Misdiagnoses

Common Dog Misdiagnoses: Skin Issues

Common Dog Misdiagnoses: Skin Issues

Veterinary (and human) medicine is at least as much of an art as it is a science.  What does this mean for dog owners? You should consider any diagnosis that your dog receives to be a “work in progress.” No vet would intentionally misdiagnose a dog, but certain diseases are notoriously difficult to pin down. If you have been told…

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Why Could a Dog Collapse? Valentino’s Story

Why Could a Dog Collapse? Valentino’s Story

What could cause your dog to quickly run out of energy during their favorite activity? Can you think of causes that would lead to loss of stamina and eventually a collapse? Things that can result in a collapse include: an electric shock severe reactions to snake or insect bites or stings poisoning respiratory disease heart disease blood disease endocrine disease…

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Diagnosing Seizures in a Dog: Is It Epilepsy?–Cletus’ Story. What Would You Do if It Was Your Dog?

Diagnosing Seizures in a Dog: Is It Epilepsy?–Cletus’ Story. What Would You Do if It Was Your Dog?

Seizures in dogs can have many different causes. Diagnosing seizures in a dog isn’t always straightforward. Veterinarians use the term epilepsy to describe any illness that causes recurrent seizures. That is, however, different from inheritable idiopathic epilepsy which is a seizure disorder with an unknown cause. Above all, assuming the cause cannot be known is that an identifiable problem might…

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