Symptoms To Watch For In Your Dog: Fever (Pyrexia)

Fever is one of the things that you notice only when you’re paying close attention.  It can be recognized by signs such as decreased appetite, lethargy, weakness, fast breathing or panting. These symptoms are not very specific, though, and can be caused by other things as well. A dog’s normal temperature falls between 99.5 and 102.5 Fahrenheit. A temperature of…

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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever: Clara’s Story

Rocky Mountain spotted fever is one of the infectious diseases transmitted by ticks.  It is most prevalent in the east coast, midwest, and plains. Even though it is not as well knows as Lyme disease, it isn’t any less nasty. Some dogs can develop severe nervous system symptoms. It is potentially fatal. We always tend to think that bad things…

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Gluing A Small Wound?

When Cookie cut her paw pad, I was double-checking the best ways of taking care of the wound and getting it healed fast. I did find some articles on the internet that mentioned crazy glue. Of course, that just sounded down-right crazy. When I turned to the Dog Health Issues Facebook group, super glue came up again. This time from…

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Primer On Prostate Issues

Written and reviewed by John A. Bukowski, DVM, MPH, Ph.D. and Susan E. Aiello, DVM, ELS  Prostate problems in dogs are primarily a problem in middle-aged to older male dogs that have not been neutered.  The prostate is a ball-shaped gland that surrounds the urethra as it passes out of the bladder. The prostate produces fluid that protects the sperm…

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