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 »

Heartworm disease is often asymptomatic, reports petMD, but as the worms cause damage, dogs can begin to suffer from shortness of breath, coughing, resistance and intolerance to exercise, and, in severe cases, fainting a... More »

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According to PetMD, the average life span of a mixed breed dog under 90 pounds is 11 years, while larger dogs live for about eight years. For purebred dogs, life expectancy varies by breed. More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »