All posts by Alison McEvoy

A dog turning his nose up at food loss of appetite

Understanding Loss of Appetite in Dogs

It’s taken as a given that dogs love to eat. Puppies, young dogs, older pups, as pet parents, we expect that our fur kids will always be eager when it’s time to eat. That’s why it can be so distressing when your pet dog seems to lose his appetite and the food that used to […]

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Common autoimmune disease in Dogs

Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA) in Dogs

Canine Immune- Mediated Hemolytic Anemia – more commonly known as IMHA – is a relatively rare but complex, and potentially life-threatening disorder of the blood. It can affect humans, cats and dogs. While it is not common, because it is a serious, chronic disorder it is something that every pet parent should at least be […]

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GERD or severe acid reflux in dogs

Understanding Acid Reflux in Dogs

You know that people often suffer from acid reflux – you may do so yourself. Also commonly referred to as heartburn, humans of all ages have been known to reach for the Tums to help solve the problem. But did you know that dogs can suffer from acid reflux as well? And helping them deal […]

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Cherry Eye Correcting Surgery

Understanding “Cherry Eye” in Dogs

Those puppy dog eyes are so cute, they melt your heart every time you see them. That’s why when something appears to be wrong with them, for a pet parent it’s scary and distressing. Unfortunately, however, there are some eye diseases that dogs are susceptible to such as glaucoma, conjunctivitis or “dry eye”, however one […]

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Dog food made with lamb and lamb meal

The 9 Best Lamb Dog Food [2019 Reviews + 8 FAQs]

Lamb is a flavorful, nutritious meat that dogs love. It’s rich in essential amino acids, high in zinc, stabilizes blood sugar levels and is a good source of dietary fats. Finally, lamb is a good allergy alternative for dogs with food allergies or intolerances caused by beef, chicken or turkey.Since lamb has become such a common […]

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Understanding Lyme Disease Ticks Affecting Dogs

Understanding Lyme Disease in Dogs

You may have seen various celebrities in the media recently discussing their battle with Lyme Disease. Singers Avril Lavigne and Shania Twain had their careers derailed for years by it and actors Alec Baldwin and Ben Stiller both suffered a similar fate. You may also even know people personally affected by the disease, especially if […]

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Glaucoma in dogs, causes and symptoms

Understanding Glaucoma in Dogs

You love those puppy eyes, and your dog knows it (recent studies prove it). But like humans those big eyes can be susceptible to eye disease that can damage their sight. One of those is a condition called glaucoma.What is glaucoma?Also found in humans and other animals, glaucoma is a condition that results from abnormal internal […]

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Dental Plaque Build Up in Dogs

Understanding Dental Plaque Accumulation in Dogs

You have probably heard about the importance of keeping your teeth clean to prevent plaque forming and cavities and gum disease from developing for most of your life. It’s just as important for your dog you prevent dental plaque from ruining their teeth as well, yet it is not an area of their pup’s health that […]

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Conjunctivitis in Dogs

Understanding Conjunctivitis in Dogs

Pinkeye. Properly known as conjunctivitis it may be something you have dealt with in the past, as in humans it is a fairly common eye infection. What you may not know is that it is something that often affects dogs as well.What is conjunctivitis in dogs?The conjunctivitis found in dogs is similar, but not quite […]

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Acute moist dermatitis or canine pyoderma

Understanding Hot Spots in Dogs

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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