What Are The Signs Of Cancer In Dogs?

Dog sleeping on the bed (Caption: Signs of cancer in dogs)

My wife and I have a dog, and I know the last thing in the world she wants to think about is our pup ever getting cancer. The thought of cancer can be so upsetiing to us that we can blind ourselves and look the other way when it comes to our dogs’ health. Sometimes the warning signs are obvious like large growths on the outside of their bodies. Other times, cancers can show up in unexpected ways. Read more to learn some of the warning signs of cancer in dogs…

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What Do Lumps On Dogs Mean?

Dog with lump on ear

If you have an older dog, then you are no stranger to finding miscellaneous bumps and lumps on them. In fact most dogs over the age of 7 will have developed one or more of these bumps upon inspection. But what are these lumps and bumps on dogs and when should you be concerned…

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

Pug in old man's arms (caption: Life Expectancy Of Dogs)

Larger animals tend to live longer than smaller ones (most of the time). Think about it. Humans live longer than cats, which live 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. They live longer because of increased health risks for the person who weighs 300 pounds. When it comes to dogs’ life expectancy, how can you compare a Great Dane to a Chihuahua? Their anatomic builds are completely different, and their lifespans reflect this. Beyond size, is there an average age of a dog based on breed or other factors? Yes. Let us explore this subject further.

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

Old pug in man's arm (caption: Diabetes in dogs symptoms & treatments)

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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