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Two Genetic-Based Conditions That May Manifest in Your Pit Bull

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Two Genetic-Based Conditions That May Manifest in Your Pit Bull

Dogs are just like people in many ways. They have their own personality quirks and odd behaviors. They can also be the victim of genetic abnormalities. If you’re considering adopting a pit bull puppy (or full-grown dog), here are two genetic conditions that can affect your canine friend and the possible treatment options you can employ to help him or her overcome the problem. Deafness and Blindness Dogs use their eyes and ears to explore the world. However, pit bulls can lose these valuable tools as early as puppyhood. In particular,...

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Uveitis In Young Cats: 3 Underlying Diseases That May Be Causing Your Cat’s Cloudy Eyes

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Uveitis In Young Cats: 3 Underlying Diseases That May Be Causing Your Cat’s Cloudy Eyes

Uveitis is a condition in which the uveal tract, the pigmented and vascular part of the eye, becomes inflamed, resulting in a cloudy eye appearance. This serious condition can cause extreme pain and may eventually cause blindness. While there are many causes of uveitis, including glaucoma, trauma, and cancer, infectious disease is usually suspected in younger cats and has to be ruled out before treatment can begin. This is done through a simple blood test. If one of these underlying diseases is found, the prognosis is not good. Following are...

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Three Things To Know About Sweet Treats And Your Pooch

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Things To Know About Sweet Treats And Your Pooch

The arrival of fall brings chilly nights, cozy outfits, and a plethora of sweet treats. Between the buckets of Halloween candy and dishes full of our favorite seasonal treats, your pooch may beg you for a taste. Before giving your dog a sugary sample, take a moment to inform yourself about the dangers of sharing candy with your canine companion. 1. Sugar Is a No-No for Dogs Even if your dog gives you sad puppy eyes, don’t share your candy with him. The high amount of sugar can cause intestinal distress, resulting in vomiting or...

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FAQ About A Dog With Congestive Heart Failure

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on FAQ About A Dog With Congestive Heart Failure

Has your dog been severely fatigue and fainting a lot lately? You might want to get him or her examined in case congestive heart failure is the cause. If you have to wait a while before your regular veterinarian can see your pet, take him or her to a 24-hour emergency vet clinic. This article will give you more insight about congestive heart failure and why it is important for your dog to receive emergency medical attention. How Does a Dog Get Congestive Heart Failure? Congestive heart failure is basically heart disease, which develops when...

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That Eye Doesn’t Look Very Good: 3 Steps To Care For A Canine Eye Infection

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on That Eye Doesn’t Look Very Good: 3 Steps To Care For A Canine Eye Infection

If your dog has been pawing at its eyes, it probably has an infection. This is particularly true if the itchy eyes are accompanied by redness and swelling. Luckily, you can usually tell what’s caused the infection by looking at your dog’s eyes. If one eye is swollen, and it has a yellow or green discharge, the infection is probably due to some type of injury or embedded foreign object. If both eyes are affected, the infection is probably caused by a virus. If your dog has an eye infection, there are some steps you can take to...

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Questions To Ask Before Spaying Your Teacup Dog

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Questions To Ask Before Spaying Your Teacup Dog

Though the term ‘teacup’ is not officially recognized, it is used as the name for dogs that are smaller than the average from the typical dog in their breed. If you are the owner of a dog that is a teacup size, this could mean a dog that is only a few pounds. A teacup puppy could be the runt of the litter or it could be a dog that was breed to be small. No matter the reason, taking care of your animal will require special care. Here are some questions to ask if you are attempting to get a teacup puppy spayed.  Is...

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They Don’t Always Land on Their Feet: 3 Steps to Take If Your Cat Suffers a Serious Fall

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on They Don’t Always Land on Their Feet: 3 Steps to Take If Your Cat Suffers a Serious Fall

When cats fall, they usually do land on their feet. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean that they’re going to survive every fall without any injuries. In fact, it’s quite common for cats to break their legs and jaws and even suffer brain injuries from falls. If your cat has fallen, don’t assume that it’s okay. Take a few minutes to look for injuries. Here are three steps you should take if your cat has suffered a serious fall. Watch for Breathing Problems If your cat has fallen, the first thing you need to do...

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What Should You Do When Your Cat Sets Off A Hornet’s Nest?

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Should You Do When Your Cat Sets Off A Hornet’s Nest?

Cats have a tendency to find difficult and dangerous situations and then insert themselves right in the middle of it. In most cases, their natural agility and survival instincts carry them through their adventures unscathed. Sometimes, however, your pet may bite off more than it can chew. If your cat has recently angered hornets’ nest, you may be wondering how serious the insects’ stings are and how you should respond. These four steps should help you assess your cat’s condition and know when it’s time to call...

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Hip Dysplasia Slowing Your Doggy Down? 4 Natural Ways To Alleviate The Discomfort

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Hip Dysplasia Slowing Your Doggy Down? 4 Natural Ways To Alleviate The Discomfort

If you were surprised when your dog was diagnosed with hip dysplasia, you should know that some large breed dogs – including St. Bernard’s and Bull Mastiff’s – are prone to the disorder. Luckily, with proper treatment, your dog can lead a happy, pain-free life. If you’re looking for alternative forms of pain therapy for your dog, you’re in luck. There are many natural ways to keep your dog moving. Here are four natural ways to alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with hip dysplasia. Watch Their Weight If your...

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When Your Pet Is In Pain: Treatment Options To Reduce Inflammation And Pain

Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on When Your Pet Is In Pain: Treatment Options To Reduce Inflammation And Pain

When you own a pet, you know when your pet is feeling some pain. Whether the pain is due to acute inflammation or your pet is suffering from a chronic condition such as arthritis, there are treatment options available to help. If you notice that your pet is no longer willing or able to participate in activities they used to enjoy, it’s time to meet with your veterinarian and discuss possible solutions. Laser Therapy Treats Inflammation The use of laser therapy for the reduction of inflammation has been used on both humans and pets with...

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