Archives for December 2010

Lyme Disease in Dogs- an Overview

Most cases of Lyme disease in dogs occur in wooded areas in the Northeast, upper Midwest (including Wisconsin and Minnesota), northern California, and the Pacific Northwest.  The infection is transmitted by ticks of the Ixodes genus.  Click here to learn more about Ixodes … [Read more...]

Lyme Disease in Dogs- Symptoms

The clinical signs of Lyme disease in dogs generally will occur 2 to 6 months after a tick bites a dog.  After the tick bites a dog it needs to stay attached to the dog for at least 50 hours to transmit the infection to the dog.  Click here to learn more about the process … [Read more...]

Evaluating a Pet Insurance Policy: What about Wellness Coverage?

In terms of veterinary medical care for your pets, wellness examinations and procedures are among the most important things you can do to ensure that your pet has a long and healthy life with you. Services that are considered wellness (or preventative) care include annual … [Read more...]

Diarrhea is a Common Dog Disease

Diarrhea is loose, watery stools that occur more frequently than usual.  It is a common type of dog disease that owners have to deal with.  Diarrhea varies in signs, severity and duration depending on the cause. Diarrhea is a dog disease that can be acute or chronic in … [Read more...]

Anal Sac Disease in Dogs

The types of diseases in dogs that involve the anal sacs are often due to impaction of the duct by the glandular secretions.  Dogs have 2 anal sacs on either side of the anus near the junction where the skin meets the rectal mucous membranes.  These sacs are often mistakenly … [Read more...]

An Owner’s Guide to Differentiating Between Various Signs of Skin Disease in Dogs

Skin disease in dogs is a very common problem and it can have numerous causes. If your dog is suffering from a skin disease it can be confusing to you and uncomfortable for your pet. It may be helpful to try to distinguish between the different common skin diseases that dogs … [Read more...]

Treatment Options for Dog Skin Disease due to Allergies

Skin diseases in dogs are very common and some of the time they can be treated at home.  If your dog continues to suffer despite your treatment, a visit to your veterinarian will be required. Allergies cause the majority of dog skin disease. Dogs can be allergic to fleas, … [Read more...]

How Does Pet Insurance Benefit Me?

There has been a lot of attention paid to pet insurance recently. Many veterinary hospitals, animal shelters, pet stores, and even Consumer Reports have been presenting information about pet health insurance to the public. What can you expect the benefits to be if you decide … [Read more...]

Questions to Ask When Selecting a Pet Health Insurance Policy

Selecting an appropriate pet health insurance policy for your pets can be a daunting task. Here are some questions to be considered when selecting a company and a policy: Questions to Consider about the Pet Health Insurance Company: What is the financial stability of the … [Read more...]

Glossary of Terms used in Veterinary Pet Insurance Policies

For those not accustomed to reading insurance policies, the terms used in veterinary pet insurance policies can seem confusing. To help you to better understand the policies you are considering, here are some common terms used in many veterinary pet insurance … [Read more...]