Dogs with heartworms generally have a shortened life expectancy, according to The Daily Puppy. However, the exact life expectancy can vary from dog to dog due to a number of factors such as the amount of heartworms, the ... More »

Symptoms of heartworms in dogs include a decrease in appetite, weight loss, fatigue after moderate activity, a reluctance to exercise and a mild, persistent cough, according to the American Heartworm Society. As heartwor... More »

The only way dogs can get heartworm is by being bitten by a mosquito that is carrying heartworm larvae. If an animal is infected with both a male and female, they can breed to produce tiny organisms known as microfilaria... More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

Dogs with primary lung cancer can generally live up to one year after surgical removal of the mass in their lungs, provided the disease has not spread to the lymph nodes or other tissue, reports Canine Cancer. However, t... More »

Dogs get the hiccups for a variety of reasons, just like humans, according to The Daily Puppy. Typically, puppies get hiccups far more frequently than adult dogs. Hiccups in dogs are caused by a spasming diaphragm. In mo... More »

Dogs generally bleed for several weeks after giving birth, according to The Daily Puppy. However, the bleeding should only occur around the vulva. The dog may also leak a reddish fluid, called "lochia," for weeks after g... More »

The Daily Puppy asserts that the basenji, or African barkless dog, is one of the easiest dogs to care for. The dog is hypoallergenic, doesn't shed and bathes itself with its tongue. More »