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What You Need To Know About Canine PTSD Before Your Board Your Dog

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Research has found that dogs can have PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). Dogs with this condition tend to be fearful and have anxiety in certain situations, such as being in unfamiliar surroundings. This can present a problem for you if you need to put your dog in a kennel or boarding facility, especially if your dog’s PTSD is due to an attack from another dog or trauma your dog experienced in a shelter. Read More»

If Your Pup Starts Going Downhill, A Portosystemic Shunt May Be The Culprit

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Your 5-month-old golden retriever, who came home with you as a happy, healthy puppy, doesn’t seem to be growing as fast as he should. In addition, he has no get-up-and-go, and he doesn’t wolf down his puppy chow like he used to. He’s just not the same dog. A phone call to your vet yielded a word you’ve never heard before, but it sounded scary: portosystemic shunt. Here is some basic information about this condition so you know what questions to ask the doctor when you bring your pup in for a diagnosis. Read More»