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Mange In Dogs: Types, Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Mange is a skin disease in dogs that can be caused by several different species of mites. “You mangy cur!” is a time-honored insult, but if you could experience itchy scratch-til-you-go-bonkers mange the way dogs do, you wouldn’t wish it on anyone. Highly contagious mites burrow into the skin, causing rashes,…
7 Signs Your Dog Is Having A Seizure

7 Signs Your Dog Is Having A Seizure

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(Picture Credit: Westend61/Getty Images) There’s nothing worse than the feeling of knowing something is wrong with your dog and not being sure what’s going on. It’s even more anxiety-inducing when the symptoms have a wide, vague range, like muscle spasms and drooling. If your dog is acting “off” and suddenly falls to the ground with…
Alopecia (Hair Loss) In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

Alopecia (Hair Loss) In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Alopecia in dogs refers to hair loss that can be partial or complete, but it also refers to deficiencies in a dog’s coat or a failure to grow hair at all. While dogs normally shed and may even have patchy coats as the seasons change, alopecia is usually very noticeable. The…
Tularemia In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Tularemia In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Tularemia in dogs, also known as rabbit fever, is a disease caused by an infection of Francisella tularensis bacteria. The bacteria exists throughout the United States and elsewhere in the Northern Hemisphere. The disease is known as rabbit fever because it’s commonly found in rabbits and other rodents. However, many other…
Degenerative Myelopathy In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Degenerative Myelopathy In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Degenerative myelopathy in dogs, also known as chronic degenerative radiculomyelopathy and German Shepherd myelopathy, is a hereditary disease. It causes fibers in the brain, spinal chord, and nerves to break down over time. This condition usually appears in dogs over the age of seven years old and is more common in…
Prostate Cancer In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Prostate Cancer In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Prostate cancer in dogs is a rare but deadly form of cancer that can easily metastasize and spread to other organs and areas of the body, including the lungs, bones, and lymph nodes. It can affect both neutered and non-neutered male dogs of any breed, though it’s more common in large…
Hyperparathyroidism In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Hyperparathyroidism In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

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(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…
Liver Disease In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Liver Disease In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

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

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

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(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…