PetMD explains that one of the most common reasons that dogs experience rear-leg paralysis is due to trauma at some point along the nerve path. Moving the rear legs requires the use of the dog’s brain, spinal cord and pe... More »

The most common way for a dog to contract rabies is by being bitten by an infected animal. Rabid animals have the virus in their saliva. The infected saliva is also able to enter a dog's system through contact with mucou... More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

PetMD lists fever; loss of appetite; skin and mouth abscesses; pain; infections of the eyes, ears, skin and respiratory system; toxic shock syndrome; arthritis; itching and pus-filled lesions as staphylococcal infection ... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

If a dog has a sensitive stomach, it is important to experiment to find the right diet for the animal; according to PetMD, high-quality foods tend to be easier to digest. Switching to a different food helps many dogs wit... More »

One of the most common reasons that dogs lick people is that licking is a form of communication. When a dog is born its mother generally begins licking it immediately. This stimulates breathing, and is also how the mothe... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

Macadamia nuts pose the risk of toxicity in dogs, causing symptoms of muscle weakness of the hind legs, fever, and pain accompanied by tremors, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. ... More »

When you scratch a dog on its belly, it will kick or shake its legs due to a scratch reflex. This reflex is a completely involuntary reaction. More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs