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.
Thickening of a dog's intestinal walls can be a sign of various illnesses and diseases. These diseases have numerous symptoms and treatments, and your veterinarian will be able to help you decide on the best treatment for your dog's health.
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?
Your veterinarian may prescribe one of several medications to help your dog recover from a bladder infection.Dog image by CiberZoom from Fotolia.comCanine bladder infections (also known as urinary tract infections or UTIs) occur when bacteria enter the bladder and urethra and begin to...
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...
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...
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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.
A stroke is a medical emergency where the brain is deprived of blood. Like humans, dogs have the potential to suffer strokes, which produce noticeable symptoms.
Whipworm, a canine intestinal parasite, can wreck havoc on a dog's digestive system. Picked up from moist contaminated soil, whipworms live in a dog's large intestine. It is a common parasite found throughout the United States. There are several medications that treat this condition.
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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.
Taking care of your dogs is a year-round job, but during the harsh summer and winter months, it is especially important. The extreme temperatures and conditions that are present can be very hard on dogs, especially if they aren't accustomed to the weather. Knowing what hazards exist and how to handl