Dog Cancer Survivors

In the three years that Allie’s been working at Bryan Middle School in Bryan, Ohio, she’s been diagnosed with cancer four times. But hearing the "C" word doesn’t get her down. In fact, each time she’s diagnosed, she takes only a few days off for treatment.

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Introduction to Canine Allergies

Up to 20% of US dogs are thought to suffer from canine allergies. In the worst cases, an allergy can severely affect your dog’s enjoyment of life. Naturally, it’s important to identify and eliminate the source of the problem, and to control the symptoms. But the good news is that there are plenty of treatments available, many of them remarkably effective.

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Stretching Techniques for Dogs

Like us, dogs benefit from stretching: Our muscle cells work the same. This fact inspired the Foster sisters – Sasha, a certified canine rehabilitation therapist, and Ashley, a certified pet dog trainer – to apply 20 years of research on human stretching to the canine world. The result is their book, The Healthy Way to Stretch Your Dog.

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Signs of Illness in Your Dog

When your dog is ill, the sooner you intervene, the better. While lethargy and changes in appetite and elimination patterns are easily detectable, other signs of illness may slip under the radar for months on end. Dr. Trisha Joyce, a veterinarian at NYC Veterinary Specialists, offers advice on what you should watch out for to ensure your pet stays healthy.

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Dog Summer Bummer Diseases

Dr. Sheldon Rubin delivered sobering news to the owner of a schnauzer during a recent visit to his Chicago practice. The dog tested positive for heartworm and faced a long, expensive treatment involving painful shots, says Dr. Rubin, DVM, who is president of the American Heartworm Society.

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Automatic Dog Eyedrops in the Works

When Gora, a bomb-sniffing German shepherd working for the Department of the Navy, began to have chronically red eyes and discharge, her Washington, D.C., caretakers took the professional pooch to her veterinarian. Gora was diagnosed with a common autoimmune condition called pannus. The veterinarian prescribed eyedrops, but Gora’s eye problem didn’t end there.

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