Category Archives: Dog Health

Elizabethan Collars (E-collars) For Dogs

Spotty and Loofy will be wearing the Elizabethan collars (e-collars) until the stitches are taken out in 7-10 days.

This is the first time I’m using Elizabethan collars on my dogs. It has been challenging. I found it hard to keep removing and putting on the e-collars before and after meals. So, I decided to leave them on and let my dogs adjust to wearing them…. [Read more →]

Dog Castration: Why Castrate Your Dog

My 2 male dogs (Spotty and Loofy) were castrated 2 days ago. Since then, I’ve been spending more time caring for them. Both dogs have responded very differently to the surgery.

Spotty was the weaker dog. He was unconscious within minutes of receiving the anesthesia. On the first day of the surgery, he refused to eat and drink after waking up…. [Read more →]

Canine Acanthosis Nigricans

Canine Acanthosis Nigricans is a condition where the skin becomes darkened and thickened. There are 2 types of acanthosis nigricans: primary and secondary.

Primary Canine Acanthosis Nigricans

The initial sign of primary canine acanthosis nigricans is hyperpigmentation in the armpits. Eventually, the skin thickens and turns greasy with a nasty odor,… [Read more →]

Auto Immune disease in dogs and related symptoms

Autoimmune diseases in dogs follow an almost similar pattern as in humans. Just as autoimmune diseases in humans are suspected to be related to a genetic predisposition, certain breeds of dogs are more vulnerable than others.

The immune system is the body’s internal and natural self-healing system of reciprocation that comes into action as soon it recognizes an intrusion of foreign bodies…. [Read more →]

What causes liver infections in dogs?

The liver performs important functions like detoxification of the blood, production of bile for digestion and the removal of waste from the body. It is structured with six lobes and is one of the most complex organs in the body of the dog.

An early detection of a liver infection in a dog can help in improving the prognosis of pet liver diseases including feline liver disease…. [Read more →]

Treating liver disease in dogs

Before understanding the treatment of liver disease in dogs, it is necessary to understand the functions that the liver performs in the body. The liver is the largest and among the most important organs in the body with an immense reserve capacity. Its multiple functions include:

* Regulation of the level of most of the chemicals in the body…. [Read more →]

Home cooked food is the best dog food for liver health and longevity

It is a mad jungle out there when it comes to selling pet food. Seeing the number of brands, the different types of sales pitches adopted by marketers and the fancy names with tongue twisting ingredients printed on labels, it appears the focus is on attracting buyers and grabbing a share of the whopping $ 11 billion pie….. [Read more →]

The prognosis for dog liver disease depends on various factors

Prognosis of liver disease primarily depends upon the following factors:

* The type of liver disease – hepatitis, cancer, liver shunt, drug induced or others.
* Primary or secondary – whether the disease originated in the liver or the liver is affected as a fall out of disease elsewhere in the body…. [Read more →]