Veterinary Medicine : Pets & Animal
A loss of bladder control in dogs is more common than many dog owners might think. The loss of bladder control may be temporary due to an infection, or it may be something more serious. Knowing the common causes and symptoms of a loss of bladder control in dogs will help the owner know when it is
Purina One is a line of dog foods produced by the Nestle corporation. The line includes dry and wet food formulations for dogs of all ages, including senior dogs seven years or older. The Vibrant Maturity Senior formula is claimed to improve all areas of the dog's life, including skin and coat healt
Infection in your dog's mouth can pose serious health risks to other organs in his body. The bacteria trapped in his teeth and gums can cause not only infection (called periodontal disease), but also tooth and bone loss and systemic organ failure. Once this disease develops, it becomes irreversible
Having a pet that experiences seizures can be extremely distressing, for pet and pet owner alike. Fortunately, there are various ways to treat seizures in pets. One medication commonly used for this condition is potassium bromide. As with any medication that may help your pet, it's important to unde
While shetland sheepdogs are not a breed affected much by ear infections or other ear diseases, being generally aware of issues that affect the ears can boost the health of your dog. Even if a dog is only shaking its head or scratching at its ears, check the problem out. It might warrant a trip to t
Although the Labrador Retriever has been at the top of the American Kennel Club's popular breed list for years, the dogs face many health risks. The breed often suffers from hip dysplasia, gastric torsion, retinal dysplasia, muscular dystrophy and elbow dysplasia. Heart problems are also particularl
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or HCM, is a commonly diagnosed heart disease in cats. Learn to recognize the signs of feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and find out how HCM is diagnosed in the cat.
About LipomasLipomas are benign fatty tumors and can appear almost anywhere on a dog's body. They're most common in middle-aged and older dogs; overweight dogs are also more prone to them. Lipoomas typically aren't painful but can sometimes grow very large. Most vets don't like to remove...
Small animals, such as dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets, share some common diseases.Puppies of the spitz-dog and cat in studio image by Ulf from Fotolia.comSmall animal medicine treats companion animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets. While these animals possess many differences...
A dog's liver has many responsibilities: breaking down toxins before they enter the body, removing waste products from the blood, storing energy and giving blood the ability to clot. While the liver is enormously resilient--it can continue to function even after large portions have been removed--the
Canine kidney failure is a common cause of death in dogs.Doberman image by Stana from Fotolia.comKidneys function as filters for the bloodstream, removing toxic byproducts of metabolism from the blood stream. In dogs, kidney disease is one of the most common causes of sudden illness and...
Dogs can suffer from inflammatory bowel disease just like human beings do. Oftentimes referred to as Crohn's disease in humans, it is usually just referred to as inflammatory bowel disease in canines, or IBD. Canine Crohn's disease is typically seen in older dogs, and there are specific breeds that