The primary cause of hip dysplasia is genetic but other factors, such as husbandry and environmental factors, play their role as well.
Treatment options include the management of the arthritis and inflammation that is caused by hip dysplasia and/or surgical intervention.
Read more at Dawg Business: Hip Dysplasia Prevention And Treatment Options
Filed under: Arthritis, Darthroplasty, Dorsal acetabular rim arthroplasty (Darthroplasty), Femoral Head/Neck Ostectomy (FHO), Hip Dysplasia, Juvenile Pubic Symphysiodesis (JPS), Total Hip Replacement (THR)
Furosemide (Lasix®) is probably the most powerful diuretic available for use in dogs.
Used mainly to treat congestive heart failure and pulmonary edema. It helps reduce the amount of fluid in the body by increasing the volume of urine passed.
Read more at about.com: Furosemide (Lasix®) in Dogs and Cats
Filed under: Congestive heart failure, Diuretic, Furosemide, Lasix®, Pulmonary edema
Ever get that gut feeling that something is wrong? If your dog is plagued by bouts of these gastrointestinal maladies: sloppy looking poop, diarrhea, or nasty gas attacks– chances are the intestines are battling an unhealthy mix of bacteria. Reasons for this can range from food intolerances or allergies, repeated exposure to antibiotics and other medications, and poor digestion.
In fact, the gut is often the first to send out the alarm: something is rotten here!
Read more at HousePet Magazine: A New Look At Two Old Natural Health Superstars: Enzymes And Probiotics
Filed under: Enzymes, Probiotics
It is easy for owners to jump to the wrong conclusion and think “cancer” whenever their pets become ill. While the frequency of cancer in pets does seem to be increasing, most ill dogs do not have cancer!
However, any time a pet has an illness that does not respond well to treatment within four to eight weeks, the possibility of cancer must be considered.
Cancer can mimic signs of other disorders such as kidney disease, inflammatory bowel disease, or urinary tract infections.
Read more at HousePet: Cancer in Dogs
Filed under: Cancer, Symptoms
The Veterinary Cancer Group (VCG) has a list of helpful tips alerting pet owners of the clinical signs of cancer to look out for in our dogs.
Read more at Teddy Hilton: Is Your Pet Showing Clinical Signs of Cancer?
Filed under: Cancer
One vital thing you can do for your dog is to feed a diet (homemade or commercial) that will provide your dog with the nutritional weapons needed to fight the cancer.
The research on exactly what should be fed and what supplements work best is still being conducted, however, here are some guidelines on what foods may be helpful for dogs fighting cancer.
Read more at Modern Dog Magazine: The Cancer Diet for Dogs
Filed under: Cancer, Cancer diet
A benign tumor of the oil gland (sebaceous) cells of the skin. Although these tumors are commonly called “old dog warts” due to their appearance, they are not true warts as they are not viral-induced.
Read more at Dermatology for Animals: Sebaceous Adenoma
Filed under: Benign tumors, Sebaceous adenoma, Skin diseases
The largest pet health report ever compiled reveals a number of disturbing trends, such as a 46 percent increase in canine diabetes since 2005.
Read more at Discovery News: Most Common Dog, Cat Diseases Revealed
Filed under: Uncategorized
Collapsing trachea is a common syndrome in middle-aged and elderly small dogs. In the syndrome, the structures that support the wind pipe, or trachea, weaken. This causes the trachea to narrow during the course of respiration, leading to irritation of the wind pipe and coughing.
Filed under: Collapsing trachea, Coughing
Murmurs in puppies and kittens can be placed in two categories. Murmurs that are a result of actual heart disease are referred to as pathologic murmurs.
Murmurs that are present with a normal heart are referred to as innocent or flow murmurs.
The cause of innocent murmurs is unknown, but the prognosis with an innocent murmur is excellent. Many innocent murmurs will resolve as the patient ages.
Differentiating between an innocent and a pathologic murmur can be difficult by just listening to the heart during a physical examination.
Read more at NorthJersey.com: Dealing with a puppy’s heart murmur
Filed under: Heart murmur