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Hip Dysplasia Treatment Options

Hip dysplasia is very painful in dogs and it is thus heartbreaking for the dog owners to see their pet suffering. The problem is so severe that the canine will struggle hard to do his normal day to day activities and the pain gets so serious that it can change the temperament of the dog. Also, your pet friend will not wish to play or indulge in any type of exercise or games. But you need not worry much as there are many treatment options available for curing hip dysplasia in dogs. Medical therapies Weight management is the best way to stop the problem faced by the canine due to extra weight on his body. The medical or surgical procedures will surely be more successful when the dog is not overweight or obese. So you need to keep a check on what your pet eats. Also, exercising is equally crucial...
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What Is Dog Hip Dysplasia? Causes, Symptoms And Diagnosis

Hip dysplasia is the abnormal joint structure and laxity of muscles, ligaments and connective tissues that support the joint. When joint laxity is faced, articular surfaces of two bones then lose contact with one another. And this separation of cones within the joint or subluxation causes great change in the overall shape and size of articular surfaces. Most dogs suffering from hip dysplasia are born with having normal hips however because of genetic makeup or other factors, soft tissues which surround the joint then develop in an abnormal way thus causing subluxation. It is thus the subluxation and hip remodelling that results in symptoms that we generally link with the disease. Hip dysplasia indeed may or may not affect both the hips. Also, each case of this disease is different, as per the dog and its condition. It can start to develop in pups of just 4-5 months and may...
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Is a Labrador Right for Your Home?

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Labrador Love: Why Your Home Needs a Lab Welcome to the world of Labrador love! These furry friends are sure to bring joy and happiness to your home. Whether you're looking for a loyal companion or a playful buddy, a Labrador is the perfect addition to any household. Their friendly and cheerful nature is sure to brighten up even the dreariest of days. So why wait? Bring home a Labrador today and experience the love and joy that only these amazing dogs can bring!
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Product Review: Missing Link Ultimate Hip & Joint Formula

Nearly every senior dog will develop hip, joint, and arthritis pain as they grow older.  Oftentimes, arthritis pain can be managed with exercise and nutrition due to the inflammatory nature of this disease.  There are many supplements on the market for dogs that promise to alleviate arthritis pain, but which ones live up to these claims?  Here, The Missing Link Original Ultimate Hip & Joint supplement will be reviewed.  The Missing Link – Original Ultimate Hip & Joint Missing Link is marketed as the original superfood supplements for dogs.  The parent company was started in 1892 by a husband and herbalist wife duo who were interested in finding a way to keep their working horses healthy.  Eventually, Mary Ida Young capitalized on her herbalist background and created a company dedicated to providing premium care to animals.  Missing Link is formulated with so-called “superfoods” that are naturally sourced and contain high...
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Is an English Bulldog Right for You?

The quest to find the perfect dog breed for your family can be difficult.  Pet owners should match activity level, space requirements, and trainability with their individual needs.  Listed here are considerations pet owners should make before purchasing or adopting a Bulldog.  Cost English bulldogs are among the most expensive of breeds because of the cost that goes into their health and care.  A well-bred Bulldog will cost $1,500 – $4,000.  Potential Bulldog owners should ask themselves whether they are willing to pay this price, as a poorly-bred Bulldog may be prone to a myriad of serious (and expensive) health problems.  Why is the cost so high?  Part of the reason is that English Bulldogs have a difficult time reproducing.  This breed is known for having an exceptionally wide head and body.  Adult Bulldogs are unable to reproduce naturally, and therefore must be artificially inseminated.  Additionally, it is rare for...
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Knowing When to Say Goodbye

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One of the hardest parts of dog ownership is knowing when the time is right to say goodbye.  Whether a sudden illness or old age brings about the inevitable, there is no easy way to ensure you are ready to help your pet cross the rainbow bridge.  Unfortunately, one of the biggest regrets that many pet owners have is that they waited too long to euthanize (put to sleep) a sick or suffering animal.  Listed below are seven signs you should consider when making the difficult decision. Signs To Look For Here are some common signs to look for when it may be time to start the talking with your vet about end of life care. Refusing Food When animals lose interest in food, it is often their way of indicating their time on Earth is ending.  Lack of appetite for food or water is one of the first signs...
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Is a German Shepherd Dog Right for You?

Following the success of Rumor, the German Shepherd Dog that won Best in Show at the 2017 Westminster Dog Show, German Shepherd puppy purchases will be on the rise this year.  Is a German Shepherd Dog right for you? Temperament The German Shepherd Dog (GSD) is commonly used for police, military, and guard-dog work.  Therefore, this breed is described as “self-assured.”  GSDs are also curious, intelligent, obedient, and highly protective.  Like most working dogs, German Shepherds thrive on having a job to do. Size, Coloring, and Upkeep German Shepherds are large dogs, with males weighing 66 – 88 lbs and females weighing 49 – 71 lbs.  Males are 24 – 26’’ at the shoulder, while females are slightly smaller, standing 22 – 24’’ tall.  One of the most distinctive characteristics of the GSD is its black and tan coat.  However, the American Kennel Club recognizes 11 colors, including black, back...
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Is a Great Dane Right for You?

Great Danes are considered a noble breed due to their royal lineage, large size, and dignified attitude.  But, is a Great Dane right for you? Temperament Although the Great Dane has an imposing appearance, it is among the most friendly of dog breeds. Despite their size they are often considered lap dogs because of their enjoyment of physical affection.  Great Danes are not prone to aggressive tendencies or having strong prey drives. Size The Great Dane is one of the tallest dogs among the canine species.  There is no maximum height requirement for a Great Dane, and the largest known individual, Zeus, stood 44 inches tall at the shoulder.  At minimum, males should weigh 110 lbs and stand 30 – 31 inches tall at the shoulder, while females should weigh a minimum of 110 lbs and stand 28 – 30 inches tall. Other Pets? Great Danes are gentle giants and...
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Is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi Right for You?

In recent years the Pembroke Welsh Corgi has surged in popularity, thanks to the breed’s adorable antics and interesting looks.  Popular Instagram accounts, such as Ralph the Corgi, have also encouraged the breed’s recent success.  Is a Pembroke Welsh Corgi right for you? Temperament Pembroke Welsh Corgis (which are distinct from the Cardigan Welsh Corgi) are highly intelligent dogs that are renowned for their working ability.  They are both affectionate and alert, and make wonderful family companions and watch dogs.  They can be bold, but are kind in their ways. Size, Coloring, and Upkeep Pembroke Welsh Corgis are recognized for their long bodies, erect, triangle-shaped ears, and absence of a tail.  They are small and sturdy dogs, weighing 22 – 31 lbs, depending on sex.  Their coats are short and stiff with the long-coat “fluffy” variation considered a fault.  The American Kennel Club recognizes four colors of Pembroke Welsh Corgi: ...
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