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Can Dogs Eat Fruit?

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Many dog owners leave out water for their dogs all the time with the thought that they'll drink as much, or as little, as they need. But how much water does a dog need? Monitoring your dog's water intake can improve their health, prevent illness and insure proper hydration. While some dogs naturally do this on their own, some either under-drink or over-drink. Too little water can lead to dehydration in dogs, kidney stones, organ failure and even death. Drinking too much water can lead to stomach bloat, electrolyte imbalances, and Hyponatremia (water toxicity). Credit: Thinkstock Also, keep in mind that if your dog is under-drinking or over-drinking, it could be a sign of an underlying...

Early in my veterinary career, I met a colleague in a neighboring rural practice that shared with me that he was anosmic from birth. This inability to perceive odor also meant that he could not taste most of his wife's marvelous cooking. He was given the worst, foul smelling veterinary cases, and attended to them with little discomfort while his technical staff wretched. Credit: Getty Creative Although envious on the one hand, it made me realize that smell was a very powerful diagnostic tool. I lamented his inability to use this skill in his own cases. The Smell of Dental Disease Unfortunately not all of our patients are happy to be at the veterinary hospital. I have many that require a...

Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds

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