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Masticatory Myositis in Dogs: Ginger’s Painful Mouth

Masticatory Myositis in Dogs: Ginger’s Painful Mouth

Masticatory myositis is an auto-immune disease. In other words, the immune system attacks the dog’s own jaw muscles as a foreign invader. As a result, the puppies are in severe pain and unable to open their mouth. Can you imagine if it hurt when you tried to eat? And I mean really hurt. Some breeds, including Cavalier King Charles Spaniel,…

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Acute Kidney Failure in Dogs: Blitzen’s Tragic Story. What Would You Do If It Was Your Dog?

Acute Kidney Failure in Dogs: Blitzen’s Tragic Story. What Would You Do If It Was Your Dog?

Many things can cause acute kidney failure in dogs. Toxins are high on the list of potential causes. What constitutes a toxin, though? The well-known substances that cause injury to the kidneys include antifreeze grapes and raisins over-the-counter pain relievers Infections, such as leptospirosis are not far behind. This does not, however, constitute a complete list. Diagnosing kidney failure is…

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