Leptospirosis In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention & More

If you were a pup parent several years ago, you might recall leptospirosis hitting the news locally, regionally, or even nationally. Dogs contracted this disease from simply swimming in local streams and rivers and becoming seriously ill and even dying. It became a popular news topic for a fleeting moment. While the news hasn’t focused on this disease as much lately, it can still be a very real threat to your dog, depending on where your dog roams. What do you need to do to prevent your dog from getting sick? And if he does, what are the symptoms? We give you all the information you need to know about this disease that can become severe quickly…

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Diabetes In Dogs: How To Spot & Treat This Chronic Disease

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Can dogs get diabetes? Yes, and it’s on the rise at alarming rates, just as it is with humans. Between 2006 and 2015, the incidence of canine diabetes increased a whopping 79.7%, according to a large nationwide report by Banfield Pet Hospital. Diabetes in dogs is a chronic, progressive disease that can lead to some serious health complications without treatment. So early detection and management of the disease are key. But with ongoing treatment, a healthy diet, and regular exercise, diabetic dogs can live long and happy lives.

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What To Give A Dog For Upset Stomach: Remedies To Settle A Sick Tummy

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Normally dogs will eat grass to cleanse out their system – this is the natural method for curing your dog’s upset stomach. However, at times this won’t do the trick, or your dog won’t even feel like eating grass. In this case it can help to give your dog a little bit of Pepto-Bismol or Pepcid crushed and mixed with water (the amount will depend on your dog’s weight – consult your veterinarian)…

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Does My Dog Have Gum Disease?

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Did you know that gum disease is the most common disease affecting pet dogs? Estimates show that more than two-thirds of dogs over three years old have some form of periodontal disease. This disease can be silently destructive, eating away the supporting structures around the teeth without apparent signs and symptoms until it’s gone past the point for reversing its effects. If it goes too far, perfectly healthy teeth can be lost because nothing will hold them in place. Do you know how to protect your dog from gum disease?

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Staph Infection In Dogs: What Are The Signs And Treatment Options?

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Most of us know the term “staph infections” because humans can contract them fairly easily. But did you know that dogs are totally susceptible to staph infections too? How do staph infections affect dogs? They’re mostly found on their skin but not always. Staph infections can become a serious threat to your dog’s health, so it’s crucial to know how to spot the signs and when to go to your vet…

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Dog Allergy Symptoms: Watch For Scratching

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If you have ever suffered from allergy symptoms, you know how miserable they can make you feel. The world is foggy, your brain is dull, your eyes and skin itch incessantly, your sinuses are like a dripping faucet and you are tired and lethargic. In a word, allergies make you feel miserable. Dog allergy symptoms are very similar, and they can feel miserable too…

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Pyoderma In Dogs: Skin Disease Causes & Treatments

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It can be unnerving to see your pup with patches of irritated skin and bumps. If you don’t know what you’re looking at, you definitely won’t know how to deal with it. Pyoderma could be the culprit, so you may want to familiarize yourself with this condition. Understanding the causes and symptoms may help you make the right decisions for your dog’s health…

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