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Foot Lesions in Dogs: What Caused Gemma’s Sore Foot?

Foot Lesions in Dogs: What Caused Gemma’s Sore Foot?

When assessing your limping dog, don’t forget to check for foot lesions or injuries. A sore foot can cause substantial lameness. While joint and muscle injuries are common, you would be surprised at the degree of lameness foot lesions, or injuries can cause in your dog. When Jasmine, who was a tough girl, had an infection on her foot, you…

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How Obscure Is Babesiosis Really? Mika’s Story

How Obscure Is Babesiosis Really? Mika’s Story

When I was writing about Ted’s Babesiosis, I kept wondering how obscure this tick-borne disease really is. Mika was treated right around the corner, at a specialty hospital we used to go to. Mika is a 6-year-old Great Dane. Beautiful, lovable, energetic. She was adopted from the US several years ago and only brought her family love and joy. She ended up…

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Babesiosis in a Dog: Ted’s Story

Babesiosis in a Dog: Ted’s Story

Babesiosis is a tick-borne infection. It is not a bacteria, however, it is a protozoal parasite. This parasite invades red blood cells resulting in anemia. Your dog can contract this disease from multiple species of ticks. Ted is a happy, active, bright and alert Beagle. He’s always been well taken care of, vaccinated and on a flea/tick preventive. With his…

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