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“Cute” is what dogs do best. It’s adorable the way they jump, run, twirl, wrestle, lunge, chase, dig, wiggle, and pull. All those delightful maneuvers can be tough on canine knees. For dogs, that means a sprain or tear of the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) which stabilizes the knee (stifle) joint. When it comes to […]

A common doggy ailment is the ear infection. They are tricky to diagnose since they can be caused by yeast infections, ear mites, allergies, hypothyroidism, wax, foreign objects, or excessive hair. The ear canal in humans is horizontal, but the canine ear canal is vertical; therefore, moisture or any kind of debris that gets in […]

Watery eyes or epiphora is a condition that causes an overflow of tears. Sometimes the cause may be due to the shape of the eyes that is seen in several breeds. As well, the overproduction of tears can be caused by other factors such entropion (eyelids turning in) or distichiasis (eyelashes turning in). Breeds that […]

Ringworm, also known as dermatophytosis is not a type of parasitic worm in the skin. It is a fungal infection characterized by red, scaly and itchy skin. The rash is also circular in shape oftentimes resembling a worm. In result, the term ringworm easily became a misnomer. As of date, there are around 40 types […]

Unfortunately, your pet cannot always let you know that it is suffering from chronic pain. In fact, quite often your pet’s pain goes unnoticed until it becomes chronic. In the meantime, the animal has probably suffered immensely. As humans, it is our responsibility to look for pain symptoms in your pet. Being able to be […]

Did you know that mosquitoes can be deadly insects to people and animals alike? Mosquitos are known to carry many diseases all throughout the country and when bitten, people and animals can be affected. With the warm summer nights just ahead it is important to think about the precautions you should take, not only for […]

Humans sneeze and sniffle; pets itch and lick. Although the symptoms are different, the cause is allergies, and it can make both pets and their humans feel miserable. Pollens, dust mites, fleas, and foods can all trigger allergies, and your pet’s veterinarian can help you identify the cause and the treatment to help your pet […]

Lovely to look at and essential to well being; healthy skin is happy skin. For pets and humans alike, this largest organ in the body serves an indispensable protective role. A better understanding of skin’s functioning makes it clear why pets need dermatologists too. The many functions of skin Skin is a unique organ made […]

When you think about causes of bad breath among humans you may envision garlic bread, black coffee, onions, smoking, tuna fish sandwiches, illness and poor oral hygiene. But why do dogs get, well, dog breath? When your dog wants to show you love with a few big, slurpy kisses on the nose, and the stinky […]

What do you think of when someone mentions that their pet has arthritis? Most people will assume they are talking about hip problems usually associated with a number of large breed dogs. And it’s true, many large breed dogs develop very obvious symptoms of hip dysplasia or other joint issues, such as favoring a leg, […]