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What Causes Fevers in Dogs?

What Causes Fevers in Dogs?

The most common way to check for fevers in dogs is the old and very unreliable method of feeling 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 enough to do a full diagnosis. There are other elements to consider. What’s the Normal Temperature … Read more…

Signs of Aging in Dogs

The Senior Dog and Signs of Aging in Dogs

This article will detail the common signs of aging dogs and details canine old age symptoms. How to tell when your dog is getting old, what to expect with old age in dogs, senior dog issues and how to own a happy senior dog. How to Know if Your Dog is Getting Old As dogs get older, it’s natural to expect there to be certain changes and dog aging signs. The signs of aging in dogs … Read more…

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Canine Hypothyroidism Information

Can dogs get thyroid problems? Unfortunately the answer is yes, dogs and thyroid issues are common. If your dog seems sluggish and has a puffy-looking appearance, it may mean he has problems with his thyroid. What is Hypothyroidism in Dogs? The thyroid gland produces various hormones including T3 (liothyronine) and T4 (levothyroxine) that help to maintain a normal metabolism canine hypothyroidism occurs when there’s a deficiency of the thyroid hormone. Hypothyroidism happens to people as … Read more…

Kennel Cough Facts

Kennel Cough Facts

One health risk that’s common for dogs is being exposed to kennel cough (also known as infectious Tracheobronchitis in dogs). There are a number of viruses and bacteria that can cause tracheobronchitis in dogs. In fact, it’s common that the cause is a mixture of both viruses AND bacteria. What is Canine Infectious Tracheobronchitis? The most common viruses include: Canine parainfluenza virus and canine adenovirus types 1 and 2. The most important organism that can … Read more…

Why you should Give you Dog Probiotics

If your dog has stomach related issues like room clearing gas, has itchy or infected skin, allergies, eats poop, has frequent diarrhea or yeast infections a probiotic may be the answer to these problems. There are billions of microorganisms and bacteria living in the intestinal tract. Some are harmful (pathogenic) and others have plenty of benefits. In a human or animal, the amount of good microorganisms vastly outnumber the harmful ones and this helps to … Read more…

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Considering Breeding Your Dog?

IF YOUR DOG HASN’T BEEN DESEXED AND YOU WANT TO BREED HIM/HER, YOU MUST READ THIS FIRST!!!  Fact: Each year, in Australia alone, more than 200,000 dogs and cats, through not fault of their own are put to sleep. These animals are NOT SICK and they’re NOT OLD. The reason is that backyard breeder and puppy mills don’t care about what happens to the animals in their care. EXCUSES FOR BREEDING & NOT DESEXING There are … Read more…

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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 “tick hot spot,” (such as a wooded area), this becomes even more critical. Locating ticks To find ticks, you must … 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, the more knowledge you have, the simpler the task becomes. If you have ample information, you don’t have fears. Fear … Read more…