Legg-Perthes, also commonly named Legg-Calve-Perthes, Coxa Plana, and Aseptic or Avascular Necrosis of the femoral head is a disease that causes lameness in the hip-joint in small dog breeds ranging from five-months old to one-year of age.
As our dogs get older, they become more prone to more health problems and conditions than when they were young pups. There are many causes of hind leg weakness in dogs and the exact cause is hard to discover, even for vets.
The history of the Bernese Mountain Dog is that it was a farm dog of the midland regions of Switzerland. They were primary used as a companion and watchdog to farmers and their families. These beautiful-looking Swiss farm dogs takes his name from the area of Bern, where he likely originated.
Its November and that means its Adopt a Senior Pet Month! Unfortunately, older pets have a harder time finding homes. It is a sad reality that these wonderful animals are often the last to be adopted from shelters, putting them at an increased risk for euthanasia.
Humans are not the only ones who can experience a bit of wooziness during car rides. For dogs that are not used to riding in a car, the motion and vibrations can cause them to get car sick. There are usually two reasons for car sickness in dogs.
This Friday, August 28th sets aside a day to remember the pet companions we have lost. The relationship between humans and animals is special because somehow, when the world or life gets to be too stressful— they are always there. When a pet passes away, they leave behind a huge hole that you cannot fill.
What is Hydrotherapy? Hydrotherapy literally means water therapy and can refer to any therapeutic use of water to aid or improve health. Hydrotherapy started as a treatment for humans in ancient times and expanded to include animals when racehorses started benefiting from seawater.
Some foods people eat can be introduced to a dog’s diet just fine, and even provide health benefits such as joint strength, better breath, and allergy immunity. But, before giving them anything, learning which foods are safe and which would send your four-legged friend to the emergency vet is key to creating a safe environment for your pup.
Dogs can get stressed just like humans. Maybe you have noticed behavior changes in your dog lately. Maybe they are acting out, or seem unusually nervous, clingy, anxious, or distant. Often, stress can be causing these behavior changes. Stress is a negative emotional state that physically and/or mentally impacts the health of a dog. Your dog can be stressed out for several reasons...