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Dog Flu

Dog Flu

Much like the human form, dog flu is a highly infectious virus induced disease with the propensity to cause great harm to your dog. It is an emerging disease that shares a variety of similarities with the equine flu, so there is a possibility that it actually developed first in horses. Dog Flu Symptoms: The […]

Cushings disease in dogs

Cushings disease in dogs

Cushings disease in dogs is a terrible infliction that usually affects older dogs. Quite often it can be mistaken for the dog’s natural aging process, due to similar symptoms. While Cushings is the common name for the disorder, a more accurate medical term is actually hyperadrenocorticism, so if your veterinarian gives a diagnosis with that […]

Dog Cancer

Dog Cancer

Just like in humans, cancer in dogs is a very serious condition which can seriously impact the life of both the pet and its owner. There are several treatment options available depending on the nature and severity of the dog cancer, and often a combination of conventional and alternative therapies can be the most effective. […]

Dog Liver disease

Dog Liver disease

Dog liver disease is among the top five leading causes of non-accidental death in dogs and as such should be taken very seriously. The liver is responsible for a number of essential bodily functions, and if it is compromised in any way your dog’s overall health is in jeopardy. Among the liver’s many responsibilities are […]

Dog Aggression

Dog Aggression

Dog Aggression is a very common problem facing millions of pet owners, and can be due to any number of genetic and environmental issues. Certain breeds are inherently more aggressive than others, but living conditions, abusive treatment, isolation and other factors can play a role in exacerbating the situation. Aggressive behaviour in dogs can emerge […]

Dog Distemper

Dog Distemper

Dog distemper is a very serious viral disease which usually affects puppies between the ages of three and six months, and elderly or infirmed dogs and other animals. Distemper in dogs is highly contagious and caused by airborne exposure to respiratory secretions of animals infected by the virus. It can be lethal without treatment, attacking […]

Kennel Cough in Dogs

Kennel Cough in Dogs

When a dog is exposed to poorly ventilated areas, overcrowding, cigarette smoke or large amounts of dust, its respiratory system can become infected. This can lead to a severe, dry hacking cough which is similar to chest colds that we may suffer. How to cure Kennel Cough in Dogs : Antibiotics are often administered as […]

Arthritis in Dogs

Arthritis in Dogs

Arthritis in dogs is a debilitating condition affecting one in five adult dogs and marked by painful joint inflammation. The most common form is osteoarthritis which involves the degeneration of cartilage and bone. The onset of dog arthritis can be due to a number of factors, including injury, obesity, genetic predisposition and poor nutrition. Some […]

Dog diabetes

Dog diabetes

Dog diabetes presents the same complications as the disease does in humans, and as such it is important to learn the best ways to manage the condition in your dog. Diabetes is a chronic condition whereby the body is unable to properly breakdown and utilise glucose, causing damage to tissues and organs. This is due […]

Dry skin in Dogs

Dry skin in Dogs

Dog dry skin is quite common, and occurs more often during colder months due to exposure to heat indoors. Winter is also a time when we experience dry hands and feet, and as such we require extra treatment during this time to keep our skin moist and healthy. There are several steps you can take […]

Constipation in Dogs

Constipation in Dogs

Constipation in dogs (as in humans) is usually due to dietary issues, where something your pet is (or is not eating) is causing the problem but there could be other reasons as well. A lack of fibre in the diet can lead to dog constipation, as well as a lack of fresh drinking water. Ingested […]

Popular Dog Health Issues

Popular Dog Health Issues

Like their owners, Dogs can suffer from a variety of Popular Dog Health Issues. Exposure to a number of these illnesses can be reduced greatly by taking good care of your pet with regular exercise, healthy diet and good pet hygiene. However, some medical conditions arise from genetics or old age and are more serious […]

How to get a dog to mount y...

How to get a dog to mount you?

If you are a female dog then probably you will have to do very little for this natural process to occur every two months. However, dogs cannot read and we are not interested in promoting dog mounting techniques that involve humans. The reason why a dog would attempt to mount a human usually stems from their […]

Can you get laser eye treat...

Can you get laser eye treatment for dogs?

One of the most serious eye conditions in dogs is glaucoma. Glaucoma affects thousands of dogs globally across a range of breeds every year. Not only is it very painful, but will lead to blindness. It can affect one or both eyes, and is the result of a build up of pressure in the eye. […]

Can I give my dog too much ...

Can I give my dog too much water?

Dogs have a normal water intake of about 10 to 20 millilitres per kilogram of body weight per day, or about 3 to 4 glasses of water per day for a dog weighing around 10 kilograms. Anything more than that, under normal environmental conditions, is considered polydipsia. Polydipsia (excessive thirst) is not normal for a […]

Why do dogs have tails?

Why do dogs have tails?

Dogs have tails for balance, but also to help them communicate. A dog’s two most common “tools” for communicating are his tail and ears. The tail is a part of your dog’s spinal column which serves a very important role for balance. Greyhounds are known for their great speed but without the tail to serve […]

Why is my dog throwing up f...

Why is my dog throwing up foam?

There can be a number of reasons why your dog throws up white foam ranging from anxiety to the possibility that your dog experiencing stomach bloat. Look out for when your Dog unproductive gagging, heavy drooling, unproductive attempts to vomit, whining, pacing, looking at or licking the abdomen (trying to alleviate abdominal discomfort), excessive drinking, […]

How to treat mrsa in dogs?

How to treat mrsa in dogs?

MRSA stands for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. Bacterial resistance to antibiotics has been recognised for over many years, and the ability of organisms to develop resistance to new-generation antibiotics is well known. Possible causes for your Dog to contract MRSA can come from Wound infections (including post-elective surgery), Hospitalisation or through the use of immunosuppressant […]

How to cut dogs nails?

How to cut dogs nails?

To cut dog’s nails, use traditional nail clippers or use a dremel-style nail file. If using pet nail clipper scissors or guillotine-style nail clippers, use a coarse grain nail file to smooth sharp edges after clipping the dog’s nails. You might also want to read our article on How to groom a Dog here.

How long tapeworm stay in d...

How long tapeworm stay in dogs?

If left untreated Tapeworm can stay within your dog for a long period of time. The important thing to do is if you suspect that your dog or puppy may have tapeworms is to treat immediately. Tapeworms can be found by keeping an eye out for white, mobile segments crawling on your dog or in […]

How to groom dogs ears?

How to groom dogs ears?

It is essential that dogs are properly groomed as this will help minimise the risk of ear infection from excessive build up of wax, dirt and bacteria, etc. For short haired dogs, you can trim any excess ear hair. This can be achieved by pulling your dog’s ear back over his head. By doing this […]

How to treat swine flu in d...

How to treat swine flu in dogs?

The swine flu (H1N1 virus) is worrying for some dog owners and indeed some are wondering if there are treatments available for Dogs should they get it. The good news so far is that there are no reports of ANY dogs contracting swine flu. The reason being is that Dogs are not at risk because […]

How to clean a dogs ears?

How to clean a dogs ears?

If your dog has an ear infection then you should not attempt to clean their ears. Instead your dog should be seen by your local vet. However, if it is just some visible dirt you can do the following. Also, it may be easier if you have someone else with you to help keep your […]

How to stop diarrhea in dog...

How to stop diarrhea in dogs?

If your dog has diarrhea then you can let the problem pass on its own or try to shorten the duration of the diarrhea. Puppies experiencing diarrhea should be seen by your local vet. If your dog only has limited diarrhea, can hold water down, and generally appears to be healthy you could stop food […]

How long can dogs go withou...

How long can dogs go without eating?

You are possibly reading this because you are wondering how long dogs go without eating food. If this is the case then call your local Vet and he/she will know what course of treatment to follow for your Dog. A dog can survive for at least five days without food but it depends on their […]

What to give dogs for pain?

What to give dogs for pain?

You should not give your pet any pain relief medications without first consulting with your local veterinarian. Always follow the directions on the label and do not give doses higher than recommended. Pain can be a temporary problem or a persistent one. Acute or sudden pain can be the result of animal surgery or accidental […]

Why are grapes bad for dogs...

Why are grapes bad for dogs?

Grapes (Raisins) are toxic for dogs. Grapes can cause acute kidney failure in dogs because the kidneys act as filters for toxins in the dogs system. When the kidneys are not functioning correctly (Acute Renal Failure), toxins accumulate in the body and ultimately lead to death. Some symptoms to keep a look out for: Disorientation […]

Why dogs do not like other ...

Why dogs do not like other dogs?

Sometimes it can be at the least frustrating when your Dog seems to have a problem with another dog in your house or indeed one of your neighbours dogs and other times it can lead to your worst nightmare when the dogs inflict physical damage on one another. If you appear to have an ongoing […]

What foods are bad for dogs...

What foods are bad for dogs?

There are numerous foods and similar items that should never be given to dogs and indeed some are potentially deadly. Some foods, like chocolate, are well-known as a food that you should not give to dogs, while others are not less well-known.   Chocolate Poison by chocolate can occur quickly if your dog had a […]

What kinds of dogs are hypo...

What kinds of dogs are hypoallergenic?

A Hypoallergenic dog breed is a dog breed (or crossbreed) that is more compatible with allergic persons than other breeds. Potential Dog owners with allergies tend to look for a breed of dog that will not cause an allergic reaction or in otherwords they are look for a Hypoallergenic dog breed. There are no non-allergic […]

How long are dogs in heat?

How long are dogs in heat?

The average heat cycle in dogs (estrous cycle), lasts 21 days and occurs every six months. During this cycle, female dogs may get pregnant. The symptoms to look for with the start of the heat cycle are bleeding from the vagina, and swelling of the vulva and increased urination. If you have a male dog […]

What foods can dogs eat?

What foods can dogs eat?

Commercial Dogfood (Dried, Nuts, Grain, Canned Dogfood) is food intended for consumption by dogs and as such contains ingredients designed to ensure a healthy diet for your dog. You can create your own dogfood and there are positive and negative effects to feeding raw, cooked, or processed food to a dog. It is best to […]

How to get rid of fleas on ...

How to get rid of fleas on dogs?

Fleas can transmit disease and cause tapeworm, so getting rid of fleas on your pet is a must for a healthy animal and a healthy home. Fleas prefer warm and humid conditions. One adult flea on your pet implies that you have got hundreds of flea eggs, pupae and larvae in your home, such as […]

Why do male dogs mount each...

Why do male dogs mount each other?

When it comes to male dogs mounting each other, it is purely about dog dominance and not in any way sexually related as some people may think. Dogs persistently attempt to gain dominance over one another, whether male or female. It is part of their instinctive behaviour that when two dogs meet, they will use […]

how to breed dogs?

how to breed dogs?

Decide on the reason you want to breed dogs. Some people instantly think of money, but breeding dogs is not about money. Choose your breeding pair and determine if they possess the qualities you desire in the offspring you expect them to have. Genetic background. You will want to examine the bloodline of your dogs, […]

How to recognize a dying do...

How to recognize a dying dog?

Watching a beloved dog die is one of the hardest things that can happen to a dog owner. When caregivers can recognize the dog’s dying symptoms, they may be able to provide a good quality of life for what time remains. Some symptoms of a dying dog can be similar to the symptoms of the […]

How to look after a dog?

How to look after a dog?

A dog needs attention and regular care to keep it happy, healthy and well-balanced. In return you get a life-long, loving relationship with your pet. Aside from love and a good home your dog requires Feeding, Exercise, Grooming, Training and Regular Vet Visits. Feeding your Dog Dry food is a great choice of feed for […]

How to groom a dog?

How to groom a dog?

Regular dog grooming keeps your dog clean and healthy, as well as preventing skin infections caused by matted hair, periodontal disease caused by uncared for teeth, ear infections from excessive build up of wax, dirt and bacteria, etc. However, dog grooming is not for everyone and if you are unsure about any aspects, we recommend […]

How to keep bandages on a d...

How to keep bandages on a dog?

Bandages are usually applied to dogs to protect, treat or support an injured area on their body. However, keeping the bandage on your dog may prove difficult and to help remedy this problem we have outlined some ideas you can try beneath: One of the most effective way to keep your dog from chewing on […]

When to put a dog to sleep?

When to put a dog to sleep?

While loving your dog is the greatest joy, losing them is the hardest sorrow to bare. There comes a point in the relationship you have with your pet that you have to decide whether your keeping them alive because you can’t deal with the loss of their company or your keeping them alive because they […]

What to feed a dog with dia...

What to feed a dog with diarrhea?

If your dog has diarrhea or gets a stomach ache then you can let the problem pass on its own or try to shorten the duration of the sickness. Puppies experiencing diarrhea should be seen by your local vet. If your dog only has limited diarrhea, can hold water down, and generally appears to be […]

What can you do for a dog w...

What can you do for a dog with a stomach ache?

If your dog gets a stomach ache or gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining) then you can let the problem pass on its own or try to shorten the duration of the sickness. Puppies experiencing stomach problems should be seen by your local vet. If your dog only has limited vomiting or diarrhea, can keep […]