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Dana Brown, DVM

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Dana is a qualified veterinarian with background in animal care and training sciences and an avid writer on the topics of dog health. Her range of expertise is wide but her primary focus in on animal nutrition and specifically dog foods.

Bladder Stones in Dogs: Home Remedies and Veterinary Treatments

Bladder stones (urolithiasis) are clumps of mineral crystals that form in the urine. They can occur for several reasons, including genetics, diet, environment, and long-term...

Tea Tree Oil for Dogs: Benefits and Uses Backed by Science

More natural treatments are becoming recognized by the scientific community for their health benefits. Tea tree oil is still often seen as a trend or...

Muscle Atrophy in Dogs: Causes, Prevention, Treatments

Muscle atrophy is a medical condition when the mass of muscles deteriorates, resulting in muscle tissue loss, sometimes in localized areas and other times...

9 Tips on Feeding Dogs with Sensitive Stomachs

A dog may show signs of sensitive stomach such as flatulence, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation. This condition makes it difficult to feed a pet,...

11 Stomach Problems in Dogs: Causes and Treatment

Gastrointestinal and stomach problems in dogs are common. They can be mild and barely noticeable or extremely serious and life-threatening. Most dog owners will...

Swimmer Puppy Syndrome: How to Help Your Dog

Swimmer puppy syndrome - also known as swimmers syndrome in dogs, swimming-puppy syndrome, twisted legs, turtle pup, and flat-puppy syndrome - is a very...

How to Feed Dogs with Sensitive Stomachs

If you have a dog with a sensitive stomach and constant digestive disorders, then adjusting their diet is likely the only way to fix...

The Science-based Guide for Feeding Athletic Dogs

The aim of an appropriate nutritional plan for athletic dogs is to maximize performance and minimize the occurrence of injuries. To assess the best...

The Benefits of Hydrotherapy and Underwater Treadmills for Dogs

Hydrotherapy is becoming more common in the pet industry based on its success and popularity in human physiotherapy and recovery. The veterinary industry evolved...

Puppy Strangles (Juvenile Cellulitis)

The proper term for what many people call puppy strangles is actually juvenile cellulitis or juvenile pyoderma. Sometimes, the disease can also be referred...

Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Dogs: A Guide for Pet Owners

When caught early enough, tumors can be treated or removed, so it is vital to check your dog regularly and keep an eye out...

Lenticular Sclerosis in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments, Diet

Have you noticed a strange discoloration in one or both of your dog’s eyes and wondering what that is? There could be several reasons...

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