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Abrasions

Cause Because the dog’s skin is protected by its fur abrasions are not very common in dogs. Skin abrasions occur when the skin has been worn away, but the tissue underneath has not been disturbed. The area of this type of abrasion is usually not larger than an inch or two. If the the tissue …

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Drowning

Most dogs can swim. Actually 99% of dogs are excellent swimmers. Why then do hundreds of dogs tragically lose their lives by drowning each year? More often than not, dogs drown in their master’s own swimming pools and ponds. Adult dogs drown too but puppies are more vulnerable. Dogs who fall in ponds and pools …

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Abscess

The subcutaneous tissue between the skin and the muscle of a dog is an ideal nutrient rich place for bacteria to grow. Foreign materials, bacteria and parasite would cause this tissue to be inflamed. This infected swelling or sac is filled with a brown, yellow or green colored liquid that is smelly and often tinged …

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Electric Shock

A new puppy can be the source of joy of the family. Unfortunately, raising one can be a tedious task especially if the puppy is not yet housebroken. Owners would be forever picking things from the floor, always watchful and ready to save things from the growing teeth of the puppy. One of the things …

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