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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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Upset Stomach in a Dog: Loulou’s Vomiting

Upset Stomach in a Dog: Loulou’s Vomiting

Do you know the potential causes behind your dog’s vomiting? Vomiting can be a sign of many diseases and problems. The cause can originate within the GI tract or might not be directly linked to the digestive tract at all. Your dog might throw up after a dietary indiscretion or due to a serious disease such as kidney failure, liver…

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Vomiting in Dogs: What’s in the Vomit?

Vomiting in Dogs: What’s in the Vomit?

What can the content of your dog’s vomit tell you? Dogs are built to vomit. No, I’m not kidding. A part of the brain named the “vomiting center” is especially well developed in dogs, and they have a layer of skeletal muscle throughout the length of the esophagus that essentially allows them to vomit at will. So, if your dog…

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Bowel Obstruction and Peritonitis in a Dog: Mort’s Brush with Death

Bowel Obstruction and Peritonitis in a Dog: Mort’s Brush with Death

Peritonitis refers to the inflammation of the abdominal cavity that results from injury to the lining tissues. Potential causes include: injuries/wounds bacterial or chemical contamination pancreatitis ruptured bladder or gallbladder liver abscess and the like Thank you, Jen deHaan, for sharing Mort’s story Mort’s story This is the story of Mort’s third brush with death.  Mort is a 3-year-old Australian…

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