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How to Treat Your Dog’s Tonsillitis

How to Treat Your Dog’s Tonsillitis

If your dog is coughing, has difficulty swallowing and seems to be hungry but won’t eat, he may have something more serious than a sore throat. If his tonsils are inflamed, he could have tonsillitis. This condition is more common in small dogs, according to the Merck Veterinary Manual, as well as short-nosed ...

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How To Help Your Obese Dog Get In Shape

How To Help Your Obese Dog Get In Shape

An estimated 52 percent of dogs and cats in the U.S. are obese, according to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), which was founded by Ernie Ward, DVM. Among them is 45 percent of the dog population. That’s right: Nearly half of the U.S. dog population is overweight. In the 2009 National Pet Obesity ...

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Seven important facts to diagnose diseases on dogs.

Seven important facts to diagnose diseases on dogs.

The National Canine Cancer Foundation blog lists the following seven important facts every dog parent should be aware of about this disease. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), cancer is the cause of nearly half the deaths of dogs 10 years and older. Early detection is critical. ...

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HOW TO Treat Your Dog for Rat Poison Ingestion

HOW TO Treat Your Dog for Rat Poison Ingestion

The tragic case of Cruz, a 2018 Westminster Kennel  show dog who died a few days after ingesting rat poison, illustrates how deadly this type of poison can be for dogs, as well as the scary fact that in many cases, the symptoms don’t appear until a few days after a dog ingests it. There are various types of rat ...

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How To Treat Your Dog’s Mange Naturally

How To Treat Your Dog’s Mange Naturally

Stray dogs and dogs that roam with no supervision are very prone to get infected with mange. One solution is to know exactly where your dog is even if he is without lease by using invisible dog fences. If your dog has been diagnosed with mange – an inflammatory disease in which large numbers of mites attack dogs and ...

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Paving the Way Toward Regenerative Medicine Technologies

Paving the Way Toward Regenerative Medicine Technologies

With the goal of facilitating a better understanding and treatment of many disabling human diseases and conditions, on March 9 President Obama removed the ban on federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research, which had been in place since 2001. During that time, however, stem-cell research for treatment of certain ...

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How to stop your dog from Choking

How to stop your dog from Choking

Follow the steps below It’s your worst nightmare: You toss Fido a treat, which he gulps down whole – and starts gagging. You pat his back, but he continues to choke. What do you do? Choking occurs when a dog can’t breathe because a foreign object or constriction is preventing air from reaching his lungs through ...

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Peanut-Sniffing Dogs Save Lives

Peanut-Sniffing Dogs Save Lives

Poodles and Portuguese Water Dogs Not only can dogs use their incredible sense of smell to save lives by detecting cancer and finding people buried in rubble, they can also be trained to sniff out peanuts as well as other allergens that are potentially deadly to people with extreme allergies. Dogs are natural-born ...

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How to give your dog Medication

How to give your dog Medication

Next to expressing their anal glands, having to give dogs medication is probably one of the least-loved aspects of pet ownership. But you can put aside your fears of losing a finger or two, or poor Fido choking on a pill the size of a blimp. These tips will help make this challenging job easier. When your ...

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How to treat your dog’s Bladder Infection

How to treat your dog’s Bladder Infection

The symptoms and treatment of a dog’s bladder infection are remarkably similar to those for a human’s – in fact, bladder infections ranked as the No. 2 most common medical condition we share with dogs on a top 10 list compiled by Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) . According to uti-in-dogs, about 14 percent of the ...

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