Recognizing Eye Disease In Dogs

Today we will briefly discuss some of the conditions affecting the eye itself. The cornea is the clear, tough, elastic membrane that covers the front of the eyeball. It is lubricated by the secretions of the tear glands which are vital to the health of the structure. Occasionally in older animals the secretions of tears […]

Best diet for old dogs

The family pet has never been better looked after in terms of disease prevention through vaccination and in its nutrition. As a result the domestic dog is now living longer and certain problems peculiar to old age are more frequently encountered by the veterinarian. Enlarged prostate gland Aged male dogs can develop an enlarged prostate […]

Best Diet For A Working Dog

The nutritional requirements of a working dog are far greater than those of non-working dogs. Dogs that work are a unique group, not only because they have to work for their keep, but also because their nutritional requirements are different. Muscles are made up of individual muscle fibers, however, there are two muscle fiber types. These […]

How to feed your dog properly

Why is a balanced diet important for dogs? How much should you feed a dog based on weight? How to get your overweight dog to lose weight Important rules for feeding dogs Top 15 best homemade recipes for dogs Best diet for old dogs Why is a balanced diet important for dogs? Dog breeder’s books […]

How To Understand Your Dog

Before you can start to train your dog, it is most important that you have some understanding of what sort of creature he or she is and how his or her mind works. You must always remember that a dog is an animal, not a small person on four legs who understands every word you […]

what causes skin irritation on dogs

The hot summer months are usually associated with skin ailments in dogs. Strangely, during the last very hot summer veterinarians saw fewer skin cases than usual, but with the onset or the colder weather some unusual skin ailments have appeared. Causes of ear irritation in dogs Over the past few weeks many dogs have been […]

Identifying Insect Bites On Dogs

There are a number of insects can cause considerable discomfort. Fly bites on dog ears In late summer and autumn many dogs kept outside during the day are worried by a biting fly. This fly is larger than the normal household fly, but smaller than a blowfly. It is a persistent pest and can worry […]

All dogs have two anal glands situated below the anus and connected by ducts to an opening in the rectal wall. Sometimes abnormalities occur associated with the glands which can cause great discomfort. Small dogs suffer from an acute infection of the lining of the anal sac. The skin over the gland be comes inflamed […]

Bloat In Dog Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

One of the true emergencies encountered in veterinary practice is the case of the dog that suffers from acute gastric distension, or bloat. Drastic complications which can be irreversible can occur unless the condition can be relieved promptly. X-ray of a dog with bloat The condition is most common in breeds of large dogs. Great […]