Dog Skin Infections

Dog skin infections, or what are often called “Hot Spots,” are usually caused by a bacterium called Staphylococcus Intermedius, although other bacteria can also cause skin infections. In most cases, the cause remains unknown, although they are often due to some...

Dog Skin Allergies

Dogs can get allergies just as people can. Atopy, also known as allergic inhalant dermatitis, is a disease that occurs in humans, dogs and cats. It is an inherited disorder that causes patients to become sensitized or allergic to allergens in the environment. It is a...

Dog Rabies

The rabies virus affects dogs and all other warm-blooded animals. In wildlife animals, rabies is  commonly seen in foxes, skunks, raccoons and bats. Each of these species carries a variant strain of the rabies virus. All of these strains can affect animals....

Dog Prostate Cancer

All intact (not neutered or not castrated) male dogs are more prone to prostate problems as a result of the effects of testosterone (male hormone) on this gland over time. The testosterone most commonly leads to benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) in older male dogs....

Dog Obesity

Obesity affects dogs and other pets adversely in many ways. Overweight dogs tend to play and exercise less and don’t live as long as healthy pets. In fact, the list of harmful effects of obesity on pets is a long one. Overweight dogs have a lower resistance to...

Dog Meningitis

Dog Steroid Responsive Meningitis is a condition that primarily involves a dog’s central nervous system. The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis means inflammation of the meninges, or otherwise the covering layer of the...