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Solutions for Yeast Infections in Dogs

Solutions for Yeast Infections in Dogs

Dogs with flop ears are more susceptible to ear infections.Dogs at local park; pug image by Tawana Frink from Fotolia.comYeast infections are common in dogs and are generally brought on by a food allergy, change in diet or nutritional supplements. Most commonly an infection occurs in the.........[Read More]
Dog Diarrhea and Kidney Failure

Dog Diarrhea and Kidney Failure

Kidney failure is often the result of aging and may occur in small dogs from 10 to 14 years old. Larger dogs often experience kidney failure at an earlier age, from 7 years and older. Other causes of kidney disease in dogs are viral infections, cancer, parasites, autoimmune disease, reaction to medi......[Read More]
What Is Nuclear Sclerosis?

What Is Nuclear Sclerosis?

Nuclear sclerosis is a condition of the eyes which affects many animals and some humans. It is a hardening and sometimes discoloration of the lens of the eye. As you get older the lens of your eye becomes less flexible. The eye focuses by changing the thickness of the lens. For closer vision, the le......[Read More]
What Our Readers Are Saying

What Our Readers Are Saying

The opinions, comments and tips from viewers greatly enrich this site. See what viewers have to say on a variety of veterinary and pet health topics, and add in your comments as well.......[Read More]
How Often Should a Dog Get Booster Vaccinations?

How Often Should a Dog Get Booster Vaccinations?

Just like people need vaccinations from time to time, dogs need booster shots throughout their lives. If a dog does not receive its booster shots, it could come down with a deadly disease. Stay informed about what booster shots your dog needs so that it remains protected and healthy. Talk to your ve......[Read More]
Dog Health Issues & Yeast

Dog Health Issues & Yeast

Your dog has begun to frequently paw at his ears, shake his head and chew his feet, and he smells bad. These are all signs of a potential yeast infection, which affects the skin and is particularly common in floppy ears. Yeast occurs naturally in the body, but when it overgrows, it can wreak havoc w......[Read More]
Panniculitis & Vasculitis

Panniculitis & Vasculitis

Panniculitis is the inflammation of the subcutaneous fat tissue. Skin nodules may be ulcerated and develop draining tracts. Vasculitis is structural damage to and inflammation of the vascular wall. Damaged blood vessels leak tiny amounts of blood.......[Read More]
The Protocol for Dogs With Lymphoma

The Protocol for Dogs With Lymphoma

Lymphoma is a cancer that affects the lymph nodes, liver and spleen. According to PetEducation.com, lymphoma is a fairly common cancer in dogs.......[Read More]
How To Trim A Cat's Nails

How To Trim A Cat's Nails

Learn pet care and nutrition tips and watch how to administer medications, groom your pet and assess the optimal weight and body condition.......[Read More]
Elevated Liver Function in Dogs

Elevated Liver Function in Dogs

The liver works to convert substances in the body to particles it can use. When a dog's liver is malfunctioning, it will cause several symptoms. These symptoms can be mild, masking the liver dysfunction in some instances. When the liver is malfunctioning, the systemic liver values will change. Testi......[Read More]
Dogs & Thyroid Disease

Dogs & Thyroid Disease

The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormones that regulate a dog's metabolism. Thyroid disease, also called hypothyroidism, occurs when a dog's body does not produce enough thyroid hormones. As a result, a dog can suffer from chronic skin conditions, lethargy and unexplained weight gain.......[Read More]
Bloody Nose in Dogs

Bloody Nose in Dogs

A bloody nose (epitaxis) is when there is a continuous flow of blood dripping or running from the nose and not just a bit of blood sneezed up. A dog with a bloody nose needs to be supervised to be sure the nosebleed stops. You should call a vet if the nosebleed has not stopped or shows no signs of s......[Read More]
Is There a Blood Test for Epilepsy in Dogs?

Is There a Blood Test for Epilepsy in Dogs?

When a dog has recurrent seizures over a long period of time (generally one or more per month), he is considered to be suffering from a lifelong condition called epilepsy. A single seizure, or even several in a short period, may not indicate epilepsy, but could be the result of other medical problem......[Read More]
Canine Influenza

Canine Influenza

The canine influenza virus is a relatively new virus that is easily transmitted from dog to dog. It can infect dogs at any time of the year. It is not currently known to be contagious to humans. If your dog comes into contact with an infected dog, or if you believe it may have canine influenza, talk......[Read More]
The Causes of Seizures in Dogs

The Causes of Seizures in Dogs

Seizures in dogs can occur for many different reasons. Explore the various causes of canine seizures.......[Read More]
Beagle

Beagle

Westminster 2011 - Veterinary Professionals and Service Dogs at the 135th Westminster Dog Show......[Read More]
Diet Plans for Dogs With Kidney Diseases

Diet Plans for Dogs With Kidney Diseases

When it comes to dog ailments, we've all heard about joint problems and cataracts, but dogs are also susceptible to many diseases we normally associate with humans, such as diabetes and kidney diseases. In addition to vet-prescribed medications, you can also introduce a new diet to dogs with kidney ......[Read More]
Gelatin for Arthritis in Dogs

Gelatin for Arthritis in Dogs

Gelatin contains glycine, an amino acid that has anti-inflammatory and brain-protective properties. Adding plain, unflavored gelatin to a dog's food may prevent arthritis.......[Read More]
How to Perform Within Your Vocal Range

How to Perform Within Your Vocal Range

Learn the difference between your total and usable vocal range. Find out three ways to identify your usable range and how to take care of your voice.......[Read More]
A Very Large Autoclave

A Very Large Autoclave

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......[Read More]