Tag Archives: Aging

It’s hard to deal with the aging of your dog. The bond you have developed with him is one you cherish and when that time comes, it can be difficult to say goodbye.

Melanoma In Dogs: Types, Symptoms And Treatments

Dog snout with melanoma (caption: Melanoma In Dogs)

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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Common Dog Health Issues You Must Know

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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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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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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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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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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Life Expectancy of Dogs: How Long Will My Dog Live?

Puppies drinking water

Larger animals tend to live longer than smaller ones…most of the time. Think about it. A human lives longer than a cat, which lives longer than a rat, which lives longer than a fly. But why isn’t this true when it comes to animals within their species? A person who weighs 150 pounds will most likely live longer than a person who weighs 300 pounds. This is because of increased health risks for the person who weighs 300 pounds. When it comes to dogs though, how can you compare a Great Dane to a Chihuahua? Their anatomic builds are completely different and their lifespans reflect this…

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