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Otitis In Dogs

Otitis In Dogs

What Is Otitis? Otitis is an inflammation of the ear caused by an infection.  It has two main types.  Otitis externa and otitis media. Otitis externa or outer ear infection is an inflammation of the external ear canal.  It is one of the most common issues vets deal with on a daily basis.  Clinical signs may include odor, pain upon manipulation of the ear, itching, redness, and ...

Dog Bite Prevention

Dog Bite Prevention

National Dog Bite Prevention Week ® takes place during the second full week of April each year, and emphasizes teaching people about helping prevent dog bites. The days in 2018 are April 8-14. With an estimated population of 70 million dogs living in U.S. homes, millions of people– most of them children– are bitten by canines annually. Most of these bites, if not all, are avoidab...

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...

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 ...

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....

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...

Dog Health: How to Be Your Dog’s Healthcare Advocate

Dog Health: How to Be Your Dog’s Healthcare Advocate

Guest Post:  Dwight Healer The modern canine diet is improving along with the available supplements needed to fill in the nutrient gaps where needed.  As the humanization of the family dog progresses, the progression of the canine diet including nutritional supplements has vastly improved.  Dog health is the biggest beneficiary from these progressions; increased quality of dog food, health ca...

Dogs, Disease and Ticks in Naples FL

Dogs, Disease and Ticks in Naples FL

What is the big deal about ticks in Naples? Dogs have a major problem with ticks in Naples and for a good reason. Ticks in Naples transmit a number of very bad diseases caused by organisms that are classified as bacteria and reketsia which are organisms too large to be classed as a virus and too small to be classed as a bacteria. There are many different diseases caused by these organisms, but he...