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Grape and Raisin Toxicity in Dogs

Grape and Raisin Toxicity in Dogs

Can Dogs Eat Grapes? Grape and raisin toxicity in dogs is well documented. Although the exact substance that causes the toxic reaction is not yet known, dogs should not eat grapes and raisins because even small amounts can prove to be fatally toxic for a dog. Dogs of any age, breed, or gender may be affected. Grapes and raisins (dried grapes) are bad for dogs because one of the most serious compli...

Lyme Disease in Dogs

Lyme Disease in Dogs

Lyme disease in dogs is one of the most common tick-transmitted diseases in the world but only causes symptoms in 5-10% of affected dogs. It is caused by a spirochete (bacteria) species of the Borrelia burgdorferi group. When infection leads to disease in dogs, the dominant clinical feature is recurrent lameness due to inflammation of the joints. There may also be a lack of appetite and depressi...

Bloat in Dogs

Bloat in Dogs

What is bloat in dogs? Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) is also known as “bloat,” “stomach torsion,” or “twisted stomach.” Bloat is an extremely serious condition, and should be considered a life-threatening emergency when it occurs. There are no home remedies for bloat, therefore dog owners must contact their veterinarians immediately if they suspect that the...

Parvovirus In Dogs

Parvovirus In Dogs

Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious viral disease that can produce a life-threatening illness. The virus attacks rapidly dividing cells in a dog’s body, most severely affecting the intestinal tract. The disease also attacks the white blood cells, and when young animals are infected, the virus can damage the heart muscle and cause lifelong cardiac problem What Are the General Symptoms of P...

5 Tips for Healthy Pets

5 Tips for Healthy Pets

Preventive Pet Health Care Can Make a Difference Our pets tend to give us the silent treatment when it comes to their health. Because they are unable to tell us when they have an ache or a pain, it’s up to us to look for tell-tale signs that may indicate an issue. Simple routine care measures can help maintain your companion’s well-being and help to promote a long and healthy life. 1. Bi-Annu...

Pet Exercise – Is Your Dog or Cat Getting Enough?

Pet Exercise – Is Your Dog or Cat Getting Enough?

By Kristi Snyder, DVM We all know that pet exercise is an important aspect of an overall healthy lifestyle. The same rule applies when it comes to our four-legged friends. Unfortunately, many of our pets are much too sedentary these days, which can take a toll on both their physical and mental well-being. A well-rounded exercise regimen is necessary to keep your pet looking and feeling his or h...

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