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How to Express Dog’s Anal Glands Externally – Step by Step Guide

Expressing a dog’s anal glands can be unpleasant but it is often necessary to know how to express dog’s anal glands externally. Squeezing each gland to discharge its matter can ease any pain and discomfort your dog may be experiencing.  Suppose you notice your dog rubbing its butt along the carpet or on the grass …

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Ear Mites In Dogs – Everything You Need to Know

Ever wondered, “what are ear mites?” and “how does your dog catch ear mites?”  Otodectes cynotis mites, commonly called ear mites, are a type of surface insect similar to ticks that live inside the ear canal and are barely visible to the naked eye. Ear mites in dogs are the second most prevalent ectoparasites. Similar to spiders and ticks, ear …

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Ringworm in Dogs – Everything You Need to Know

What are Ringworms? Ringworms are fungal infections that infect humans and every animal species including dogs. Ringworms in dogs are contagious and affect the outer layer of the skin, claws, hair, and nails. The scientific term for Ringworm is “dermatophyte”; they are a group of pathogenic fungi that cause superficial infections in certain areas of …

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