All posts by Alison McEvoy

Understanding Hot Spots in Dogs

Acute moist dermatitis or canine pyoderma

Hot spots, a.k.a. acute moist dermatitis or canine pyoderma are a common skin disorder in dogs. Here’s everything you need to know about hot spots from how to ‘spot’ the symptoms to advice for a smooth recovery.What are Hot Spots?Have you ever noticed your dog scratching or licking a certain spot, only to see a […]

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Understanding Ear (Aural) Hematoma in Dogs

Dog and owner getting his ear checked out by a vet

Every owner tries to do everything they can to help ensure that their fur kid is as happy and healthy as possible. While not every health condition can be prevented by educating themselves about some of the most common health problems their dog might face they can be better prepared to deal with them should […]

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Understanding Kennel Cough in Dogs

How to reduce the chance that your dog will get kennel cough.

Is your dog coughing an alarming harsh or dry cough? Does he experience watery discharge from his eyes or has a slightly reduced appetite? In more severe cases a dog may experience fever, loss of appetite and a moist cough. These are some of the signs of kennel cough in dogs. Usually mild but if […]

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Understanding Hypothyroidism in Dogs

Read about clinical signs and health issues that can be related to hypothyroidism in their pets.

Is your dog losing her hair? Suddenly gaining weight? Acting lazier than usual? While it’s true that some dogs have a genetic predisposition to become hypothyroid, it can still be difficult to accurately diagnose canine hypothyroidism. Learn what causes it and recognize its symptoms to prevent misdiagnosis. Once diagnosed the common treatment for hypothyroidism is […]

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Understanding Dry Eye (Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca) in Dogs

Keratoconjunctivitis sicca, commonly called “dry eye” refers to inadequate tear production.

Dogs like us humans can be plagued with various eye ailments such as retinal diseases, glaucoma, dry eyes, infections, cataracts and swelling. In the case of dry eye, also known as Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca, or KCS, finding the cause isn’t always obvious and you may do better to try and prevent any damage the condition can […]

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Understanding Progressive Retinal Atrophy in Dogs

Progressive Retinal Atrophy in Dogs - Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Treatment, Surgery and Cost.

Every pet parent wants to ensure that their pup is as healthy and happy as possible, and any signs of illness or distress are as upsetting for them as they are for their pet. Becoming a little more informed about common conditions that affect dogs – and perhaps your breed specifically, can be very helpful, […]

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Understanding Degenerative Myelopathy in Dogs

German Shepherd in a Partial Wheelchair with Degenerative Myelopathy?

The thought that their dog might be suffering from a serious medical condition is one that no parent enjoys. The unfortunate fact is that there are some canine medical problems that are very hard to prevent, but being educated and prepared to deal with them can be a great help.In this guide we’ll take a […]

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Understanding Cushing’s Disease In Dogs

Cushing’s disease in dogs causes, signs and treatment

A fur kid’s health is of the utmost importance to any pet parent, and will usually do everything possible to keep them as happy and healthy as possible. However, there are some conditions that can affect canines that cannot be easily prevented and are often largely out of a dog owner’s control. Understanding what these […]

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Understanding Von Willebrand’s Disease In Dogs

What is Von Willebrand Disease, Treatment and Symptoms

For pet parents, making sure they stay on top of their dog’s health is always a priority, and it can be very disturbing to think there might be something wrong with them. Some health conditions that affect dogs cannot be prevented however, but they can be made less frightening if they are better understood.Here is […]

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Nose Surgery on a French Bulldog…Is it Worth It?

French Bulldog Nose Surgery

French bulldogs are cute, endlessly sweet pups that make great pets. Although they resemble a standard bulldog in many ways – just a smaller version – their distinctive bat ears make them stand out and as they are not a breed that needs too much exercise, but are very social – they have become one […]

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