Real-life Stories

Dry Eye in a Dog: Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS)—Archie’s Story

Dry Eye in a Dog: Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS)—Archie’s Story

Brachycephalic dog breeds, to which Cavalier King Charles Spaniels belong, are highly susceptible to eye issues, including dry eye. A healthy eye is continually bathed in tear liquid. That nourishes and protects the eye from debris, irritants, and infections. The big, adorable eyes of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are naturally susceptible to dry eye simply because of their size. Often,…

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Dog Change in Behavior and Collapse: Trixie’s Story

Dog Change in Behavior and Collapse: Trixie’s Story

Watching your dog collapse is scary, and, unfortunately, the potential causes are all serious. The reason for a collapse is a sudden loss of strength, similarly to fainting or passing out. You dog might appear weak, disoriented, or showing other symptoms of distress prior a collapse. Potential causes of a collapse include: heatstroke anaphylaxis syncope seizures poisoning blood loss heart…

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Swelling under a Dog Eye: Holly’s Strange Bump

Swelling under a Dog Eye: Holly’s Strange Bump

What do you think is the most common cause of facial swelling in dogs? What if it is asymmetrical in the form of a bump? If you suspect an insect sting, spider, or a snake bite, you could be right; such things do happen. Speed of onset might help narrow things down. A swelling for one of these reasons may…

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Severe Neck Pain in a Dog: Andy’s Story

Severe Neck Pain in a Dog: Andy’s Story

When your dog develops severe neck pain, the first obvious suspect is a mechanical issue in the spine, such as intervertebral disc disease or trauma. But what if it is not that? The common causes of neck pain in dogs include: congenital malformations intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) degenerative disease muscle strain trauma tumors inflammatory disease Further information: Neck and Back…

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