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Drug-Resistant Canine Hookworms: Superworms not Responding to Treatment?

Drug-Resistant Canine Hookworms: Superworms not Responding to Treatment?

Drug-resistant infections are one of the veterinarians’ and dog parents’ worst nightmares. Hookworms worms are true blood-suckers. These common, tiny small intestinal parasites anchor themselves in the intestinal lining, feeding on blood. Despite their size, hookworms can ingest a surprisingly large amount of blood. Consequently, hookworm infestation can lead to anemia as well as inflammation of the intestine. How does…

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Causes of Vomiting in Dogs: Why Is My Dog Throwing Up?

Causes of Vomiting in Dogs: Why Is My Dog Throwing Up?

Vomiting is only a symptom, not a disease in itself.  There are many different diseases and disease processes that can cause vomiting in dogs. When your dog is vomiting persistently or severely, successful treatment relies on finding the cause. Gastrointestinal causes of vomiting in dogs Many diseases affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract can cause your dog to vomit. These diseases…

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Understanding Chronic Inflammation In Dogs

Understanding Chronic Inflammation In Dogs

Unpleasant as it might be, inflammation is a critical part of the body’s immune process. You get a paper cut, and within minutes you experience pain, redness, and swelling. Not very pleasant. However, you can thank your immune system for mounting the proper response to keep your body safe from harmful bacteria. Unpleasant as it might be, this physiological response…

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