von Willebrand's Disease

What is von Willebrand's disease?  Von Willebrand's disease (VWD) is the most common inherited bleeding disorder of both man and animals.

Whipworms

What are whipworms?  Whipworms are intestinal parasites which are about 1/4 inch ( 6 mm ) long. They live in the cecum and colon of dogs where they cause severe irritation to the lining of those organs.

Orphaned Puppy Care

Raising an orphaned puppy is a noble and rewarding experience. The bonding that will occur in the first few days will likely last for many years. However, orphaned puppies are very fragile; raising them requires jumping numerous hurdles. Do not be disappointed if you are not successful. 

Raising Puppies

Raising puppies can be an extremely rewarding experience or it may produce frustration and failure. The following information is provided in order to increase your chances of success. 

Dog Breeding

Breeding dogs and raising puppies can be an extremely rewarding experience or it may produce frustration and failure. The following information is provided in order to increase your chances of success.

Prostatic Disease in Dogs

What is the prostate in a dog? The prostate (commonly mispronounced as "prostrate") is a gland located near the neck of the urinary bladder of male dogs. The urethra passes through it shortly after leaving the bladder.

Parvovirus Canino

¿Cuál es Parvo canino? La infección canina del parvovirus (CPV) es relativamente una nueva enfermedad que pulsó a población canina en 1978. Debido a la severidad de la enfermedad y de su extensión rápida a través de la población canina, CPV ha despertado interés público mucho.

Leptospirosis (Lepto) in Dogs

What is leptospirosis? Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease of dogs that can affect the blood, liver, or kidneys. It is caused by bacteria that are spiral shaped.

Ringworm in Dogs

What is ringworm and what causes it in dogs? Ringworm is a skin disease caused by a fungus (plural: fungi). Because the lesions are often circular, it was once thought to be caused by a worm curling up in the tissue.

Chronic Kidney Failure in Dogs

What is meant by the term “Chronic Kidney Failure”? Presumably, the term "chronic kidney failure" suggests that the kidneys have quit working and are, therefore, not making urine.

Diabetes Mellitus in Dogs

What is diabetes mellitus? There are two forms of diabetes in dogs: diabetes insipidus and diabetes mellitus. Diabetes insipidus is a very rare disorder that results in failure to regulate body water content. Your dog has the more common type of diabetes: diabetes mellitus.

Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis (HGE) in Dogs

What is canine hemorrhagic gastroenteritis? Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis (HGE) is a disorder of dogs which is usually fairly abrupt in onset. The significant signs of HGE are vomiting and/or diarrhea containing variable amounts of blood.