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One Simple Test Your Dog Needs Every Year

One Simple Test Your Dog Needs Every Year

Dog urinalysis. It’s not something to which we tend to give a lot of thought. That is, of course, unless your dog is having accidents in the house. Still, your dog’s urine can provide a great deal of information on her health status, even allowing a veterinarian to catch and treat certain problems before signs of illness develop. What Is a Urinalysis? Urine is what leaves the body...

Dog Weight Loss : Walking Your Dog to Help with Weight Loss

Dog Weight Loss : Walking Your Dog to Help with Weight Loss

Dogs today have a higher likelihood of becoming overweight than ever before. People are often busy, and it’s easy to forget that dogs that are sedentary will gain too much weight just like people will. Beginning a walking routine with your dog can help her achieve healthy dog weight loss. Plus, it’s good for you, too. Dog Weight Loss : Where to Start Before you begin a new exercise reg...

Dangerous Plants for Holiday Puppies

Dangerous Plants for Holiday Puppies

Is Santa bringing a puppy to someone in your home?  There are many things you need to do with a new puppy and one of the first is to schedule  an exam with your Naples veterinarian.  There are some dangers that may be lurking around your house during the holidays including some dangerous plants.  This article from About.com has some good tips for protecting your puppy...

Why Is My Dog Itching So Much?

Why Is My Dog Itching So Much?

Dog Itching : What Are The Reasons? There are three main reasons for any normal skin healthy pet to be itchy: Dry skin Coat in grooming need Fleas (Defiantly) How to deal with these reasons? Please continue reading to know. How to Treat With Dry Skin? Another common cause of abnormal dog itching is dry skin. It is often accompanied by excess “dandruff” or flaky skin. To help your d...

Dog’s Anal Glands: Everything You Need To Know About How to Care

Dog’s Anal Glands: Everything You Need To Know About How to Care

Unhealthy anal glands in your dog can be a real pain in the butt, for both you and your dog. When your dog is suffering with a problem in that region, the pain and discomfort can be considerable. It is particularly a problem in small dogs, but unfortunately, it is common amongst all dogs. For a number of reasons, your dog’s anal glands can become clogged or impacted, infections can then deve...

Dog Ear Care

Dog Ear Care

Tips for Proper Dog Ear Care   Dog ear care is just as crucial as any other element of dog healthcare. Ear infections in dogs is a common issue, but by setting aside a couple of more minutes after each grooming session you might be able to minimize the chances of your dog having this condition. Some types of dogs are a lot more vulnerable to ear issues than others. Those with dangling ears s...

Managing Your Dog’s Pain

Managing Your Dog’s Pain

What if you couldn’t tell your doctor that you were in pain? Animals suffer from pain just like we do. Pain comes in many forms: surgical pain, arthritis and cancer, just to name a few. Acute pain is obvious and distressing. Chronic pain can be subtle, and masked as “getting old” or “slowing down.” Age is not a disease, but pain is. There are many options to treat the various causes of...

Senior Dog Care – What Naples Pet Owners Should Know

Senior Dog Care – What Naples Pet Owners Should Know

As your dog ages, many of his basic needs, from diet to exercise, will begin to change. This guide will help you understand what it takes your senior dog care and make them happy and healthy. Dogs are very good at hiding their health problems and as an owner, it’s your responsibility to keep an eye on your senior dog to ensure that you are adjusting his routine to match changes in his ...

Canine Cancer: Top 10 Signs

Canine Cancer: Top 10 Signs

By Christine McLaughlin It’s a dog owner’s worst nightmare hearing the four words: “Your dog has cancer.” But it’s a stark reality for many. In fact, one in three dogs will develop cancer, according to the National Canine Cancer Foundation. Cancer occurs in both mixed breed and purebred dogs (depending on the cancer, some breeds like Great Danes, S...

Dog Swimming Safety Tips

Dog Swimming Safety Tips

Keeping Your Dog Safe in the Water – Dog Swimming Safety When summer rolls around, it seems as though our dogs love the water just as much as we do (well…some dogs). However, there is always a concern for dog swimming safety and it has us worrying for the whole day. Therefore, we’ve compiled some simple tips to keep your pet safe whether they’re in the pool, lake, beach, or anywhe...