Category Archives: Pet Safety

Is my dog predisposed to Progressive Retinal Atrophy?

Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is the scientific term for the degeneration of the retina. This disease is fairly common in certain dog breeds such as Bullmastiff and Husky. Progressive retinal atrophy causes a progressive loss of vision ultimately leading to blindness. 

Genetic Causes

In most breeds, the gene that causes PRA is autosomal recessive which means that...

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What is Canine Glaucoma?

Canine glaucoma is a term referring to the various ailments that affect the optic nerve in dogs' eyes. With Canine Glaucoma, pressure is placed on the eye which causes insufficient fluid drainage in the eye. Glaucoma can often be confused with Progressive Retinal Atrophy. Even though both conditions can lead to blindness, they are two...
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Canine Hip Dysplasia

Canine Hip Dysplasia is the abnormal development of the hip joint socket. This condition can manifest itself in dogs in varying degrees of severity and as early as puppy hood. In its most severe form, Canine Hip Dysplasia can cripple a dog, cause painful arthritis in the hip joints and eventually lead to...

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Pet First Aid Kits

SAFETY FIRST Keeping dogs safe is our #1 priority so naturally we LOVE ourselves a great pet first aid kit! Dogs are very active and can easily encounter situations where they may obtain an injury. We highly recommend that all pet parents have at least one canine first aid kit on hand for adventures with...
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