External Parasites In Dogs: Mites, Mange and Maggots

Mites, Mange, and Maggots are all skin-related external parasites in dogs that can cause a series of problems for both dogs and their owners. If you learn to recognize the signs of these parasites and their treatment, you can ensure that your pet stays healthy. Mites are insects that burrow into hair follicles and outer…

Anemia In Dogs

What Is Anemia And A Blood Transfusion Like in humans, anemia in dogs is a disease that causes a loss of blood. The condition deprives the body of fluid and blood, which is required to circulate the much-needed oxygen and other nutrients for body tissues. Anemia can be caused due to blood loss from injury…

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What is Dog Acne?

Dog Acne is more commonly called Impetigo. Puppies: Acne can occur in puppies of any age or size. It typically presents as a thin brown line of pustules or crusting on the belly and groin, usually in the hairless areas.  Other common vulnerable areas to puppy acne include the chin and bottom lip, where bumps may…

Hypothyroidism in Dogs: What You Should Know

Is your dog gaining weight, shedding excessively, or his coat turning dull? These may be indications of his failing thyroid gland. Hypothyroidism in dogs can develop an array of physical and psychological problems in your dog unless identified and treated at the early stage. The Underactive Thyroid Gland Hypothyroidism in dogs occurs when the thyroid…

Sarcoptic Mange in Dogs: Overview, Treatment, and Prevention

The presence of Sarcoptes scabiei – commonly known as itchy mite – in the skin causes sarcoptic mange in dogs. Dogs with this condition experience hair loss and excessive itching. What is Sarcoptic Mange in Dogs? Sarcoptic mange in dogs, also known as scabies, develops when Sarcoptes mites burrow through the dog’s skin and multiply. These microscopic…

All About Seizures in Dogs

Seizure in dogs is a nightmare for owners. Different dog breeds including Labrador Retrievers, Dachshunds, and Rottweilers, are prone to dog seizures. What is a seizure in a dog? Dog seizures occur when there are involuntary movements of a dog’s body due to unusual electrical activity in the brain. Neurological disorders, such as epilepsy, are one of its causes. What…