5 Scary Consequences of Neglecting Your Dog’s Teeth

5 Scary Consequences of Neglecting Your Dog’s Teeth

Original Article By Paula Fitzsimmons at PetMD

You already know that not taking care of your dog’s teeth can lead to periodontal disease, a condition that results in bleeding gums, bad breath, and ultimately tooth loss. “Periodontal disease starts under the gum line with a substance . . . → Read More: 5 Scary Consequences of Neglecting Your Dog’s Teeth

Therapy Dogs Ease The Stress Of Transition For College Students

Therapy Dogs Ease The Stress Of Transition For College Students

Original Article By Carla Baranauckas

On some campuses, therapy dogs are available full-time and even keep office hours.

At some colleges and universities, like Georgetown in Washington, D.C., dogs have been present on campus for years as mascots to sports teams. Increasingly, however, dogs . . . → Read More: Therapy Dogs Ease The Stress Of Transition For College Students

Summer heat can be dangerous for your pets

Summer heat can be dangerous for your pets!

Story by: Trisha Gedon Original Link

Summer is in full swing, and with it comes many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Pet owners often like spending time outside with family, friends and pets.

A lot of animals like spending time outside, and therefore, pet owners need to . . . → Read More: Summer heat can be dangerous for your pets!

How Helpful Is the New Kidney Test in Dogs and Cats?

How Helpful Is the New Kidney Test in Dogs and Cats?

IDEXX Laboratories is in the process of rolling out a new test that they say “detects kidney disease in cats and dogs months or years earlier than standard screening technologies.” Is the SDMA (symmetric dimethylarginine) test really the breakthrough that it is advertised . . . → Read More: How Helpful Is the New Kidney Test in Dogs and Cats?

Dog Study May Inform On Human Neurodegenration

Dog Study May Inform On Human Neurodegeneration

Novel neurodegenerative disease and gene identified with the help of ‘man’s best friend’

A breakthrough study performed in an international collaboration led by Professor Tosso Leeb from the University of Bern and Professor Hannes Lohi from the University of Helsinki together with the veterinary neurologists and . . . → Read More: Dog Study May Inform On Human Neurodegeneration

Finding the Causes of Cancer in Cats and Dogs

Finding the Causes of Cancer in Cats and Dogs

by Dr. Joanne Intile

Hearing the news that your pet has been diagnosed with cancer can be both devastating and terrifying at the same time. It is natural to have many questions about exactly what the diagnosis means, what might happen to your pet as . . . → Read More: Finding the Causes of Cancer in Cats and Dogs

Slipped Disc, Bad Back, and Muscle Spasms in Dogs

Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) in Dogs

Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is a condition where the cushioning discs between the vertebrae of the spinal column either bulge or burst (herniate) into the spinal cord space. These discs then press on the nerves running through the spinal cord causing pain, nerve damage, and even paralysis.

Breeds . . . → Read More: Slipped Disc, Bad Back, and Muscle Spasms in Dogs

Parvo in Dogs

Canine Parvovirus Infection in Dogs

   

From Pet MD http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/infectious-parasitic/c_dg_canine_parvovirus_infection

The canine parvovirus (CPV) infection is a highly contagious viral illness that affects dogs. The virus manifests itself in two different forms. The more common form is the intestinal form, which is characterized by vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and lack of appetite (anorexia). . . . → Read More: Parvo in Dogs

Signs of Neurological Disorders in Dogs

 

 

 

 

 

From Web MD: http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/dog-falling-down

Little kids love spinning in place until they fall down. But when we’re talking about our dogs, there’s really no good reason for loss of balance.

So why do dogs fall down? Is it possible to treat loss of balance? And when should your canine . . . → Read More: Signs of Neurological Disorders in Dogs