For Your Dog’s Health

Disease information, health articles and dog care information.

We know that your dog's health is important to you. The information here will be helpful whether your dog is healthy or affected by a disease.  Please remember that the information contained here cannot substitute for the advice of your veterinarian.


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Pilot study assesses feasibility of tissue collections and molecular profiling for personalized medicine studies August 24, 2011

Personalized medicine involves tailoring cancer treatment and prevention to the specific molecular nature of the individual and their cancer. The hope is that targeted therapies will be more effective with less risk for the patient than traditional treatments.

Canine Ear Inflammation and Infection August 22, 2011

Ear problems can cause a great deal of discomfort for dogs. So let's get to the bottom of the problem to understand what you can do to help your dog.

Talking Teeth August 9, 2011

Dr. Nancy Kay give advice on keeping your dog's teeth healthy and clean.

A Primer on Leptospirosis July 25, 2011

Not all dogs come into contact with Leptospirosis. Dr. Nancy Kay discusses how to determine if you should vaccinate your dog for not Leptospirosis.

Urinary Accidents July 5, 2011

Dr. Nancy Kay discusses common causes for urinary accidents by dogs.

Trends in Veterinary Medicine June 28, 2011

Dr. Nancy Kay breaks down the results of the recently released State of Pet Health 2011 Report from Banfield Pet Hospital.

Sugarless Gum Poses Danger to Dogs June 1, 2011

Dr. Patrick Mahaney warns of the danger of toxicity to dogs caused by sugarless chewing gum.

Normal Abnormalities May 24, 2011

Nancy Kay, DVM describes the idea of a "normal abnormality" - something that is worthy of note within a patient's medical record, yet is an anticipated abnormality given the animal's age, breed, or circumstances and is highly unlikely to ever become a significant health issue.

Cognitive Dysfunction in Senior Dogs May 23, 2011

Your dog's changing behavior may be more than simply aging. Pet owners may be unaware of a common condition called cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS), similar to Alzheimer's disease in humans.

Summer Dangers for Dogs May 17, 2011

Dogs face serious risks when temperatures rise. Owners should be aware of the signs of heat stroke and know how to prevent it from happening to their dog.

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