Dogs with triaditis have inflammation of the pancreas, small intestine and liver – all at the same time. The condition is common in cats but rare in dogs. When it occurs, it’s usually as a complication of severe pancreatitis. As such, it’s most likely to happen in certain breeds and dogs suffering from obesity or […]

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General anaesthesia (GA) in dogs is used on a daily basis in veterinary medicine. General anaesthesia is when dogs are put into a controlled state of unconsciousness for a short time. To prevent them from moving around or feeling any pain. There are many reasons why vets use general anaesthesia in dogs, such as dental […]

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Anaemia in dogs is a condition where the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells. There are many different causes of anaemia in dogs, including blood loss, immune-mediated disease and parasites.  Anaemia can be life-threatening, so it’s best to get your dog checked by a vet as soon as possible if your dog […]

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Distemper in dogs is caused by a virus. It’s a very contagious and serious disease that often results in life-long problems or death. There is no cure for distemper in dogs but luckily there’s a vaccine available that gives excellent protection.  Distemper can affect dogs of any age but puppies and unvaccinated dogs are most […]

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Surgical wound repair in dogs is a common procedure and includes using stitches, staples, and other healing methods. Wounds in dogs can range from small, shallow wounds to larger, deeper wounds. Different techniques are needed for repair, depending on the type of wound.  Wounds in dogs are common and can develop due to a variety […]

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Cheyletiellosis in dogs is a condition caused by a mite called cheyletiella. The mite lives on the surface of the skin. It can affect dogs of any age but is more common in puppies. Cheyletiellosis is fairly uncommon in dogs. It usually only causes mild symptoms, such as itching and flaky skin, and is normally […]

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Anti-itch medication for dogs is one of the most commonly used treatments in veterinary medicine. They can be used for a variety of conditions, but allergies are the most common. Anti-itch medications can be used at all ages, though some may be advised against in young dogs. There are different types of anti-itch medications as […]

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Parvovirus in dogs is a nasty and life-threatening infectious disease. It’s particularly dangerous for puppies and unvaccinated dogs. 80% of unprotected dogs will not survive without intensive veterinary care. 10-30% will still not survive despite treatment. Vet-approved vaccines are the only safe and effective way to protect your dog against parvovirus. Parvovirus is spread via […]

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Insect bites in dogs are a very common problem and can happen at any time of the year, though they mostly tend to occur in the warmer months. Dogs can be bitten by a variety of bugs, including ants, midges and flies. Insect bites can happen to dogs of any age but tend to be […]

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Panleukopenia is a life-threatening viral illness in cats. Dogs do not catch feline panleukopenia. The equivalent disease in dogs is called canine parvovirus.   For other illnesses with similar symptoms of vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain, check our Joii guides to pancreatitis, vomiting, diarrhoea, gastroenteritis and eating things they shouldn’t.

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