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Side Effects of Heartgard Plus

by Lea Holland | Feb 9, 2012

Heartgard Plus for dogs prevents heartworms, as well as treats and controls roundworms and hookworms. But owners should read all accompanying materials to be aware of any side effects the medicine may cause. read more

How to Cure Ringworm in a Dog

by Alicia Bodine | Feb 9, 2012

Ringworm is actually not a worm but a fungal infection. Dogs get this infection from other dogs or cats that have it. It is contagious and can pass on to humans. Children are the most susceptible to it so you need to get your dog diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. You may be able to identify ringworm yourself if you have ever seen it before. It shows up in a circle. On a dog it may look like a circle where the fur within that region is missing. Only a Vet can give your dog the official diagnosis, however. read more

Signs & Symptoms of Dog Illness

by Shannon Wakeland | Feb 9, 2012

Dogs of all ages can become ill. Sometimes that illness may be a simple cold or eye infection, where other times it can be life threatening such as a reaction to a certain food, a form of cancer or possibly even dehydration. It’s a good idea to know the signs and symptoms of a dog’s illness so you can get your furry friend to the local vet as soon as possible. read more

How to Provide Help for Pets of the Homeless

by Bridie Cavanaugh | Feb 9, 2012

Current economic conditions are tough; as a result there has been an increase in the number of people facing homelessness. The National Coalition for the Homeless estimates that between 5 to 10 percent of homeless people in the United States have dogs or cats living with them on the streets. These pets provide comfort, companionship, protection and warmth to their homeless owners. These pets are usually taken care of to the best of their owner's abilities and are well loved. However, their basic needs are not always met. There are many steps you can take to help these pets. read more

How Often to Bathe Your Dog

by Serena Moring | Feb 9, 2012

Consider the needs of your dog in terms of health and occupation before coming up with a bathing schedule. Bathing needs vary widely from dog to dog, and the opinion of your veterinarian can be used to ascertain your dog's needs. Dogs with skin issues should receive medicated baths as directed by the vet. read more

When to Give a Puppy Shots

by Tami Parrington | Feb 9, 2012

Getting a new puppy is a fun and anxious time. There is so much to do to prepare for your new family member and so many things to learn to keep them safe, happy and healthy. One of the first things a new puppy owner should know is when to take their bundle of joy to the vet for their shots. Some can even be given at home if you feel comfortable with doing it, but, whether you give them yourself or take your puppy to the vet, timing is everything. read more

Carprofen Side Effects

by Phyllis Benson | Feb 9, 2012

Carprofe--commonly known as Rimadyl, Vetprofen or Novox--treats dog pain and arthritis. Carprofen is a non-steroidal ant-inflammatory drug and, like many NSAIDs, may have side effects. This prescription medication is used only with approval of a veterinarian, and side effects should be promptly reported to the vet. read more

Dysplasia in Dogs

by Amy Cocke | Feb 9, 2012

The two types of dysplasia in dogs are elbow and hip dysplasia, with hip dysplasia being the more common. Both types of dyplasia are seen more often in large and giant breeds than other sizes of dogs, and dysplasia develops into arthritis over time. read more

Body Parts of Dog

by Savannah Groeneveld | Feb 9, 2012

Man’s best friend is more than just a furry, licking machine. Dogs are actually comprised of many complex systems that all work together to make your dog the happy, loving pet that it is. read more

Preventic Side Effects

by Genevieve Rice | Feb 9, 2012

Preventic is a plastic tick collar for dogs that slowly releases Amitraz, an anti-parasitic drug. Effective for up to three months, the collar repels new ticks and, according to studies, prevents the transmission of Lyme disease. Although Preventic has been reported to be more than 97 percent effective, its active ingredient, Amitraz, can be toxic to some dogs, producing some undesirable side effects. Dog owners should consult with their veterinarians if they notice the following side effects or any other abnormalities. read more

Enrofloxacin Side Effects

by Meadow Milano | Feb 9, 2012

Enrofloxacin is an animal antibiotic used in the treatment of bacterial infections in dogs and cats. It is effective in treating skin infections, respiratory infections and infections of the urinary tract. Enrofloxacin side effects can be mild or severe. read more

Supplements for Dogs in Kidney Failure

by Kathryn G | Feb 9, 2012

No pet owner wants their dog diagnosed with kidney failure. The kidneys filter toxins through urine, preventing poisoning in the body. There are several symptoms of kidney failure, including frequent urination and extreme thirst. As kidney disease progresses, other symptoms may include lack of energy, nausea and fatigue. Fortunately, many supplements are available for dogs with kidney issues. read more

Phenobarbitol Side Effects for Dogs

by Hayley Harrison | Feb 9, 2012

Phenobarbitol is a prescription medication available from your dog's veterinarian that is commonly used to treat canine epilepsy. However, phenobarbitol poses a risk of side effects in some dogs. read more

How to Keep a Dog From Licking Stitches

by Corey M. Mackenzie | Feb 9, 2012

If your dog required stitches and will not quit licking them, chances are the wound will not heal quickly and may become infected. It is also possible the dog will lick or gnaw so much that the stitches actually get pulled or torn, opening the wound. You have a few tactics you can try that may prevent the licking. Some dogs will be more easily dissuaded from licking than other dogs, but don’t give up. Keep an eye on the wound, no matter which method you use, and contact your veterinarian if any sign of infection (swelling, redness, temperature, discharge) shows up. read more

Frontline Flea Control for Dogs

by Linda Smith | Feb 9, 2012

A flea infestation can cause insufferable itching for a dog and the humans around him. Fortunately, products can be applied to dogs once a month that will kill fleas and other insects. read more

Dog Arthritis & Treatment with Aspirin

by Doreen E. Fiorillo | Feb 9, 2012

Dogs, like people, are prone to arthritis, a common joint disease. Aspirin treatment helps relieve pain because of its anti-inflammatory qualities. Initial treatment starts with a small dosage of aspirin. The recommended dose is about 5 mg for every pound of your pet’s weight. It is recommended as the least aggressive treatment before trying other medications. read more

The Side Effects of Albon in Dogs

by Lanh Ma | Feb 9, 2012

Albon is the brand name given to sulfamethoxazole, an antibiotic that is used to treat bacterial infections in dogs. While this antibiotic is generally considered safe and is widely prescribed by veterinarians, there are a few side effects that might be a concern. Being aware of the side effects of Albon can help you take action if your dog starts having problems. read more

Hypothyroid in Dogs

by Jennifer Gittins | Feb 9, 2012

Hypothyroid is a term used to describe an underactive thyroid gland. This condition is common in canines and is referred to as hypothyroidism. Some breeds?such as Golden Retrievers, Great Danes, Dobermans and Dachshunds?may be predisposed to developing hypothyroidism. However, any breed of dog, no matter the age or gender, may develop this disease. read more

Pets & Lung Cancer

by Sarah Arnette | Feb 9, 2012

Lung cancer is a devastating condition that destroys the lungs. In humans, it is most often seen in people who smoke or who have been around smokers for long periods of time. Pets are seeing an increase in diagnosed lung cancer. According to Dr. Erika de Papp, the average pet with lung cancer tends to be 11 years old and dogs are more prone to it than cats. read more

How to Groom Your Shih Tzu

by Erin Ringwald | Feb 9, 2012

The Shih Tzu is a small dog originally from China. They are sturdy dogs with long tails and little ears. They are known as frisky dogs that are happy and have lots of character. They have lots of hair that can become easily matted and collect a lot of dirt. A Shih Tzu requires lots of grooming which can be accomplished at the groomer or at home. By being diligent about grooming on a regular basis, you can avoid any serious mats. read more

Lymphomic Cancer in Dogs

by Hayley Harrison | Feb 9, 2012

Lymphomic cancer or lymphoma is a disease marked by the presence of masses of rapidly multiplying cells or tumors in the lymphatic system, a series of ducts throughout the body that are important for immune system functioning. Lymphomic cancer has the potential to develop in humans and animals, including dogs. read more

How Can I Get the Brown Spots Off of My Shih Tzu's Face?

by Lisa Rusczyk | Feb 9, 2012

Your Shih Tzu may have brown stains in the fur on his face. This is called tear staining and can be caused by a number of things. If you want to keep your dog's face from getting tear stains, determine the cause and eliminate it so that the stains don't come back. read more

Canine Dry Skin Remedy

by Bethney Foster | Feb 9, 2012

Skin conditions are a common ailment in canines, and dogs who spend a lot of time indoors during the winter are prone to dry skin as a result of the dry air from furnaces and electric heating systems. In addition to the irritation, dogs with dry skin shed more dander that may cause human allergies to worsen. Take several steps – ranging from nutrition to grooming – to help alleviate your dog’s dry skin. read more

Symptoms of a Stroke in a Dog

by Lee Mason | Feb 9, 2012

Two types of stroke exist in dogs: ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic stroke happens when an artery in the body is blocked and cuts blood flow off from the brain for a period of time. Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when there is bleeding within the brain the leaks blood out, thereby not feeding the brain neurons adequately. Regardless of the cause, the symptoms are the same. read more

What Can You Give a Dog for a Pulled Muscle?

by Contributing Writer | Feb 9, 2012

A pulled muscle in a dog can take a long time to heal. There are a few things you can do to help ease his pain and speed the healing process. You may approach it with natural remedies or with medication. Either way your buddy will need time and lots of rest. read more

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