Day: February 17, 2016

Pursuing the Causes of Hair Loss

Allergic dermatitis is the most common culprit With the exception of those bred for hairlessness like the Chinese Crested, dogs should have a full coat of hair. Whether it’s a short, tight coat, a thick undercoat that sheds in the spring or long, coarse hair …

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Lyme Disease: Managing a Mysterious Malady

Veterinarians are finding that canine Lyme disease is more common than we’d thought. New testing techniques have discovered many infected dogs, yet what to do with them is uncertain. Lyme disease (specifically the Borrelia burgdorferi bacterium) is spread by ticks. Your dog’s risk for contracting …

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Good Care For Your Dog’s Paws

You might take your dog’s paws for granted. For that matter, so may your dog. But to know your animal thoroughly and be well equipped to care for it properly, you cannot overlook these four vitally important components of your canine companion’s anatomy. The conscientious …

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What You Can Learn During a Walk

Forget bird watching! By paying attention to your dog’s stool you can uncover some health maladies. For people, the term “toilet talk” refers to the sort of language that can’t be [displayed on this web site.] But for dogs, “toilet talk” is quite another matter. …

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Benefits and Risks of Rimadyl

Background Rimadyl is an NSAID ? ?non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug?. Other NSAIDs include common drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen. This family of drugs works by inhibiting production of prostaglandins – chemicals produced by the body. Prostaglandins are largely responsible for swelling and the associated pain, …

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