Illness

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.

Melanoma In Dogs: Types, Symptoms And Treatments

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In humans, malignant melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, but can dogs get melanoma? The unfortunate answer is yes — however, just like with humans, there are varying types of melanoma that affect different parts of a dog’s body. Some variations are more serious than others.  But with any type of cancer, an early diagnosis is key to catching this potential killer before it’s too late…

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Bernese Mountain Dog Health Issues: What You Need To Know

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One of the giant breeds, Bernese Mountain Dogs (affectionately known as “Berners”) make excellent family companions. This breed is loyal, easygoing, sweet and very gentle with kids. They also play well with other pets and dogs and love joining in on family activities. Unfortunately, their life span is limited to 7-10 years, and there are some common health problems you should know about…

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Dog Tumors: What You Need To Know

Dog Tumors: What You Need to Know

When you feel a lump or bump on your dog that you haven’t felt before, fear sets in. Thoughts of your dog having a tumor take over. Growths and masses are a common occurrence on dogs, but this can be very scary and you probably have a lot of questions. This is not the time to panic, however it is the time to get informed…

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10 Rare Genetic Cat Diseases

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Leila Hadziabdic is a Master’s student in Molecular Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and Immunobiology. She joined the pet genomics company Basepaws in 2017 after earning her Bachelor’s degree in Genetics. Leila’s job is to research and write feline genetic and health-related content, including this Canine Journal exclusive discussion about rare feline genetic disorders and how Cat DNA tests can help us dig into their health history…

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Health Problems

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel sad

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are a favorite breed with some adverse health risks. Don’t let what you find out in this article deter you from owning this lovable toy dog, though. As with any animal, we all have health risks. There is no guarantee that your dog will be diagnosed with any of these illnesses, but it’s always good to be prepared…

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