Rescue and Adopt a Dog or Puppy
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Rescue and Adopt a Dog or Puppy

Definition of Dog Adoption In the domestic dog world, the words “adoption” and “rescue” are used interchangeably to refer to acquiring an abused, abandoned, neglected or otherwise unwanted dog. Though animal shelters and rescue organizations can have many dogs in need of rescue, they are not the only option. Dogs can also be in need…

Understanding Dog Aggression Causes and Types of Aggression
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Understanding Dog Aggression Causes and Types of Aggression

Aggression in Dogs Aggression, defined as an appropriate or inappropriate threat or challenge that is ultimately resolved by combat or submission, is one of the most common behavioral problems in companion dogs. Aggression can occur in any breed, age or gender of dog and can be directed towards people or other animals. It is potentially…

Diarrhea in cats Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis And Treatments
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Diarrhea in cats Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis And Treatments

Definition of Diarrhea Diarrhea is defined as the rapid movement of fecal matter through the intestine, resulting in poor absorption of electrolytes, nutrients and water and leading to abnormally frequent and voluminous evacuation of loose, unformed, soft-to-fluid stool. Diarrhea can be acute (come on suddenly) or chronic (lasting more than a week or two). Diarrhea…

Dog Acne (Pimples) Care, Tests, Symptoms and Treatment
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Dog Acne (Pimples) Care, Tests, Symptoms and Treatment

Definition of Acne Acne, also called chin pyoderma, puppy dermatitis, muzzle folliculitis, furunculosis or simply “pimples,” is a fairly common inflammatory condition that affects the lips, chins and muzzles of puppies and young adult dogs. Occasionally, acne shows up in the genital region, the area beneath the tail or on the flank. What causes acne…

Canine Acute Renal Failure (Kidney Failure) Care, Tests, Symptoms and Treatment
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Canine Acute Renal Failure (Kidney Failure) Care, Tests, Symptoms and Treatment

Definition of Acute Renal Failure Kidney failure, also called renal failure, is the inability of the kidneys to filter waste products out of the blood. Normal kidneys remove nitrogen and other wastes from circulation so that they can be excreted in urine. When the kidneys don’t work properly, toxic wastes build up in the dog’s…

Ruptured or Torn Dog ACL (CCL) (Canine Knee Injury) Care, Tests, Symptoms and Treatment
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Ruptured or Torn Dog ACL (CCL) (Canine Knee Injury) Care, Tests, Symptoms and Treatment

Definition The cranial cruciate ligament (CCL), which in people is called the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), is part of the knee or stifle joint in the rear legs of dogs. It stabilizes that joint and, when partially torn or completely ruptured, leaves only muscles and surrounding soft tissue to hold the two lower leg bones…