Conditions

Fast-Growing Lumps in Dogs: Yuki’s Swelling

Fast-Growing Lumps in Dogs: Yuki’s Swelling

Discovering a lump on your dog is a scary business. Fortunately, not all lumps are tumors. It is possible that what looks and feels like a lump is a swelling instead. Potential causes include immune reactions or infections which can be due to: insect bites and stings injuries foreign bodies The essential step in dealing with a lump is identification—that…

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Internal Bleeding in a Dog: Lucy’s Sudden Weakness

Internal Bleeding in a Dog: Lucy’s Sudden Weakness

Blood loss for any reason is bad news. With external bleeding, at least you see it. When your dog is bleeding internally, how can you tell? Think about what blood does–it caries nutrients and oxygen to all tissues in the body. Symptoms of blood loss, then, reflect the lack of oxygen and include: pale mucus membranes (e.g. gums) panting lethargy…

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Veterinary Kidney Dialysis: Can Hemodialysis Help Your Dog?

Veterinary Kidney Dialysis: Can Hemodialysis Help Your Dog?

When your dog’s kidneys fail to do their job, dialysis can step in to remove toxins accumulated in the blood. In veterinary medicine, hemodialysis is used to buy time for dogs with acute kidney failure. Time is what a dog with acute kidney injury needs. Things that can cause injury to the kidneys include: over-the-counter medications medication overdose toxins (e.g.…

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