How To Treat Dog Dandruff

 Meta:Dog dandruff is gross and messy--but you don't have to put up with it! We've got everything you need to understand why the white flaky stuff happens and how to prevent it. From tea tree oil to oatmeal baths to diet changes and better grooming routines, we've got … [Read more...]

When Should You Worry About Lymphoma in Dogs?

You are likely aware that lymphoma is a form of cancer that impacts both humans and dogs. Hearing that your dog received its first canine lymphoma diagnosis, could be particularly concerning and troublesome. However, there are more than 30 types of canine lymphomas, each of … [Read more...]

Doberman Pinscher Diseases

Doberman Pinchers as a breed are genetically predisposed to a number of diseases though not as many as some breeds. Some are just anecdotal where as with others the genetic factors are known. Most pure breed dogs are breed rather closely to near relatives. This process … [Read more...]

Standard Poodle Diseases

Standard Poodles as a breed are genetically predisposed to a number of diseases though not as many as many other breeds such as Golden Retrievers. Some diseases appear to be inherited but actual genetic coding has not been definitively identified.  Most pure breed dogs are … [Read more...]

Golden Retriever Diseases

When thinking about dog breeds, and which might make good pets, considering the diseases that they may be predisposed to should be a consideration. Golden retrievers as a breed are genetically predisposed to a number of diseases; more than many breeds. This article will list … [Read more...]

Constipation in Cats

Constipation in cats occurs occasionally and is characterized by large, dry feces that are difficult for the cat to pass. Sedentary, overweight cats with diets low in fiber are particularly prone (predisposed) to constipation. Any condition resulting in dehydration can dry … [Read more...]

Congenital Heart Disease in the Dog: Diagnosis and Treatment

During your puppy's first examination by your veterinarian it is routine to carefully listen for abnormal heart sounds that may suggest the presents of a congenital heart defect. The normal sound is a series of “lup Dub” sound. A murmur is an abnormal sound heard through a … [Read more...]

Comparing Congenital Heart Disease in Dogs and Children

Puppies can be born with virtually the same birth defects of the heart that affect human babies. Treatment of some congenital abnormalities is possible in dogs however it pales in comparison to the sophistication that is available for treatment of children with congenital … [Read more...]

Heart Disease in Dogs: Endocarditis

Bacterial infection of heart valves (bacterial endocarditis) is thankfully an uncommon disease and is unlikely to affect the health of your pet.  Bacterial endocarditis in the dog can develop on any of the four valves of the heart however it typically occurs on the left side … [Read more...]

Heart Disease in Dogs: Tricuspid Valve Disease

The tricuspid valve separates the right ventricle from the right atrium. Click here to learn about normal heart functioning of the dog. The same process that causes mitral valve disease  also causes the degeneration, thickening and eventually inability to tightly seal the … [Read more...]