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Canine Vaccines Required by Law

Canine vaccination protects dogs from communicable diseases such as distemper, parvovirus and rabies. Vaccination laws are enacted to protect humans from effects of these diseases, either as a public health concern or as a matter of consumer protection. Distemper and parvovirus can be deadly, espe...More...

Dog Bronchitis Symptoms

Dog bronchitis is the inflammation of a dog's lungs, or more specifically, of the bronchi that send air to the lungs, and is often accompanied by an excessive secretion of mucus. It is more common in small to medium-size breeds. It can be of short duration, responding quickly to treatment, or it can...More...

Close up of Simba's skin today

Lianne McLeod, Guide to Exotic Pets at ABout.com and a veterinarian, has written an extensive "diary" account of her two dogs who suffer from itchy skin and hair loss. Learn what is involved in a veterinary referral work up; how skin diseases are examined and ruled out, the topical medicat...More...

Uno "speaks" with the press

Westminster Dog Show 2008 - Photos of the places, people and dogs. Learn about the dogs and their handlers from a veterinary perspective; traveling with dogs, pet therapy, training and health of dogs involved in the professional dog show circuit....More...

Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease which can affect many animals. It is rare in cats, but more common in dogs. Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease, meaning...More...

About Pancreas Tumors in Dogs

Just like humans, dogs sometimes develop tumors. Tumors that develop on a dog's pancreas are called exocrine tumors. Veterinarians aren't sure what causes the tumors to develop in the glandular tissue of the pancreas, but when they do occur, exocrine tumors are almost always malignant. It is very ra...More...

Kidney Failure in Boxer Dogs

The boxer breed goes by many names including the German Boxer, the Deutscher Boxer and the American Boxer. This particular breed is prone to developing certain health problems such as cardiomyopathy or deafness. They do not seem prone to developing kidney failure. However, kidney failure, also known...More...

Types of Dog Shots

Keep your dog healthy with his regular shots.dog image by Michal Tudek from Fotolia.comNot only are vaccinations legally required, they are necessary for the health of your canine companion. Starting as a puppy, your dog will require vaccinations for the duration of his life. Your dog's......More...

How to Recognize and Treat Blastomycosis in Dogs

Blastomycosis is caused by fungus-infested soil found in some areas of the country. The infection affects a canine’s lungs and eventually spreads to other organs. A dog may not show signs for a long time before the owner realizes there’s an issue. If left untreated a dog may have serio...More...