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Ectopic Ureters

To explain, the kidneys are located in the lower back and work constantly as a waste filtration system. The end result is urine which is transported to the bladder through 2 tubes called ureters, one for the left kidney and one for the right kidney. Urine is stored in the bladder until it is eliminated […]

Dog Health

Spinal Problems in Dogs

A normal walk pattern in dogs is the movement of each leg individually with diagonal pairs of legs moving almost together in an even rhythm. Example: left hind leg and right front leg move forward and touch ground followed by right hind leg and left front leg. Some dogs use a pacing walk where left […]

Canine Stress Syndrome (CSS in dogs)
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CSS – Canine Stress Syndrome

Canine Stress Syndrome (CSS) is a genetic disorder that, fortunately, occurs rarely. It can potentially cause a fatal response for a dog if certain triggers are present. CSS is also known as malignant hyperthermia. Some dogs in highly stressful situations or who are over-stimulated will show symptoms such as muscle spasms and an elevated body […]

Dog Health

Medicating Multiple Dogs

Many of us share our lives with more than one dog. There may come a time when each dog is required to take some sort of medication, different ones, different doses. One of the problems you may come up against is a dog who spits out the medication. Dogs don’t really care what has been […]

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Seizures in Pets

If you’ve even witnessed your pet having a seizure, you know how frightening the experience can be. Your cat or dog may appear dazed or frightened and often will experience an aura before the actual seizure. S/he may look to you for comfort or try to hide. When the seizure takes hold, your pet will […]

Dog Health

Dog Drool and What It Tells Us

Dog drool usually brings to mind one word – yuk! Some breeds normally drool a lot – St. Bernards, Dogue de Bordeaux, Bloodhounds, Great Danes, Newfoundlands, Bullmastiffs, Boxers, Bulldogs. These dogs share a common bond, they have big, open lips. Their saliva settles in their cheek pouches and when they shake their heads, watch out. […]

Dog Health

Cannabis and Your Dog

First, let us put your mind at ease. Please don’t worry, the cannabis we speak of is not marijuana which can be to pets, it’s hemp. Cannabis is thought to be one of the oldest crops grown. Many different varieties have been cultivated for use in industry and medicine. These sturdy plants were also grown […]

Dog Health

Does Your Dog Sneeze Excessively

Dogs are really not known as “sneezers.” They more frequently cough when an upper respiratory problem is present. Allergies are usually associated with itching and scratching body parts. But there are times when your dogs may sneeze more than normally accepted, then it’s time to look for the reason. A foreign body may be stuck […]

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Leaky Gut/Dysbiosis in Pets

Leaky Gut and Dysbiosis are often referred to as the same disorder, but they are slightly different. The small intestine contains Villi which are finger-like projections that absorb substances and transport them to the bloodstream. Leaky gut occurs when the villi are exposed to prolonged damage resulting in malnutrition due to the lack of absorption […]