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.

Bernese Mountain Dog Health Issues: What You Need To Know

Bernese Mountain Dog laying in grass (caption:Bernese Mountain Dog Health Issues)

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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How To Treat A Poisoned Dog

A sick dog

Did your pet eat chocolate or get into the antifreeze in the basement? Act quick! It’s toxic and you need to breakout the poison patrol actions ASAP. But what do you do? Here are the five steps you need to take to get started treating a poisoned dog…

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How To Deal With The Death Of Your Dog

Dog grave (caption: How To Deal With Dog Death)

Your pet is a part of your family and losing them can be emotionally devastating. If you or someone you know recently lost a canine companion, we offer you our most sincere condolences. We’ve been there and understand the pain you are feeling right now. At the same time, discussing and sharing stories of your pet after losing them one way to begin the healing process…

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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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Sick As A Dog: Can Dogs Get Colds?

Can Dogs Get Colds: Dog sick on bed

Does your dog have the sniffles? Watery eyes? Is he sneezing and coughing? Can dogs catch colds? Yes, they can, and the symptoms can range from mild to severe depending on the type of cold virus he’s caught (just as human colds can vary in severity). How do you know when your dog has a cold or something worse? How do you treat his symptoms? Not to worry — we’ll give you everything you need to know about dogs and colds so you can be sure you’re taking good care of your precious pup…

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Dog Euthanasia: When Is It Time To Say Goodbye?

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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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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

Cat looking sick

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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