Dog Health - Doggie Training Centre

19 Jul, 2017

Dog Health Part 13: Tapeworms

19 Jul, 2017

Tapeworms are parasitic flat worms with segmented bodies.  The head of most tapeworms consists of suckers or grooves, which enable them to attach themselves to your dog’s intestine.  Each of the segments of the tapeworm has its own reproductive organs.  As a result, the tapeworm continually forms new segments...

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19 Jul, 2017

Dog Health 12: Rabies

19 Jul, 2017

Rabies, a type of transmissible Zoonotic Disease, is a serious disease that attacks your pet’s nervous system.  If you fail to treat rabies in your canine friend, it can ultimately cause it to die.  Furthermore, rabies is easily spread from one animal to another, including from an animal to...

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19 Jul, 2017

Dog Health 11: Common Puppy Parasites

19 Jul, 2017

Parasites are living organisms that use another organism for survival.  As a result, they cause harm to the host organism.  Although there are numerous different parasites that can cause harm to your dog, there are three very common parasites that can be controlled through proper care:  fleas, ticks, and...

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19 Jul, 2017

Dog Health Part 10: Skin Issues

19 Jul, 2017

Amongst dog lovers, Mange is a feared term and quite often only discussed in whispers.  This skin condition is actually the result of a mite infestation.  Characterized by hair loss and scaly eruptions on the skin, this mite infestation manifests itself in three forms, each with their own distinct...

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19 Jul, 2017

Dog Health Part 9: Transmissible Diseases

19 Jul, 2017

While uncommon, a scary reality of dog ownership is the fact that there are certain diseases that your beloved pet can pass on to you.  Diseases that are capable of being passed on to a human from a dog are called Zoonotic diseases.   Talking to the Vet  ...

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19 Jul, 2017

Dog Health Part 8: Human Food?

19 Jul, 2017

Anyone who has ever shared a dining experience with a dog knows that this may be a time when human resolve is tried the hardest.  Some dogs will beg with all they have, while others will lie quietly at the side of the table with not so much a...

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19 Jul, 2017

Dog Health Part 7: Ticks

19 Jul, 2017

If you live anywhere near a wooded area or tall grass and take your dog to walk there, or if you spend a lot of time outdoors in general, you might be concerned about ticks.  Not only can they make you and your dog uncomfortable, they run the risk...

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19 Jul, 2017

Dog Health Part 6: Heartworms

19 Jul, 2017

If you have a dog, you might have heard about the parasite heartworms.  A potentially life-threatening parasite these worms are responsible for a significant number of  dog deaths every year.  Here is what you can do to prevent them.   It is important to understand how heartworms are spread,...

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19 Jul, 2017

Dog Health Part 5: Ear Problems

19 Jul, 2017

When it comes to understanding ear issues in your dog, it is helpful to first gain an understanding of your canine pal’s ears.  Understanding the structure of the ear will help you to better recognize problems and treat them when necessary.   -The External Dog Ear-   A dog’s...

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19 Jul, 2017

Dog Health Part 4: Diarrhea

19 Jul, 2017

If your pet is dealing with doggie diarrhea, there are a number of possible culprits.  The cause of the diarrhea can have a lot to do with how you help your canine friend cope with its problem. Viruses   Perhaps the most common cause of doggie diarrhea is viral,...

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