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Canine Neuter FAQ

Canine Neuter Surgery FAQ

Canine neuter surgery provides several health benefits for dogs. Before you make the decision to proceed with the dog neuter procedure familiarize yourself the dog neutering procedure. You will probably want to ask how do vets neuter male dogs and should ask about any canine neuter procedure questions you might have? Most  owners usually have questions about dog neuter surgery side effects, the risk of dog neutering complications and male dog desexing aftercare instructions. Why … Read more…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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 affects a different part of the dog’s ear. Ear infections are very common in dog breeds with big floppy ears … Read more…

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Dog Flea and Tick Medicine Side Effects

Many dog owners ask can flea medicine make a dog sick? If antiparasitic drugs aren’t used the correct way, yes 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 and side effects of flea medicine on dogs, there’s a clear distinction between tolerant and toxic. The toxic type can be either … Read more…

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What You Can Expect If Your Dog Needs Anaesthesia

There are some veterinary medical procedures where anaesthesia must be used such as when your dog needs dental work or a surgical procedure. The majority of dogs don’t have problems if an anaesthetic is used. However, like all medical procedures in people and dogs, there are always risks. The issues can be minor: mild vomiting, feeling a little dazed, and perhaps a bit sore, depending on what was done. The more serious (and potentially life-threatening) … Read more…