Most types of parasitic fungi grow in the soil or in decaying vegetation. Canines will then manage to ingest the fungi by ingestion, breathing in the parasites or else absorbing them through the skin.
Many retrieving breeds are prone to entropion.retriever image by Angelika Bentin from Fotolia.comCanine entropion is a painful condition in which the eyelid rolls inward, causing the eyelashes and small hairs surrounding the eye to rub against the dog's cornea. Entropion causes...
Any dog can develop diabetes.dog image by Oleg Salamaha from Fotolia.comAccording to Dr. Leah Cohn of the Pet Place website, diabetes mellitus is one of the most common hormonal diseases among dogs. Diabetes occurs when a lack of the hormone insulin impairs the body from being able to...
Periodontal disease, a form of gum disease, is one of the most common diseases affecting dogs. In addition to maintaining good oral hygiene and regularly brushing your dog's teeth and gums, a vaccination is available to help prevent the development of the disease in healthy dogs.
Normally, your dog's body is host to a variety of bacterial visitors, good and bad. Yeast is a single-celled organism that lives in the digestive tract and on the skin of your dog. The two main yeasts that cause gastrointestinal and skin disorders in dogs are Candida albicans and, according to recen
Seizures are a disorder of the brain that can be life-threatening if left untreated. The cause of the seizure will indicate the treatment you provide your dog and when to involve your vet. Recurring seizures can be controlled by medication so your vet should be kept up to date on any seizure activit
This question has come up for both dogs and cats. Viewers want to know if once littermates reach puberty, will they ... mate? Or will they "know" they are brother and sister and refrain?
There are certain vaccination protocols that veterinarians follow to vaccinate dogs through the course of their life. In general, these vaccinations are not required, but they are heavily recommended by veterinarians. If you ever plan to compete your dog in any kind of competition or...
Spinal spondylosis is known by many other names, including spondylosis, spondylosis deformans, spinal osteoarthritis and even simply "bone spurs." Canine spondylosis can restrict spinal column movement and is common in large canine breeds.
Abnormal behavior, such as lethargy, suggests an ill canine.closeup of dog sleeping image by itay uri from Fotolia.comA canine's urinary tract system consists of four key components: the kidneys, ureters (tubes attaching the kidneys to the bladder), bladder and urethra (tube through which...
This guide deals with liturgical Latin used by the Catholic Church, including the pronunciation of the letter J through Z and noting
The sagging skin of the basset hound's face may be endearing, but drooping lower eyelids can signal problems for this breed, or any dog with loose lower lids, as it may cause infection in the tissue lining the eyelids (conjunctiva).
Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious gastrointestinal virus for which there is no officially documented cure. This makes recovery a matter of proper diagnosis, dedication to supportive care and educated cleaning after the virus has run its course.
Dogs with diabetes might be prone to lethargy.sleeping dog image by Evgeny Rodionov from Fotolia.comCanine diabetes is a common disease in dogs that is caused either by a lack of insulin in the dog's body or by an inadequate response to insulin. Obese dogs and female dogs are more prone...
If your dog has seizures, it can be scary for both you and your pet. These seizures are often treatable. Call your veterinarian if you think your dog has been having seizures.
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Fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) plays an important role in evaluating and managing lymphoma in dogs. The FDG-PET is a radiography procedure used to assess any residual lymphoma and to identify whether your dog may require further treatment
It is easy to feel defeated when fighting fleas. A muli-pronged approach is necessary to rid your home and pets of these pests. Here are 5 tips to get started.