Articles with dog health

Canine Weight Gain Misdiagnosis: What Is Wrong with Suki?

Canine Weight Gain Misdiagnosis: What Is Wrong with Suki?

Unexplained weight gain can be just that–weight gain. Can a veterinarian misdiagnose weight gain in a dog? Suki was a 7 years old spayed female Labrador/Beagle Mix. Rescued dogs can teach us many valuable lessons but this one was unexpected. The first thing that stood out about Suki when she was adopted was a low-hanging belly. It was the first…

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Dog Skin Pigmentation Changes: Why Has My Dog’s Skin Changed Color?

Dog Skin Pigmentation Changes: Why Has My Dog’s Skin Changed Color?

Dog skin color is determined by cells that produce pigment, melanin. Different breeds come with different skin color. What does it mean, though, when your dog’s skin color changes? Like with any change, it’s important to pay attention. Systemic Yellow skin If your dog’s skin turns yellow, it is referred to as jaundice–this is serious. Although you’re more likely to…

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