The Ten Most Contagious Dog Diseases

Dogs are social animals.  That is one reason they fit into our lives so well.  Dogs, like humans, can spread diseases between each other.  Dog parks, doggie day care, and shelters are often the source of these diseases.  It is important to get your dog vaccinated if he is going to be exposed to other dogs.  Here is a list…

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Lead Poisoning in Dogs

When most people think of lead poisoning, they think of children eating old flakes of lead based paint.  However, our canine friends can also get lead poisoning.  While it is not common, it can cause a host of chronic problems or even kill your dog. The University of Michigan’s College of Veterinary Medicine screened 300 dogs in the worst hit…

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Flea and Tick Treatments That Don’t Work

There are lots of flea and tick medicines out there.  You can put a topical product on your dog to wipe out the fleas and ticks, or you can use an oral medicine.  However, some people rely on old remedies to try and control the fleas and ticks on their dog.  These remedies do not work and may even endanger…

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