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Why is your dog losing weight? Causes can be minor or serious.

Why Is My Dog Losing Weight?

Environmental issues can cause a dog to stop eating and be easily fixed. Dental or medical issues can also cause weight loss and need professional assistance to resolve.
Dramamine for dogs can relieve motion sickness.

Dramamine for Dogs

Dramamine, a brand name for the drug dimenhydrinate, is an antihistamine that is used off-label in many dogs for vestibular problems, including carsickness and...
OCD in dogs is an orthopedic problem in dogs.

Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) in Dogs

Causes of osteochondritis dissecans are plentiful. Diet and genetics are a factor, and combine these with high energy puppy play and the stage is set for development of ocd later in life.
Hookworm in dogs is a nasty disease that spreads between untreated dogs.

Hookworm in Dogs

Hookworm in dogs is a nasty parasite that can coexist with an adult dog for quite sometime, and spread. Recognizing the signs of hookworm infection is the best way to protect your dog, and other dogs too.
Dog lymph node locations can be checked to detect infections and cancers early.

Finding Dog Lymph Node Locations

There are over 400 lymph nodes in your dog but only a few are close enough to the skin’s surface to be observed. Though few, these key nodes are important indicators of illness.
Ear mites in dogs are one of many potential causes of ear discomfort.

Ear Mites in Dogs

Ear mites in dogs cause an inflammatory reaction in their ear canals. The glands that line your dog’s ear canals ramp up production ear wax to drive out the ear mites and cause a discharge that can resemble coffee grounds.
Valley fever is a fungal disease that can sicken dogs and humans alike.

Valley Fever in Dogs

Valley fever is caused by the inhalation of a species of fungus called Coccidioides that thrives in the soil of semi-arid regions with warm winters. This fungus is found primarily in the southwestern United States.
The symptoms of heartworms in dogs start small but get increasingly serious without treatment.

Symptoms of Heartworm

Heartworm is a deadly parasite spread by the bite of a mosquito. The symptoms of heartworm becoming increasingly severe as the damage progresses. This damage is not fully reversible making prevention or early treatment critical.
Giardia in dogs is a protozoal infection associated with drinking unsafe water.

The Giardia Parasite in Dogs

Symptoms of giardia in dogs include diarrhea, maldigestion, and malabsorption. The infection can be a minor nuisance or a royal pain to treat and totally clear.
Dog nosebleeds have many causes as dogs greet the world nose first.

Dog Nosebleed

Nosebleeds in a dog have many possible causes, just as they do in people. Some nosebleeds are simple: A dog nosebleed on one side...
Water intoxication in dogs can be cause by too much or too little sodium.

Water Intoxication in Dogs Can Be Deadly

Water intoxication in dogs is the result of sodium levels being too low or too high. Either due to ingesting too much water in too short of time, or ingesting sea water leading to too much sodium.
Parvo lasts a long time and is highly contagious through contact meaning these four puppies are at risk of contracting it from a surface.

How Long Can Parvo Last in the Environment?

The parvo virus can live on any surface for weeks to months, and it is easy for people to unwittingly spread parvo virus.

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