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Diabetes in Pets: Recognition and Prevention | PetSafe Blog

Diabetes in Pets: Recognition and Prevention | PetSafe Blog | Dog Health Advocacy | Scoop.it
By Patrick Mahaney, VMD, CVA Veterinarian, Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. Upon adopting a pet, most owners don't consider the possibility their canine or feline companion could develop a condition such as diabetes.

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Canine Bladder Infections: Part I

Canine Bladder Infections: Part I | Dog Health Advocacy | Scoop.it
If you’ve lived your life with dogs, chances are you’ve cared for one with a bladder infection. The normal urinary bladder is sterile, meaning devoid of bacteria. Infection occurs when bacteria find their way into the bladder and set up housekeeping. Bacterial cystitis (medical-speak for a bladder i
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Preventative Medicine is Best for Preventing Disease | petMD

Preventative Medicine is Best for Preventing Disease | petMD | Dog Health Advocacy | Scoop.it
It would seem that preventative medicine would be our best defense against illness. Yet, nary a few months go by before another study is published indicating that preventative exams, lab tests, or diagnostic procedures are no longer being recommended, as they provide no apparent benefit to patients.
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The Dreaded Megaesophagus | Pets Can Have Specialists Too!

The Dreaded Megaesophagus | Pets Can Have Specialists Too! | Dog Health Advocacy | Scoop.it
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Special Food and Diet for Dogs With Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) | petMD

I recently came across an estimate for the prevalence of heart disease in older dogs that shocked me — thirty percent. My first reaction was “that can’t be right,” but the more I thought about all those elderly, small dogs with mitral valve dysplasia and large breeds with dilated cardiomyopathy, the more I came to think that 30% might not be all that far off the mark.
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A Dog Treat Kills A Dog: And It's Not Because He Ate It

A Dog Treat Kills A Dog: And It's Not Because He Ate It | Dog Health Advocacy | Scoop.it
A company demonstrates excellent corporate character, altering their packaging upon learning that a dog died of suffocation in their current packaging.
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Facial swelling in Dogs - Dog tooth infection - Veterinary Dentist

Facial swelling in Dogs - Dog tooth infection - Veterinary Dentist | Dog Health Advocacy | Scoop.it
Facial swelling in a dog can be a result of trauma, infection, cancer, tooth root infection or periodontal disease. A dog with facial swelling should be seen for diagnosis & treatment options.
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My Dog Wet the Bed! | Pets Can Have Specialists Too!

If your dog leaks urine when s/he lays down to rest or sleep, s/he may be living with a condition called urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence or USMI, a common disorder in adults dogs, particularly females. Indeed this condition may affect up to 20% of female dogs, and usually manifests within three years of ovariohysterectomy (spaying).

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Dawg Business: It's Your Dog's Health!: Veterinarians Answer: 10 Main Symptoms To Watch For In Your Dog

Dawg Business: It's Your Dog's Health!: Veterinarians Answer: 10 Main Symptoms To Watch For In Your Dog | Dog Health Advocacy | Scoop.it
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Snakebite Safety and Prevention Tips for Pets | EMBRACE

Snakebite Safety and Prevention Tips for Pets | EMBRACE | Dog Health Advocacy | Scoop.it
Every year approximately 300,000 pets are bitten by venomous snakes. Protect your pet from being bitten and learn what to do if a snakebite occurs.
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A Potentially Lethal Combination | Pets Can Have Specialists Too!

A Potentially Lethal Combination | Pets Can Have Specialists Too! | Dog Health Advocacy | Scoop.it
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Dawg Business: It's Your Dog's Health!: Physical Therapy Tip Of The Month: Safe Summer Boating Tips for your Dog

Dawg Business: It's Your Dog's Health!: Physical Therapy Tip Of The Month: Safe Summer Boating Tips for your Dog | Dog Health Advocacy | Scoop.it
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summer safety alert: dr. kim smyth explains “dry drowning” in dogs

summer safety alert: dr. kim smyth explains “dry drowning” in dogs | Dog Health Advocacy | Scoop.it

I will never forget the first case of “dry drowning” or “secondary drowning” that I ever saw ...

 

 

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Don't 'Ace' the Fear: Why acepromazine may make your dog's fireworks fear worse - Dr. Marty Becker

Don't 'Ace' the Fear: Why acepromazine may make your dog's fireworks fear worse - Dr. Marty Becker | Dog Health Advocacy | Scoop.it
Is what you’re doing to help your dog with his fireworks and thunderstorm fears making them worse? Fear of fireworks and thunderstorms can ruin a pet’s summer, but sometimes our best efforts to help our pets feel better have the opposite effect. One of the worst offenders is the drug acepromazine, known as Ace. Once …
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COLUMN: The reality of rattlesnake bites for dogs

COLUMN: The reality of rattlesnake bites for dogs | Dog Health Advocacy | Scoop.it
We have seen two cases of rattlesnake bites in dogs so far this season. Typically we see maybe one per year.
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Early Diagnosis of Deadly Puppy Disease Can Prevent Long-Term Issues | petMD

Early Diagnosis of Deadly Puppy Disease Can Prevent Long-Term Issues | petMD | Dog Health Advocacy | Scoop.it
Puppy appointments are one of the great perks of being a veterinarian. It’s hard to be in a bad mood when faced with an adorable bundle of exuberance, which makes puppies suffering from a disease called strangles, or juvenile cellulitis, especially pitiful. They are neither adorable nor exuberant.
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Our 8 Week Plan to Treat your Dog's Itchy Skin - Leo's Pet Care

Our 8 Week Plan to Treat your Dog's Itchy Skin - Leo's Pet Care | Dog Health Advocacy | Scoop.it
We have written more than once about itchy skin. No surprise, since dogs with itchy skin are the most common presenting patient to our Indianapolis vet cli
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Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs

Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs | Dog Health Advocacy | Scoop.it
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is a term that refers to the heart's inability to pump adequate blood to the body. There are many causes of CHF in dogs. The two most common causes are mitral valve insufficiency (MVI), or a leaky mitral valve, the valve between the left atrium and the let ventricle and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM).
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Unintended consequences: Change to safer formula of rodent poisons may be unexpectedly deadly for dogs

Unintended consequences: Change to safer formula of rodent poisons may be unexpectedly deadly for dogs | Dog Health Advocacy | Scoop.it
WILLMAR — A new form of rodent poison, aimed at reducing the health risk to children, pets and wildlife, is appearing on store shelves nationwide and locally.
But worries are mounting among veterinarians about the unintended consequences. Although the rodenticide is meant to be safer, it’s fast-acting...
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Cardiff is Done Chemotherapy, But is He Cancer Free? | petMD

Cardiff is Done Chemotherapy, But is He Cancer Free? | petMD | Dog Health Advocacy | Scoop.it
According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), cancer remission means “a decrease in or disappearance of signs and symptoms of cancer. In partial remission, some, but not all, signs and symptoms of cancer have disappeared. In complete remission, all signs and symptoms of cancer have disappeared, although cancer still may be in the body.”
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The Reality of Dog Vitamins and Supplements - Fidose of Reality

The Reality of Dog Vitamins and Supplements - Fidose of Reality | Dog Health Advocacy | Scoop.it
Dog vitamins and supplements are part of the daily rituals for millions of people, but should dogs take them?
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Is kelp the cure-all for canine thyroid conditions?

Is kelp the cure-all for canine thyroid conditions? | Dog Health Advocacy | Scoop.it
Too often I encounter well-meaning pet caregivers that immediately supplement a dog’s diet with kelp (a rich source of iodine) based on assumptions of observed symptoms of thyroid dysfunction. Iodine...
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Texas A&M Investigation Sheds New Light On Avoiding Water-Borne Parasites in Dogs

Texas A&M Investigation Sheds New Light On Avoiding Water-Borne Parasites in Dogs | Dog Health Advocacy | Scoop.it
Read About How a new Texas A&M Investigation Sheds New Light On Avoiding Water-Borne Parasites in Dogs.
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Feeding Dogs with Bilious Vomiting Syndrome | petMD

When dogs have bilious vomiting syndrome, when meals occur is more important than what the meals consist of. The classic symptom of bilious vomiting syndrome is vomiting on an empty stomach. This usually occurs first thing in the morning since most dogs don’t eat throughout the night.
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CDC - Geographic Distribution - Ticks

CDC - Geographic Distribution - Ticks | Dog Health Advocacy | Scoop.it
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Pet Suffocation

Pet Suffocation | Dog Health Advocacy | Scoop.it
Pet suffocation in snack, cereal and other bags happens often - and it happens quickly, too.  - See more at: http://www.preventivevet.com/pet-suffocation#sthash.rkp5KPoM.dpufPet suffocation in snack, cereal and other bags happens often - and it happens quickly, too.  - See more at: http://www.preventivevet.com/pet-suffocation#sthash.rkp5KPoM.dpufPet suffocation in snack, cereal and other bags happens often - and it happens quickly, too.  - See more at: http://www.preventivevet.com/pet-suffocation#sthash.rkp5KPoM.dpuf
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