Intestinal Issues in Dogs

Intestinal Issues in dogs arise from a variety of sources, and can be food, object or microbial related.  It’s common for owners to buy toys or treats for their pets, while rarely considering the complications that could arise from them.  “Many pets come into our hospital due to complications arising from foreign objects in their…

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Worms in Dogs, Intestinal Parasites

Intestinal parasites are parasites that live inside the host animal’s gastrointestinal tract. Examples include worms, like roundworms, whipworms, hookworms, tapeworms and protozoa, such as, giardia and coccidia.

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What is Gastroenteritis?

What is Gastroenteritis? Gastroenteritis refers to inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, meaning the stomach and the intestines. It can be caused by infection with bacteria, viruses, parasites, medications, or even new foods. The condition often causes abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomitin­­­g, and/or other clinical signs. What are the signs of gastroenteritis? Most dogs with gastroenteritis will have…

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Most Common Vet Visits: Atopic or Allergic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis in dogs (allergic dermatitis, canine atopy) is a hypersensitivity or over-reaction to a variety of commonplace and otherwise harmless substances in the environment. These allergens include plant pollens, house dust mites, or mold spores. Most allergic dogs begin to show signs between one and three years of age.

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