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Hypothyroidism In Dogs

Hypothyroidism In Dogs

If your dog seems sluggish and has a puffy-looking appearance, it may mean he has problems with his thyroid. The thyroid gland produces various hormones including T3 (liothyronine) and T4 (levothyroxine) that help to maintain a normal metabolism Hypothyroidism occurs...
Liver Shunts

Liver Shunts

As the majority of you know, the liver can be described as an astounding organ. It has numerous vital functions such as: Acting as a massive filter to eliminate blood-borne toxins. Synthesising and distributing proteins for body’s use. Storing sugar as glycogen. This...
Tracheal Collapse (Collapsing Trachea)

Tracheal Collapse (Collapsing Trachea)

Tracheal collapse is a serious problem which can be encountered in small breed dogs . This is where the cartilage rings around the trachea (windpipe) are weakened and collapse inwards, obstructing the windpipe and making the dog cough. There’s no single recognised...
Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (LCP Disease)

Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (LCP Disease)

Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (LCP Disease) involves degeneration of the head of the femur bone. Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (LCP Disease) usually only occurs in small dog breeds.  Although the cause of Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (LCP Disease) isn’t known, recent research...
Patella Luxation – Dislocation Of The Kneecap

Patella Luxation – Dislocation Of The Kneecap

Patella Luxation is a health problem commonly found in small breeds of dogs such as Pomeranians, Toy and Miniature Poodles, Chihuahuas, Pekingese, Yorkshire Terriers and other small dogs and some cats as well.  Environment as well as genetic influences play a big part...
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