Prostate Cancer in Dogs

Male dogs get prostate cancer just as male humans do.  The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system.  It contains many essential enzymes and also plays an important role in the protection and motility of sperm.  The liquid secreted by the prostate helps the sperm by providing a liquid for them to be in after ejaculation and helps…

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Obesity in Dogs

We hear about the epidemic of obesity in humans all the time.  There is also an epidemic of obesity in dogs.  A dog that is ten to fifteen percent above his ideal weight is considered obese.
Dogs that get too much food, or too rich a food for their activity level, lack the ability to exercise, or that have a tendency…

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Roundworm in Dogs

Roundworm is also called “raccoon disease” since it is usually picked up from eating raccoon feces or the dirt where they have been.  Roundworm is the parasite Baylisascaris procyonis.  It does not seem to hurt raccoons but can be fatal to puppies and seriously injure adult dogs.  Roundworm can also be caught by ingesting an animal infected with it. Dogs…

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Golden Retriever asleep on the floor