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Diseases conditions of dogs

Urinalysis in Dogs

A urinalysis is a laboratory test of urine commonly referred to as a “UA.” The urine is evaluated for the presence of certain chemicals. A microscopic exam of the urine is also done to look for abnormalities in the dog or other animal. A urinalysis is indicated for evaluating pets with urinary abnormalities such as increased urine production, increased urinary frequency, straining to urinate, bloody urine or abnormal color to the urine.
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Diseases conditions of dogs

Prostatomegaly (Enlarged Prostate) in Dogs

Overview of Canine Prostatomegaly (Enlarged Prostate) Prostatomegaly is an increase in size of the prostate gland. It is common in the intact male dog, with almost all having the symptom as they age. Neutered male dogs are much less likely to have an enlarged prostate. The general causes of prostatomegaly include: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or cystic hyperplasia.
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Robert Jones Bandage in Dogs

Overview of Robert Jones Bandage for Dogs The Robert Jones bandage is probably the most common form of external splint applied to a limb for the temporary support of a fracture in dogs. Following trauma, fractures, shearing injuries and joint luxations are common but do not cause immediate life threatening problems to the patient.
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Diseases conditions of dogs

Sunburn (Solar Dermatitis) in Dogs

Overview of Canine Solar Dermatitis Solar dermatitis, commonly known as sunburns, can occur to dogs. Although dogs do not sunburn as easily as people, dogs can suffer from sunburn. Sunburn is caused by direct UVL injury to skin cells. Most often, dogs sustain a superficial partial thickness burn. At worst, sunburns may result in deep partial thickness burns.
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Cat Scratching? A Guide to Declawing

Deciding whether to declaw your cat may be one of the most important choices you make as a cat owner. And for many feline lovers, it's a thorny issue. Why Cats Scratch Cats scratch to smooth out the rims of their claws, which gradually get frayed. Scratching is also an instinctive method of marking territory.
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