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 […]

How To Tell If Your Dog Has Spinal Problems

Dogs like their human masters, often suffer from disease processes which are caused by abnormalities of the spinal discs.The severity of the condition varies from stiffness and difficulty in getting up after resting to complete paralysis. Video of intervertebral disc disease in dogs What is the function of a spinal disc? The spinal disc is […]