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…