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Atopy is the most common skin disease we see in our veterinary practices. It is seen more often in dogs and can be manifested with different symptoms. It tends to be a lifelong problem which is always frustrating to treat and needs constant monitoring and adjustment in treatment.

When the dog has hip dysplasia, the abnormalities of the ball and the socket do not have a perfect fit and this causes problems. Prevention is the key.

Parvovirus is species specific and canine Parvovirus will infect wolves, foxes and coyotes but won’t infect pigs or other animals.

Dogs are prone to knee injuries since the knee joint is one of the weakest in a dog's body.

Skin inside the ear is just an extension of normal skin. Many dogs that have issues with skin (see article on atopy) can often suffer from ear problems.

Ear mites are often seen in puppies and kittens. Why is it important to know that your dog to cat has ear mites and what kind of damage do they cause?

FLUTD relates to any disorder that affects the bladder and urethra in domestic cats. Disorders observed are blood in urine, difficult or painful urination, urinating in inappropriate locations, frequent urination and complete blockage of the urethra known as urethral obstruction.

Vets4Pets' professional groomers give you the best advice on grooming at home. Professional grooming should be introduced at about 4-5 months. At this age your pup is ready to become familiar with hydrobaths, clippers and dryers.

Heartworm is one of the most sinister parasites that can affect your pet. Heartworm has a complex life cycle and is transmitted by mosquitoes which are almost impossible to keep away from. Thankfully, heartworm prevention is easy.

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