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Dog Anal Sacs

…kidney bean depending on the size of the dog, these small, firm nodules are also known as “scent glands” that allow a dog to mark its territory and identify other canines. The secreted material may be liquid or thick and pasty, and be of grey, brown or black colour. This odorous secretion is used for scent marking or self defence. Contracting the anal sphincter can empty the glands. During urination or defection, a small amount of fluid releases…

Cat Anal Sacs

…normal parts of the feline. These glands produce the pungent, oily and yellow secretions with brown flecks observed during defecation and during times of . The main purpose of the anal sacs appears to be for territorial marking purposes especially in the wild, although domestic cats have also been known to use it. As the feces passes through the anal canal, it presses against the anal sacs and, hence, causes the expression of the distinctive…

Dog Sterilization

…health of your dog. The obvious benefit, from a human’s perspective, of sterilizing your dog is it will help prevent dogs from breeding and stray puppies being born, it prevents difficult dog behaviour like roaming and marking territory, and it prevents certain health issues like testicular cancer, urinary infections, and mammary cancers. But, sterilization is also important from the dog’s point of view. During the reproductive season, a…

Traveling with Dogs

…it comes to airline carriers/shipping crates. They need to be secure but also safe for your pet so they can easily move around and breathe. Your carrier/crate should be marked with a sticker identifying that the crate is carrying live animals. In addition, you should clearly mark your contact details, the feeding schedule of your dog, and any special health concerns. In order to travel internationally with dogs, a 4 month quarantine is sometimes…

Cat Hemolytic Anemia

The diagnosis of hemolytic anemia in your dog can be devastating. This is a type of anemia that directly affects the immune system. The red blood cells become covered with antibody proteins, which mark them for destruction. When an excessive amount of red blood cells are destroyed, the patient becomes anemic.Symptoms Your dog will be weak. They will feel cold and will take on a yellowish tint to the gums and eyes. This is due to the fact that the…

Dog Hemolytic Anemia

The diagnosis of hemolytic anemia in your dog can be devastating. This is a type of anemia that directly affects the immune system. The red blood cells become covered with antibody proteins, which mark them for destruction. When an excessive amount of red blood cells are destroyed, the patient becomes anemic.Symptoms Your dog will be weak. They will feel cold and will take on a yellowish tint to the gums and eyes. This is due to the fact that the…

Bengal Cat

…males are generally larger than females.Color(s): Bengal Cats come in several different colours and colour patterns. Body colours include brown and seal while markings can be tan, black, or different shades of brown.Coat: These cats have short coats with either spotted or marbled markings. Character: Bengal Cats thrive on being the centre of attention and are very active. They love to play and are especially fond of playing with running water.…

Manchester Terrier

Breed Group: Terrier group.Weight: 12-22 pounds (5.5-10 kg).Height: Between 15-16 inches at the shoulders.Color(s): Manchester Terriers are jet black with tan or mahogany markings. For show dogs, required markings include a tan spot over each eye and on each cheek.Coat: Manchester Terriers have short, glossy coats. Character: Caring and pleasant, Manchester Terriers make great one-family companions. These dogs are very alert and tend to be wary…

Entlebuch Mountain Dog

Breed Group: Herding group.Weight: 33-55 pounds (15-25 kg).Height: 16-20 inches (40-50 cm) at the shoulders.Color(s): Entlebuch Mountain Dogs are black and white with markings on areas such as the cheeks, legs, neck, head, and feet. These markings can be any colour ranging from yellow to rust.Coat: This breed is characterised by a short coat of shiny, thick fur. Character: Entlebuch Mountain Dogs are intelligent and social animals that like to…

Wire Fox Terrier

Breed Group: TerrierWeight: 21 poundsHeight: <15.5 inchesColor(s): Predominately white, with brown markings on face; there is also a black saddle and/or other black/brown markings on the body.Coat: The Wire Fox Terrier has a rough, wiry coat. Character: Like the smooth-coated Fox Terrier, the Wire Fox Terrier is a sturdy and durable dog. While Wire Fox Terriers are bred to be hunters, today they are mostly family pets. They are active, playful,…

Dog Odors

…of dog odor are usually emitted from areas like the ears, anus, and the pads of a dog’s paws. The secretion of scents is extremely important in the animal kingdom as different species, like the canine, use these smells to mark their territory, recognize another dogs territory, as well as for simply recognizing one another. Like all carnivores, dogs also have two anal sacs, or scent glands, which communicate with the surface of the dog’s skin by…

Dog Ringworm

…solution so that your Vet can view it under a microscope. The most common sign of canine ringworm is a small, hairless, round shaped lesion on the dogs skin. The inner portion of the lesion, which might start out as a small mark but continues to grow, will be scaly and small pustules may form. The lesions caused by ringworm may be itchy, but not always, and the most common place you will see them are on the head followed by the legs, tails, or…

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