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Morris Animal Foundation: Heart Disease in Dogs


Written by: Daryl Kenny

Help your best pal stay healthy
Photo by Morris Animal Foundation

Five common signs of heart disease in dogs

By Dr. Kelly Diehl
Scientific Adviser
Morris Animal Foundation

Heart disease is a common problem in dogs that can be caused by a variety of underlying diseases including heart valve degeneration, irregular heart rate and rhythm (arrhythmia), and heart muscle disease. Despite the different types of heart diseases affecting dogs, many share common signs that can alert an owner to a problem….

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How to Recognize Signs of Frostbite and Hypothermia in Dogs

Written by: Deb German


It’s important that you keep vigilant for signs of problems in cold weather.
Photo by Carrie, Lake Forest

Two conditions—frostbite and hypothermia in dogs—often join ranks, with extreme cold as a common denominator. Playing outdoors in the winter can be joyous for your dog, but . . .

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How to Keep Your Dog Warm When it’s Cold Outside

Written by: Sondra Wolfer


Puppies are particularly susceptible to the cold, so limit their outside playtime when the mercury drops.
Photo by Erin, Forked River

All that fur can fool you into thinking your dog can head outside as-is on cold days. But depending on your dog and the weather, your best friend may need to layer up with a dog coat or keep . . .

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Morris Animal Foundation: Diabetes in Dogs


Written by: Daryl Kenny

Are we being too good to our furry pals?
Photo by Morris Animal Foundation

Written by Kelly J. Diehl DVM MS Dipl. ACVIM

Insulin: A century of treating diabetes

Almost 100 years ago, a team of Canadian medical doctors made an astonishing finding; a new hormone responsible for blood sugar regulation. Before the discovery of insulin, diabetes (a group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood) was a feared and fatal illness. The discovery of insulin revolutionized the treatment of diabetes mellitus in people, and within two years of its discovery insulin was available worldwide.

People weren’t the only ones benefitting from the discovery of insulin. References to treating diabetes in dogs go back to the 1940s and treatment options for dogs have advanced significantly in the last two decades. Insulin has been, and remains, a cornerstone of diabetes therapy….

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