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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.

What Is Kennel Cough?

What Is Kennel Cough?

Is your dog coughing more than usual? If your dog recently spent a lot of time around other pups and is showing signs of respiratory distress, they may have picked up a curable but stressful illness. Kennel cough is contracted when a dog inhales bacteria or virus particles. Their respiratory tract is coated with mucus that traps the particles, resulting in the voice box and windpipe becoming inflamed. Find out which symptoms to look for, ways to help your canine recover and more about the vaccines needed to keep you pet healthy…

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Common Dog Health Issues

Common Dog Health Issues

No two dogs are alike. Likewise, no two dog breeds are alike, especially when it comes to their health. Dog health problems range from infections to cancers, and it’s up to the pet parents to keep their companions happy and healthy by understanding some common dog illnesses and diseases…

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Rabies Symptoms in Dogs

Rabies Symptoms in Dogs

Is your dog foaming at the mouth and acting erratic? Hope not but as a kid that is how the symptoms of dog rabies was always described to me! So, what should we really watch for to keep our furry friends healthy and up to date on their vaccines? And do we need to watch out for infected animals that may be of danger to not only our pets, but us as well? Learn more about rabies and what you should do if your dog is bitten by an infected animal…

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How Do You Treat Arthritis In Dogs?

Paul dog with Arthritis

Coming home is my favorite time of day because I know I’ll see dog noses and wagging tails to greet me as I open the door. So it really stood out to me when Paul, our older dog, began coming late to the greeting party. In fact, each time he got up from the floor, his movements seemed labored and slow. I’ve been around dogs, dog lovers, and veterinarians long enough to know that arthritis can be a common cause for what I was seeing in my dog…

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Dog Euthanasia: When is it Time to Say Goodbye?

Sad pug

Euthanasia of a pet is one of the toughest things — if not the toughest thing — a pet owner may ever have to do. Yet this is a decision everyone must be prepared to make when they commit to taking on the responsibility of giving a pet a forever home. This article discusses the unfortunate process of dog euthanasia; when it’s the right time, and how to cope when your friend is gone…

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Canine Osteoarthritis: Age Is Not A Disease

Old Golden Retriever

We have made great advances in veterinary medicine. New diagnostic tests and improved treatments have given veterinarians more power in their pursuit of preventing and treating illnesses in our pets. Improved client education and client willingness to provide better care for their animals has also given rise to more geriatric patients being seen at veterinary hospitals across the country. Age is not a disease but it predisposes our pets to more disease. Everyday I meet someone who tells me their dog has slowed down or has more trouble getting up and down in the last few years. There are numerous reasons for older animals to slow down with age and one of the most prevalent and common is canine arthritis or canine osteoarthritis…

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How To Deal With The Death Of Your Dog

Dog grave

Losing a beloved pet can be emotionally devastating. Your pet becomes a part of your family and it’s never easy saying goodbye that last time. If you are someone who has recently lost a canine companion, the editors and staff here at Caninejournal.com offer you our most sincere condolences. We understand the pain you are feeling right now and know that this is not easy to handle…

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