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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Tapeworms in Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
What are Tapeworms? Tapeworms are an intestinal parasite. Along with roundworm, hookworm, and whipworm, this flat, segmented worm is found in dogs, cats, humans, and many other species around the world. The most common tapeworm species is Dipylidium Caninum. The medical term for a tapeworm infestation is Cestodiasis. If you’ve ever seen photos of tapeworms, your reaction was probably one […] | December 21, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health Common Heartworm Medication Ivermectin Can Have Serious Side Effects for Some Breeds
Dogs of some herding breeds and some mix-breed dogs can have a genetic mutation that makes them dangerously oversensitive to ivermectin, the active ingredient in some commonly used heartworm prevention medicines for dogs. Given at the proper doses and under the supervision of a veterinarian, ivermectin is safe for most dogs and is very effective […] | December 4, 2015
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Roundworms in Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
What are roundworms? Roundworms are extremely common parasites in dogs. Almost all dogs have roundworms at some point in their lives—most often in puppyhood. There are two main species of roundworms affecting dogs: Toxocara canis and Toxascaris leonine. Toxocara canis causes more serious disease and can be transmitted to humans. The canine roundworm Toxocara canis […] | November 26, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Ear Infections: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, and Prevention
If your dog suddenly starts whining and scratching at her ears, sometimes hard enough to make them red and raw, she may have a common canine health problem—an ear infection. There are three kinds of ear infections—otitis externa, media, and internal—affecting different parts of the canine ear. These are common conditions in dogs, especially those […] | November 24, 2015
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions ​Dog Constipation: Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment
Constipation refers to an inability to produce normal stools on a regular schedule, which, for a dog, is generally once or twice per day. Dogs who are suffering from constipation will not “go” at all, strain to defecate, or produce rock-hard stools. In chronic cases, dogs may retain hard, dry fecal matter in their digestive […] | November 9, 2015
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Expert Advice: Common Behavior Issues Home Alone: Alleviating Your Dog’s Stress When You Are Away
If your dog seems to stress when you leave the house for work or school, there are several things you can do to make her feel more relaxed. Here are some quick tips for making good-byes a good experience for your dogs: Leave a television or radio on to keep your dog “company" Don't make […] | October 29, 2015
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Puppy Teething and Nipping; A Complete Survival Guide
Congratulations on your new puppy! Now that you have your new four-legged family member home with you, you may start to realize some of the challenges that come with a puppy, including how to survive teething and nipping. Puppies’ mouths are filled with about 28 teeny-tiny razors that seem to be attracted to your fingers […] | October 12, 2015
Expert Advice: News Healing the bodies and broken hearts of the pets displaced by Katrina: A volunteer’s story
On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina wreaking havoc in the southeastern United States, Seattle Times journalist Ranny Green reflects on his time in Louisiana on assignment with Noah's Wish, an organization that helps animals affected by natural disasters. Read Ranny's diary of his trip below, which originally ran in The Seattle Times in 2005. -- […] | August 27, 2015
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Brucellosis: Dog Breeders Shouldn’t Skip Testing for This Dangerous Disease
Based on my many discussions with breeders over the years, there appears to be a great deal of misunderstanding about the bacterial disease brucellosis. Interestingly, there also seems to be misunderstanding at some veterinary offices as well. Brucellosis is a contagious disease caused by the bacterium Brucella canis. It is one of the leading causes […] | August 21, 2015
Expert Advice: General Health This Common Cancer is Three Times Higher in Dogs Than Humans
Approximately half of mammary tumors are malignant, says Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM, an integrative veterinarian in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and half have metastasized by the time they are initially diagnosed. But she adds that prevention of mammary tumors is possible in many cases. Therefore, keep an eye (or better yet, a hand) out for a […] | August 17, 2015

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