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Dog Owners More Likely to Reach Levels of Fitness

Dog Owners More Likely to Reach Levels of Fitness

New Study Reveals Show Dog Owners Reach Recommended Levels More Man’s best friend may be more than just a faithful companion.  A new study has revealed dog owners are more likely to reach recommended fitness levels than people without a pet. Researchers say people who own and walk their dogs regularly are 34 per cent more likely to hit exercise targets. The results, said study co-author Ma...

Bloat in Dogs

Bloat in Dogs

What is bloat in dogs? Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) is also known as “bloat,” “stomach torsion,” or “twisted stomach.” Bloat is an extremely serious condition, and should be considered a life-threatening emergency when it occurs. There are no home remedies for bloat, therefore dog owners must contact their veterinarians immediately if they suspect that the...

Pet Poison Prevention

Pet Poison Prevention

For more than 50 years and since its inception by Congress in 1961, the third week in March has been designated as National Pet Poison Prevention Week. This year it falls on March 17-23, and the veterinarians and toxicology experts at Pet Poison Helpline are urging everyone to remember the four-legged members of the family, as they are among the most vulnerable. “Twenty-four hours a day, seven d...

Dog Ear Infections and How to Care for Them

Dog Ear Infections and How to Care for Them

Dog ear infections are most commonly caused by bacteria or yeast. Ear mites, excessive hair, moisture or wax, foreign bodies, allergies, and hypothyroidism can all be contributing factors in the development of an ear infection. Because the ear canal in dogs is mostly vertical (unlike a human ear canal that is horizontal), it is easy for debris and moisture to be retained in the ear canal. How to ...

Demodectic Mange in Dogs

Demodectic Mange in Dogs

Demodectic mange (also known as red mange, follicular mange, or puppy mange) is a skin disease, generally of young dogs, caused by the mite, Demodex canis. It may surprise you to know that demodectic mites of various species live on the bodies of virtually every adult dog and most human beings, without causing any harm or irritation. These small (0.25 mm) mites that look like microscopic alligator...

Grape and Raisin Toxicity in Dogs

Grape and Raisin Toxicity in Dogs

Can Dogs Eat Grapes? Grape and raisin toxicity in dogs is well documented. Although the exact substance that causes the toxic reaction is not yet known, dogs should not eat grapes and raisins because even small amounts can prove to be fatally toxic for a dog. Dogs of any age, breed, or gender may be affected. Grapes and raisins (dried grapes) are bad for dogs because one of the most serious comp...

New Pet? Pet-Proof Your Home

New Pet? Pet-Proof Your Home

A new pet is not just cute, it’s also a big responsibility you need to take care of. That pesky puppy or curious kitten can find lots of ways to get itself into trouble, and pets don’t always know what can be bad for them to eat or drink. A pet’s safety always need to be a priority, but you’ll also want to take steps to on protecting your furniture, carpeting, and other thi...

Ticks in Dubai a Danger to Dogs and Humans

Ticks in Dubai a Danger to Dogs and Humans

Ticks are tiny, eight-legged parasites that must drink blood in order for them to survive and reproduce. Ticks are unable to fly, and they can’t leap (unlike fleas). In fact, ticks are much more directly related to spiders and mites than to “insects” like fleas. There are several species found across Arabia and in Dubai. Ticks can feed upon a variety of hosts including birds, dog...

What Can You Do with a Barking Dog?

What Can You Do with a Barking Dog?

Ever live with a dog who barks all the time?  Not only can it be annoying for you but it can also effect your relationship with your neighbors.  How do you curb or stop this behavior problem?  The Association of Pet Behaviour  Counsellors share some ideas in this article.  Don’t just exist with behavior problems,  many can be remedied.  Always consult your Dubai veterinarian or a dog ...

What Are Hotspots on Dogs?

What Are Hotspots on Dogs?

© Adrin Shamsudin #2179505 PetMD has a very informative,  featured article on moist eczema or what is commonly known as hotspots on dogs.   If your pet is suffering from skin irritations we encourage to read the article and to call us for an examination. Hot Spots are one of those less then desirable skin irritations seen in pets. Often, you’ll here your vet refer to them as moist eczema...

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