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Hip Dysplasia in Dogs
Hip Dysplasia in Dogs
Hip dysplasia is a very painful disease that affects the hip joints of dogs, and it can occur in dogs as young as four months of age. The disease often develops in both hips, but sometimes only

5 Tips to Help Your Dog Lose Weight
5 Tips to Help Your Dog Lose Weight
Between 25 and 40 percent of dogs in the United States weigh too much. Your dog’s extra pounds could become a serious problem; overweight dogs are prone to serious illness and early death.

Allergies in Dogs
Allergies in Dogs
Is Your Dog Itching constantly? You have read almost everything that you can and have talked to as many pet professionals as possible in an attempt to find a solution for your dog's itchy misery.

Giardia | Giardia in Dogs
Giardia
Giardia are single-celled organisms that can live in the small intestines of dogs, cats and other mammals. Giardiasis is an infection of Giardia. Giardia can interfere with digestion

Luxating Patella | Luxating Patellas in Dogs
Luxating Patella
This is a topic I wish I didn't feel the need to write about, but unfortunately I have a little experience with it. Lacey, my 5 year old Chihuahua / Toy Poodle mix

How to Protect Your Dog in Cold Weather | Dogs in the Cold
How to Protect Your Dog in Cold Weather
Dogs, like humans, feel the cold and need special care and attention during the chilly winter months. Puppies and senior dogs are particularly at risk during cold weather

Online Pet Pharmacies | Online Pet Meds
Online Pet Pharmacies
In this economy everyone is trying to save a buck or two but the old adage "you get what you pay for" may never be more appropriate than it is with pet medications. During a recent trip to our veterin

Dealing with Allergies to Your Pet | Dog Allergies
Dealing with Allergies to Your Pet
As pets become more and more common in our society, so do our allergies to them. Pets have become an integral part of our lives even for many of the over 15% of the population that has an allergy to

Choosing the Right Vet | Choosing a Veterinarian
Choosing the Right Vet
We all strive to keep our dogs happy and healthy but despite our best efforts they are bound to get sick or injured at least a few times in their lives. When the unfortunate event does happen it is

Spaying & Neutering | Getting Your Dog Fixed
Spaying & Neutering
Have you ever thought about breeding your dog? Have you thought how great it would be to have a litter of little ones running around? Do you believe that your dog "needs" to have a litter of pups

Microchipping | Dog Identification
Microchipping
Microchips are tiny transponders, about the size of a grain of rice, which are implanted under the dog's skin, between the shoulder blades, using a special syringe. The procedure is much like getting

Brushing Your Dog's Teeth | Canine Dental Health
Brushing Your Dog's Teeth
Brushing your dog's teeth is a very important part of their overall health and happiness. Just like humans, if a dog has dental issues it can cause problems with other parts of the body. With all the

Holiday Safety for your Dog | Dog Holiday Safety
Holiday Safety for your Dog
The Holiday Season is a very fun and exciting time for everyone. It is a time for decorating, traveling and spending time with friends and family. With all of this going on we sometimes forget that th

Spring Time Safety for your Dog | Dog Springtime Safety
Spring Time Safety for your Dog
As the weather improves it is once again time to start those Spring-time activities around your yard and house. During this time it is important to remember your four-legged friends and pay close atte