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.
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.
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.
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 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.
¿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.
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.
Bladder Stones in Dogs
What are bladder stones? Bladder stones, more correctly called uroliths, are rock-like collections of minerals that form in the urinary bladder. They may occur as a large, single stone or as dozens of stones the size of large grains of sand or pea gravel.
Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Dogs
I know that knee injuries are common in people. Do they occur in dogs? The knee joint of the dog is one of the weakest in the body. Just as football players and skiers frequently suffer knee injuries, the dog also has knee injuries.
Food Allergies in Dogs
What are allergies, and how do they affect dogs? One of the most common conditions affecting dogs is allergy. In the allergic state, the dog's immune system "overreacts" to foreign substances (allergens or antigens) to which it is exposed.
Hypothyroidism in Dogs
What is the thyroid gland, and what does it do? The thyroid gland is one of the most important glands in the body. It is located in the neck near the trachea and is composed of two lobes, one on each side of the trachea (windpipe).