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Everything You Need to Know About Parvo in Dogs

Parvovirus is an extremely contagious, life-threatening condition that spreads among dogs or through contact with contaminated items including toys and bowls. Today our PetVet Care Centers member vets discuss the facts about parvovirus that all dog parents should be aware of.

Why is My Dog Sneezing?

Dogs can sneeze for various reasons such as inhaling something irritating, allergies, or a more concerning problem. Here, our PetVet Care Centers vets discuss some of the most common causes of sneezing in dogs, as well as when you should call a veterinarian.

DCM in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Dilated cardiomyopathy (an enlarged heart) in a dog can have numerous potential causes and many severe side effects. Here, our PetVet Care Centers member vets list the causes of this serious condition, symptoms and treatment options. 

Do you have an overweight dog? Here's How to Tell

Seeing your dog every day can mean that you fail to notice when your pup starts putting on weight, but carrying just a few extra pounds can affect your dog's health and longevity. Here our PetVet Care Centers member vets share some ways to tell if your dog may be overweight, and what you should do.

Signs of Joint Pain in Dogs: Types, Causes and Treatment

It may be difficult to notice your dog is experiencing joint pain unless you know what to look for. Here, our PetVet Care Centers member vets walk you through joint pain in dogs, including its types, causes and treatments. 

TPLO in Dogs for Torn Cruciate Ligament

One of the most common reasons that a dog takes a trip to our surgery department is for lameness or limping on one of their rear legs. While there are always other conditions or diseases to rule out, a torn CrCL (cranial cruciate ligament) is the most common cause. Here, our PetVet Care Centers member vets explain.

What to Expect During Your Pet's Wellness Exam

You can help to keep your pet healthy and happy by regularly attending routine wellness exams. These checkups allow your veterinarian to detect early symptoms of common conditions and monitor your pet's long term health. Here, our PetVet Care Centers member vets share info about what to expect when bringing your pet in for their wellness exam. 

Types, Causes & Symptoms of Anemia in Dogs

Anemia in dogs is a serious condition that can be caused by a number of underlying health issues. Here our PetVet Care Centers member vets explain the different types of anemia seen in dogs, as well as their symptoms of anemia and how it can be treated.


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