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Kidney Disease in Dogs – Say What? Canine Kidneys and the Associated Verbiage

Kidney Disease in Dogs – Say What? Canine Kidneys and the Associated Verbiage

When I was writing my book the Dictionary of Veterinary Terms, Vet-Speak Deciphered for the Non-Veterinarian, the kidneys caused me no end of grief.  Not only are the kidneys themselves complicated, but so is the terminology associated with the diseases that affect them. So here’s a primer on canine kidneys and all the associated verbiage. Kidneys: Where are They and…

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Foot Lesions in Dogs: What Caused Gemma’s Sore Foot?

Foot Lesions in Dogs: What Caused Gemma’s Sore Foot?

When assessing your limping dog, don’t forget to check for foot lesions or injuries. A sore foot can cause substantial lameness. While joint and muscle injuries are common, you would be surprised at the degree of lameness foot lesions, or injuries can cause in your dog. When Jasmine, who was a tough girl, had an infection on her foot, you…

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Canine DCM Symptoms: What Would Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) Look Like in Your Dog?

Canine DCM Symptoms: What Would Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) Look Like in Your Dog?

Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) has made it on everyone’s radar lately. The reason is the emerging pattern of increased incidence of the disease both in higher numbers than usually as well as in breeds where you wouldn’t expect so many cases. Moreover, the prime suspect at this time is diet. FDA is investigating whether that is the case and what exactly…

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