Hyperparathyroidism In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Hyperparathyroidism In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Hyperparathyroidism in dogs is a condition that happens when the parathyroid glands produce unusually high levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH), which results in an increase in blood calcium levels. Normally, the parathyroid glands maintain calcium and phosphorus levels in the blood. When calcium levels drop, PTH levels increase, and the blood…

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Liver Disease In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Liver Disease In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Liver disease in dogs, known as “hepatobiliary disease,” affects one of the most important organs in the body. The liver filters toxins out of the blood, aids in digestion, metabolizes sources of energy, and creates proteins needed for blood clotting, among other functions. Liver disease can be caused by a lot…

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Saint Patrick’s Day Safety Tips For You And Your Dog

Saint Patrick’s Day Safety Tips For You And Your Dog

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Shamrocks, parades, pots o’ gold, green beer—Saint Patrick’s Day is a great way to welcome spring and celebrate one of Ireland’s most revered saints. But there are a few hazards all dog owners should keep in mind before heading out to their Saint Paddy’s Day festivities—and we aren’t just talking about…

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8 Dogs Who Survived Horrific Natural Disasters And Gave Us Hope

8 Dogs Who Survived Horrific Natural Disasters And Gave Us Hope

(Picture Credit: ALFREDO ESTRELLA/AFP/Getty Images) The world is a scary place, and natural disasters can happen any time, changing our lives forever. It’s easy to lose hope when something horrible happens, especially when we lose our loved ones, including our dogs. While it may seem like all is lost, sometimes we can find a spark…

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Dysuria (Difficult, Painful Urination) In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Dysuria (Difficult, Painful Urination) In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Dysuria is a condition in dogs where urination is difficult and painful. Dogs may strain when trying to urinate, show signs of discomfort, or frequently attempt and fail to urinate. This can be caused by many conditions that affect the urinary tract, including urinary tract infections, bladder stones, or tumors. If you see signs…

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The Iditarod Dog Race And The Bigger Conversation It Leads To

The Iditarod Dog Race And The Bigger Conversation It Leads To

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) The Iditarod, Alaska’s most famous sled dog race, begins on March 7th, 2020 outside Anchorage. Each year, the event stirs up controversy among those most passionate about man and woman’s best friend. Iditarod opponents contend the race is nothing less than abuse, that the dogs are driven to exhaustion, forced to…

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Tremors In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Tremors In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

(Picture Credit: David Cheskin – PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images) Tremors in dogs are involuntary, rhythmic twitches of the muscles that contract and relax, which usually results in a back-and-forth movement of one or more parts of the body. They can vary in how rapid or slow the vibrations happen. Dogs may shiver or shake…

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5 Dog Academy Awards That Should Exist, And The Pups Who Would Win!

5 Dog Academy Awards That Should Exist, And The Pups Who Would Win!

(Picture Credit: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images) The dust has settled on film industry awards season, and yet again there has been a miscarriage of justice. Another year has passed, and still, pooches aren’t getting the attention they deserve! Movies are just better with dogs, and they should be honored. So, before another year passes, let’s celebrate those…

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National Craft Month: Try Making A DIY Dog Sweater [VIDEOS]

National Craft Month: Try Making A DIY Dog Sweater [VIDEOS]

(Picture Credit: Elizabethsalleebauer/Getty Images) March is National Craft Month–a time to get creative and try your hand at making new things. Our dogs provide no shortage of inspiration for us to get artsy. Why not use that inspiration to make something practical, like a do-it-yourself dog sweater? After all, the weather is still a little…

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