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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Cushing's Disease in Dogs

What is Cushing's Disease? Cushing's Disease is a disease in which the adrenal glands overproduce certain hormones. Another medical term for this disease is hyperadrenocorticism.

Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure in Dogs

Briefly, how does the heart work? The heart has four chambers. The upper chambers are called atria (singular: atrium), and the lower chambers are called ventricles. In addition to the upper and lower chambers, the heart is also considered to have a right and a left side.

Grief Management in Children

The death of a cherished pet creates a sense of loss for adults and produces a predictable chain of emotions. The stages of grief are typically denial, sadness, depression, guilt, anger, and finally, relief (or recovery).

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Dogs

What is inflammatory bowel disease? Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is not a specific disease. Rather, it is a specific reaction that the stomach or intestines have to chronic irritation.

Pyometra in Dogs

What is pyometra? In its simplest terms, pyometra is an infection in the uterus. However, most cases of pyometra are much more difficult to manage than a routine infection.