Dogs

The #1 Killer of Dogs

The #1 Killer of Dogs

The #1 Killer of Dogs

The #1 Killer of Dogs. Amazing!  You would have thought cancer, certainly not behavior problems in puppies and dogs as the #1 killer.  However, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior has validated that behavior issues, not infectious diseases are the number one cause of death for dogs under 3 years of age.

That is a crime.  Why?  Because behavior issues arise due to lack of primary socialization and training when puppies are in their first three months.  Behavior issues arise because of lack of training.  Behavior issues arise because of lack of leadership.  So the crime in all of this is behavior issues are preventable with owner involvement, and owner responsibility to give their puppy what the puppy needs – training.

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Dogs and Food Allergies

Dogs and Food Allergies

Dogs and Food Allergies

Dogs and Food Allergies

Dogs and Food Allergies. Like us, dogs can have allergies too, but usually to things like flea bites and atopy, which means inhalant allergies. After that come food allergies, something many of us may be familiar with. However, there is an important distinction to be made between food allergies and food intolerance’s. It’s like how someone can be lactose intolerant, versus allergic to peanuts.

That’s fine, but how do you tell the difference? Well, you’re looking for an allergic reaction. The typical symptoms you’d see would be itching and skin issues. You may see recurring or chronic ear infections, hair loss, and infections on the surface of the skin. Recurring yeast infections may be another symptom...

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