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A Stress-Free Way For Trimming Your Dog’s Toenails

Holistic Care /By Dr Karen Gellman The most common reasons for avoiding nail trims are that the owner is afraid of “quicking” the dog, or that the dog fusses and creates bad feelings around the procedure. Nail cutting becomes an event surrounded by angst and drama. For very active dogs who run all day long … Continue reading A Stress-Free Way For Trimming Your Dog’s Toenails

Ear Infections in Dogs: Symptoms and Treatment

Canine 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 … Continue reading Ear Infections in Dogs: Symptoms and Treatment

Heartworms in Dogs: Facts and Myths

WebMD separates the facts from fiction about canine heartworms. By Sandy Eckstein Heartworms in dogs are easy to prevent, but difficult and costly to cure. We asked Sheldon Rubin, 2007-2010 president of the American Heartworm Society, to separate facts from the myths about heartworm infestations in dogs. Q: How do dogs get heartworms? A: Only by … Continue reading Heartworms in Dogs: Facts and Myths