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Tick Dog, Tick Dog

by James Maynard September 29th, 2016| Dogs, Health
Ticks can be a problem for dogs during any season in southern areas of the country, and during most of the year in northern climates. These tiny insects want to seek the heat of a warm-blooded creature, causing them to land on mammals, including humans and canines.

Exercise for Older Dogs

by James Maynard August 4th, 2016| Dogs, Health
Exercise is vital for older dogs, just as it is for canines of all ages. However, certain precautions should be taken with senior dogs, to accommodate their special needs.

Dogs over the age of seven can often start to slow down with age. However, regular exercise can help

10 Things You Need to Know On Canine Parvovirus

by Donella Crigger July 7th, 2016| Dogs, Health
Parvovirus — most dog owners have heard of it, but few actually know what it is. In short, parvovirus is a highly contagious and potentially life threatening virus. It affects the intestinal tract and attacks white blood cells, rendering the immune system incapable of fighting off the

Proptosis: Eye Dislocation in Dogs  

by Donella Crigger June 9th, 2016| Dogs, Health
You may have heard that a dog’s eye can pop out of its socket. Unfortunately, that’s true. And while it’s more common in dogs with bulging eyes like pugs and Pekingese, it can happen to dogs of any breed. It happens with cats, too. The condition, which

Sebaceous Adenitis in Dogs

by Donella Crigger May 12th, 2016| Dogs, Health
Some dog breeds are particularly prone to certain types of skin disease. Sebaceous adenitis is a rare skin disease that affects both young and middle aged dogs. It is a hereditary disease that causes inflammation of the sebaceous glands (oil-producing glands). As a result of

Stinky Dog Ears: What Causes It, How to Fix It

by Donella Crigger April 14th, 2016| Dogs, Health
You pull your dog in for a hug but wrinkle your nose when you come to the quick realization that her ears stink. And not just a little — those ears pack a powerfully pungent smell. How did they get that way, and what can

White Shaker Dog Syndrome

by Donella Crigger March 17th, 2016| Dogs, Health
Small white dogs have a tendency to develop white shaker dog syndrome. It goes by several names, including shaker dog syndrome and Generalized Tremor Syndrome (GTS). Contrary to its name, this condition can affect dogs of any size and color, but it is most often noted in
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Worm Infections in Dogs

by James Maynard January 14th, 2016| Dogs, Health
Worm infections in dogs can be a serious health issue. Many owners may notice that their canine does not seem well, and may be exhibiting signs of illness, but not be able to identify the malady as a worm. That does not mean that you should attempt
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Dog Health: The Boxer

by C. Finkbeiner August 13th, 2015| Dogs, Health
Boxers are fabulous friends. They are loyal and loving. Unfortunately, Boxers are prone to a wider variety of medical issues than most dog breeds, some inevitable and some preventable.

Your Boxer’s fur and skin play a major role in good health. Boxers have very short hair, and their skin gets
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Caring for your Shih Tzu

by C. Finkbeiner July 23rd, 2015| Dogs, Health
Caring for your Shih Tzu is not much different than caring for a toddler. They are everywhere you are, and a quiet Shih Tzu should make you nervous. Because they are lighter weight dogs, they tend to be picked up and carried a lot. And, they get very used
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Dog Health: Shih Tzu

by C. Finkbeiner July 16th, 2015| Dogs, Health
The Shih Tzu is a very popular toy breed dog because of its friendly personality and ability to adapt within smaller environments, such as apartments. But another key factor in what makes the Shih Tzu so desirable to families is the relatively low list of potential health problems and
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St. Bernard Health

by C. Finkbeiner June 18th, 2015| Dogs, Health
The big and beautiful St. Bernard starts off born as a big puppy. They can be born in litters as high as 6 or even 8 babies at once. By 8 weeks old, purebred St. Bernard puppies can reach weights between 20 and 30 pounds. They are very fast
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