The Ultimate Guide to Treating Vaginitis in Dogs

A dog laying in bed

We tend to focus on the cuddles, bonding, and “ahhh so cute” moments of dog ownership. But, part of our responsibility as pet owners means taking care of the health of our beloved fur babies as well.  Today, we are going to discuss a highly common health issue. Let’s take a look at dog vaginitis … Read more

Juvenile Renal Disease

In January of 1990, I had my twenty-one-month-old Standard Poodle puppy put down. She was one of three puppies in a litter of eleven to die of Juvenile Renal Disease. All three of the puppies with the disease appeared healthy and grew normally until clinical signs appeared at ten months in one, and twenty months … Read more

Genetic Disorders in Dogs

Veterinarian examining Beagle dog with stethoscope

Just like people, dogs are prone to quite a few genetic disorders. Many of these disorders are most common in specific dog breeds since they are genetic. Purebred dogs tend to get these diseases more than mixed-breed dogs.  In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most common genetic disorders and discuss … Read more

Tick Borne Diseases in Dogs

Babesiosis What Is It: Babesiosis is a tick-borne hemoprotozoan (blood) disease. The organism is called Babesia, the disease is called Babesiosis. Species: Babesia canis, Babesia gibsoni Primary Vector: Brown Dog Tick (must feed a minimum of 2-3 days to transmit) Other Vectors: Deer Tick, blood transfusion, contaminated needles, and instruments, transplacental. Diagnosis: There are two … Read more

Breeding, Whelping, and Rearing Puppies

Three adorable Beagle puppies

Before Reading Further: Before breeding your bitch, please consult a veterinarian. The information contained in this FAQ should in no way be construed as a substitute for veterinary care and advice. Further, you should make an effort to find a veterinarian who is familiar with canine whelping issues. Because so many people are being responsible … Read more