Can Pugs Have Down Syndrome?

Dogs can suffer from many human diseases, diabetes, hypertension, heart conditions and even cancer. Those are well-documented, but many wonder whether dogs might also be affected by other conditions, like Down Syndrome. There’s a lot of talk about pugs, in particular. Can pugs have Down Syndrome? If you look at pugs, with their short limbs …

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My Dog Has Black Bugs In Her Poop

As a dog-parent, it’s an unsettling sight to see bugs wriggling around in your dog’s poop. That’s likely the reason you’re here, or perhaps you just want to be well-prepared for this scenario in the future. Understandably, your first concern will be for your dog’s health, and you’ll want to make sure that they are …

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Why Are My Dog’s Balls Black?

As a responsible dog owner it’s your job to keep an eye on your pet’s health, even if this includes keeping an eye on his balls. The moment you discover any change down there you need to make sure there’s nothing to worry about. One of the most common questions pet parents have is why …

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Is Rust Bad For Dogs?

It is not uncommon that we see a lot of dogs locked in old and rusty cages. Some are also wearing metal collars tied to equally rusting chains. Because of the tendency of dogs to lick and bite, there is always a high probability of rust being ingested by our favorite pets. But it is …

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How Long Does It Take A Pill To Digest In Dogs?

It can be very stressful to give medication to your dog. Their anatomy is quite different, and we usually don’t know what to expect. It is no less stressful for your dog, who can’t figure out what’s going on. Sometimes, being mischievous as they are, dogs can eat our meds when we’re not looking; which …

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Tea Tree Oil For Dog’s Ear Infection

My dogs hate having their ears cleaned. They scarper at the first sound of the dog medicine cabinet being opened. Don’t worry, I haven’t really got a medicine cabinet but there is a cupboard where we keep all our dog grooming supplies. And the dogs really do try and melt into the floor as the …

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How Long Can Dogs Go Without Water?

How long can dogs go without water?  Ultimately, there is not one right answer to this question because all dogs are unique. And I want to start this guide about the importance of keeping our dogs hydrated by telling an epic story about a dog with dehydration.  About an incredible dog, who went on a …

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Can Worms In Dogs Cause Diarrhea?

As a pet parent, canine diarrhea is always a cause for concern as it’s a sign that something isn’t right. Dog diarrhea is a fairly common problem because it’s usually one of the first symptoms of many dog diseases including intestinal parasites.  Intestinal parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms can all infect dogs and …

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Can I Use Baking Soda For Dog Bloat?

If you are anything like me, then you are a sucker for a home remedy with your dog. Home remedies really appeal to me because they avoid the trauma of taking my dog to the vet, avoid the cost of a visit to the vet and they use more natural products than the medications that …

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How Long Can Parvo Live On Clothes?

Parvo is a serious illness that is highly contagious and often lethal for puppies—kind of like a deadlier version of Covid-19, but for dogs. Luckily, if you get your pup to the vet in time, his chances of survival are good. The survival rate for parvo cases treated by vets are between 68 and 92 …

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