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Dry eye is a common condition seen in dogs. It is also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca or KCS. The normal tear reading for a dog is over 15mm/min. Dry eye is diagnosed when the tear reading falls below 10 mm/min.
Clinical signs of dry eye:
- Red eye – varies from mild to severe
- Watery to mucky discharge – thick copious amounts of discharge…
Just like with humans, certain drugs are available over the counter at pharmacies, but other medications require a prescription (these medications usually say “PRESCRIPTION ANIMAL REMEDY” or “PRESCRIPTION ONLY MEDICINE”, and are schedule 4 medications).
Regulations pertaining to prescription medications are in place for the wellbeing of…
Diabetes Mellitus in Dogs
What is diabetes?
During digestion, food is broken down into components that can be used by the body. Carbohydrates (starches) are converted into sugars. Glucose is the most important sugar. After absorption into the bloodstream, glucose provides the body’s cells with energy.
Glucose gets into cells through the actions…
What Signs can be seen with a Food Allergy?
A food allergy is a reaction to food that involves the body’s immune system. It is usually always a protein particle in the food that is responsible for reactions. Your pet may itch, lick, and chew their paws, flank, groin, neck, face, and ears. The itching can be during all seasons. A small percentage of food allergic dogs may only have…
Hookworms are very serious parasites, especially in young animals. They are very small worms, barely visible to the human eye. Hookworm larvae can penetrate skin to infect the host – this includes barefoot humans! They can also be transmitted to unborn pups. The adult hookworm attaches itself to the intestinal wall and feeds on blood.
The larva can infect…