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Dog Allergies With Itching & Licking of the Feet

Dog Allergies With Itching & Licking of the Feet

Dogs who suffer from allergies often display symptoms that the owner may not necessarily associate with an allergic reaction. Itching or licking the feet are both common symptoms of allergies in a dog.
Irish Wolfhound

Irish Wolfhound

Westminster 2011 - Veterinary Professionals and Service Dogs at the 135th Westminster Dog Show
Irish Wolfhound

Irish Wolfhound

Irish Wolfhound - Westminster Show 2010 © Janet Tobiassen Crosby DVM
Benzodiazepine Use in Dogs

Benzodiazepine Use in Dogs

Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs that help reduce anxiety and fear. They includes drugs such as diazepam (valium), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clonazepam (klonopin) and alprazolam (xanax). Diazepam is commonly used for dogs with problems such as separation anxiety and sudden fears, according to
How to Find a Recipe for Dog Food for Dogs With Kidney Failure

How to Find a Recipe for Dog Food for Dogs With Kidney Failure

There is no cure for kidney failure (also called renal failure) in dogs. Damaged and diseased kidneys cannot regenerate. The symptoms of kidney failure can be managed; the goal is keeping your dog comfortable and active for as long as possible. A large part of managing kidney failure is feeding a pr
What Causes Dog Pancreatitis?

What Causes Dog Pancreatitis?

The cause of pancreatitis in dogs is still unknown. There are some factors that are associated with dogs who are diagnosed with this disease. Diets rich in fat and the use of cortisone are the key factors in the diagnosis of pancreatitis.
Help - My Dog Keeps Snorting!

Help - My Dog Keeps Snorting!

Drew0311 asks: "My dog keeps doing this snorting thing. Like his throat is clogged up. Anyone else have a dog doing this right now? Thanks in advance."
A Liver Infection in a Dog

A Liver Infection in a Dog

Dogs may develop infectious hepatitis which is a liver condition. Infectious hepatitis is characterized by inflammation of the liver. Your dog may be quite ill by the time he has any noticeable symptoms of liver disease. If your dog has any symptoms of hepatitis, consult your veterinarian for proper
Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke in Dogs

Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke in Dogs

For a dog, a stroke can be just as serious as it is for a human, and in some cases even more so because your pet will not be able to indicate what is wrong. If you have an older canine or own a breed that is susceptible to strokes, then it is vitally important to their health that you be able to ide
Pet Safety Alert: Garage Door Opener Hazard

Pet Safety Alert: Garage Door Opener Hazard

This is a story submitted by Brenda, a viewer of this site. Nothing is predictable with pets. Sometimes taking a minute to be "extra careful" may help prevent a tragedy. I thank Brenda for sharing her story to help alert others about this risk.
What Are the Symptoms for a Dog Head Concussion?

What Are the Symptoms for a Dog Head Concussion?

Concussions can have serious consequences for your beloved pet.dog image by Mat Hayward from Fotolia.comJust like humans, dogs can suffer a head concussion, often caused by a blunt or penetrating injuring to his head. Some of the more common causes for concussions in dogs are car...
Dog Infection Symptoms

Dog Infection Symptoms

Watch your dog for signs of infection.Dogs at local park; pug image by Tawana Frink from Fotolia.comDogs have hardy immune systems and are able to fight off most germs. Sometimes bacteria and viruses become too much to ward off, and they cause infection. Many times dogs don't display...
Canine Eye Infection

Canine Eye Infection

Part of being a responsible pet owner is maintaining your animal's health and well-being. You should always address any health issues that may occur. Just like humans, dogs can develop many different problems that need to be treated with veterinary care or medications. One common problem area for do
Canine Liposarcoma Symptoms

Canine Liposarcoma Symptoms

As pets age, they benefit from regular veterinary visits to check for lumps and other potential health concerns.the dog image by hupper from Fotolia.comAs dogs age, harmful changes in their DNA can lead to cancer, which occurs when cells reproduce out of control. One such cancer is...
How to Remove Dog Teeth

How to Remove Dog Teeth

Removing a dog's teeth should only be done by a veterinarian under general anesthesia. Some reasons why a dog would need teeth removed include severe crowding, infection, pulp exposure, broken teeth, and oral cancer. Dental health is a very important to overall health in dogs because d
What is Dental Tartar Composed Of?

What is Dental Tartar Composed Of?

Dental health is important for both the oral and overall health of your pet. Knowing what your veterinarian is describing during a dental examination will help you identify potential problems with your pet's teeth and help provide optimal dental care for your pet.
What is Head Voice?

What is Head Voice?

What is head voice? Is it really a vocal register? Find your answers to these questions and more.
Cat Ear Infection & Congestion

Cat Ear Infection & Congestion

If a cat that usually enjoys having its ears scratched flinches away when you try to rub its ears, it could have an ear infection. An ear infection can cause pain and congestion of the ears, according to "What Your Cat Is Trying to Tell You," by John Simon and Stephanie Pedersen.
Elevated Parathyroid Hormone Levels in Dogs

Elevated Parathyroid Hormone Levels in Dogs

Canine parathyroid glands are located on the thyroid gland; however, they have no anatomical or physiological connection the the thyroid gland itself. The main purpose of the parathyroid gland is to produce parathyroid hormones that are necessary for the metabolism of calcium in the body.
How to Prevent Hip Dysplasia in Dogs & Puppies

How to Prevent Hip Dysplasia in Dogs & Puppies

Hip dysplasia is a degenerative disease that affects almost any breed of dog, large or small. A dog with hip dysplasia will have hip joints that do not grow correctly. This can lead to a deterioration of the hip bones and even arthritis. Many dogs who suffer from this condition are forced to move wi