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Side Effects of Canine Phenobarbital

Side Effects of Canine Phenobarbital

Although Phenobarbital has some side effects, your dog can safely take the medication if monitored.Dog image by Lea Petrasova from Fotolia.comAccording to Vet Info, Phenobarbital is the most commonly prescribed medication for canine seizures. Like any medication given to your pet, a dog.........[Read More]
Why are Opera Singers Known for Being Obese?

Why are Opera Singers Known for Being Obese?

Few opera singers are truly obese, so where does the phrase come from, "It ain't over until the fat lady sings?"......[Read More]
The Prognosis of Kidney Disease in Dogs

The Prognosis of Kidney Disease in Dogs

Kidney disease is irreversible, just as most organ diseases, and the effects can be quite serious. Since the kidneys plays a role in removing wastes and toxins, a dog's health can deteriorate rapidly if they are not functioning properly. Fortunately, the prognosis for kidney disease is variable, dep......[Read More]
How to Glue Low-Set Sheltie Ears

How to Glue Low-Set Sheltie Ears

The Shetland Sheepdog, or Sheltie as it is more commonly known, is a small herding breed originally bred on the Shetland Islands of Europe. Resembling small Rough Collies, the Sheltie was eventually taken to the mainland of England and crossed with a number of other local herding breeds to produce t......[Read More]
Thoracic Radiographs of Mammary Tumors in Dogs

Thoracic Radiographs of Mammary Tumors in Dogs

Female dogs that have never been spayed are the most likely to contract breast cancer. Because there are an array of tumor types, visual inspection won't tell a veterinarian what kind of mass a dog has. According to PetEducation.com, 50 percent of all mammary tumors are benign, or harmless. Both a b......[Read More]
Cushings Disease Canine Diet

Cushings Disease Canine Diet

Glucocorticoid is a natural blood cortisol that helps metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and fats. When a dog's body produces too much glucocorticoid, Cushing's disease, or hyperadrenocorticism, results. Normally, the pituitary gland produces ACTH, a hormone that tells the adrenal glands to produce ......[Read More]
Kidney Infection Symptoms in Dogs

Kidney Infection Symptoms in Dogs

Kidney infection symptoms in dogs are similar to symptoms in humans. As with most bacterial infections, fever and lethargy are two common symptoms. Unfortunately, dogs are good at hiding illness, even serious illnesses such as kidney infections. Therefore, it is important that dog owners know other ......[Read More]
Dog Diseases Caused by Being Not Neutered or Spayed

Dog Diseases Caused by Being Not Neutered or Spayed

There are many reasons for spaying a female dog or castrating a male dog other than preventing unwanted puppies. Neutered dogs tend to be healthier than fully intact dogs because they are not subjected to the hormone surges that can trigger some canine illnesses. Removing organs that usually become ......[Read More]
Purchasing Pet Insurance

Purchasing Pet Insurance

Guest Author Laura Bennett FSA CFA has answered questions about buying pet insurance and offered some pet insurance Nuts and Bolts for those considering buying a policy for their pet(s). Now she is back with some questions for you. Laura has prepared several questions about the policy and the compan......[Read More]
Benefits of Deramaxx

Benefits of Deramaxx

Learn to Manage Your Dog's Paindog image by Michal Tudek from Fotolia.comDeramaxx is a veterinary product made by Novartis Animal Health U.S. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is primarily aimed at reducing symptoms associated with osteoarthritis. This Food and.........[Read More]
How to Treat Bacterial Bronchopneumonia in Dogs

How to Treat Bacterial Bronchopneumonia in Dogs

Dogs that suffer from bacterial bronchopneumonia have an inflammation of the lungs. Canines that experience this condition also have a bacterial infection present in the affected area. Although any dog can experience bacterial bronchopneumonia, larger breeds and working dogs are more likely to be af......[Read More]
About Canine Asthma Treatment

About Canine Asthma Treatment

Canine asthma can be very scary and serious. Your beloved dog is not going to be able to tell you that he feels it coming on, and once the symptoms start he will most likely be a bit panicked. Understanding canine asthma and the ways that it is treated will help you and your puppy prevent attacks wh......[Read More]
Canine Masticatory Myositis Symptoms

Canine Masticatory Myositis Symptoms

Dogs and Masticatory Myositisdog image by Andrii IURLOV from Fotolia.comMasticatory Muscle Myositis (MMM) is an inflammatory muscle condition found in dogs and some other animals. This autoimmune disease causes antibodies circulating in the dog's blood stream to target the muscles of the.........[Read More]
Contagious Dog Diseases

Contagious Dog Diseases

Many of the most common dog infections and diseases are contagious and can be spread through a variety of ways. Common ways of spreading include through infected feces or urine, through bite wounds and through inhalation of airborne viruses. Some of these diseases are fatal and some can be cured t......[Read More]
Symptoms of a Dog Heart Attack

Symptoms of a Dog Heart Attack

Heart disease is suffered by many dogs. The reasons for heart attack in dogs are common to those seen in humans. You should always consult your veterinarian to ensure appropriate treatment. Your vet can diagnose your dog for congestive heart failure by monitoring his heartbeat, testing his blood pre......[Read More]
Information on Cushing's Disease in Dogs

Information on Cushing's Disease in Dogs

Cushing's disease, also known as hyperadrenocorticism, occurs when an overactive adrenal tissue produces too much of the hormone cortisone. Cortisone is essential for the body; however, if too much is produced it can cause illness. According to PetPlace.com, pproximately 80 to 85 percent of dogs wit......[Read More]
Cushing's Disease Diagnostics

Cushing's Disease Diagnostics

Cushing's disease results when the body produces excess amounts of cortisol, in the adrenal gland. Corticosteroids, a tumor on the adrenal gland, or a tumor on the pituitary gland. The disease commonly afflicts dogs age six and over.......[Read More]
Grain in Dog Food and Yeast Infections

Grain in Dog Food and Yeast Infections

A yeast infection is a problematic health issue for both humans and animals. The causes of yeast infections are similar in both cases, and one of the main causes of yeast infections is diet. Dog food is a common source of canine yeast infections, and a major contributor to this problem is grain.......[Read More]
Papillary Carcinoma of the Bladder in Dogs

Papillary Carcinoma of the Bladder in Dogs

Urinary bladder tumors are uncommon in dogs, accounting for less than 1 percent of all cancers. However, of this 1 percent, 97 percent are malignant. Some breeds are more commonly affected, including Airedale Terriers, Beagles and Scottish Terriers.......[Read More]
How to Remove Eye Gunk & Hard Fur in a Yorkie

How to Remove Eye Gunk & Hard Fur in a Yorkie

Excessive tearing in dogs, known as epiphora, can afflict Yorkshire terriers of any age. The causes of epiphora are many and varied, and gunk in your dog's eye can often indicate an eye disease or parasite. Yorkshire terriers have long, silky fur that can accumulate a lot of dried gunk. Try to keep......[Read More]