Costs of owning a dog

Dog Ownership Costs from Head to Tail

Puppies are irresistibly cute! But their unrelenting energy can tax your patience and make a mess. Older dogs are calm and unassuming, but they can develop special needs or medical conditions. No matt...

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Pet pre existing conditions

Pre-Existing Conditions: Helpful Tips You'll Appreciate About Pet Health Insurance

Pre-existing conditions are health concerns, such as diabetes, kidney disease, or an oral infection that your dog or cat had before coverage starts for pet health insurance. Many dog and cat insurance...

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Discospondylitis in dogs

Discospondylitis in Dogs

Infections are one of the most common conditions among humans and their pets. Some of them can be resolved even without treatment, depending on the defenses of each organism. In contrast, others requi...

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Dog elbow dysplasia symptoms

Elbow Dysplasia in Dogs

Canine elbow dysplasia is a developmental condition affecting the elbow joint of young dogs. When signs of lameness in one of your puppy’s front legs starts to develop, your vet may suspect elbow dysp...

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Meningioma treatment for pets

Meningioma in Dogs and Cats

Meningioma is the most common brain tumor in dogs and cats. About 50% of all brain tumor cases in dogs are attributed to meningioma, while the incidence in cats is about 56%. Continue reading to learn...

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FCE symptoms in dogs

Fibrocartilaginous Embolism in Dogs

Fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE) in dogs is a condition that causes paralysis when a blood vessel in the spinal cord is blocked. It can occur during vigorous exercise, such as running and jumping in ...

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Symptoms of stroke in pets

Stroke (Vascular Accidents) in Pets

Just like in people, a stroke in pets occurs when an important part of the brain doesn’t receive adequate blood circulation. While a stroke or cerebral vascular accident (CVA) is not very common in pe...

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Dog leg amputation

What to Expect if Your Dog Has an Amputation Surgery

While the idea of a dog losing a limb can be devastating for pet parents, what many are not aware of is dogs typically adjust pretty well after an amputation procedure, and they often continue to live...

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Kidney infection in dogs

Kidney Infections in Dogs

Have you noticed a sudden increase in your pet’s water intake and frequency of urination? Is your house-trained dog suddenly having “accidents” indoors? Many conditions can affect the urinary tract of...

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Bladder cancer in dogs

Common Types of Bladder Cancer in Dogs

The urinary tract of dogs is composed of the kidneys, ureters, urinary bladder, and urethra. Cancer can occur in any part of the urinary tract but it’s the urinary bladder that is most frequently affe...

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Urinary problems in dogs

Common Causes of Urinary Issues in Dogs

If your dog appears to be straining to urinate, has an increased frequency of urination with abnormally small or large amounts, has blood in the urine, and/or has accidents around the house, you shoul...

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Tylosin for dogs and cats

Pet Medication 101: Tylosin

It’s important to understand a medication’s uses and side effects before giving it to your pet. This medication info sheet is meant to give you a good understanding of what Tylan (tylosin) is used for...

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Spironolactone for dogs and cats

Pet Medication 101: Spironolactone

It’s important to understand a medication’s uses and side effects before giving it to your pet. This medication info sheet is meant to give you a good understanding of what spironolactone is used for,...

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Active dog breeds

5 Active Dog Breeds for Energetic Pet Parents

Part of being a good pet parent is choosing the right pet to fit your lifestyle and energy. If you are an active person, you might want to choose a pet that is equally active. Some dog breeds are high...

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Dog urine crystals

What does it mean if my dog has crystals in her urine?

Crystals in your dog’s urine (crystalluria) are formed when there is an excessive amount (oversaturation) of various minerals and organic material in the urine. When the conditions are right, crystals...

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Dog ectopic ureter

Symptoms and Treatment for Ectopic Ureters in Dogs

An ectopic ureter is a congenital condition, which means that the anatomical defect is already present at birth. Affected dogs have ureters that are not attached to their normal location in the urinar...

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Dog spleen function

Anatomy and Function of Your Dog’s Spleen

In many ways, we share a lot of similarities with our canine buddies in terms of anatomy and physiology. Canines also suffer from illnesses that affect their organs in pretty much the same manner as h...

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Dog adrenal gland

Adrenal Gland Health and Function in Dogs

The adrenal glands are a pair of glands that play an important role in different physiological and metabolic functions in a dog’s body. The hormones that they produce influence and regulate important ...

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Dog medical insurance plans

Pet Insurance Guide for Dog Owners

Pet health insurance is prevalent now, and for a good reason. Pet parents are now spending more on their pets than ever before. Dog insurance plans can cover preventative medicine, including physical ...

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Dog pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic Tumors and Cancer in Dogs

Dogs and humans share a lot of similarities in terms of anatomy and physiological processes. Organ systems work pretty much the same across both species, albeit with a few minor and key differences. D...

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Back pain in dogs

Symptoms and Causes of Back Pain in Dogs

As you may know, our canine companions can experience pain similar to what their human caregivers often experience. Among these problems, back pain deserves plenty of attention. Treating back pain can...

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