Heart Circulation Pattern

Mitral Valve Degeneration, Canine Heart Disease, Syncope, and Jet

I have talked about syncope in depth before. If you missed it, you can find the first of a series of articles here. In short, syncope is a loss of consciousness caused by an interruption of blood flow to the…
Your Dog's Water Bowl

What is Really in Your Dog’s Water Bowl?

Okay, it's time for a little honesty. How many of you refill your dog's water bowl on a daily basis? Raise your hands. And how many of you scrub and clean your dog's water bowl with soap and water before…
Canine Syncope

What Do You Do When Your Dog Has a Syncope Episode?

This afternoon Jet had a syncope episode. He has had them before and I've posted about them before here on Philosophy of Dog. This afternoon was the first time that it didn't happen in the comfort of our home, though.…

Sundowner’s Syndrome in Senior Dogs

In the past few months, Jet has begun to display signs of Sundowner's Syndrome. If you have experience working with the elderly or with someone with dementia, then you may have heard of this term before. Sundowning is a term…
Zoonotic Diseases

Can I Catch This From My Dog?

Earlier this week, I was talking to my friend who has two dogs of her own. Her largest dog, whom she affectionately refers to as "the big orange dog" because he is a very large and very orange Rhodesian Ridgeback,…
Canine Lipoma

Lipomas, Histiocytomas, and Sebaceous Cysts

If you read my post: Canine Hemangiosarcoma – AKA How Jet Kicked Cancer’s Butt then you know that Jet has survived canine cancer. When you have a dog that has survived canine cancer, it can make you extremely watchful of any lumps and…