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Lack of Urination in Dogs

When a dog is not producing any urine, the most likely culprit is anuria. Anuria is a total suppression of the production of urine by the dog's kidneys. Healthy kidneys produce between 1 and 2 ml of urine for every kilogram of body weight…

Muscular Diseases in Dogs

Many dog owners do not realize the extent to which diseases can affect their pets. There are many conditions that humans suffer from, such as muscular disorders, that can affect your dog as well. Some of these muscular disorders can be…

Diabetic Dogs & Glucometers

Owners of diabetic dogs know how important it is to monitor their dog's glucose levels. The most common way to check on sugar levels is to have the dog undergo frequent checkups with the veterinarian. This often involves prolonged hospital…

The Period of Pregnancy in Dogs

The period of pregnancy in dogs is called gestation. During gestation the puppies develop in the mother's uterus. Average gestation in dogs lasts approximately nine weeks, or 63 days. However, puppies can be born as early as 58 days or as…

Digestive Disorders in Boxer Dogs

An alert, curious, and fearless dog, the boxer is a favorite choice for families due to its high energy levels and playful nature. A medium sized dog at roughly 60 lbs., the boxer was named because of its tendency to "box" with its front…

Abdominal Tumors in Dogs

Abdominal tumors in dogs aren't necessarily palpable. That means you or your vet might not be able to feel them unless they are extremely large. Abdominal tumors can affect various internal organs, starting in one and metastasizing to…

What is Demodex Mange in Dogs?

Demodectic mange is a skin condition that is caused by a parasite called Demodex canis. Demodectic mange may be referred to demodicosis and red mange. If your dog develops demodectic mange, you will need to discuss treatment options with…

Types of Worms in Dog Stool

Though vigilant dog owners invest in parasite prevention for their canine companions, dogs still may suffer infestations from various intestinal parasites. Though many intestinal parasites can be identified through microscopic examination…

Sebaceous Gland Tumors in Dogs

That wart-like growth on your dog’s head may be a wart or a sebaceous gland tumor. Though the vast majority of sebaceous gland tumors are harmless, you should take your dog to his vet for confirmation. Removing a sebaceous gland tumor is an…

Signs of Old Age in Dogs

Canines generally earn "senior" status when they're between 7 and 10 years old, depending on their specific breed. Common indications of old age in dogs include changes in weight, vision loss, graying muzzles and increased irritability.…