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Top 10 Biggest Dog Breeds

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These giant dog breeds can be great pets just as much as their tiny canine brethren, and despite their sheer size (and the amount of food they’ll need), some of these breeds are surprisingly low maintenance. So, if you’re in the market for a larger dog, check out this list of the top 10 biggest…

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Dog Joint Pain: Uncovering the Causes

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Dogs bring out the best in people ­– warmth, happiness, friendship, unconditional love and playfulness. And they are happiest when running, jumping, digging, chasing balls and getting into mischief. They seem to have boundless energy. Many dog owners get more tired throwing a ball to their dog than their dog does sprinting after it. Dogs…

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Can Seizures in Dogs Cause Brain Damage?

Witnessing your dog having a seizure can be a traumatizing experience. When your dog is shaking uncontrollably on the ground, you feel helpless and scared. But seizures are relatively common, especially for certain breeds. Owners, understandably, worry about the long-term effects of seizures in dogs. Most seizures result in little to no side effects, but…

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Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) in Dogs

Dogs can develop a wide range of illnesses and ailments, and can often leave their owners feeling rather helpless – especially since it is often difficult to figure out what’s wrong with your dog. Sometimes the symptoms may be obvious, but others… not so much. When it comes to osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), the symptoms are…

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Ear Infections in Dogs: Recognizing & Treating the Signs & Symptoms

When you notice your four-legged friend is suffering from itchy or irritated ears, it’s important to examine him closely to see if it’s time for a trip to the veterinarian’s office. Typically, the result of bacterial or yeast (fungal) infections, ear infections are a common malady that dogs suffer from. However, it’s essential as a…

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Osteoarthritis in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, & Management

Osteoarthritis, also referred to as OA and degenerative joint disease (DJD), is by definition the progressive and permanent deterioration of the cartilage surrounding the body’s joints. While arthritis is a general medical term describing inflammation of the joints, osteoarthritis is the terminology used when referring to a form of chronic joint inflammation directly caused by…

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Lymphoma in Dogs

Based on current estimates, more than 25 percent of all dogs will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, and 50 percent of all dogs over the age of 10 will die of cancer. Of the many forms of cancer, lymphoma is one of the most common seen in dogs. While there…

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Bone Cancer (Osteosarcoma) in Dogs

Our canine friends are susceptible to a wide variety of health issues, with cancer unfortunately high among them. Of the many cancers, dog bone cancer, or osteosarcoma, is one of the most invasive and hardest to treat. Osteosarcoma is an aggressive cancer that often spreads to other parts of a dog’s body. It is diagnosed…

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Leonberger

Leonberger Background & History The Leonberger dog breed, affectionately called a “Leo”, is a regal and fun-loving large breed that originated in the German town of Leonberg. The creation of the breed was first announced in 1846 by Heinrich Essig, Leonberg’s mayor and an avid dog breeder and entrepreneur. Essig aggressively promoted the breed after…

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Mastiff

Mastiff Background & History The Mastiff is the descendant of the Molosser, one of the oldest dogs in history. These were powerful, athletic canines borne to Europe from Asia, used as guard and hunting dogs. Their lineage can be seen in multiple breeds (Saint Bernards, other Mastiff types, Rottweilers, and more). The ancient Mastiff-type dogs…

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