Botulism in Dogs

Humans are not the only species to get botulism.  Dogs can get it too.  Of course, they get it from eating dead animals or raw meat, not from improperly canned food.  They can spread it to humans by licking them soon after eating the toxin.  Clostridium botulinum type C is a bacteria that forms a toxin that is one of…

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Dangerous Spider Bites in Dogs

In the United States, there are only three poisonous spiders, the black or brown widow and the brown recluse.  The bites of both spiders can be life threatening to your dog.
The black widow is known to most people.  Another related spider is the brown widow, which also has the characteristic hourglass on the bottom of the abdomen  The spider may…

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Anal Sac Problems in Dogs

Does your dog scoot across your carpet on his butt?  He may have an anal sac problem.  Most owners do not even know what an anal sac is, or that it exists.  The anal sacs are two small sacs on either side of the anus and are filled with fluid.  As the dog has a bowl movement, this fluid leaves…

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