A gene defect associated with a severe canine lung disease identified

Article Featured on Science Daily

A severe hereditary lung disease has been described in Finnish Airedale Terriers with a failure to thrive during the first days of lives. Researchers discovered the underlying gene defect in the LAMP3 gene, which may also be associated with the lung problems of certain newborn babies.

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10 Ways You Might Be Stressing Out Your Dog

Analysis by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

Dogs become stressed for a lot of different reasons, and many humans are oblivious to canine stressors because, well, we’re human! For example, dog-to-dog greetings involve a lot of circling and sniffing, neither of which is easy to accomplish while on a . . . → Read More: 10 Ways You Might Be Stressing Out Your Dog

This Rare yet Aggressive Malignancy Mostly Strikes Big Dogs

Analysis by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

Histiocytic sarcoma is an aggressive cancer in dogs. The most commonly affected breeds are the Bernese Mountain dog, flat-coated retriever, Rottweiler, golden retriever, Labrador retriever, miniature schnauzer and Pembroke Welsh corgi. Most dogs are middle-aged or older but histiocytic sarcoma is reported . . . → Read More: This Rare yet Aggressive Malignancy Mostly Strikes Big Dogs

Dog Behavioral Issues: Helpful Tips for Walking Your Dog

Published by Kara Murphy | Article Featured on Hills Pet

Before you got your pooch, you likely imagined walking a dog would be a wonderful experience of long relaxing strolls, exploring neighborhoods and hiking trails. In those pre-dog fantasies, your four-legged sidekick likely trotted obediently by your side on a leash, following your every . . . → Read More: Dog Behavioral Issues: Helpful Tips for Walking Your Dog

Importance of wellness exams

Article Featured on AVMA

Veterinarians recommend regular wellness exams for the same reason your physician and dentist recommend them – if you can detect a problem in its early stages, it’s more likely to be treated and resolved with less expense, less difficulty and better success.

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Dominant Paws: Is Your Dog a Righty or Lefty?

Article Featured on Hillspet.com

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you’re right-handed. According to WorldAtlas, only 10 percent of the human population are lefties. But have you ever wondered if dogs have dominant paws like humans have dominant hands? And are dogs right- or left-handed, on average? Find out how pet . . . → Read More: Dominant Paws: Is Your Dog a Righty or Lefty?

Recognizing the Dangers of Overheating In Your Dog

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The potential for a dog to overheat can result in decreased performance as well as serious health conditions. A dog does not regulate his body temperature by sweating. Most adult dogs are good at controlling their body temperatures, except when they are put in stressful situations.

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Causes of Skin Conditions in Dogs

Article Featured on Hillspet

Environmental Allergies

Skin problems in dogs are sometimes the result of environmental allergens. Dog skin allergies tend to show up in very specific areas of your dog including: face, ears, paws, base of the tail, under elbows and in the groin area. Allergies typically appear between ages of 3 months . . . → Read More: Causes of Skin Conditions in Dogs

Why Is My Dog Eating Dirt?

Published by Jean Marie Bauhaus | Featured on Hillspet

Dog’s will eat all sorts of things, but eating dirt might be one that gives you cause for concern. However, eating dirt is a fairly common behavior among dogs. When pooches eat non-food items, whether dirt, grass, rocks, sticks or garbage, they may be diagnosed . . . → Read More: Why Is My Dog Eating Dirt?

Overcoming Obesity in Small Dogs

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Because of their little and darling, or small and scrappy, stature small dogs are experts at inspiring the most coddling. They can especially excel at eliciting more treats out of their pet parents. This means that parents have to be on their because small and miniature dogs are just as . . . → Read More: Overcoming Obesity in Small Dogs