Health

The domestic dog's health is possibly one of the best-studied areas in veterinary medicine, since the dog has had such a long and close relationship with humans. Infectious diseases are prevalent in dogs and are important not just from a veterinary standpoint but also because of the risk to public health. The most wellknown example of this is rabies. Genetic diseases are common in dogs due to the selective breeding necessary to produce individual dog breeds. Due to the popularity of both commercial and homemade dog foods, nutrition is also a heavily studied subject.

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Why can't dogs eat grapes?
Jerry WelshJerry Welsh   3375   0   0   0   0   0
The harmless looking grapes are one of the human foods that must not be given to dogs. People commonly love to share whatever they are eating with the pet but because of the supposed harmful effects pet owners would not dare give the pet a single grape. Studies conducted...
How to deal with dog hot spots
Jennifer GretsonJennifer Gretson   5984   0   0   0   0   0
If you're having problems with dog hot spots then this guide will help you get rid if them. The three areas that you should know about are the basic definition of what they are, what causes them and how to treat them. By implementing what you learn here, you will...
Canine seizures: Types, causes and treatment
Celine EuropaCeline Europa   3854   0   0   0   0   0
A scary and heart-wrenching moment in any dog owner's life is when they realize that their dog is having a seizure. When armed with knowledge however, dog owners can treat their dogs effectively and ensure a long and healthy life. What kinds of seizures can a dog...
Dog first aid kits
Steve SchultzSteve Schultz   2462   0   0   0   0   0
Find all about dog first aid kits and how they can help your hurt dog. Millions of dogs die each year from injuries or illness as opposed to old age. There is no doubt that having dog first aid kits on hand can help to potentially safe the life of...
What you need to know about spaying and neutering your dog
Sandra MullaySandra Mullay   4201   0   0   0   0   0
As a behavioral dog coach and consultant my position on desexing dogs is pretty clear. But as a breeder I'm frequently asked why I am so opposed to dog owners not desexing their dogs. Let me assure you, that if not for our dedicated breeding regime in place with...
Find an animal clinic you and your pet will love with these pointers
Jim TimothysJim Timothys   2438   0   0   0   0   0
Do you wish you had an animal clinic that you and your pet just felt comfortable with? It's often a time of anxiety, especially for those families that do not have a reliable animal clinic that they know they can bring their pet to for friendly, effective care. Visits to...
Safe ride for pets
Doug SmithDoug Smith   2747   0   0   0   0   0
Dogs don't have many things they fancy more than cheese, ice cream and riding in the vehicle. Every dog that we ever owned is always in a rush to get in the car. People can get jaded, and occasionally they want to feel that fresh air again, dogs can...
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