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Dog Urinary Incontinence

…until the dog is ready to go ‘potty’. These muscles are influenced greatly by the presence of hormones. When hormones decrease as a dog ages, incontinence is subject to become an issue. Urinary incontinence rarely occurs in young dogs. There have also been instances where male dogs developed incontinence due to prostate problems. It is rare to see this condition caused by a hereditary or congenital abnormality. In some older dogs the cause may…

Dog Prostate Cancer

…is one of the rarer of the diseases in dogs, you should still take your dog for a veterinary consultation as soon as possible to get the necessary tests done to verify whether or not your dog does indeed have prostate cancer.Signs and Symptoms Is your pet suffering from symptoms such as blood in the urine, incontinence, , , or unusual tiredness? If so, your dog might have prostate cancer. The symptoms of dog prostate cancer are fairly general. …

Dog Sterilization

…with male dogs. Non-sterilized male dogs are often highly motivated to seek out females in heat and will even run away from home in order to follow the sent of a female. This problem is eliminated post sterilization. In addition, non-sterilized male dogs usually show more aggression and try to become the alpha male in a pack. Aggressive behaviour in dogs is shown to decrease drastically after sterilization. Finally, a castrated male dog cannot…

Dog Hemivertebrae - Butterfly Vertebrae

…cause. In dogs, several breeds are more predisposed to have this condition, including the English Bulldog, French Bulldog, Pug, and Boston Terrier. Most frequently this condition occurs in the tail, which causes a bent known as a “screw tail.” Screw tails are common traits in these breeds and are oftentimes a desirable characteristic which breeders might actively select. The special shape of the tail has no influence on the dog’s normal function,…

Marijuana Intoxication

dog eats a stash of Cannabis sativa or hemp. The psychoactive ingredient is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a toxin that causes symptoms and is quickly absorbed in the body’s fat deposits. THC acts as a receptor in the brain and can trigger the central nervous system effects of cannabinoids, the group of substances structurally related to THC. Cannaboids can react with different neurotransmitters and neuromodulators and stimulate dopamine release. In

Caring for a Paralyzed Animal

…become incontinent, it is recommended that you lay some kind of protection over your carpeting or flooring in the area where your pet sleeps. Alternatively, there are dog diapers available and you may want to use these to prevent messes. As with paralyzed humans, paralyzed pets cannot tell if their skin in the paralyzed area is irritated. For this reason, bed sores and skin lesions become a particular risk for the paralyzed animal. In addition,…

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