Category: Dog Health

Aortic Stenosis

Facts The aortic valve is one of four valves of the heart. De-oxygenated blood enters the right..

Diabetes Mellitus in Dogs

Facts Diabetes Mellitus is a disease which occurs in dogs when the pancreas fails to produce en..

Diabetes Insipidus in Dogs

Facts When a dog is diagnosed with Diabetes Insipidus it is essentially suffering from a disord..

Addison’s Disease in Dogs

Facts Known also as hypoadrenocorticism, hypocortisolism, and adrenal insufficiency, Addison’..

Mast Cell Tumours in Dogs

FactsMast cells are part of the body’s immune system, and participate to fight off parasites ..

Asthma in Dogs

Telltale signs of asthma in a dog are not unlike those found in humans. A dog that seems to be ..

Lung Cancer in Dogs

FactsLung cancer is disease that needs to be taken seriously and detected early. Lung cancer ca..

Oral Cancer in Dogs

Facts Oral cancer is one cancer that grows and then spreads quickly and is often very hard to t..

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Facts The term Soft Tissue Sarcoma (STS) refers to a grouping of skin masses or tumours in a do..

Bronchitis in Dogs

Facts A dog that is suffering from bronchitis is suffering from an inflammation in its bronchia..

Eclampsia in Dogs

Facts Occurring only in lactating (and sometimes pregnant) female dogs, Eclampsia is a life-thr..

Bird Flu in Dogs

FactsBird Flu, also known as Avian Influenza or H5N1, is a viral infection that was found in la..

Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome in Dogs

FactsBrachycephalic airway syndrome is a respiratory condition that most commonly affects certa..

Mammary Cancer in Dogs

Facts Mammary cancer is the presence of a tumour or multiple tumours in the mammary glands. Th..

Hypoglycemia in Dogs

Facts Hypoglycemia, also called low blood sugar, is an abnormally low concentration of glucose ..

Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia in Dogs

Facts Red blood cells, also called RBCs, are the most common blood cell in the circulatory syst..

Leukemia in Dogs

Facts In a healthy body, the white blood cells (leukocytes) are an essential part of the dog’..

Babesiosis in Dogs

Facts Babesiosis (also called Babesia infection) is a disease passed to mammals via ticks. The ..

Osteosarcoma in Dogs

Osteosarcoma is the most common type of bone cancer in domestic dogs. It is an aggressive, mali..

Adrenal Gland Cancer in Dogs

FactsAdrenal Gland Cancer, also known as Pheochromocytoma, involves the presence of a tumour in..

Von Willebrand Disease in Dogs

Facts Von Willebrand Disease, also called von Willebrand’s Disease (vWD) is a hereditary bloo..

Lymphoma in Dogs

FactsA dog’s lymph system is a network of lymph nodes and lymphatic vessels that are used to ..

Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Dogs

Facts In healthy dogs, the pulmonary artery carries blood to the lungs to be oxygenated, then g..

Polycythemia in Dogs

Facts Polycythemia, also called erythrocytosis, is a disorder in which the dog’s blood volume..

Pulmonary Hypertension in Dogs

Facts Pulmonary hypertension is an elevated blood pressure of the lung vasculature (the pulmona..

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in Dogs

Facts Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF), also called tick typhus, Tobia fever, fiebre manchad..

Heartbeat Arrhythmia in Dogs

Facts Heartbeat arrhythmia, also known as cardiac dysrhythmia or irregular heartbeat, is a cond..

Heart Murmurs

Facts A heart murmur is an abnormal heart sound created by turbulent blood flow into, out of, o..

Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Dogs

Facts In a properly working heart, blood flows into the right atrium and is pumped into the rig..

Heart Failure in Dogs

Facts The function of a healthy heart is to supply oxygenated blood to the body. First, it pump..

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Dogs

Facts A healthy canine heart has chamber walls that are flexible - they contract easily in orde..


Facts Hemangiosarcoma is a malignant, very aggressive form of cancer that forms anywhere in the..

Hypertension in Dogs

Facts Hypertension (HTN), also called high blood pressure or arterial hypertension, is a medica..

Anemia in Dogs

Facts Red blood cells (RBC) work to deliver oxygen to the dog’s tissues. This is done when th..

Issues with Dog Muscles, Bones and Joints

Dogs are highly active animals, and their skeletons and muscles are subject to great stresses. ..

Problems with the Canine Reproductary Tract

Many of the medical conditions affecting a female dog's reproductive tract are extremely seriou..

Dog Eye Problems

Eye disorders account for a large number of visits to the clinic because they are amongst the e..

Dog Ear and Hearing Disorders

The ear is a vulnerable part of a dogs body. The outer ear flap is easily damaged, while the ea..

Canine Auto Immune System Issues

Facts A dog's immune system is its defense system, made up of antibodies, white blood cells, an..

Cancer in Dogs

Cancers are diseases that occur in most animals, including dogs. A cancer results when a cell i..

Euthanasia – when to Consider ending your Dog’s life

Euthanasia: a release from suffering Euthanasia means voluntarily ending the life of a dog suff..

Prevention of Dog Ill Health and Injury

Preventing dog health problems is better and cheaper than treating them.. Such problems include..

Skin Diseases that effect Dogs

Skin problems account for almost half of visits to the vet mainly because it's easy to see wh..

Canine Respiratory Problems

Problems may occur anywhere in the respiratory system - from a tickle in the nose producing a s..

Dog Brain Diseases

The brain, through its connections with the spinal cord and peripheral nerves, coordinates all ..

Canine Hormonal Disorders

Hormones are chemical messengers that influence the activity of cells and tissues all round the..

Canine Mouth and Teeth Problems

Dogs use their mouth and teeth not only for eating, but also for defence, for grooming, for sho..

Examining Your Dog

Routine home examination of your dog can reveal problems early, when they are easiest to treat...

Testicular Cancer in Dogs

Facts For male dogs that are not neutered, testicular cancer is among one of the most common co..

Digestive Disorders in Dogs

Diarrhea, the most common medical condition associated with the intestines, can occur as a resu..

Canine Spinal Disorders

Damage to the spinal cord, whether it occurs spontaneously or results from an accident, can cau..

Heartworm in Dogs

Facts Heartworm is really not a disease, but an infection of Dirofilaria immitis, a parasitic r..

Giving your Dog Emergency First Aid

Brain cells have an enormous need for oxygen; if they are deprived, even for a few minutes, the..

What to do if your dog is injured in an accident

In the event your dog is seriously injured, your prompt action could save its life. First asse..

Treating Dog Wounds and Injuries

Traffic accidents, dogfights, and unexpected traumatic injuries are the most common causes of b..

Urinary Tract Disorders in Dogs

FactsThe urinary tract is made up of the ureters, urethra, bladder, and kidneys, and prostate g..

Medicating your Dog

The simplest way to give medicine to your dog is to hide it in food. Hollow dog treats are comm..

Parasites that Affect Dogs

Dogs suffer from a variety of internal and external parasites. Regular grooming will help you s..

Dog Vomiting and Stomach Problems

Vomiting and diarrhoea are two of the most common problems seen by vets. Their causes are often..

Treating a Dog that has been Poisoned

Poisons can enter the your dog's body through its skin, by being inhaled, or by being ingested...

Emotional Disorders in Dogs

Feelings like anxiety evolved to protect dogs from danger. The cortex of the dog's brain recogn..