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Dog’s Addison disease occurs generally when your dog is under heavy stress. This disease is more common in dogs than in humans and it happens more often in female dogs. The dog’s adrenal glands stop working properly. These glands regulate the way a dog's body controls levels of water, sugar and salt. There are two hormones normally deficient in dogs with Addison disease: cortisol and aldosterone. Cortisol helps to deal with stress besides converting food into energy and managing... Read More
Dog bronchitis usually affects small to medium-sized breeds that are over one year of age. The causes of dog bronchitis are not always known. However, researchers say that cigarette smoke and urban pollution could be one of the causes that lead to bronchitis. The overpowered immune system of a dog with frequent viral or bacterial infection is most of the time unwilling to protect the dog from such infection. Therefore symptoms such as wheezing, loss of appetite, frequent gagging and sometimes fe... Read More
Start your pet’s dental care early and the results will be rewarding in the long term. Dental disease affects up to 80% of pets over the age of three, and just like humans, there can be serious consequences of poor dental health. Infected gums and teeth aren't just a problem in the mouth. The heart, kidneys, intestinal tract, and joints may also be infected. If your dog is suffering from an infection in a tooth due to bacteria in the mouth, it could form into an abscess. Symptoms may include:... Read More
When we take our dogs for a walk we usually think about many things that don’t have anything to do with our pet. We tend to forget our pets communicate and they do so with sound and body language. For example, a dog may communicate he is sick when he is not wanting to move, itching and scratching, losing appetite, and when he has some mouth problems such as bleeding or soar looking gums, along with discolored teeth or teeth loss. As in humans fever is number one symptom when... Read More
Hot Summertime Tip #3:
Prevent your pet
from getting sunburned.
Yes, pets can get sun-burnt and it can cause blistering and skin cancer as it can in humans. This is especially true for lighter colored pets, but all are susceptible. This is especially true around the ears, nose and tummy. Apply kids sunscreen with NO zinc to the sensitive areas. (If your pet
is prone to licking it off there are two companies that offer pet-safe sun block: Doggles and Nutri-vet.)... Read More