Urgh! What’s that smell? Did it just come out of the dog? Gross! We’ve been blaming rotten smells on the dog for many years, but what can you do if you’ve got a legitimate problem with dog farts?
Spring is here… and that also means that fleas and ticks are making their way to your dog. They think of your dog as their summer home and they plan to take up residence for generations unless you evict them. Sure, fleas and ticks are little pains in the butt, but did you know that there are many differences between the two? Let’s go over what makes them different from each other so you know what you’re up against this spring.
Anterior Uveitis can be a serious problem when it comes to Beagles. There are several factors that have been linked to the cause of this disease. These are:
•Infections that have been caused by pathogenic microorganisms. These include bacteria, viruses and fungi. A Beagle that spends a lot of time outdoors is at a higher risk of being exposed to these pathogens.
•Immune-mediated conditions that are breed specific
•Eye trauma or injury
•When protein escapes from the eye lens into the eye fluid. This is often linked to cataracts.
The aorta is the largest artery in the body. It is the main blood vessel that serves as a passageway for oxygen-filled blood to pass from the left side of the heart to be distributed throughout the entire body.
You’re afraid that your Beagle may have Epulis, but you’re not sure what this disease is all about. Let’s go over a few details that will help you understand this canine disease and will better arm you on what treatment you should undertake with your Beagle.
First off, there hasn’t been a specific agent that can be pinpointed to cause Epulis. It is grouped into three types, based on tissue of origin:
Fibromatous Type: tumors that have a stalk or stem (pedunculated) and are non- ulcerative.
Ossifying Type: Tumors are that are pedunculated non-ulcerative.
In Atrial Septal Defects (ASD), the blood tends to flow from the right atrium to the left atrium due to the relatively high pressure exerted by the blood returning to the heart from the body circulation. This phenomenon prevents blood in the heart from being pushed into the lungs leading to poor oxygenation of blood cells and consequently a decrease in the circulating oxygen in the body.
Cervical Vertebral Instability, otherwise known as Wobbler Syndrome, is a term used to denote a variety of conditions which arise as a result of the presence of lesions in the spinal cord particularly that part located at the base of the neck (known as the caudal cervical spine). These lesions exert a compressive effect on the spinal cord.
Periodontal disease is considered as an important cause of drooling in dogs. If your beagle has not been given regular dental checkup and hygiene, there is a possibility of tartar build up, an important predisposing factor of gum infections.
A decaying tooth or a fractured one can also cause drooling. If your beagle suffers from certain teeth problems, bad breath or halitosis may be one of the signs that you can easily discover.
There are various forms of PRA and each form differs in its age of onset and the rate by which it progresses. Some breeds of dogs may develop PRA early in life while there are other breeds wherein PRA develops later in life.
IVDD is caused by the degeneration of one or more intervertebral discs that function as cushions between the vertebral bones of the spine. Degeneration results in the ossification or hardening and herniation of the disc. When this happens, there is pressure exerted on the spinal cord running along the vertebral column. Since the spinal cord is a highly sensitive tissue, any compression even though how minimal may result in the manifestation of nervous signs.