Dogs suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease often develop a multitude of secondary conditions that both owners and vets have to deal with. Anemia is among the most challenging, in part because there are so many different types, each requiring different treatments - and because some symptoms are identical to the primary kidney disease. This article looks into the challenges and suggests the best way forward for dog owners and their best friends.
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is very common in dogs suffering from chronic kidney disease, but the shortcut method of diagnosing and treating it is often undertaken using a broad spectrum antibiotic. This can cause the infection to go completely untreated - and the delay in identifying the right antibiotic means the infection runs rampant, causing a further deterioration in the kidney disease itself. This article explores the cause of UTIs, and outlines the best method of diagnosing and treating them.
When my family took on two sibling puppies at the same time, they ruled the house. No matter how organized I tried to be, their puppy antics, although funny and cute did grow tiresome!
Every dog and puppy knows that daily exercise and mental stimulation are the key to a happy canine existence. Regular play is essential for your dog's physical and mental development and health. It is also a great way to channel his energy into something constructive and prevent destructive behaviour. Here are some ideas for outdoor and indoor fun you can try with your best friend.
A dog's health and quality of life are severely undermined by the build-up of toxic blood phosphorus during canine kidney disease. Controlling how much phosphorus dogs eat becomes a priority in later stages of the condition and phosphate binders become an increasingly essential component in battling the disease.
Like humans dogs need good healthy teeth. Most dogs will put up with a lot of pain and they can not talk to tell you so you have to watch for signs of discomfort. Not eating as normal or blood on toys could be signs of a tooth problem
On March 4th, 2016, we had to say goodbye to our best friend and family member, Sasha.Â She was a cross breed of Perinese/husky, which made her a winter lover, and for Ontario, Canada, is a good thing. As with all pets, we get used to them in...
Raw dog food is a major topic of debate among pet owners, veterinarians and canine nutritionists all seeking to find the best food for our pets. But the information available is often conflicting and confusing. I set out in this article to bring you the facts about raw diets for dogs and draw some conclusions about whether it really is better than tins, kibble and other forms of mass-produced manufactured dog food products.
You may describe it as something else, some dogs ears will smell sour or you will see them itching.
The Dandie Dinmont, a terrier breed that is an ancestor of many of today's favorite dogs, is now on the verge of extinction due to falling popularity.
As a pet lover, I have a dog and a cat, and both have their very own unique issues to deal with. Since my dog is quite large, that is the first smell I notice when I enter the home, especially in the colder months when the windows are...
Our dogs are part of our family and we want them to be warm, comfy and happy, so when it comes to winter time, many owners will purchase heavy winter coats for their favourite pouch to stay warm. Depending on how cold your winter gets, and the breed...