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Dermatology Diary Part 3: Meet Simba and Asia

Lianne McLeod, former Guide to Exotic Pets at and a veterinarian, has written an extensive "diary" account of her two dogs who suffer from itchy skin and hair loss. Learn what is involved in a veterinary referral work up; how skin diseases are examined and ruled out, the topical

Dermatology Diary Part 3: Meet Simba and Asia

Lianne McLeod, former Guide to Exotic Pets at and a veterinarian, is writing an extensive "diary" account of her two dogs who suffer from itchy skin and hair loss. This week: frustration and puzzlement are at an all-time high, and the results from the initial trial of cyclosporin

Canine Lyme Disease

Lyme disease in dogs is much different than Lyme disease in humans. Humans infected with Lyme disease face multiple health problems and long-term complications. Fortunately, 90 percent of dogs infected with the Lyme disease spirochete will never develop clinical signs.

Table Scraps & Tumors in Dogs

Although there are no specific connections between table scraps and tumors in dogs, dogs are more likely to be overweight if they are fed table scraps. Overweight dogs are more likely to develop a wide variety of health problems, including some types of tumors.

Cutaneous Lymphoma

Lymphoma affects a wide array of animals, including human beings. The cutaneous form is isolated to the skin; however, most animals with the cutaneous form are also affected with other types of lymphoma.

Dog Seizure Disorder

Seizures in dogs can be very frightening, according to It's important to remember, however, that your dog is feeling no pain. Still, you must call your vet if you think your dog is having seizures.

Primary Kidney Disease in Dogs

Primary kidney disease, more commonly referred to as chronic renal failure, is a common problem in elderly dogs. The disease occurs when the kidneys are no longer able to remove waste from the body effectively and toxins build up in the blood. While there is no cure for chronic renal fai

How to Keep Dogs Safe From Dangerous Foods

Ordinary, every day foods that are fine for humans can kill your dog. Since our pets live so close to us, they often get into food that isn't meant for them. Some pet owners treat their dogs like people and let them sample human food. The canine anatomy is much different than a human's. You wouldn't

Herbs & Spices for Dogs

People enjoy herbs and spices for various recipes as well as for medicinal remedies. Dogs can also benefit from many herbs and spices. Many dogs enjoy having spices or herbs mixed with their food.

Neurological Diseases in Canines

Dogs may develop a variety of neurological image by Michal Tudek from Fotolia.comNeurological diseases in dogs are conditions wherein the animal's brain activity is impaired or for some reason their nervous system fires incorrectly. These neurological misfires can cause a...

Why Dog's Teeth Fall Out

It isn't normal for a dog to loose teeth after about seven to nine months. Puppies have a set of baby teeth they will loose when their adult teeth emerge. Any tooth loss after this indicates a dental problem.

Potassium Bromide and Muscle Weakness in Dogs

Potassium bromide is a medication that controls canine seizures. If the dog's current anti-seizure medication is not effective, potassium bromide is an alternate therapy that can be used solely, or in conjunction with, the other medication.

What Are the Signs of Hyperadrenocorticism in a Dog?

Hyperadrenocorticism, also known as Cushing's Disease, is a slowly progressing disease caused by elevated levels of glucocorticoids (steroids) that manifests itself in different ways in canines. The list of symptoms, in fact, can be so long that nervous dog owners could easily misconstrue...

How to Check a Dog for Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is caused by bacteria that comes from certain ticks. If a tick is infected, and bites a dogs or human, the bacteria from the tick can spread and infect. It is important to use tick prevention and tick-killing products to reduce the chance of your pet catching Lyme disease. Vaccines t

Cures for Liver Disease in Dogs

Explore treatments and cures for canine liver image by Michal Tudek from Fotolia.comCanine liver disease is a serious condition that if left untreated can lead to chronic illness and ultimately, death. Recognizing the signs of liver disease in its early stages can virtually...

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Rat Tumor Removal

Pet rats are prone to getting tumors and other abnormal growths during their short life spans, but most tumors are benign and therefore relatively harmless. These abnormal and excessive growths can become a nuisance even when they are not cancerous, however, and so it is generally recommended that t

Feline Pancreatitis Diet

Cats with pancreatitis suffer from the result of early activation of particular digestive enzymes and the resulting damage these prematurely activated enzymes cause to the pancreas itself. If signs discussed here are of concern, have a vet examine the cat. In extreme cases, pancreatitis can cause