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Dog Illness & Disease

This collection of Dog Illness & Disease articles has been curated for you by Southern California Veterinary Group of the Inland Empire. If you would like to talk to a veterinarian, please call our hospitals directly.

Could It Be Cushing’s?

What Is Cushing’s Disease?

Cushing’s disease, also known as hyperadrenocorticism, occurs when the adrenal gland produces too much of the naturally occurring steroid hormones, primarily cortisol. It is one of the most commonly occurring hormonal disorders in dogs. Excessive levels of cortisol can have widespread effects on the body, including the skin, kidneys, bladder, immune system, nervous system, and musculoskeletal system.

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The Latest Canine Influenza Outbreak

Canine influenza virus (CIV), aka "dog flu," is a highly contagious viral infection. Currently there are two strains of the virus that are in the United States - H3N8 and H3N2. The H3N2 was initially identified in dogs in Asia, and it is suspected that it was transferred from birds carrying the avian influenza virus. Although rare, it has been shown to transfer to cats. There are no cases at this time of humans contracting the virus.

It is important to remember that there is no “season” for the canine flu, and there can be outbreaks at any given timed.

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An Integrative Approach to Gastrointestinal Disorders

The gastrointestinal system is very important in overall health. It is not only necessary for the nourishment of the body, but is also critical for keeping the body hydrated, presenting antigens to the rest of the body, maintaining balance in intestinal bacteria and elimination of the unusable substances ingested.

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What is Kennel Cough?

What is kennel cough?
Kennel cough is more technically known as canine infectious tracheobronchitis. This term localizes the most common clinical sign, coughing, to the trachea (windpipe) and bronchi (within the lungs). It may be caused by several viruses and bacteria. These include adenovirus type 2, parainfluenza virus and bacterium bordetella bronchiseptica. The infection spreads rapidly from dog to dog in close quarters, such as a boarding kennel. This is the origin of its name.
 
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