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What Are Border Collie Common Health Problems?

There can be a lot of health issues with Border Collies, but some of them are rare. Common Border Collie health issues are usually inherited or developed later in their life. Dental problems - Dental problems are common in all dogs but more so in Border Collies. Plaque and tartar build up on their teeth which can infect the gums and cause the teeth to decay. It's important to have your dog's teeth cleaned by a vet, but also to brush them at home.     Epilepsy - A common inherited condition in this breed of dog. Seizures are the most...

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French Bulldog Common Health Issues Explained

The most common health issues with French Bulldogs are explained here. Although Frenchies can experience other issues, these are the most common.  The Most Common Health Problems In Frenchies Allergies - Since they have a flat face they are more prone to allergies, but all dogs can have allergies.  Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome - There are a few different issues that fall under this category. However, all of these can make breathing more difficult and cause your Frenchie to snort and snore. Laryngeal or trachea collapse can occur if the below are not treated: Elongated soft palate - The soft...

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What To Do For Dog Back Pain?

Dogs unfortunately can't communicate the way humans do. How to ease dog back pain first comes from being able to recognize the signs.  Signs Of Back Pain In Dogs Muscle Spasms or Shaking Stiffness when walking  Hunched neck or back  Barking or whining when back is touched Lethargy Lack of coordination or wobbly when walking Limping or dragging legs Mood can change such as appearing depressed  Scratch marks and or bruising Causes Of Back Pain In Dogs Arthritis which is more common in older dogs Back injuries from trauma or landing wrong when jumping Conditions such as IVDD or degenerative...

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What Dogs Are Hypoallergenic?

You want to know what dogs are hypoallergenic, but first let's answer what does hypoallergenic dog mean?  What makes a dog hypoallergenic means that a dog is less likely to cause an allergic reaction, not that they are allergy free. Many people believe that people who are allergic to dogs have to do with a dog's hair. This is not the case. Usually people are allergic to a protein found in the saliva and urine of dogs. The protein is spread to their skin and hair when dog's lick themselves. Dander is the process when a dog sheds old skin...

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What are common health problems in pit bulls?

Pit bulls are generally healthy dogs. However, there are some health problems common in pit bulls that you should be aware of.   Skin problems Skin problems are common in pit bulls. They range from allergies, tumors and even skin cancer. Keep your dog clean including their ears and avoid too much sun exposure. Ear infections are a common issue which is often caused by allergies.   Knee issues Since pit bulls are very active and very strong dogs they are susceptible to knee injuries that affect the ligaments in their knees.  Hip Dysplasia Surgery is common to correct hip dysplasia...

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