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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...

Bloat in Dogs

Bloat in Dogs

What is bloat in dogs? Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) is also known as “bloat,” “stomach torsion,” or “twisted stomach.” Bloat is an extremely serious condition, and should be considered a life-threatening emergency when it occurs. There are no home remedies for bloat, therefore dog owners must contact their veterinarians immediately if they suspect that the...

Demodectic Mange in Dogs

Demodectic Mange in Dogs

Demodectic mange (also known as red mange, follicular mange, or puppy mange) is a skin disease, generally of young dogs, caused by the mite, Demodex canis. It may surprise you to know that demodectic mites of various species live on the bodies of virtually every adult dog and most human beings, without causing any harm or irritation. These small (0.25 mm) mites that look like microscopic alligator...

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...