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Heartworm in Dogs: Causes, Prevention and Treatment for Puppies

Learning your dog has heartworm can be awfully frightening; after all, the disease affects dogs in all 50 states as well as internationally, and is very difficult to treat. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent your dog from getting a heartworm infestation. According to WebMD , the only way for ...

Brachycephalic Dog Breeds: How to Care For Your Brachycephalic Puppy

The first thing you probably notice when you see a pug, boxer, or bulldog is that cute, wrinkly, smooshed-in face (Who can resist those velvety folds?). But underneath those wrinkles is a medical condition to be aware of, which can negatively impact a dog's quality of life. If you have ...

Coccidia in Puppies: Common Signs and How to Treat

Just as non-furry children tend to get childhood illnesses like chicken pox, puppies can also be susceptible to similar puppyhood illnesses. One fairly common illness that you may encounter is coccidia, also known as coccidiosis. Coccidia are single-celled organisms that can infect a puppy or adult dog's intestinal tract. It ...

What to Know about Spaying and Neutering Your Puppy

Spaying and neutering, defined as the sterilization of dogs through removal of their reproductive organs, are safe and routine medical practices performed by veterinarians across the country. But, the average dog owner may not know why the procedure is done, the associated benefits and whether the surgery is necessary. So, ...

The Giardia Parasite in Puppies: Symptoms and Treatment

Giardia is a common intestinal parasite that affects both humans and pets, including our canine friends. If you're worried about your new puppy being infected by Giardia, have no fear. We've laid out all you need to know about Giardia, answering some common questions and debunking misconceptions about the ailment. ...

Epilepsy in Dogs: Is My Dog at Risk for Seizures?

Seizures don't just affect those of us who walk on two legs. Our four-legged friends can also suffer from seizures, and if the fits of uncontrollable twitching turn into a pattern, your dog may have epilepsy. About Canine Seizures Seizures are uncontrollable outbursts of twitching or shaking which result from ...

What to Expect at 12-16 Weeks of Age

At 12-16 weeks of age, your puppy will be growing rapidly, both physically and mentally. Puppy's senses and motor skills are becoming more advanced, which means you'll notice his curiosity peaking, a more acute awareness of his surroundings and less awkward movements as he continues to discover his new environment ...

What to Expect at 8-12 Weeks of Age

Congratulations! Between 8-12 weeks, your puppy has arrived home and the intense bonding process between puppy and family has already begun. You've entered a crucial learning period which will provide the foundation for your puppy's mental and physical development. Newly away from his biological mommy and litter siblings, your puppy ...

First Vet Check With Your New Puppy: What Questions to Ask

Now that you're a new parent of a bundle of furry joy, it's your responsibility to take care of your pup's health needs. It's crucial to do your research when choosing your veterinarian. Visit a few in your area, get recommendations from friends or neighbors, and make sure you're comfortable ...

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