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Diseases conditions of dogs

Tumors of the Penis and Prepuce in Dogs

Overview of Tumors of the Canine Penis and Prepuce Tumors of the penis are rare in the dog, but preputial tumors are more common. Tumors that occur on the prepuce are similar to the tumors that grow on other haired regions of the body. Some of the most common preputial tumors include mast cell tumors, squamous cell carcinomas, papillomas, and fibromas.
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Diseases conditions of dogs

Acute Cystitis (Bladder Infection or Urinary Tract Infection) in Dogs

Overview of Acute Cystitis (Bladder Infection) in Dogs Acute cystitis, commonly referred to as a bladder infection or urinary tract infection (UTI), is an inflammation of the urinary bladder usually caused by a bacterial infection. Most cases of bacterial cystitis in dogs are “ascending,” meaning that the offending bacteria arise from the dog's own intestinal tract and “ascend” to the bladder, beginning at the perineum (the skin around the anus) and proceeding to the urethra and ultimately the bladder.
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Diseases conditions of cats

Lens Luxation in Cats

Feline Lens Luxation Lens luxation is the dislocation or displacement of the lens within the eye. The lens is the clear structure in the eye, consisting of two rounded or convex surfaces, that focuses light rays to form an image onto the retina. Normally the lens is suspended between the iris (the colored portion of the eye) and the vitreous (the clear gel in the back of the eye), and is held in place by small fibers called zonules or suspensory ligaments.
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How Long Should I Leave My Aquarium Light On?

I Jerry Yulsman/Photodisc/Getty ImagesProper aquarium lighting is essential to fish and aquatic plants; it brings an aquarium to life. Lighting plays a key role in creating striking aquatic scenes, but it is important to realize that different aquariums have different lighting needs.Heat-Producing LightsIncandescent, VHO–fluorescent and metal halide lights produce lots of heat.
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Recipes for Homemade Cakes Dogs Can Eat

I Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty ImagesWhether to celebrate a special day or make an ordinary day special, bake a cake for your pooch to enjoy. By making the cake yourself, you won& 39;t have to worry that it contains any unhealthy ingredients.Recipe SuggestionsWhen making a cake for your pooch, you can use most recipes for human cakes, muffins or cupcakes, making pup-appropriate substitutions and adjustments to the ingredients.
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Overexaggerated Swallowing in Cats

I Hemera Technologies/Photos.com/Getty ImagesYou may never give a second thought to your cat& 39;s eating habits, but that doesn& 39;t mean that you shouldn& 39;t. If your poor kitty& 39;s swallowing ever seems rather painstaking or exaggerated in nature, it could point to anything from a classic case of nausea to a medical condition such as dysphagia.
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