Dog health advocacy

Examine Your Dog’s Pee: What’s In The Urine? What You Can Notice On Your Own

Examine Your Dog’s Pee: What’s In The Urine? What You Can Notice On Your Own

Examining your dog’s urine can provide a great deal of information about their physical condition and health. Urine contains compounds produced by the body, and monitoring them can provide valuable diagnostic clues. Changes in urination and urine quality can not only indicate problems within the urinary tract itself. They can signify a systemic disease. Urinary habits If you notice any…

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Do Dogs Grieve: Kaypo’s Mourning The Loss of Her Mother

Do Dogs Grieve: Kaypo’s Mourning The Loss of Her Mother

Do you think that dogs experience grief? Yes, dogs can mourn the loss of a companion, human or canine. In my experience, the level of grief is individual and depends on the depth of the bond. Some dogs are more independent, while others form deep relationships with their housemates or canine friends. Three times our dogs experienced the loss of…

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Dogs: Reilly’s Acute Leg Spasms

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Dogs: Reilly’s Acute Leg Spasms

Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. What makes carbon monoxide dangerous is the fact that it replaces circulating oxygen. Further, because it bonds more strongly, it’s hard for oxygen to regain its rightful place. As a result, the body—especially the brain and the heart—is deprived of oxygen. That leads to chemical suffocation. Further, the problem can continue for 10…

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Canine Seizures: Charlie’s Seizures Diagnosis

Canine Seizures: Charlie’s Seizures Diagnosis

The signs of seizure result from a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain. Signs of a seizure in your dog can include anything from unusual behavior to convulsions and loss of consciousness. While epilepsy is the most familiar cause of seizures in dogs, there are many other potential causes. Brain inflammation is one of them. Further reading: Seizures…

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