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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…

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Choosing Pet Insurance for Your Dog

The Cost of Pet Care is Escalating. Veterinary science slowly becomes more advanced but that means vet bills also increase. Some owners find the cost of owning a pet is financially stressful. Insuring your pet can help to offset some, or all, of the expenses of diagnosing, managing and treating your dog whenever he has an illness or injury. Pet insurance isn’t for all pet owners. If you’re thinking about it for your pet, you … Read more…

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Make Your Dog’s Trips to the Vet a Pleasant Experience

One of the first social experiences your puppy will have is going to the vet. The things that occur in the early stages of his life pave the way living and behaving properly in the future. Taking your puppy to the vet should be pleasurable for him, not a scary place to visit. Whether it’s a new puppy or perhaps you’re retraining an older one, these pointers will help you make your pet more comfortable … Read more…

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Find Out Why Dogs Itch and What Owners Can Do About This issue

When dogs scratch themselves constantly, it drives their owners nuts. Your dog’s skin is almost red raw and, perhaps, even bleeding from all the scratching. There are places where there’s no hair because of all the scratching he had done with his paws and mouth. This is called a hot spot, and it looks very unpleasant. Many owners are embarrassed to take their dogs out in public because of it. Other owners are slowly driven … Read more…

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What To Feed Your Senior Dog

When do you think of your dog as being senior? A vet will say this is when a dog is in the last third of their life expectancy. A poodle generally lives to 15 years and becomes a senior at age 10. A golden retriever has a life expectancy of 13 years so he’s a senior at 8-9 years old. However, these facts don’t always ring true because dogs can die earlier or later than … Read more…

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Diarrhoea Is A Common Ailment Faced By Puppies

One common health problem in young puppies is diarrhoea. It may be a mild bout or a severe bout that indicates further, more serious issues. Diarrhoea in young puppies can be caused by a number of different things including: Stress. Dietary changes. Eating something they shouldn’t. Parasites or worms. Viral infection. If your puppy has diarrhoea it’s critical that you keep a close eye on him because young puppies can become seriously ill faster than … Read more…

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Foods That Are Harmful For Dogs

There are many foods that humans eat with perfect safety BUT if the same food is fed to dogs, it could poison them. Admittedly, it can be tough when you’re enjoying a slice of delicious chocolate cake while your dog is drooling at your feet but refuse to give in and offer a little to him. While such foods may cause you to gain weight, your beloved pet could suffer as a consequence of a … Read more…

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How to Prevent Obesity in Dogs

Studies conducted in the United States reveal that 43% of dogs are either carrying excess weight or are obese. The truth is that dog obesity is the highest cause of typical medical conditions dogs may face during their lifetime, according to veterinarians. Such problems include: Diabetes. Joint stiffness. Arthritis. High blood pressure. Lower urinary tract issues. Fatty liver disease. Resistance to insulin. Skin orders that aren’t connected with allergies. Kidney issues. Shorter lifespan. These reasons … Read more…