How to spot and prevent skin cancer in dogs

How to spot and prevent skin cancer in dogs

‘What’s more, overheating can also cause heat stroke in dogs – a state of extreme hyperthermia – so it’s really important to make sure you’re taking the proper precautions whilst your dog’s enjoying the sun.’.

Mineral magic and its effect on coat condition

Mineral magic and its effect on coat condition

The most notable nutrients involved in skin and coat health include protein, fatty acids and zinc, as well as select vitamins and trace minerals. Although rare, vitamin deficiencies can result in several skin and coat problems.

Dog disease WARNING: Dog dies from parasitic bug spreading across UK which infects humans

Dog disease WARNING: Dog dies from parasitic bug spreading across UK which infects humans

The most common form is cutaneous leishmaniasis, which presents in skin lesions and ulcers, and crops up in the Americas, Mediterranean basin, Middle East and Central Asia.leishmaniasis human symptoms include lesions and ulcers (Image: GETTY)According to PetMD, there are different categories of symptoms which dogs show when they contract the parasite.

Causes of canine alopecia

Causes of canine alopecia

— are caused due to external parasites, fungal and bacterial skin infections, certain drugs, hormonal/endocrine imbalances. Areas with a poor blood supply do not have healthy hair growth. Bacterial skin infections can cause alopecia with redness, skin crusting, and circular patterns of hair loss.

Meghan Markle charity SAVES 'shaking, scared and starving' dog on brink of death

Meghan Markle charity SAVES 'shaking, scared and starving' dog on brink of death

When Tess arrived at Mayhew – the London animal home established in 1886 and which received Meghan’s royal patronage at the beginning of the year – she was in a pitiful state, weighing a fraction of the healthy weight of a German Shepherd and could barely stand.

Grooming Your Dog During the Winter

Grooming Your Dog During the Winter

Brushing Another thing to do after your dog’s bath is to brush every bit of his coat, working from skin to the tip of the hair to remove any tangles.

HEARTBREAKING: Stoke hit by SPATE of dog abandonments - 'It is DISGUSTING'

HEARTBREAKING: Stoke hit by SPATE of dog abandonments - 'It is DISGUSTING'

Peppa the abandoned dog named because of her bright pink skin (Image: RSPCA) Days after CCTV footage of a dog called Snoop being turfed out of a car went viral worldwide, animal cruelty investigators are probing two new cruelty cases in the city.

Bald dog covered in glitter found dumped in carrier bag - but look at her amazing recovery

Bald dog covered in glitter found dumped in carrier bag - but look at her amazing recovery

It’s utterly heart-breaking.” El before and after her Christmas dumping (Image: RSPCA) Hell for a bald puppy called El left to die in freezing cold (Image: RSPCA) The woodland spot where El was left to die in bag for life (Image: RSPCA) El having a swell time this Christmas with new owners (Image: RSPCA) A year on and adopted by Antony and Karl Simmons Sergent, El has a sparkling black and white coat and a life of pampering – light years from the horrors she faced last Christmas.

Emaciated Dog gets incredible new life!

Emaciated Dog gets incredible new life!

We found an amazing forever home for him and Mickey is really living a great life now! They also save dogs like Mickey and find loving forever homes for them.

The scoop on how your cat's sandpapery tongue deep cleans

The scoop on how your cat's sandpapery tongue deep cleans

Using high-tech scans and some other tricks, scientists are learning how those sandpapery tongues help cats get clean and stay cool.The secret: Tiny hooks that spring up on the tongue — with scoops built in to carry saliva deep into all that fur.Claw-shaped hooksA team of mechanical engineers reported their findings, and say they're more than a curiosity.

How to Resolve Cat and Dog Food Allergy Symptoms

How to Resolve Cat and Dog Food Allergy Symptoms

If your pet is exhibiting cat or dog food allergy symptoms, your vet likely will recommend an elimination diet trial to try to pinpoint which food ingredients are causing your pet’s symptoms, or at least identify which ingredients do not cause problems.

What Are Ear Mites in Cats and Dogs?

What Are Ear Mites in Cats and Dogs?

If the ear mite treatment for cats or dogs does not work and possible secondary infections do not heal, then further testing, such as skin biopsies, may be warranted to check for other diseases or allergies. In the past, one of the most common treatments for ear mites in cats, dogs and other pets was Ivermectin.

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Alabama rot: The deadly disease killing increasing numbers of dogs in the UK and how can you protect your pet

Alabama rot: The deadly disease killing increasing numbers of dogs in the UK and how can you protect your pet

Dog owners have been warned to avoid walking their pets in muddy areas amid a rise in cases of a disease called Alabama rot. Alabama rot, otherwise known as CRBV, is a disease caused by damage to the blood vessels of the skin and kidneys, according to Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists.

Cold Weather Safety Tips

Cold Weather Safety Tips

After each walk, wash and dry your pet’s feet and stomach to remove ice, salt and chemicals—and check for cracks in paw pads or redness between the toes.Bathe your pets as little as possible during cold spells.

Are You Allergic to Your Pet?

Are You Allergic to Your Pet?

Symptoms can include red, itchy, watery eyes and nose; sneezing; coughing; scratchy or sore throat; itchy skin, and most serious of all, difficulty breathing.The most common pet allergens are proteins found in their dander (scales of old skin that are constantly shed by an animal), saliva, urine and sebaceous cells.

How to manage shedding effectively

How to manage shedding effectively

The amount of hair shedding in dogs is based on several factors – weather, coat type, overall health of the dog, etc. Healthy and nutritious diet is one of the best ways to reduce excessive shedding.

Keep a ear out for Otorrhoea

Keep a ear out for Otorrhoea

Otitis externa is a chronic inflammation of the dog’s external ear canal. Otitis externa occurs when there’s a change in the normal environment of the ear canal that causes the lining of the glands to enlarge and produce excessive ear wax.

RSPCA: Dog ‘Booka’ abandoned with heartbreaking note

RSPCA: Dog ‘Booka’ abandoned with heartbreaking note

But the animal welfare charity runs community programs to help people and their pets who are doing it tough, stay together.“It breaks our hearts to see loved family pets surrendered because they can’t afford vet care, and we understand that can be a really difficult decision to make,” RSPCA NSW CEO Steve Coleman said.Booka the dog has a genetic form of mange, which is treatable.Source:Supplied“You can see the pain and confusion on a surrendered animal’s face.