The terms arthritis, osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia, OCD, and degenerative joint disease are often used to describe the same joint problems in dogs.
X-Ray of Degenerative Joint Disease
Degenerative joint disease is characterized by the loss of the smooth cartilage that covers and protects the end of the bones in the dog’s movable joints. There are no nerves in the cartilage, so … Continue reading What is Degenerative Joint Disease? →
English Springer Spaniels are a marvelous combination of sturdiness and composure. They are charming dogs that feel right at home at family events, picnics or even dinner parties. Most people wouldn’t associate English Springer Spaniels and hip dysplasia because it just doesn’t seem to be a major problem with this breed. But statistics prove that these beautiful animals are indeed … Continue reading Hip Dysplasia in English Springer Spaniels →
A DOG’S DAILY DIARY:My Favorite Things
When it comes to the simple pleasures of enjoying whatever life hands us, I thought you might enjoy reading this wonderful excerpt written by Warren Eckstein. It sure sums up a typical day for my dog! Continue reading A DOG’S DAILY DIARY →
7:00 am – Breakfast! My favorite thing!
8:00 am –A walk around the neighborhood! My favorite thing!
9:00 am – Went …
Lung and breast cancers are the leading causes of cancer deaths worldwide. Obviously, early detection of these cancers is desperately needed.
In a new scientific study, researchers have presented surprising new evidence that dogs may be able to detect early cancers in humans. Continue reading Can Dogs Smell Cancer? →
The study was published a few years ago in the March 2006 issue of the journal Integrative Cancer …
Just like humans, older dogs are susceptible to many diseases, arthritis and hip dysplasia being two of the most common ailments. If your dog is affected by arthritis, there are some things you’ll need to do to make sure it’s comfortable at all times and has the ability – and mobility – to enjoy its “golden years.”
Arthritis is a … Continue reading Arthritis in Older Dogs →