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Dog Care Center - Emergency

8 Common Tail Problems in Dogs

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You might not think about your dog’s tail as being much more than a way to measure how happy he or she is, but it’s actually much more than that. Here are the eight most common tail problems you might spot on your dog:

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What Not to Do with Dogs and Babies

Filed Under Behavior, Adult Dog

by Kellie B. Gormly We love our dogs, so much so that for many people their dogs are considered full members of the family. And that prime status shouldn’t change when you bring home a new pint-size human – but, experts say,...

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6 Dangerous (and Surprising) Items That Contain Xylitol

Filed Under Poisoning-Toxicity, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

[video] by John Gilpatrick Dog owners know the dangers that foods like chocolate, garlic, onions, and grapes pose to their canine companions’ health; foods that are harmless to most people. Another common substance...

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Anemia in Dogs – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Filed Under General Health, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

Anemia in a dog can be sudden or long term, and medical treatment is necessary for the health of the dog and to prevent a fatal outcome. Learn more about this condition in dogs here.

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9 Mistakes Dog Owners Make at the Vet

Filed Under Care, Adult Dog

A trip to the vet’s office can be tense, especially if your pup is sick or hurt, so why add any more stress to the situation? For the sake of your dog (and yourself), the next time you visit your vet’s office, avoid making these common mistakes.

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8 Essential Tips for Picking Up Dog Poop

Filed Under Care, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

Dog waste carries harmful microorganisms that can have a major impact on wildlife and the environment, so picking it up is not only good manners, in most locations it’s the law. The following tips will help you get down and dirty with all things poop removal.

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7 Dangers of Not Socializing Your Dog

Filed Under Training, Puppy

What happens if a puppy doesn’t get the benefit of early socialization? How might that impact the dog when its fully grown? Behavior is a product of both nature and nurture, a mix of genetics and experience, but it’s possible that under-socialized dogs can exhibit any of the following problems.

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6 Things Commonly Found in Your Dog’s Poop

Filed Under General Health, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

Next time you are cleaning up after your dog, take a moment to examine what he or she is producing. If you notice any of the following, your dog’s health could be at risk.

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8 Common Eye Problems in Dogs

Filed Under Slideshows, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

A dog’s eyes perform a nearly miraculous function – converting reflected light into nerve impulses that the brain uses to form images of the world. To do this well, all the various parts of the eye must be healthy. Unfortunately, a number of diseases can disrupt the way a dog’s eyes function. Let’s take a look at some of the most common eye problems dogs experience and how pet parents can manage them.

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Keeping Your Pet When Money is Tight – Where to Find Help

Filed Under Dog

By David F. Kramer There’s a lot of love and joy that go hand in hand with pet ownership, but also a lot of responsibility—and much of it is financial. Despite our best intentions, life happens. Through no fault of...

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What to Do When Your Dog is Diagnosed with Cancer: Treatment, Prognosis, and Costs

Filed Under Cancer, Senior Dog

By David F. Kramer Few diagnoses in the veterinary world bring more pain to a dog owner than one simple word: cancer. The mind instantly goes to the perceived harshness of chemotherapy, surgery or radiation treatments, the likelihood...

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5 Reasons Your Pet is Lethargic (and When to Worry)

Filed Under Slideshows, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

Lethargy accompanies a vast majority of canine and feline medical problems, and can also be a symptom of many behavioral problems in pets. Read on for five of the most common reasons for pet lethargy.

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Canine Herpesvirus Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Filed Under Infectious-Parasitic

by Jessica Vogelsang, DVM When you hear the word “herpes,” most people automatically think of the human version of the disease. More specifically, they think of herpes simplex virus, which comes in two forms: HSV-1 and HSV-2....

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Liver Disease in Dogs

Filed Under Digestive, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

by Jessica Vogelsang, DVM Ask anyone to name the vital organs of the dog and you’ll get the usual: kidney, heart, lungs, brain, but for some reason people keep forgetting the liver. It may not look like much—a large, muddy...

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10 Most Common Types of Tumors and Cancers in Dogs

Filed Under Slideshows, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

As with humans, there are many different types of cancers and tumors that can affect dogs. Here are the ten most common types, as described by practicing veterinary oncologist Dr. Joanne Intile. Read more here.

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19 Beauty Products That Could Harm Your Pet

Filed Under Slideshows, Adult Cat, Adult Dog

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5 Illnesses You Can Give Your Dog (and a Few You Can’t)

Filed Under Parasites

Some of the best things about pet ownership is sharing. We share prime real estate on the couch, and even our meals. Unfortunately, we can also share unwanted visitors in the form of germs and infection. Here are some disease that you can give your dog, and a few you can’t.

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Chemotherapy for Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

Filed Under General Health

By Carol McCarthy “Your dog has cancer” might be the four scariest words a pet parent can hear. After you get that diagnosis, chances are you scarcely hear your vet lay out the treatment options, which likely include chemotherapy....

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5 Anesthesia Risks for Pets You Should Know

Filed Under General Health

Anesthesia is a critical and necessary part of your pet’s surgical process, however, there are some risks involved that pet owners should take into consideration to help ensure the success of their pet’s surgery. Find out more about these risks, and questions to ask your veterinarian before your pet goes into surgery, here.

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Dead Tail in Dogs

Filed Under Conditions

by Jennifer Coates, DVM Dogs use their tails all the time. They use them to express emotions. Think of the rapid wag of a dog looking for attention, the slow wag of wariness, and the rigid tail of aggression. They use them for balance...

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Can Dogs Have Down Syndrome?

Filed Under Conditions

By Jennifer Coates, DVM Anyone who has spent enough time around dogs understands the compatibility between the canine and human species. To paraphrase Forrest Gump, we “goes together like peas and carrots.” What makes the...

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10 Common Paw Problems in Dogs

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If your dog is licking his paws and chewing on his paws, there is likely an underlying problem, from fungal infections to cut paw pads. Learn about common dog paw problems and how to remedy and prevent them.

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6 Poisonous Mushrooms That Are Toxic to Dogs

Filed Under Emergency, Adult Dog

Can dogs eat mushrooms? The answer is—not all of them. Find out all about poisonous mushrooms and which wild mushrooms your dog should avoid at all costs.

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Feeding Your Puppy: What to Keep in Mind

Filed Under Nutrition, Puppy

By Samantha Drake From nutritional needs to training rewards, here’s how to keep your puppy happy and healthy. Growing puppies love to eat. These little bundles of energy, with their big, soulful eyes and furiously wagging...

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Can Pets Get Cancer from Owners’ Smoking?

Filed Under Wellness

By Jennifer Coates, DVM The Dangers of Second Hand Smoke for Pets You must have been living on a desert island for the last few decades if you are not aware of the danger that smoking poses both to smokers and to the people who...

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Dog Care Questions
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Q. From whom should I get my puppy? The local shelter, my neighbor, a breeder, or a pet supply store?

A. Many people believe that it is better to get a puppy from a reliable breeder. While...

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Q. How do I select a quality dog breeder?

A. To choose a quality breeder, take the time to conduct a thorough research on the...

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Q. Should I get a mixed breed or purebred puppy?

A. A purebred puppy is a better option for some people because there is a better idea...

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