Canine Leptospirosis: Your Dog and Leptospirosis Infection

Canine Leptospirosis: Your Dog and Leptospirosis Infection

Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection. The Leptospira bacteria that is present worldwide. It can infect many types of animals, both wild and domestic, including: dogs rats, and other rodents raccoons skunks deer, and many others Because leptospirosis can also infect people, it makes the disease even more troublesome. On the other hand, infection in cats is rare. What causes leptospirosis?…

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Canine Papilloma Virus: Ralf’s Itchy Legs and Skin Lesions

Canine Papilloma Virus: Ralf’s Itchy Legs and Skin Lesions

Papillomas are benign, wart-like grows caused by a virus. They are prevalent in puppies or dogs with declined immune function. Often, papillomas have a unique cauliflower appearance. However, never assume what a growth is strictly by its look—papillomas can be smooth bumps too. In puppies, papillomas typically develop in and around the mouth or eyes. While oral papilloma is the…

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Canine Hip And Elbow Dysplasia: Are They The Same Thing?

Canine Hip And Elbow Dysplasia: Are They The Same Thing?

Hip and elbow dysplasia are a common cause of lameness in dogs. They sound like they should be the same thing, just involving different legs. Are they, though? Definition The word dysplasia has a rather broad meaning. It is from Greek, and it stands for malformation. In the context of veterinary medicine, dysplasia means abnormal development or growth. Both hip…

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