Epulis usually occurs on the dog's gum line, near the incisors.Dog Chewing Branch image by T^i^ from Fotolia.comDog epulis is a common, benign mouth tumor usually located on a dog's gum line near the incisors. Treatment of epulis requires surgical removal and sometimes radiation....
With a growing number of dog food owners preparing homemade dog food by themselves for their dog, you may be wondering why the fuss is all about. That's because more and more dog owners discover that homemade dog food are not only cheaper than commercial dog food, but they also offer a lot of h
Your puppy should grow in his full set of baby teeth by the time he is 8 weeks old. Puppies have 28 teeth, with 14 on the top and 14 on the bottom. Between the ages of 2 and 7 months, your puppy looses his baby teeth and they are replaced with his permanent set of adult teeth. Adult dogs have 42 tee
More and more owners are now vaccinating their dogs at home. Some do it because of the savings involved, while others are trying to save their pets the stress associated with a trip to the vet. Whatever the reason, buying your own vaccines is a simple process that anybody can complete in just a few
If you have made up your mind to buy a dog, have you also located where you are going to buy it from? The type of place you buy a dog from does have an impact on the health of the dog in the long run. Unknown to us, sometimes dogs are bred in inhuman conditions and they are more prone to behavioral
When you're first training your dog, there are several problems that come about in most dog training. Biting leash is the most common problem that seems to occur, however, it can be easily overcome with a few easy fixes. The main reason that your dog bites his leash is that it's uncomforta
One of the most common procedures performed on a male dog is a neuter. In most cases it is a simple and quick process with a fast recovery. The use of pain medications often completely controls any pain from the procedure and there are rarely complications.
When you look at your dog's body, if you can see its ribs clearly, then your dog is underweight, according to the Iams website. Visible ribs on a dog are a sign that your dog has little body fat and may suffer from some type of illness. To treat your dog, adjust its diet and have it examined by a ve
There is a distinct difference between dog food allergies and intolerance. If your dog is allergic to food they will have the same symptoms as inhalant allergies. Itchy skin and some other skin problems result from food allergies.
Before you ever bring home a new puppy for the first time, provide a crate. Crating will not only help in housebreaking your puppy, but it will provide him with his own secure, safe place.
A healthy Labrador Retriever will normally defecate firm stools once or twice a day. However, if your Labrador Retriever passes semi-solid or liquid stools more often than usual, then he is probably suffering from canine diarrhea. Diarrhea is common in Labrador Retrievers because of their hearty app
Veterinarians have differing opinions about whether stimulants can safely be administered for a dog which goes on shock. You also should be clear what is to be done in such a situation. The dog's life hangs on the rightness of your decision on this.
Housebreaking any puppy can be frustrating. When it's a really big puppy, it can be especially difficult. Your Mastiff puppy may be intimidating, strong and stubborn, but they're also loyal, gentle companions. Going through potty training is well worth the reward of gaining a loving, well-mannered f
Stopping your dog from biting is an absolute necessity. Preventing your dog from learning how to bit is best accomplished when the dogs are actually puppies.
I am a lover of Jack Russell Terriers. In fact I own one. This has been the best dog I have ever had. Saying that there are several things you must consider before you bring a Jack Russell into your life.
If your dog has cancer they can help with new genetic research to help understand and treat cancer in both dogs and humans. Dogs have a high rate of cancer so they provide good study subjects for cancer studies.
For those families who love their dogs more than their other pets, they do not want any other things than to extend dog life span. But what these families know, there are studies that say that genetics and the dog's breed type can greatly affect the lifespan of their dogs.
Dog agility is a competitive sport for dogs. In this event, a dog is timed as she goes over, under and through a series of obstacles. The dog is graded on speed and on overall performance as it relates to the dog agility competition. Your pet can be trained in dog agility as a competitive sport, or
The Chihuahua is again experiencing a rise in popularity because of its gorgeous pixy-like appearance and convenient size, it makes even tough grown people buckle at the knees. With its beautiful, large dark eyes, this little pooch has been responsible for persuading even the most astute Chihuahua o