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Common Skin Disorders in Dogs

Most Common Skin Disorders in Dogs and How to Treat Them Just like humans, dogs can suffer from a variety of skin disorders. Some of the most common include atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, seborrhea, and hot spots. While these conditions can be uncomfortable for your pup, there are a variety of treatment options available to

What is Pyometra?

Pyometra is an infection of the uterus in dogs, resulting from a buildup of mucus and tissue debris. It is seen most commonly in dogs that are coming into or out of heat, and is caused by changes to the hormones that stimulate the production and maintenance of the uterine lining. Pyometra is a potentially

What is Gastroenteritis?

What is Gastroenteritis? Gastroenteritis refers to inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, meaning the stomach and the intestines. It can be caused by infection with bacteria, viruses, parasites, medications, or even new foods. The condition often causes abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomitin­­­g, and/or other clinical signs. What are the signs of gastroenteritis? Most dogs with gastroenteritis will have

What is Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV)

Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) is an emergency condition involving abnormal, extensive gas distention and rotation of the stomach. Although the stomach is initially the primary organ involved in GDV, many other organs are quickly compromised if this condition is left untreated.