Health

(Picture Credit: LuckyBusiness/Getty Images) Canine mammary tumors or mammary neoplasms are among the most common type of lesions found in female dogs. They arise from different types of tissues — epithelial or glandular tissues and mesenchymal or connective tissues — in the mammary gland. Intact dogs are seven times more likely to contract the disease
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(Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images) Under what circumstances is it a good idea to consider alternative medicine for my dog? (Photo by Olivier CHOUCHANA/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images) Personally I think it’s always a good idea to consider all the options available for improving the health of the pet and for helping the pet recover from
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(Picture Credit: Rodrusoleg/Getty Images) February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and it’s important because poor oral health is one of the most common problems vets see in their patients. Taking care of our dogs’ oral health is necessary for all pet parents, not just for fight uninviting breath, but also because dental diseases can be
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Neutering is a simple surgical procedure that sterilizes a male dog so he’s incapable of parenting puppies. “The big snip,” as some people call it, provides many benefits beyond making sure dogs don’t become puppy daddies. Neutering can cut the risk of certain diseases, unwanted behaviors, and conflicts with other dogs.
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(Picture Credit: Liliboas/Getty Images) A spay surgery prevents female dogs from getting pregnant by removing both the ovaries and the uterus. Some people refer to it as getting your dog “fixed.” It’s not as simple as the neuter surgery the guy dogs get–in fact, it’s major surgery–but your darling girl will only be affected for
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(Picture Credit: s5iztok/Getty Images) Are you having trouble deciding whether you should spay or neuter your dog? There are plenty of myths out there that could influence your decision. It’s important to get down to the truth about spaying and neutering. February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, and there’s no better time to sort out fact
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(Picture Credit: DenGuy/Getty Images) Medicine has progressed for our canine friends, and many pet parents want safe, modern, alternative options to take care of their dogs. New high-tech solutions like light therapy can address many debilitating and uncomfortable conditions, like arthritis and skin infections. But what is light therapy for dogs? What does it do?
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(Picture Credit: Fotoguru_se/Getty Images) Tartar and gingivitis are two of the most common problems seen in dogs by veterinarians. Poor dental hygiene can lead to gum disease, loss of teeth, and–if untreated–more serious conditions such as bacterial infections of the heart, liver, or kidneys. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) While not gravitating to the level of destruction, persistent barking, howling or indoor accidents. I feel stressed when my dog is alone. There are others out there feeling this way as well, I know it. Safety in numbers, pack mentality, groups of like-minded pet guardians. Right? A little bit of Googling
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(Picture Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) The benefits of cannabidiol (CBD), or cannabis oil, for dogs have been the subject of recent scrutiny. Some dog owners claims that CBD helps their dogs with a host of medical conditions. Others hear that CBD comes from marijuana plants and immediately become wary of these products. With the current
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Bone cancer in dogs, also known as osteosarcoma, is a condition that results in an abnormal, malignant growth of immature bone cells. It is an extremely deadly and aggressive form of cancer that can easily metastasize, meaning it can spread to other parts of the body, and especially the lungs. Usually
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) World Spay Day is observed on the last Tuesday in February every year. This year, that falls on February 26th, 2019. It’s a day to promote awareness and encourage pet owners to have their female animals spayed–as well as neutering their male pets–to keep the pet population under control. Every year, hundreds
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(Picture Credit: Hannah Mentz/Getty Images) Ah, the spring and summer months: The season to don those ever-fashionable hats and gloves and head outside for some gardening. But if you’ve got dogs, you might wonder if the chemicals that keep your roses blooming and your grass weed-free could hurt or even kill your pet. It’s not
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Gingivitis in dogs is an inflammation of the gums and is the early stage of a gum disease called periodontal disease. It is very common in dogs and is treatable, though if left untreated, it can develop into advanced periodontal disease, which can lead to teeth loss. Gingivitis is caused by
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(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) If you’re hankering to take a vacation, or if your daily routine simply keeps you away from your furry friend for long periods of time, you may want to consider enlisting the services of a dog sitter. Pet sitters are more than providers of your dog’s food and water. Professional pet sitters
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(Picture Credit: JoeChristensen/Getty Images) These days, most pet owners consider spaying and neutering to be the norm for dogs. That’s a good thing. Thanks to education and advancements in spaying and neutering procedures–along with help from the No Kill Movement–the rate of dogs euthanized in shelters due to overpopulation fell by 90 percent over the
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(Picture Credit: Nataba/Getty Images) February is Pet Dental Health Month, so let’s spread the word about gum disease in dogs and try to educate fellow pet owners. By the tender age of three, more than 80 percent of dogs show signs of gum disease, according to the American Veterinarian Dental Society. It’s no surprise, then,
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