Older Dog Ailments

Advances in veterinary medicine have led to increased longevity for pets, but special problems still crop up in older animals, especially dogs, either as a direct or indirect result of aging. An older dog may suffer from a variety of major and minor ailments that do not normally afflict younger pets. Among the most important…

False Pregnancies In Dogs

Unusual behavior following a heat cycle (estrus) in the non-pregnant female dog is a common occurrence. This condition is termed false pregnancy (hyperluteoidism, pseudocyesis, pseudo-pregnancy). It is a hormonal imbalance and may cause a wide range of clinical signs. Let’s have a brief review of a normal estrous cycle on the female dog in order…

Canine Hip Dysplasia

The growing popularity of larger breeds of dogs has brought with it a threat of a crippling disease of the hip joints known as hip dysplasia. This disease was first described in the United States back in the 1930s.  Research has produced abundant information on hip dysplasia, but many questions still remain unanswered. It is…