What is Reverse Sneezing? Reverse sneezing, also known as the “mechanosensitive aspiration reflex” is a common phenomenon in dogs. In a regular sneeze, your dog pushes air out through the nose; however, in a reverse sneeze, air is pulled rapidly in through the nose producing a noisy inspiratory effort.
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Most Common Symptoms, Diseases & Conditions of Boxer Dogs Boxer dogs are one of the most popular dogs in the United States and like many breeds they are vulnerable to many different symptoms, conditions and diseases. Boxers are specifically known for their predilection to different types of cancer. To read more about the Boxer breed - Go to Boxer Breed Profile.
What You Should Know About Seizures in Dogs November is National Epilepsy month, and to help my readers prepare I want to educate them about Idiopathic Epilepsy in Dogs. This is one case where knowing what to do in case of an emergency is incredible helpful so today's information is very important. You might have heard about epilepsy as a cause of seizures.
List of Most Unusual Things Dogs Will Eat Some dogs will eat just about anything…literally! The odd nibble of a non-food item isn't always dangerous, but it becomes a problem when dogs ingest things which are not digestible. This causes a gastrointestinal foreign body, meaning that whatever “thing” the dog ate got stuck somewhere in the intestinal tract and caused a blockage or other problem.
Overview of Stem Cell Therapy in Dogs What would you do if you knew a controversial treatment could use your dog's own body to heal itself? Would you take on the risk and expense, or would you opt for more traditional methods? Some dog owners have taken the former road with the development of stem cell therapy.
5 Household Items Lethal to Dogs Your dog is at risk for injury from hundreds of commonly-used home medicines and chemicals. Many home owners are unaware of these potential home hazards, and thousands of dogs are injured or die each year due to exposure to these substances. In this article, we consider five common household items that may pose a risk to your dog.
English Bulldogs dogs are popular dogs in the United States and like many breeds they are vulnerable to many different symptoms, conditions and diseases. To read more about the English Bulldog breed - Go to Bulldog Breed Profile. What are most common conditions of English Bulldogs? What are the most common reasons English Bulldogs go to the veterinarian?
Symptoms, Diseases & Conditions of Beagle Dog Puppies Beagle puppies are one of the most popular dogs in the United States and like many breeds they are vulnerable to many different symptoms, conditions and diseases. To read more about the Beagle dog breed - Go to Beagle Breed Profile. What are the most common conditions of Beagle puppies?
There are several animal blood banks scattered across the United States. Many blood banks operate as a nonprofit business, recruiting volunteer donor dogs in the community. If you are interested in more information on blood banks, or to determine if your dog would qualify as a donor, please contact the individual blood bank and read Can Your Dog Be a Blood Donor Dog?
Top 10 Hazards Encountered by Dogs and Cats The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) announced that they managed more than 116,000 calls to its Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) hotline in 2006, several of which pertained to common household items. This list has been very consistent through the years and the list is essentially the same this year.
Yorkshire terrier dogs are one of the most popular dogs in the United States and like many breeds they are vulnerable to many different symptoms, conditions and diseases. To read more about the Yorkshire terrier breed - Go to Yorkshire Terrier Breed Profile. What are most common conditions of Yorkshire Terriers?
Top Reasons to Take Your Dog To The Emergency Room When is it the right time to take your dog to the emergency room? When owners are reluctant to do so it's typically for a good reason. Emergency rooms are expensive and visiting one can take up your entire day so you don't want to make the trek for a minor health problem.
Diseases that Ticks Can Cause in Dogs If you have a dog, chances are you are familiar with ticks. You're also familiar with the many commercials and advertisements that encourage you to purchase products to get rid of ticks or prevent them from feeding on your dog. We place a lot of importance in preventing ticks in our dogs because ticks are more than just blood-sucking arachnid parasites; along with mosquitoes, ticks are responsible for transmitting many diseases in dogs.
Understanding How Animal Blood Banks Can Save Your Dog Thousands of dogs require blood product transfusion every year as the result of injury/trauma, toxin ingestion, surgery or other diseases. Advancements in veterinary medical care have increased the need for blood transfusions. Also, as pets have become an important part of the family, many pet owners want to do everything possible to keep their pets alive.
Understanding the Risk Factors for Bloat in Dogs Gastric dilatation-volvulus, commonly referred to as GDV or “bloat”, is a common cause of death for several large and giant breeds. It is a life-threatening disorder and if left untreated, results in death. Bloat occurs when the stomach fills with food, water and/or gas.
10 Most Common Conditions in Dogs What are the most 10 most frequently diagnosed problems in dogs? Here they are: 1. Otitis Externa in Dogs Commonly referred to as an “ear infection”, otitis externa is a condition characterized by inflammation of the external ear canal. It is particularly prevalent in dogs with long, floppy ears such as beagles.
Overview of the Complete Blood Count (CBC) for Dogs Blood work is a very important diagnostic tool that provides vital information about your pet's health. A complete blood count (CBC) is a common blood test used in dogs to measure and evaluate cells that circulate in the blood. The test includes an actual counting of red and white blood cells as well as an analysis of cells viewed on a blood smear.
Help for Dogs with Mobility Challenges Sometime in your dog's life, you'll probably face mobility issues in one form or another. Certainly, arthritis limits mobility as dogs age. Sometimes, however, dogs need help getting around for other reasons, including orthopedic surgeries or neurological troubles.
Insulin is available in a variety of strengths - commonly referred to as U-100 or U-40. A “U” is a unit. The numbers 40 or 100 refer to how much insulin (the number of units) is in a set volume of fluid - which in this case is one milliliter. For example, U-100 has 100 units per milliliter and U-40 has 40 units per milliliter.
It is common to hear the words “flea dirt” without much explanation. This article will tell you what flea dirt actually, where you find it on your dog and how to tell for sure that it is indeed flea dirt and not just dirt. What is Flea Dirt? Flea dirt is not really “dirt” at all. It is the feces of the flea that can be found on dogs.
Overview of Canine Hermaphrodite and Pseudohermaphrodite The word hermaphrodite conjures up visions of a creature half male and half female. A genetic mutation - a freak of nature. But, what exactly is a hermaphrodite? To understand hermaphrodites, first you need a basic understanding of genetics and the determination of sex.