If your dog has come down with a cough it is most likely because he has just come home from a stay in a kennel. Kennel cough is a virus that is very common and highly contagious. You don't want to see your dog suffer any longer than you have to. It is a great idea to begin a homemade cough syrup reg
Insulinoma is a pancreatic tumor that causes low blood sugar in dogs, according to Foothills Animal Hospital. Although insulinoma is rare, rottweilers are genetically predisposed to this life-threatening disease. It typically afflicts dogs late in life, between 8 and 12 years of age. Fortunately, wi
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Westminster Dog Show 2008 - Photos of the places, people and dogs. Learn about the dogs and their handlers from a veterinary perspective; traveling with dogs, pet therapy, training and health of dogs involved in the professional dog show circuit.
Heat stroke is a danger in summer months, especially for pets left in parked cars. Another risk factor for heat stroke may not be so obvious: how your pet's hair is dried.
Renal failure in dogs is a natural part of aging.dog image by Ferencz Teglas from Fotolia.comJust as in humans, a dog's kidneys work to eliminate waste and toxins from the body. Dogs of any breed or age can suddenly develop chronic renal failure, or kidney failure, but it is also a common...
Coccidia are single-celled organisms that can make your puppy or dog mildly to fatally ill. Six genera of Coccidia can infect dogs, and within each genus are multiple species. The most common of these species to infect dogs are Isospora canis and Isospora ohioensis. However, Cryptosporidium parvum m
Swimmer's itch is a skin disease caused by parasites. This term is used for the disease when found in humans; it is called canine schistosomiasis or water dermatitis when found in dogs. Though it is very similar to the swimmer's itch parasite, the canine bug is not the same. The parasite found in d
It is not uncommon for dogs with large and wrinkley heads to drool massively. That should not be mistaken for an illness.dog on beach image by john barber from Fotolia.comThere are several types of illnesses that cause dogs to salivate. Most are oral diseases, however several serious...
Horner's disease (more commonly known as Horner's syndrome) is a group of symptoms that occurs in dogs because of a neurological injury. It affects the muscles of the face by causing them to lose contact with facial nerves. The syndrome is not life-threatening or dangerous, though the appearance is
Strong urine in dogs can indicate a serious underlying medical condition. Prompt evaluation by a veterinarian will help determine the exact cause of the problem. An owner often notices the increased pungent aroma of a dog's urine when taking the canine outside to eliminate. The urine may appear dark
An ear infection can be painful for your dog.funny dog ears flap high retrieve vizsla run play image by Paul Retherford from Fotolia.comIf your dog is constantly scratching at its ear and an odor emanates from the itchy ear, it may have a yeast infection. A food allergy or the environment...
The purpose of vaccinating dogs is to provide solid immunity against disease. Titers are one way of evaluating the level of protection achieved. Some veterinarians suggest that checking titers annually might alter vaccine protocols.
Canine interstitial cystitis is when a dog's bladder and bladder wall are inflamed, but not because of infection. Sometimes it is called sterile recurring cystitis. Canine interstitial cystitis can be harder to treat than cystitis caused by bacterial infection.
Urine licking and drinking does happen fairly frequently in dogs. There are a variety of reasons why dogs may drink urine, ranging from illness or some previously learned behavior. Although not the most appealing of habits, drinking urine isn't dangerous to the dog, according to VetInfo.com. It is i
Addison's disease in dogs occurs when a dog's adrenal glands produce less than a normal amount of hormones. These hormones help control the balance of sugar, salt and water in a dog's body. Symptoms of Addison's disease include poor eating habits, vomiting, diarrhea and weakness. Treat a dog's Addis
The first moment of vocal sound is most important. There are three basic ways one can initiate vocal tone: aspirated, glottal, and coordinated.
Everyone should learn to use their head voice in order to improve their dynamic contrast, range, and much more.
Your Labrador puppy may be predisposed to hip dysplasia.puppy image by SKYDIVECOP from Fotolia.comHip dysplasia occurs in young dogs when the animal's hip joint becomes disconnected from the top of its femur---the large bone of the upper leg. As the dog grows, the joint pocket changes and...
Laura Bennett FSA CFA, co-founder of Embrace Pet Insurance and Guest Author on this site says that she "never used to be the kind of person that buys pet insurance." What changed her mind, and why did she go on to start a pet insurance company? See what she has to say about pet insurance,