Artificial tears Artificial tears are lubricant eye drops used to treat the dryness and irritation associated with deficient tear production in keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eyes).
Bordetella Bordetella is a genus of small (0.2 - 0.7 µm), Gram-negative coccobacilli of the phylum Proteobacteria.
Brucella canis Brucella canis is a gram-negative proteobacterium in the family Brucellaceae that causes brucellosis in dogs and other canids.
Canine coronavirus Canine coronavirus is a virus of the family Coronaviridae that causes a highly contagious intestinal disease worldwide in dogs.
Canine gastropexy Canine gastropexy is a surgical procedure performed on large breed dogs to prevent "gastric dilatation", commonly known as torsion bloat.
Canine herpesvirus Canine herpesvirus (CHV) is a virus of the family Herpesviridae which most importantly causes a fatal hemorrhagic disease in puppies (and in wild Canidae) less than two to three we...
Canine hydrotherapy Canine hydrotherapy is a form of hydrotherapy directed at the treatment of chronic conditions, post-operative recovery, and pre-operative or general fitness in dogs.
Canine massage Canine massage is a branch of massage therapy that promotes health in dogs.
Canine minute virus Canine minute virus (or minute virus of canines; MVC) is a type of virus of the family Parvoviridae that infects dogs.
Canine reproduction Canine reproduction is the process of sexual reproduction in domestic dogs.
Carprofen Carprofen (marketed as Rimadyl, Imadyl, Novox, Imafen and Rovera,) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that veterinarians prescribe as a supportive treatment ...
Cefovecin Cefovecin is an antibiotic of the cephalosporin class, licensed for the treatment of skin infections in cats and dogs.
CIDN Polyneuropathy in dogs and cats is a collection of peripheral nerve disorders that often are breed-related in these animals.
Cleft lip and palate Cleft lip (cheiloschisis) and cleft palate (palatoschisis), which can also occur together as cleft lip and palate, are variations of a type of clefting congenital deformity c...
Coprophagia Coprophagia or coprophagy is the consumption of feces.
Cropping (animal) Cropping is the removal of part or all of the pinnae or auricles, the external visible flap of the ear, of an animal.
Deracoxib Deracoxib (trade name Deramaxx, Novartis) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug of the coxib class, used in veterinary medicine to treat osteoarthritis in dogs.
Dermacentor variabilis Dermacentor variabilis, also known as the American dog tick or Wood tick, is a species of tick that is known to carry bacteria responsible for several diseases in humans, includi...
Devocalization Devocalization (also known as ventriculocordectomy or vocal cordectomy and when performed on dogs is commonly known as debarking or bark softening) is a surgical procedur...
Diabetes in dogs Diabetes mellitus is a disease in which the beta cells of the endocrine pancreas either stop producing insulin or can no longer produce it in enough quantity for the body's needs.
Dirlotapide Dirlotapide is a drug used to treat obesity in dogs.
Docking (dog) Docking is the removal of portions of an animal's tail.
Dog allergy Dog allergies are a hypersensitivity to exposure of a harmless substance.
Dog appeasing pheromone Dog Appeasing Pheromone is a chemical developed to calm dogs suffering from separation anxiety disorder, astraphobia, fear of fireworks, or those with excessive barking problems.
Dog health The health of dogs is a well studied area in veterinary medicine.
Dog odor Natural dog odor can be unpleasant to dog owners especially when dogs are kept inside the home, as some people are not used to being exposed to the natural odor of a non-human species living in...
Echinococcus granulosus Echinococcus granulosus, also called the Hydatid worm or Hyper Tape-worm or Dog Tapeworm, is a cyclophyllid cestode that parasitizes the small intestine of canids as an adu...
Ectopic cilia A distichia is an eyelash that arises from an abnormal spot on the eyelid of a dog.
Elizabethan collar An Elizabethan collar, E-Collar, pet lamp-shade, pet cone, or cone of shame is a protective medical device worn by an animal, usually a cat or dog.
Entire (animal) In animal fancy and animal husbandry, entire (or intact) indicates an animal has not been desexed, i.e.
Femoral head ostectomy A femoral head ostectomy (FHO) is a surgical procedure that removes the head and neck from the femur.
Firocoxib Firocoxib (INN; brand names Equioxx and Previcox) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug of the COX-2 inhibitor (coxib) class, currently approved for use in dogs and horses.
Flea Fleas are the insects forming the order Siphonaptera.
Foreign body A foreign body (Latin: corpus alienum) is any object originating outside the body.
Foxtail (diaspore) A foxtail is a spikelet or spikelet cluster of a grass, that serves to disperse its seeds as a unit.
Gait (dog) The gait of a dog is its quality of movement.
Jake (rescue dog) Jake was a well-known American black labrador who served as a search and rescue dog following the September 11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina.
Lufenuron Lufenuron is the active ingredient in the veterinary flea control medication Program, and one of the active ingredients in the veterinary flea control, heartworm prevention, and anthelmint...
Maropitant Maropitant, used as maropitant citrate, is a neurokinin receptor antagonist, which was developed by Zoetis specifically for the treatment of motion sickness and vomiting in dogs.
Meloxicam Meloxicam is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug with analgesic and fever reducer effects.
Molera A molera is a "hole" in a Chihuahua's head; it is the same as a fontanelle in human babies.
Neutering Neutering, from the Latin neuter (of neither sex), is the removal of an animal's reproductive organ, either all of it or a considerably large part.
Neutersol Zeuterin (zū-tur-in) is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved injectable compound for sterilizing male dogs aged three months and up without the removal of the testicles; the male hor...
Nitenpyram Nitenpyram is an insecticide used in agriculture and veterinary medicine to kill insect external parasites of livestock and pets.
Noise phobia in dogs Dog Noise Phobia, along with Dog Noise Anxiety, are terms sometimes used by dog owners and veterinarians to describe canine fear of and the corresponding stress responses to loud noises.
Onychectomy Onychectomy, popularly known as declawing, is an operation to surgically remove an animal's claws by means of the amputation of all or part of the distal phalanges, or end bones, of the an...
Optimmune Optimmune is an ophthalmic ointment with ciclosporin as the active ingredient for the treatment of pannus and chronic idiopathic keratoconjunctivitis sicca in dogs.
Orbifloxacin Orbifloxacin (brand name Orbax) is a fluoroquinolone antibiotic which is approved for use in dogs, marketed by Schering-Plough Animal Health.
Otomax Otomax (Otomax Ear Drops Suspension) is a suspension for otic use in dogs only.
Pedigree Dogs Exposed Pedigree Dogs Exposed was a BBC One investigative documentary, produced by Jemima Harrison, which looked into health and welfare issues facing pedigree dogs in the United Kingdom.
PennHIP PennHIP (an acronym for "University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program") is a diagnostic technique for evaluating the hips of dogs for laxity.
Rage Syndrome Rage Syndrome, also known as Sudden Onset Aggression or (SOA) or Avalanche of Rage Syndrome, is a serious but rare behavioural problem that has been reported most commonly in t...
Rage syndrome Rage Syndrome, also known as Sudden Onset Aggression or (SOA) or Avalanche of Rage Syndrome, is a serious but rare behavioural problem that has been reported most commonly in t...
Raw feeding Raw feeding is the practice of feeding domestic dogs, cats and other animals a diet primarily of uncooked meat, edible bones, and organs.
Reverse sneezing Reverse sneezing (also called backwards sneezing or inspiratory paroxysmal respiration) is a phenomenon observed in dogs, particularly in those with brachycephalic skulls.
Revolution (pet medicine) Revolution is a topical, once-monthly pet medication distributed by Pfizer and manufactured in an undisclosed country, that prevents heartworms, fleas, ear mites, sarcoptic mange (scabies)...
Rhipicephalus sanguineus The brown dog tick, Rhipicephalus sanguineus, is a species of tick which is found worldwide, but more commonly in warmer climates.
Sebaceous adenitis In canines, sebaceous adenitis, or SA, refers to the autoimmune disease found in some breeds of dog and more rarely in cats, rabbits and horses.
Selamectin Selamectin is a topical parasiticide and antihelminthic used on dogs and cats, distributed by Pfizer.
Tepoxalin Tepoxalin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug approved for veterinary use (in dogs) in the United States and the European Union.
Theobromine poisoning Theobromine poisoning or chocolate poisoning is an overdose reaction to the alkaloid theobromine, found in chocolate, tea, cola beverages, açaí berries and some other foods.
Tibial plateau leveling osteotomy TPLO, or tibial plateau leveling osteotomy, is a surgery performed on dogs to stabilize the stifle joint after ruptures of the cranial cruciate ligament.
Tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy TPLO, or tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy, is a surgery performed on dogs to stabilize the stifle joint after ruptures of the cranial cruciate ligament (analogous to the anterior cruciate...
Tightrope CCL Tightrope CCL is a veterinary orthopedic surgical method developed to provide a minimally invasive procedure for extracapsular stabilization of the canine cranial cruciate ligament-deficient sti...
Toceranib Toceranib is a receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor and is used in the treatment of canine mast cell tumor also called mastocytoma.
Transitional vertebrae Congenital vertebral anomalies are a collection of malformations of the spine in animals.
Triple tibial osteotomy The triple tibial osteotomy is a surgical procedure used to treat dogs that have ruptured their cranial cruciate ligament.
Vaccination of dogs Programs supporting regular vaccination of dogs have contributed both to the health of dogs and to the public health.
Walkin' Wheels Walkin' Wheels is an American brand of dog wheelchairs or carts developed by Mark C. Robinson from HandicappedPets.com based in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Walkin` Wheels Walkin` Wheels is an American brand of dog wheelchairs or carts developed by Mark C. Robinson from HandicappedPets.com based in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Zeuterin Zeuterin (zū-tur-in) is a U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved injectable compound for sterilizing male dogs aged three months and up without the removal of the testicles; the male hor...