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So your pup is sick? We’ve got lots of tips to help him heal and start back to his tail wagging self in no time. And if your dog is truly ill, please do not hesitate to consult your vet. They are trained to help keep your pet healthy.

Our experts have researched hundreds of conditions. We bring you the latest as soon as we can confirm the validity of the research.

Dog sick on bed (caption: Degenerative Myelopathy In Dogs)

Degenerative Myelopathy In Dogs: Symptoms, Prognosis, Treatment & More

Has your dog become less mobile? Is he having trouble going on walks or climbing stairs? There could be many reasons for this, including arthritis and hip dysplasia. But one lesser-known condition he could be suffering from is degenerative myelopathy (DM), an inherited spinal cord disease in dogs. Learn more about DM here to see if your dog could be at risk for this debilitating condition.

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Dogs With Down Syndrome: Are Dogs Born With This Genetic Abnormality?

Dogs and humans share many of the same congenital disorders and genetic diseases such as heart defects, epilepsy, hip dysplasia, many types of cancer, hemophilia, cataracts, dwarfism, and others. A fairly common congenital disorder in humans is Down syndrome, so you may be wondering if our canine companions can have it too. We’ll shed light on this chromosomal abnormality and if it affects dogs.

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Laser Therapy For Dogs: How It Works, Treatment Options & Conditions Treated

When our pets are in pain or injured, we naturally want to do everything we can to get them back to their usual antics as soon as possible. Laser therapy, sometimes referred to as cold laser therapy, is a procedure that is becoming increasingly popular in veterinary medicine to treat various conditions in dogs. So, what is laser treatment for dogs? How can it help your four-legged friend? And is dog laser therapy safe?

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Aspirin For Dogs: Side Effects, Safety Precautions, Dogs & More

We all hate to see our furry friends suffering from pain. It can be tempting to turn to our medicine cabinets for fast and easy relief for minor aches. But the resounding advice from veterinarian and pet experts say DO NOT give your pet aspirin or any other human over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers without consulting your vet. Does that mean that aspirin is bad for all dogs? Not in some cases, but you should understand the potential side effects, which dogs are at a higher risk for severe complications, and what can happen to your canine companion if you accidentally overdose. We’ll help you learn more about this potentially fatal OTC pain reliever for dogs.

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Progressive Retinal Atrophy In Dogs: Symptoms, Breeds At Risk, Genetic Testing & More

Is your dog showing signs of vision loss? One cause could be a hereditary disease called progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), which is a common cause of blindness in purebred dogs and some mixed breeds. What is PRA in dogs? Is your pup more prone to developing this inherited disease? And how do you know if your dog is at risk?

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Why Are Dogs’ Noses Wet, And What’s The Best Treatment For Dry Noses?

We’re sure you’ve found yourself telling your dog to get that cold, wet nose out of your personal space at some point! But have you ever wondered, ‘why do dogs have wet noses?’ Our favorite canine companions differ from us humans and our beloved feline friends in a puzzling way. Their noses are normally wet — and normally should be. But why are dogs’ noses wet? And if they’re not, does that mean that something’s wrong? Can you do anything to help your pup if his nose is dry? If so, what’s the best dog dry nose treatment? Here, we’ll answer all of your questions to put you and your pup at ease…

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Spider Bites On Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention & More

Our curious canine companions often don’t use caution when exploring their world. And this can lead to a web of trouble with some spider species in the United States. The good news is that most spider bites on dogs don’t pose a serious health threat unless a rare allergic reaction occurs. How do you know if a spider bit your pup? We’ll tell you the signs to watch for with mild to severe spider bites, home remedies to ease discomfort, when it’s time for immediate vet care, and much more.

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Greyhound dog passed out on back in dog bed (Caption: Syncope In Dogs)

Syncope In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & More

Syncope is a medical term for fainting or passing out. These fainting spells are usually brief, caused by a temporary loss of oxygen and nutrients to the brain. Most dogs recover spontaneously; however, syncope can be a sign of serious heart problems or other conditions in dogs. We’ll explore what causes syncope in dogs, treatment options, and when to seek help if you think your dog has had a syncopal episode.

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Hookworms In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention & More

Dogs are prone to picking up all kinds of nasty worms that can do some severe damage. One common type is hookworm. What are the symptoms to look out for? How are they treated? And how can you prevent your dog from getting hookworms in the first place? We’ll answer these questions and more. It’s important to note that hookworms can be especially serious and fatal for puppies, so early diagnosis and treatment are critical.

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Luna the Jack Russell suffering from ringworm on her rump (Caption: Ringworm In Dogs)

Ringworm In Dogs: Signs, Treatment & More

As its name implies, many people think ringworm is one of many parasitic worms that dogs can contract, like heartworms, tapeworms, etc. In fact, ringworm isn’t a worm at all; it’s a contagious fungal infection that’s common in nearly all domesticated animals, including dogs. We’ll help you know how to identify ringworm and what you should do if you suspect your dog has it.

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