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Vomiting and Collapse in a Dog: Sickly Dixie Collapses in the Exam Room

Vomiting and Collapse in a Dog: Sickly Dixie Collapses in the Exam Room

Persistent vomiting signals a potentially life-threatening problem, especially when paired with lethargy. Regardless of the cause, dehydration caused by consistent vomiting can result in enough problems such as: confusion/depression low blood pressure and resulting organ damage GI bleeding seizures brain damage shock and death Other complications of persistent, severe vomiting include: electrolyte disturbances aspiration pneumonia esophageal damage pH changes Sounds…

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Oral Ulcer in a Dog: Penny’s Foul Breath (Halitosis)

Oral Ulcer in a Dog: Penny’s Foul Breath (Halitosis)

Dental issues are the most common cause of bad breath in dogs. But what if there is something else going on? Potential causes of bad breath in dogs include: gum or periodontal disease tooth abscess foreign bodies systemic issues such as GI, metabolic, respiratory or autoimmune disease poisoning In any case, foul breath alerts you to a problem that can…

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Nasal Foreign Body in a Dog: Foster’s Sneezing and Bloody Nose

Nasal Foreign Body in a Dog: Foster’s Sneezing and Bloody Nose

Allergies in dogs typically manifest through itchy skin rather than sneezing. Infections or foreign bodies are a much more likely culprit. Consider the season, your dog’s environment, and lifestyle as part of the bigger picture. When your dog’s violent sneezing combines with a nose bleed, the symptoms start to paint a picture. Common causes of excessive sneezing in dogs foreign…

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Fast-Growing Lumps in Dogs: Yuki’s Swelling

Fast-Growing Lumps in Dogs: Yuki’s Swelling

Discovering a lump on your dog is a scary business. Fortunately, not all lumps are tumors. It is possible that what looks and feels like a lump is a swelling instead. Potential causes include immune reactions or infections which can be due to: insect bites and stings injuries foreign bodies The essential step in dealing with a lump is identification—that…

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