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 »

FCE stands for fibrocartilaginous embolic myelopathy. This is a disorder found in dogs where a part of the spinal cord doesn't work as it should. The cord is damaged due to a blockage in a blood vessel, which can be a re... More »

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In the main seizure phase, the dog either loses consciousness or suffers from a state of altered awareness, according to VCA Animal Hospitals. A grand mal seizure that involves a loss of consciousness is also usually acc... More »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »