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Caring for Dogs – Flea Allergy Dermatitis

Caring for Dogs – Flea Allergy Dermatitis

For dogs, the most frequently seen skin disease is flea allergy dermatitis (FAD) – sometimes called flea bite hypersensitivity – and it is a huge problem. Sadly, it leads to many allergies and a reaction will see the immune system react and the antibodies will attempt to fight the infection or be sent in to deal with something that could normally be tolerated. For many years, we have k...

Symptoms, Causes, and Solutions to Seizures in Dogs

Symptoms, Causes, and Solutions to Seizures in Dogs

When our pets are happy, they make us feel exactly the same and can easily brighten our day within seconds. Unfortunately, dogs also have bad days and some even experience seizures and this leaves many owners confused and not really knowing what to do. For this reason, today we have compiled some information you may find useful including symptoms, causes, and what you should do if you witness the ...

Is Your Dog Afraid of the V-E-T?

Is Your Dog Afraid of the V-E-T?

How many of you have experienced this scenario? It’s the day of your dog vet appointment. You haven’t said a word about it, but when it comes time to go, your dog is nowhere to be found — until you look in a closet or under the bed. Or, if your dog doesn’t hide, he won’t go to the car with you even though riding in the car is normally one of his favorite things and you wind up having to ...

Dog Snoring : Does Your Dog Have a Snoring Problem?

Dog Snoring : Does Your Dog Have a Snoring Problem?

Sleeping in a bed with a dog isn’t for everyone. It can be soothing to have that big lug of a Lab pressed up against you, but you may well be sleeping with a dog that likes to hog the blankets or fill up most of the available space on the mattress. And, of course, you may have a dog snoring problem loudly. It’s that last part that may trouble you the most. Humans who snore loudly are o...

Pet Behavioral Counseling – Aggression in Dogs

Pet Behavioral Counseling – Aggression in Dogs

Aggression is the most common and most serious behavior problem in dogs. It’s also the number-one reason why pet parents seek professional help from pet behavioral counseling, trainers and veterinarians. What Is Aggression? The term “aggression” refers to a wide variety of behaviors that occur for a multitude of reasons in various circumstances. Virtually all wild animals are aggressive when...

Giardiasis in Dogs – Naples Veterinarians

Giardiasis in Dogs – Naples Veterinarians

Giardiasis is an infection of intestines that is caused by protozoan parasite giardia. It is the most common type of intestinal parasite that’s found in human beings. Giardiasis in Dogs is an infection developed in dogs when they ingest infectious offspring (the cysts) that get shed in the feces of other animals (deer, other dogs, cats). The contamination could be from direct contact or indire...

Cushing’s Disease in Naples FL Dogs

Cushing’s Disease in Naples FL Dogs

We have seen the effect of steroids at work in professional athletes, and we know too much about the dangers. The body produces natural steroids as a normal biological process. When this natural process goes out of control, your pet can become progressively debilitated and ill. Cushing’s Disease is the result of excessive steroid levels in the body and, if not treated in time, can be fatal....

Grapes and Raisins Can be Toxic to Dogs

Grapes and Raisins Can be Toxic to Dogs

Why Are Grapes Toxic to Dogs? The fact that raisins and grapes can be toxic to dogs is well documented. Although the exact substance that causes the toxic reaction is not yet known, dogs should not eat grapes and raisins because even small amounts can prove to be fatally toxic for a dog. Dogs of any age, breed, or gender may be affected. Grapes and raisins (dried grapes) are bad for dogs becaus...

Traveling With Your Pet:  Motion Sickness in Dogs

Traveling With Your Pet: Motion Sickness in Dogs

Does your dog suffer from motion sickness while traveling? Every dog owner in Naples knows that traveling can sometimes be stressful for both the dog and the owner especially if your dog is not used to getting inside the car and taking a ride in it. There are some instances, however, when we must take our pooches for a ride like for a visit to the vet or if we are moving to another place or we...

This Week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week®

This Week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week®

70 million nice dogs…but any dog can bite National Dog Bite Prevention Week® takes place during the third full week of May each year, and focuses on educating people about preventing dog bites. The dates in 2016 are May 15-21. With an estimated population of 70 million dogs living in U.S. households, millions of people – most of them children – are bitten by dogs every year. The majority o...