Parvovirus In Dogs and Puppies - Parvo

Parvovirus In Dogs and Puppies – Parvo

Canine Parvovirus is the last thing you want to hear about your puppy. It can be a battle for your pup’s life that can take months of recovery.

The canine parvovirus CPV2 infection is a highly contagious viral illness that affects dogs and is often fatal if left untreated. It’s a horrible virus that can be prevented. Commonly called Parvo, there is no cure, but as we’ll find out not all is bleak.

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Dog Years: Signs of Old Age in Senior Dogs - Animal Facts

Signs of Old Age in Dogs – Dog Years

We all age. Unfortunately, old age creeps up on your dog at a faster pace than it does you. The signs of old age can be subtle and can be easily missed in the routines of everyday life. But, paying attention to the signs of aging in your dog could help you catch health issues, which can make treatment easier and less expensive–not to mention save your buddy discomfort.

And, as well as with us, early diagnosis and treatment of ailments related to old age can extend the life of your family friend.

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Dog Years: The 7 Stages of Puppy Growth and Development - Animal Facts

7 Stages of Puppy Development and Growth – Dog Years

We can all agree that our puppies grow up to fast. It seems to happen in a blink of an eye. But, if you pay close attention, you may notice that it doesn’t happen all at once. Between his first breath to reaching full grown doggy status your new friend goes through not only physical growth but also mental growth. Let’s get to know how your puppy will develop.

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Dog Years: How Do You Calculate Dog Years to Human Years?

How Old is a Dog in Human Years? Calculate Dog Years.

Since the 1950s, the popular calculation of how old a dog is “in human years” has been that 1 dog year is the equivalent of 7 human years. It’s a popular myth that refuses to give up the ghost. But, because dogs mature at a different rate than humans, it’s not so straightforward. Age is more than just a chronological measurement of years lived. It’s also an expression of how our bodies have been affected by the passage of time.

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Dog Years: How can you tell how old a dog is?

How to Tell How Old a Dog Is – Dog Years

It’s not always apparent how old a dog is. You may have just adopted a canine companion or a stray may have found his way to your door. Either way, we, in general, like to know the age of our pets. Unfortunately, this is not an exact science and there can be many variables. Even an experienced veterinary professional is making an educated guess. But, there are some solid indicators.

Let’s look at some of the ways to tell a dog’s age.

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