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Cancer in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, & Natural Treatments

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You might not be worried about your dog getting cancer at some point in his life, but unfortunately, it might happen. In fact, cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs over the age of 10. Fifty percent of dogs over the age of 10 will develop cancer at some point. Therefore, it’s best…

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Hip Dysplasia in a Dog

Canine hip dysplasia is a disease of the hip that commonly causes limping in dogs. In animals with hip dysplasia, the ball and socket joint is abnormally structured and can’t meet as they should. This means that when the dog moves, the hip socket grinds and rubs rather than sliding. Hip dysplasia is also associated…

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Senior and Geriatric Life for Dogs

Senior Dogs and Canine Lifespan Domestic dogs live 10 to 12 years on average. Small breeds often exceed that norm, and giant breeds seldom achieve it. At the low end, some giant breeds may have a life expectancy of only 6 years.  At the high end, some small breeds regularly live to 14 or 15. …

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Middle Age for Dogs

The Canine Lifespan and Middle Age Middle age in dogs is harder to put a number on compared to middle age in humans. That’s because dog breeds age at such different rates. A good rule of thumb is to consider that middle age begins when a dog reaches the halfway point of its life expectancy.…

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Most Popular Dog Names

One of the hardest choices every dog owner will make is choosing a name for their new companion. Even Shakespeare, the greatest wordsmith of the English language, struggled with names as he famously said: “what’s in a name?” The answer is everything. Names aren’t just a label, they are a reflection of personality. Especially when…

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What is the Average Lifespan of a Dog?

The average lifespan of a dog can vary from breed to breed as well as from dog to dog. Some breeds tend to live longer than others while some breeds have a relatively short lifespan, at least compared to other dogs. Just like humans, no one can predict how long a dog will live. In…

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Signs & Symptoms of Bloat in Puppies

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Bloat, clinically known as gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), is a life threatening condition that can develop in puppies and adult dogs alike. What may first appear as a full or gaseous stomach can quickly turn into a life or death battle for your puppy. Understanding what bloat is and knowing the symptoms could just save your…

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Bloat in Dogs & Cats: Causes, Signs, & Symptoms

In many cultures, a swollen belly is a sign of delicious food with good company. If you’re not quick to help yourself to seconds or thirds, your host will either insist on plating more food for you, or may even feel deeply offended. The same rules don’t, however, apply to your pet’s world. No matter…

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Dog Arthritis & Natural Remedies

Arthritis is a general term for abnormal changes in the joint. These changes occur when cartilage is worn away faster than it can be replaced. Cartilage acts as a cushion to protect the bones. When it wears away, joints become swollen and painful. Although arthritis is not curable, early treatment is key — without it,…

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