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Myocarditis In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Myocarditis In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Myocarditis in dogs, also known as heart inflammation, is a disease caused by swelling of the heart’s muscular wall, called the myocardium. The swelling usually results from a viral, bacterial, fungal, or other kind of infection, but it can also be caused by injury, mineral deficiency, or exposure to toxins. Because…

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Pet Theft Awareness Day: A Police Officer’s Tips To Protect Pooches

Pet Theft Awareness Day: A Police Officer’s Tips To Protect Pooches

(Picture Credit: Robert Chai / EyeEm/Getty Images) February 14th isn’t just Valentine’s Day. It’s also Pet Theft Awareness Day–a day to make sure dog owners know the dangers dognappers present to their pooches. In honor of this day, we’re spreading the word to help dog lovers make good decisions that can reduce the risk of…

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Tips To Keep Your Pet Safe This Valentine’s Day

Tips To Keep Your Pet Safe This Valentine’s Day

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Valentine’s Day is more than just the most romantic holiday of the year. From accessories, chocolates, jewelry, flowers, to–yes–undergarments, pets will likely enjoy your Valentine’s gifts and treats just as much as you do, but with some potentially serious health consequences. Nobody wants to spend Valentine’s Day at the emergency vet.…

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Hypocalcemia In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Hypocalcemia In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Hypocalcemia in dogs happens when calcium levels in the blood are abnormally low. Many medical issues can cause dogs’ blood calcium levels to drop, including renal failure, pancreatitis, or injuries to certain areas of the body. Calcium is important because it plays roles in bone growth, muscle contractions, and blood coagulation…

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Cryptosporidium In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Cryptosporidium In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Cryptosporidium in dogs is a water-borne protozoan parasite that most commonly affects dogs who play in bodies of fresh water, and it can cause severe diarrhea among other symptoms. An infection with cryptosporidium is called cryptosporidiosis. The parasite is excreted in the feces of infected animals, and when those animals defecate in…

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February Is National Pet Dental Health Month: Clean Those Teeth!

February Is National Pet Dental Health Month: Clean Those Teeth!

(Picture Credit: jkitan/Getty Images) Dental disease is more than just a cosmetic issue. When your canine companion or feline friend has red gums, yellow teeth, and stinky breath, it could be a sign of serious oral disease that could, if left untreated, lead to devastating affects on your pet’s quality of life. Neglecting your pet’s teeth…

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Responsible Pet Owners Month: 7 Ways To Keep Dogs Safe And Happy

Responsible Pet Owners Month: 7 Ways To Keep Dogs Safe And Happy

(Picture Credit: WhitneyLewisPhotography/Getty Images) February is Responsible Pet Owners Month, and it’s a great time to go over some of the basic steps you can take to be responsible for your furry companion. Even experienced dog owners could use a refresher sometimes. Here are seven ways you can make sure your pup is safe, healthy,…

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Septicemia & Bacteremia In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Septicemia & Bacteremia In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Septicemia and bacteremia in dogs happen when a bacterial infection in the bloodstream causes inflammation and illness in the body. Although the terms are sometimes used to describe the same thing, bacteremia refers to the bloodstream infection, while septicemia, also known as sepsis or blood poisoning, refers to the illness caused…

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