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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Pancreatitis in Dogs – Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
Pancreatitis in dogs is one of those conditions that owners must be informed about before it strikes because the warning signs may not always be obvious at first, the symptoms might be mistaken for something less serious, and yet it’s potentially life-threatening. The medical definition of pancreatitis is simple: “inflammation of the pancreas.” But like […] | December 17, 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: General Health Should I Worry About My Dog Eating Ladybugs?
A photo showing a bunch of what appears to be ladybugs embedded onto the roof of a dog’s mouth has gone viral on social media, warning pet owners about letting their dogs consume these bugs and urging them to inspect their pet's mouth for a similar infestation. But according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, […] | November 25, 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
Expert Advice: Lifestyle Tips To Help Keep Your Dog Safe This Thanksgiving
For most people, Thanksgiving means family gatherings with an abundance of delicious food for everyone. And even though we want to include our dogs in the celebrations, some of our holiday food is not safe for them. At Pet Poison Helpline, we believe that prevention is the best option for keeping our pets healthy — […] | November 23, 2015
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Expert Advice: News Kicker the Golden Retriever: One Therapy Dog’s Legacy
Jo Anne Fusco has been involved with the American Kennel Club for as long as she can remember. As an owner of AKC registered Golden Retrievers, Jo Anne became a Canine Good Citizenevaluator and began working with a therapy dog group. She was instrumental in starting the Doggy Daze program at St. Jude's Children Hospital, which helps to relieve […] | November 18, 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

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