How do I know if the dog food I’m feeding is what my dog needs?

The Food and Drug Administration requires that all animal foods, the same as food for human consumption, be safe to eat, produced under sanitary conditions, contain no harmful substances and be labeled truthfully. For any pet food product to have the words “complete” and/or “balanced” printed anyplace on the package the claim must have been …

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My dog has some lumps on her skin. Do dogs get skin cancer?

Tumors of the skin are probably the most common tumors seen in dogs and can be of many different types. Those that originate in the epithelium, the outermost layer of the skin, include papillomas (warts), cornifying epitheliomas found within the layers of skin, various forms of follicle cell tumors, tumors of the sebaceous glands, tumors …

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I overheard some people at the dog park talking about Wobbler Disease, what is that?

This is a condition seen most commonly in tall, long necked horses and large breeds of dogs, particularly Great Danes and Dobermans. The disease is characterized by an abnormal gait in the front and/or the hind legs. The animal seems to “wobble” when walking or exercising. Some animals seem to have a stiff neck, may …

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