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Preparing Your Dog for a New Baby

Congratulations! A human baby is on its way. You’re probably flat out preparing, buying nappies and other necessities and also setting up the nursery. Unless you’ve had one or more children, a baby care class might be wise too. However, even with all this happening, you must also prepare your pet for this major life … 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…

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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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Portuguese Podengo

The Portuguese Podengo is described as an ancient hound with multi-sensory abilities (sight and sound). There are three varieties of Podengo and they’re never bred together. They are the Pequeno (small), Medio (medium) and Grande (large). Coats are either long wired or short smooth. The smooth coated dog is traditional and dates back to the … 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…

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Heartworm Disease

An ounce of prevention is much better than a pound of cure Heartworm (aka (Dirofilaria immitis) used to be a parasite that only existed in southern climates. Today it’s a global problem that affects cats, dogs, foxes, coyotes, wolves and a few other animals. It was first discovered over 100 years ago in dogs and, … Read more…