Dogs

Scratching

My dog has been scratching constantly. Why is this, and what can I do to get her to stop?

My dog is bad

My dog is a horrible traveler. He cant take a car ride without going crazy. Once he is he done with the ride he is good but during it he his wild and sometimes gets car sick. I was wondering what can i do to calm him down.

Wolbachia and Their Role in Heartworm Disease and Treatment

Filed Under: Dogs, Diseases, Parasites

Does your dog have heartworms or Dirofilaria immitis? There is a long list of complications that may occur as a result of heartworm disease or in the treatment thereof. New research has shown that a gram-negative intracellular bacterium by the name of Wolbachia may be responsible for many of these complications and side-effects.

Bailey

Filed Under: Dogs, Practice Stories

Bailey, a three year-old Shih tzu, was ordinarily a bundle of energy. This day, however, he was far from acting himself. We could only get a half-hearted wagging of the tail from him, and that took some coxing. We could tell simply from the expression on his face that he was not feeling at all well.

Exercise-Induced Collapse in Labrador Retrievers

Filed Under: Dogs, General Care

Has your apparently healthy Labrador retriever seemed uncoordinated or suddenly collapsed following five to 15 minutes of strenuous exercise? If your dog suddenly appears wobbly in the real limbs and appears unable to get up, then you could be dealing with a syndrome described as “exercise-induced collapse (EIC) in Labrador retrievers.”

Whipworms in the Dog

Filed Under: Dogs, Parasites

Does your dog have bloody diarrhea? Make sure your veterinarian does multiple fecal samples to check for whipworms or Trichuris vulpis. The eggs of Trichuris are not as buoyant as the eggs of many other parasite species, often necessitating special procedures to confirm a diagnosis. These thread-like inhabitants of the cecum have a bad habit of causing anemia, dehydration, and even death in addition to bloody diarrhea. A recent study determined that 14.3% of the canine population may be infected.

Canine Panosteitis or Eosinophilic Panosteitis

Filed Under: Dogs, Orthopedic

Is your dog limping? Does that limp appear to shift from one leg to another? Is your dog under two years of age and a large or giant-sized breed? Then your dog may be suffering from canine panosteitis or eosinophilic panosteitis.

Aspirin or Acetylsalicylic Acid Poisoning in the Dog

Filed Under: Dogs, Poisoning

Is your dog having trouble getting around? Do you think your dog may be running an elevated temperature? Think you might help him out by giving him an aspirin? Don’t! Aspirin may be toxic to your pet, especially in high doses.

Rabies in Dogs and Cats

Filed Under: Dogs, Cats, Diseases

Did you know that rabies is responsible for the death of one person worldwide every 10 minutes? Children are affected by rabies more than every other age group with approximately 100 children, primarily in Asia and Africa, dying each and every day. In the United States, where there are strict requirements for rabies vaccinations in domestic animals, we still diagnose, on average, from one to three cases of rabies in humans each year.

Top Dog Breeds in the US for 2007

Filed Under: Dogs

The most popular dog in the US is actually the mixed-breed, sometimes known as designer dogs. Of the AKC registered breeds the following were the most popular in 2007...

Labrador retriever for the 17th consecutive year
Yorkshire terrier
German shepherd
Golden retriever
Beagle
Boxer
Dachshund
Poodle
Shih tzu
English Bulldog

The English Bulldog makes its first appearance ever on the top 10 list.

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