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Blastomycosis in Dogs

The fungal respiratory infection blastomycosis can lead to death. The fungus is found mainly in warm, damp environments.
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What Is Heterochromia in Dogs?

Dogs with different colored eyes – eyes that display more than one color – have a condition called heterochromia.
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Knee Injuries in Dogs

Poor conformation may be partly to blame for dog knee injuries, but a dog’s weight, physical condition, and activities make a big difference as well.

Bulging Eyes in Dogs

Bulging eyes in dogs could be due to disease—sometimes bad enough to cause an eye to pop out.
Alopecia in Dogs

Alopecia In Dogs

Treating alopecia in dogs starts with determining the underlying cause of the hair loss.
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How to Get a Urine Sample from a Dog

A urine sample is like liquid gold to your veterinarian. It contains so much information about your dog’s health, including whether there is a urinary tract infection or crystals, kidney disease, liver disease, or diabetes.
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Skin Lesions and Cancer

Not all lumps that you find on your dog’s skin are cancerous – and even some of those that are cancerous are benign.
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Chatter of Fact: Why Do Dogs Chatter Their Teeth?

If you’ve ever seen your dog’s teeth chattering, you’ve probably wondered why it’s happening and if it’s cause for any concern. Here are some of the reasons you may see this odd behavior.
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Ear Cropping

Some dog breeds were developed for certain jobs for which a cropped ear was thought to minimize the risk of injury. Today, however, that rationale makes little sense.
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How to Identify and Buy Therapeutic-Quality Essential Oils

Essential oil diffusers are a popular aromatherapy accessory for dogs – but some essential oils are bad for dogs. Here’s how to use a diffuser safely and effectively around your dog.
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Why Do Dogs Yawn?

What’s it mean when your dog yawns? Humans are more likely to yawn when bored or tired, but dogs tend to yawn more when they are mildly stressed. If he yawns when you pet him, he’s probably a little uncomfortable.
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Diabetes in Dogs

Learn the symptoms of diabetes mellitus (including increased water consumption, urinary incontinence, and UTIs) so you can quickly seek a diagnosis and treatment if you see them in your dog.

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