Articles with dog conditions

Canine Degenerative Myelopathy (DM): Understanding DM and Top 10 Management Suggestions

Canine Degenerative Myelopathy (DM): Understanding DM and Top 10 Management Suggestions

Degenerative myelopathy is a progressive disease of the spinal cord. First symptoms include loss of coordination in hind legs. When faced with a particularly difficult challenge in life, I have always felt the best weapon of combat is knowledge. Along with that is keeping a positive attitude.   As a physical therapist, dealing with canine patients diagnosed with degenerative myelopathy…

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Canine DLE Alternative Treatments: Alternative Treatments For Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) in Dogs

Canine DLE Alternative Treatments: Alternative Treatments For Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) in Dogs

Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) in dogs is an autoimmune disease. The dog’s immune system attacks the skin in the area of the face and specifically nose.  Our dear friend Jana has written about this before in the article Collie Nose: Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) In Dogs She explained it well and provides the symptoms here The first signs typically are…

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Everything You Need To Know About Parvo

Everything You Need To Know About Parvo

Parvoviruses are a species-specific single-stranded, non-enveloped DNA virus. The canine virus appeared by a mutation in the early 1970s. Subsequent mutations brought about the epidemics of canine parvovirus disease in 1978 – 1979. Since this was a new virus, the pet population did not have immunity to it. Most exposed dogs became very ill and many died. The virus invades…

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