Overweight in dogs, obesity
Did you know that over 30 percent of pets are obese? If your dog is overweight, he is at risk for diseases such as painful arthritis, heart disease, shortness of…

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Dog Adenovirus
Dog adenovirus is an acute disease of young carnivores, characterized by fever, damage to the respiratory system, digestion, conjunctiva and lymphoid tissue. The disease is common among carnivores of all…

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Dog amoebiasis
Amoebiasis is an infection caused by a unicellular organism known as amoeba. Amoebiasis can affect humans as well as dogs and cats. It is most often found in tropical areas.…

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10 Things to Consider Before Buying a Dog

Before acquiring a new puppy or dog as a pet in your home, it is important to consider the following:

1. Owning a dog is a lifetime commitment. Animals develop deep ties with you and your family. Any change in ownership can be extremely traumatic, so you must be prepared for the responsibility involved in the ownership of dogs. Dog owners should be able to provide shelter, food, water, medical care, love and attention.

2. Dog owners also have a significant financial obligation. Continue reading

The smallest dog breeds
Small dog breeds are a very popular type of pet. They do not require much space and can be taken with you anywhere. These cute, cuddly, miniature dogs bring tons…

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US dogs and cats in numbers
The number of pet owners in the United States more than tripled between 1970 (67 million) and 2012 (164 million). In other words, in 2012, 62% of American families have…

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Fascioliasis
Fascioliasis is a helminthiasis, from the group of trematodoses, a disease of many species of mammals caused by the trematode Fasciola hepatica (Fasciola vulgaris). The causative agent is F. hepatica,…

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Animal life span
The average life span of animals varies, depending not only on the type of animal, but also on other factors, such as whether they live indoors or outdoors and the…

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