Teaching Your Dog to Sit

All dogs should learn basic obedience, and sitting when told is a particularly useful skill for a dog to master. Sitting on command can be especially beneficial to your dog in greeting situations. In fact, with proper training, your dog can learn that sitting is the best way to encourage people to say hello. Teaching your dog to sit on command is relatively easy. Step 1: Teach Your Dog to […]

The Awful Deadly Truth About Steroid Use For Dogs

Is your dog taking steroids for any conditions such as allergies, immune diseases, inflammation from arthritis, stomach and intestinal inflammation, or a host of other problems for which steroids are given to our pets? Dangerous Side Effects Are you aware of the awful side effects these drugs can cause, sometimes turning deadly? The most frequent side effect in dogs is increased thirst. Side effects of anti-inflammatory steroids can be numerous. […]

Canine Rheumatoid Arthritis

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This article originally from here http://www.vet.uga.edu/vpp/clerk/gronfeld/index.php but it doesn’t exist any more. Stacy Gronefeld, DVM; Holly A. Moore, DVM; Kenneth S. Latimer, DVM, PhD Class of 2006 (Gronefield) and Department of Pathology (Moore, Latimer), College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-7388 Introduction Canine rheumatoid arthritis is an erosive polyarthritis. It is a noninfectious, inflammatory, immune-mediated disease. Rheumatoid arthritis in dogs is not very common, and it has […]

Arthritis In Dogs

Arthritis is a condition many of us may be familiar with, either through friends or relatives. And just as with humans, arthritis in dogs is very painful, and debilitating. Dogs, of course, don’t express their pain in ways we may always understand. Nonetheless, when arthritis begins to progress, we may notice subtle signs our dog is feeling off color. He may not jump up for treats, or sit on his […]

Canine Hip Dysplasia

Canine hip dysplasia is a genetic issue that usually affects large breed dogs. Small dogs can still be affected, though they tend to be asymptomatic. In hip dysplasia, the dog’s hip joint becomes loose and unstable, and osteoarthritis develops. The first signs generally appear when dogs are puppies, from the age of 4 to 12 months. Fortunately, not all puppies in a litter will develop hip dysplasia, although if your […]

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