Articles with dog conditions

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 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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Why Does My Dog Itch: Itching For A Diagnosis

Why Does My Dog Itch: Itching For A Diagnosis

Why is your dog itchy? Don’t jump to conclusions. Sometimes I like to surprise people by asking them, as soon as they walk in the room before they have even had a chance to introduce themselves, something like, “What’s Max here for today, an ear infection?” Visible clinical signs The nice thing about dermatology is that dogs are literally coming…

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Seeking a Second Opinion for Your Dog

Seeking a Second Opinion for Your Dog

Choosing the right veterinarian and knowing when to seek a second opinion can be the difference between sickness and health, and sometimes the life and death of your dog. If there is a single take-home point of my blog, it is this—your dog’s health is ultimately in your hands. Making the right decisions for your dog is your responsibility, and…

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