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Common conditions that can affect dogs

 

Last updated 9/28/2018 at 12:23am

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TEMECULA – Responsible dog owners ensure their four-legged friends are in good physical health. This involves taking dogs to the veterinarian at regular intervals, providing healthy food options and being aware of the more common and largely preventable conditions that can affect dogs.

Ear infections: Dogs that scratch at their ears, continually shake their heads or have an odor in the ear might have ear infections. In such instances, vets will clean, drain and medicate the ear canals.

Heartworm: Heartworm is a parasitic worm that lives in the heart and pulmonary arteries. The worms trave...



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