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Older Dog Ailments
Advances in veterinary medicine have led to increased longevity for pets, but special problems still crop up in older animals, especially dogs, either as a direct or indirect result of aging.
Canine Hip Dysplasia
The growing popularity of larger breeds of dogs has brought with it a threat of a crippling disease of the hip joints known as dog hip dysplasia.
Facts About Dog Fleas And Ticks
It’s the same sad song each year: “My dog has fleas and they are out of control”!
Dog Skin Conditions: Flea Allergy Dermatitis, Hot Spots, & Ringworm
The most common allergic skin disease in the dog develops when certain dogs become hypersensitive to flea bites. The allergic agent is contained in the saliva or mouth parts of the flea and is injected into the dog when the flea feeds. The disease usually occurs during the warm months and is commonly called “summer eczema”.
Pet Poisoning should be the concern of every dog owner, as well as having other pets in the house. Some pet owners fear that an unfriendly neighbor might deliberately poison their dog because of some real or imagined misbehavior. But cases such as these are, fortunately, very rare.
Dog's Eyes: Diseases And Care
The eye, in dogs, as in all animals, is the most specialized of the sensory organs. As such, it is highly sensitive to trauma, infection and disease, both acquired and hereditary.