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Dog Arthritis & Acupuncture

Dog Arthritis & Acupuncture

Thanks to advances in veterinary medicine, dogs are living longer than ever. This increased life span, however, gives the dog's body a chance to gradually break down in much the same way as a human's. Arthritis is common in older dogs and, if left untreated, can advance to crippling proportions. Pai
Vet (Tech) School Diaries - Bethany

Vet (Tech) School Diaries - Bethany

This article introduces another Vet Diary Writer, Bethany, who is the first writer for veterinary technicial school! The Vet School Diaries are a collection of posts from various veterinary students around the world, each in their own "diary" section of the Pre-Vet/Career Forum. Now viewer
K-9 Kidney Disease Diet

K-9 Kidney Disease Diet

A diagnosis of kidney disease for your dog is serious, but, in most cases, the disease can be controlled through medications and diet. With the right dog food, kidney functions can be improved and symptoms reduced to help your pet live as long and comfortably as possible.
Your Quick Guide to Pancreatitis in Dogs and Cats

Your Quick Guide to Pancreatitis in Dogs and Cats

It may be tempting to give extra treats to pets, but caution is advised -- Pancreatitis and other stomach/gut upsets can occur, leading to a trip to the vet in some cases. Pancreatitis can also occur without a known history of fatty food ingestion. Learn about the risk factors of over-indulgence for
Rural Veterinary Practice Truck

Rural Veterinary Practice Truck

Oregon State College of Veterinary Medicine started out as a large animal facility. Veterinary students traveled to Washington State College of Veterinary Medicine for their small animal education. That was over twenty years ago. Now OSU has been transformed into a small and large animal state-of-th
Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden

A look at the stories and photos of the 133rd Westminster dog show in New York City. This show was held on February 9 and 10 of 2009.
Low Protein Diet for Dogs With Liver Problems

Low Protein Diet for Dogs With Liver Problems

Your dog's liver is her largest internal organ. While its primary function is to remove toxins from the blood, the liver is involved in many biochemical reactions in her body and any damage to this organ can cause widespread and varied symptoms. For decades, a low protein diet was thought to slow th
How to Keep Your Perks During "Zombies Ascension"

How to Keep Your Perks During "Zombies Ascension"

"Zombies" is a game mode in the "Call of Duty" game series that was first introduced in the fifth game in the series, "Call of Duty: World at War," and continued in "Call of Duty: Black Ops," the seventh game in the series. Your mission is to get to the highest level possible by killing all the zomb
Find Out Which Diseases Can Pass from Animals to Humans

Find Out Which Diseases Can Pass from Animals to Humans

Learn about many zoonotic diseases - those diseases transmitted from animals to humans
Old Dog Behavior

Old Dog Behavior

It can be difficult to accept that our beloved K-9 companions will not remain with us forever. The harsh reality is that dogs, just like humans, grow old and began to exhibit "old dog" behaviors. According to Pet Place, most dogs are considered elderly once they have lived 75% of their anticipated l
Canine Range of Motion Exercise

Canine Range of Motion Exercise

Senior dogs with arthritis and canines recovering from surgery or who have sustained an injury are candidates for canine range of motion exercise. The benefits of range of motion exercise include improved blood flow and sensory awareness, as well as increased joint flexibility.
Canine Skin Diseases

Canine Skin Diseases

Skin conditions in dogs--from a flea bit to skin cancer--are not uncommon. More often than not, however, a skin condition is a symptom of another illness rather than a disease in itself. While some skin diseases--such as ringworm and sarcoptic mange-- are related directly to the skin, conditions tha
Dog Bite Infection Symptoms

Dog Bite Infection Symptoms

Dog bites should be treated quickly to prevent infection.big dog image by Mat Hayward from Fotolia.comAccording to Met Pet, symptoms of infection from a dog bite occur within 12 to 24 hours of a bite. If another dog has bitten your dog, it is important to take him to the veterinarian for...
Dog Diseases of Older Dogs

Dog Diseases of Older Dogs

Dogs face various possible health changes as their metabolism slows with age. The risks of heart, kidney and liver disease increase. They can develop conditions such as diabetes, cancer and hypothyroidism, and their hearing, vision and sense of smell can fail. Incontinence, obesity and...
Bleeding Eyes in a Sheltie

Bleeding Eyes in a Sheltie

The sheltie, often mistaken for a "miniature collie," is a small dog that stands around 13 to 16 inches in height. Shelties, much like collies, are prone to having malformation or diseases affecting the eyes. As a small dog, the Shetland sheepdog is also prone to accidental trauma to the eyes. When
Oregon State College of Veterinary Medicine

Oregon State College of Veterinary Medicine

Oregon State College of Veterinary Medicine started out as a large animal facility. Veterinary students traveled to Washington State College of Veterinary Medicine for their small animal education. That was over twenty years ago. Now OSU has been transformed into a small and large animal state-of-th
Thyroid Disorders in Dogs

Thyroid Disorders in Dogs

There are numerous thyroid disorders than can afflict dogs, and each of these has distinct symptoms, diagnosis methods, treatments and prognosis. Some of these disorders can be very dangerous and even life threatening, and others allow the dog to live a relatively normal life once she receives the a
Signs of Puppy Hip Dysplasia

Signs of Puppy Hip Dysplasia

Puppies from larger breeds are more prone to hip dysplasia.baby english mastiff image by Joy Fera from Fotolia.comHip dysplasia in dogs is a condition where the dog's femur, the largest bone in its leg, does not sit comfortably in the hip socket. It primarily affects the larger breeds of...
8 Common Signs of Dementia in Senior Dogs

8 Common Signs of Dementia in Senior Dogs

Have you noticed odd behaviors in your senior dog that you can't explain? Do dogs get Alzheimer's? Here is a list of the most common signs seen with senior dementia in dogs.