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Tips On Prevention And Removal Of Dog Ticks

Dog ticks are parasites that feed on blood belonging to their hosts. They can spread different diseases to people and dogs. Prevention is the ideal way to stop them causing any harm but it’s just as important to spot and remove them as quickly as you can. If you live in a place that’s a … Read more…

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Dogs Should Eat Raw Meaty Bones

Dogs are very clever when it comes to finding things that are good to eat. They’ll often be eating things that crawl, creep, swim, run, fly and wriggle. However, it’s rare for you to discover whole animal carcasses you can feed to your dog. Hence the need for raw meaty bones. As with anything new, … Read more…

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You Must Vaccinate Your Dog

The need for vaccinations for dogs is a highly controversial topic. Many question if some should be done and also the timeframe for doing them. You need to speak to your vet about your dog because it’s sometimes an individual choice. In 2003, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) published their controversial recommendations for vaccinations. … Read more…

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Fever in Dogs: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

The most common way to see if your dog has a fever is to feel his nose. If it’s cold and wet, he’s usually healthy. If, however, his nose is dry and hot, then it’s likely that he has a fever. There’s nothing wrong if you use this method but it may not always be … Read more…

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Dog Ear Infections

Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment If your dog whines and scratches his ears fiercely, sometimes causing them to become red raw, it may be due to an ear infection; something that’s common in dogs. There are three major types of ear infections, all starting with the word “otitis” (meaning inflammation): internal, media and externa. Each type … Read more…

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How Safe Are Veterinary Antiparasitic Drugs For Dogs?

If antiparasitic drugs aren’t used the correct way, they can harm dogs. Dogs are mammals, and are physically quite similar to people. Therefore Canines would have the same, or similar, reactions that people would have. When you talk about the safety of these drugs, there’s a clear distinction between tolerant and toxic. The toxic type … Read more…

American Staffordshire Terrier

Ear Mites (Otodectic Mange) in Dogs

Otodectic mites are small insects that live in a dog or cat’s ear passage and they feed by first piecing the skin. Although not contagious to people, they’re extremely contagious to dogs and cats. Ear mites are the single most common cause of ear troubles in puppies and young adult dogs. If the dog has … Read more…

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Kennel Cough

One health risk that’s common for dogs is being exposed to kennel cough (also known as Infectious Tracheobronchitis. There are a number of viruses and bacteria that can cause kennel cough. In fact, it’s common that the cause is a mixture of both viruses AND bacteria. The most common viruses include: Canine Parainfluenza virus and … Read more…