Category: Dog Health Care

How to treat your dog’s Glaucoma

How to treat your dog’s Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition caused by abnormally high intraocular pressure (IOP) in a dog’s eye. When left untreated, a dog can potentially lose some or all of his vision. “Inside the normal eye there is constant production and drainage of a watery fluid called aqueous humor,” reports Petplace. “When there is a problem ...

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How to treat your dog’s Seizure

How to treat your dog’s Seizure

Ideopathic epilepsy Your dog Fido is dozing at your feet when suddenly he begins shaking violently, his glazed eyes wildly darting back and forth and his paws scratching at the air. You think he must be dreaming about chasing a squirrel, so you gently try to nudge him awake. But his convulsions get even stronger. He ...

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How to treat your dog’s Pneumonia

How to treat your dog’s Pneumonia

You finally find the perfect pound pup, but then the staff tells you she has kennel cough. No worries, you think – it’s no worse than a human cold. Antibiotics will take care of it and she’ll be better in no time. In most cases, you’re right. But what if her kennel cough worsens and becomes pneumonia? With proper ...

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How to treat your dog’s Anemia

How to treat your dog’s Anemia

What is anemia? Simply stated, anemia means the body has experienced a loss of red blood cells or hemoglobin or both. (In ancient Greek anemia means “lack of blood.”) The causes of anemia in dogs are numerous and the condition signifies an underlying, usually larger, problem. In fact, anemia isn’t a disease in and of ...

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How to take your dog’s temperature

How to take your dog’s temperature

How to use thermometer in dog's The prospect of having to take your dog’s temperature probably appeals to you as much as having to express his anal glands or clip his nails. But you should know how to do it nevertheless, just in case you ever need to determine if he has a fever and needs to see a veterinarian. ...

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How to treat your dog’s mange

How to treat your dog’s mange

Types of mange It’s kind of the ultimate insult for a dog: mangy mutt. We all know what a mutt is, but what, exactly, is mange anyway? Actually, there are three types of mange—sarcoptic, demodectic and cheyletiella—and they occur when microscopic mites invade a dog’s skin. Mange is a disease in which mites attack in ...

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How to treat your dog’s hot spots

How to treat your dog’s hot spots

Inflammation of the skin Pyotraumatic dermatitis, more commonly known as “hot spots,” moist dermatitis, and acute moist dermatitis, is characterized by painful, circular red sores on a dog’s body. Pets webmd further defines the condition as “a warm, painful, swollen patch of skin, 1 to 4 inches (2.5 to 10 cm) across ...

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