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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.
The best way to avoid an ACL injury is to keep your dog fit and in shape.

Signs of a Torn ACL in Dogs

ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury is the most common cause of hindlimb lameness in a dog. The injury may involve partial tearing of the ligament or complete rupture.
Small yellow dog laying down in his bed with star pattern

How Does a Dog Get Pneumonia?

Pneumonia is inflammation of the lungs, usually caused by infection, resulting in the accumulation of fluid in the air sacs (alveoli) of the lungs.
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Why Dogs Sneeze When They Play

When a dog sneezes due to an irritation in her nose, the sneeze is forceful and may include nasal discharge. A social sneeze is small and delicate with no nasal discharge and very little head movement.
Welsh Corgi Pembroke dog feeds six newborn puppies, lies on white couch. Happy family. Pets. Childhood. Maintenance and feeding of pets. Dog breeding. Positive emotions. Raising puppies.

Progesterone Test for Dogs and the Female Dog Heat Cycle

Most progesterone tests for dogs are done through the veterinary office, using radioimmunoassay (gold standard) or chemiluminescence immunoassay, but progesterone home test kits are available if needed.
Male and female vet doctors giving a shot to a golden retriever's puppy front leg. The dog is sitting on examination table. Female doctor is cuddling her while the dog is looking towards the camera.

What Is Distemper in Dogs?

Distemper in dogs is caused by paramyxovirus which attacks the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and nervous system. It is spread by sneezing, and shared food and water bowls.
Woman picking dog poo in plastic bag

Getting a Dog Fecal Sample for Internal Parasite Testing

A dog fecal sample for internal parasite testing is critical to determining effective treatment for your dog. Stool samples can also provide other vital information about your dog's health.
Toad Swell on The Lawn After Meeting Siberian Husky

My Dog Ate a Frog (or Was It a Toad?)

If your dog swallows a toad or frog immediately flush the dogs mouth with running water to reduce poison ingestion and contact your vet or poison control.
Happy young pet owner consulting with African-American male veterinarian in blue medical scrubs sitting on squats in front of her

How to Find a Vet

Choosing a veterinarian for your dog can be daunting. In addition to location you should consider the vet's knowledge and specialty, costs, and reputation to help you care for your dog through its life.
A group of pill bottles containing common antibiotics for dogs.

A Guide to the Top Antibiotics for Dogs

Antibiotics are the best weapon in our medical arsenal for fighting bacterial infections in dogs. Prescribed and given appropriately, antibiotics give our dogs the best chance at recovery from an infection.
Beautiful puppy dog lying belly up with a pronounced "outie belly button," showing an umbilical hernia in puppies.

Umbilical Hernias in Puppies

If your puppy has an umbilical hernia it looks a lot like an “outie” puppy belly button. When the hole where the umbilical chord attached doesn't close properly it allows fat to poke out and create a bulge.
Golden retriever peeing in winter time

Why is my dog peeing blood?

There are several conditions that can cause blood in your dog’s urine. Let’s look at the different causes and how each one is diagnosed and treated.

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Digital Memories Can Hurt – But Time Heals

There’s every chance that you, like me, get regularly smacked in the face by a Facebook “memory" of your beloved heart dog who passed some time ago. It’s just as likely to make you smile as bring tears to your eyes.