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Food Allergies in Dogs: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge

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Canine allergies typically fall into three general categories: flea allergy, environmental allergies (atopy), and food allergies. In general, allergies in dogs can be a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge to owners and veterinarians. Food allergies, in particular, are an extremely frustrating and irritating health problem for dogs and their people.

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The Top 10 Most Frequent Dog Toxins

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As the new year arrives, I would like to inform you about some of the 10 most common toxins that our canine companions encounter. This is list that is generated each year by the veterinarians and toxicology experts at the Pet Poinson Helpline (www.petpoisonhelpline.com). Knowing this list and taking precautions to avoid exposure to these various toxins could prevent injury to you pet and potentially save his/her life.

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Dental Disease Discussion

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This month I am writing about dental disease and periodontal disease in dogs. Lately at the clinic, we have seen some rather severe cases of periodontal disease; the gingivitis and tooth decay in some of these situations was bad enough to affect our patient’s quality of life. Dental disease and periodontal disease are the most common clinical conditions occurring in adult dogs and cats, and are entirely preventable.

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Dogs and Arthritis

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Arthritis is one of the most common causes of chronic pain in our canine companions. Arthritis is a form of joint disorder that involves inflammation within one or more joints. The most common form of arthritis that we encounter in veterinary medicine is osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, that is a result of trauma, genetics, or age.

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Anticoagulant Rodenticide Poisoning in Dogs

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The use of rodenticide poisons increases quite a bit during the fall. The cooler temperatures of the changing season send mice and rats looking for warmer temperatures indoors. These rodents can pose quite a problem, as they damage homes and introduce potential diseases. Many people will use toxic bait-style poisons to deal with these pests. If they absolutely must be used, these toxins need to be utilized with extreme caution, as they are extremely poisonous to dogs and other pets.

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