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Dogs exposed to lawn chemicals may have higher risk of bladder cancer

Dogs exposed to lawn and garden chemicals appear to have a higher chance of developing bladder cancer according to a new study. Certain breeds were also identified as having a higher risk because of the high genetic propensity for bladder cancer. Discovery News reports that a scientific paper which will appear in the upcoming July issue of Science of the Total Environment found that dogs are ingesting, inhaling and exposed to the chemicals through contact...
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Fleas: how to identify, treat and prevent fleas from infesting your dog

Preventing an outbreak of fleas on your dog can save you a lot of headaches and hassle, as fleas are not only an annoyance, but they can also transmit disease. If fleas begin to infest your dog, they can spread to other pets and to people. If they start to spread in your home, getting rid of them is a major undertaking. Unlike some pests that can be found around the home, fleas cause discomfort...
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Blastomycosis in south west suburbs of Chicago

Our 2 1/2 year old golden retriever contracted blastomycosis somewhere in the area.  We are assuming at a local tree farm around Thanksgiving weekend.   Please be aware of some beginning signs and symptoms. ..He started with food aversions.   A week later, a rash on his belly. Two weeks later his left eye began to droop, followed by the right eye shortly after the left eye. The eyes became blood shot too. Few days...
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When do Dogs Get Cold?

Many people are under the impression that dogs have a better capability of surviving cold temperatures than humans. However, that is not entirely true. Dogs do feel cold when the temperatures drop. This article provides more information about the same. It does not come as a surprise to most vets that people are under the general notion that dogs tolerate cold better. Dogs do have fur coats, but it is of no help during a...
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blastomycosis

guess i was wrong my dog (basenji) that died in feb 2014 of blastomycosis brother now has it . Just becuase i built a garage in my back yard. Kentya was a digger dindin was not not he's coughing and has a fever and a large mass that showed over nite on his throat. It's gone down but a xray showed the mass and waiting for results on thurs. major heart break their like my...
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Helping Abandoned Animals Indonesia's Volcano destroys crops and houses

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung continues to spew volcanic ash, destroying crops of residents who have been evacuated from their villages.  Homes and crops are destroyed as Indonesia's Mount Sinabung erupts. A thick layer of ash covers land surrounding the volcano. Authorities have extended a danger zone around the volcano in western Indonesia after it spewed blistering gas and lava. More than 20,000 people have been evacuated from villages around the crater over the last six weeks....
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Blastomycosis

Alert...... It should be known that if you live or vacation in North Western Ontario (Kenora) Canada that you should be prepared before hand and on the look out for any signs that your pet is not his/her self...Rediculously Early Detection and Treatment is required if Blastomycosis is expected! Pets are Humans to...they are a part of your close knit family...
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Dogs exposed to lawn chemicals may have higher risk of bladder cancer

Dogs exposed to lawn and garden chemicals appear to have a higher chance of developing bladder cancer according to a new study. Certain breeds were also identified as having a higher risk because of the high genetic propensity for bladder cancer. Discovery News reports that a scientific paper which will appear in the upcoming July issue of Science of the Total Environment found that dogs are ingesting, inhaling and exposed to the chemicals through contact...
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Fleas: how to identify, treat and prevent fleas from infesting your dog

Preventing an outbreak of fleas on your dog can save you a lot of headaches and hassle, as fleas are not only an annoyance, but they can also transmit disease. If fleas begin to infest your dog, they can spread to other pets and to people. If they start to spread in your home, getting rid of them is a major undertaking. Unlike some pests that can be found around the home, fleas cause discomfort...
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US centre called in to find deadly dog toxin

  Below is the latest update I have found in the Salisbury Journal reference the dog deaths in the New Forest area, Hampshire, UK. I'm updating because its still happening and so far no answers. Please, any vets out there in DogHeirs, have you heard of this? Have you come across the symptoms? VETS have launched a transatlantic attempt to solve the mystery surrounding the deaths of at least eight dogs in the New Forest....
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Spate of Dog Deaths Spark Warning in New Forest

This article was taken from the Salisbury Journal - www.salisburyjournal.co.uk I want to warn any UK dog owners who live near here like me, or if any vet out there who visit this site have heard of what this might be. Please visit the journal website for more info. Thank you. Monday 4th March 2013 - New Forest, England A deadly toxin is feared to be killing dogs in the Forest after at least six...
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Valley Fever

Wondered as to the possibility of having a link attached to sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google. Hotmail, Yahoo etc. etc to inform visitors (snowbirds) of the above disease and the need to protect their animals from exposure. I was thoroughly enjoying my walks in the desert with absolutely no idea that my dog could pick up a virus from the dust he was enhaling......Mesa Arizona,.............Poor Brody.
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