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Addison’s Disease in Dogs


Facts Known also as hypoadrenocorticism, hypocortisolism, and adrenal insufficiency, Addison’s Disease was first found in humans and then later found in dogs. The disease is described as an endocrine system disorder and takes place when

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Adrenal Gland Cancer in Dogs


FactsAdrenal Gland Cancer, also known as Pheochromocytoma, involves the presence of a tumour in the adrenal gland. This tumour affects the glands by causing them to make an excess of particular hormones. Other ways the

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Anemia in Dogs


Facts Red blood cells (RBC) work to deliver oxygen to the dog’s tissues. This is done when the blood cells pick up oxygen in the lungs and release it to the body’s cells when the

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Aortic Stenosis


Facts The aortic valve is one of four valves of the heart. De-oxygenated blood enters the right atrium via the vena cava. The heart contracts and pumps the blood through the tricuspid valve into the

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Asthma in Dogs


Telltale signs of asthma in a dog are not unlike those found in humans. A dog that seems to be wheezing, coughing and having difficulty breathing may be suffering of an obstruction in its airways,

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Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia in Dogs


Facts Red blood cells, also called RBCs, are the most common blood cell in the circulatory system. They contain hemoglobin (also spelled haemoglobin), a biomolecule containing iron, that binds to oxygen in the lungs and

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Babesiosis in Dogs


Facts Babesiosis (also called Babesia infection) is a disease passed to mammals via ticks. The Babesia parasite is a microscopic organism that takes up residence the dog’s red blood cells and eventually destroys the RBCs,

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Bird Flu in Dogs


FactsBird Flu, also known as Avian Influenza or H5N1, is a viral infection that was found in large amounts of wild birds and poultry in Africa, Asia, and Europe. H5N1 is in fact a subtype

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Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome in Dogs


FactsBrachycephalic airway syndrome is a respiratory condition that most commonly affects certain breeds of dogs. It refers to a number of upper airway issues found in these breeds. By definition brachycephalic means a broad, short

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Bronchitis in Dogs


Facts A dog that is suffering from bronchitis is suffering from an inflammation in its bronchial tubes. This inflammation can happen in one or both bronchi (respiratory airways). There are two forms of bronchitis which

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Cancer in Dogs


Cancers are diseases that occur in most animals, including dogs. A cancer results when a cell in a dog's body starts to replicate uncontrollably, forming clumps of abnormal or cancerous cells called tumours. These cancer

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Canine Auto Immune System Issues


Facts A dog's immune system is its defense system, made up of antibodies, white blood cells, and other substances. This defense system works to reject foreign bodies and attack infections. It differentiates between "self" cells

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Canine Hormonal Disorders


Hormones are chemical messengers that influence the activity of cells and tissues all round the body. The first hormones to be identified were those produced by discrete, visible glands, such as the thyroid and the

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Canine Respiratory Problems


Problems may occur anywhere in the respiratory system - from a tickle in the nose producing a sneeze, to trauma in the chest causing laboured breathing and clinical shock. Infections and disorders can occur in

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Diabetes Insipidus in Dogs


Facts When a dog is diagnosed with Diabetes Insipidus it is essentially suffering from a disorder of water balance because of decreased production/levels of antidiuretic hormone (ADH). It causes the dog to get rid of

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Diabetes Mellitus in Dogs


Facts Diabetes Mellitus is a disease which occurs in dogs when the pancreas fails to produce enough insulin. In some cases, insulin production stops all together. Insulin tells the body how to properly use proteins,

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Dog Brain Diseases


The brain, through its connections with the spinal cord and peripheral nerves, coordinates all activities, thoughts, senses, feelings, emotions, movement, and body functions. If the brain is damaged, this can lead to behaviour changes, seizures,

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Dog Ear and Hearing Disorders


The ear is a vulnerable part of a dogs body. The outer ear flap is easily damaged, while the ear canal encourages the accumulation of wax, debris, and water, and provides an access point for

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Dog Eye Problems


Eye disorders account for a large number of visits to the clinic because they are amongst the easiest problems to recognize and always appear potentially worrisome. Understanding the signsCheck with your vet if you notice

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Eclampsia in Dogs


Facts Occurring only in lactating (and sometimes pregnant) female dogs, Eclampsia is a life-threatening disorder that sets in extremely fast, resulting in low blood calcium levels. Other names used are Milk Fever and hypocalcemia. Eclampsia

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