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Pet Health Concerns: Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus is the buildup of fluid on the brain. The pressure of the fluid pushes the brain up against the skull, damaging or destroying brain tissues. A dog can be born with this condition or can develop it later in life. There

Pet Health Concerns: Hot Spots

Hot spots are painful, swollen patches of skin that form on a dog’s body that are actually warm to the touch. They can appear quite suddenly and worsen as the dog licks and chews the site. Hot spots can occur anywhere

Pet Health Concerns: Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy

Hypertrophic osteodystrophy, or HOD, is a bone disease that occurs in larger breed dogs. First symptoms are normally seen between the ages of two and seven months. This condition occurs when there is a decrease of blood flow to the joints,

Pet Health Concerns: Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is the abnormal growth or development of the hips. It is more common in large breed dogs such as Boxers, German Shepherds, and Labrador Retrievers, but can occur in all sizes and breeds of dogs (even mixed breeds) and even

Pet Health Concerns: Hepatocerebellar Degeneration

Hepatocerebellar degeneration is a little-known condition that is only found in Bernese Mountain Dogs. This disease is an inherited disorder that affects both the liver (which detoxifies the blood) and the cerebellum (the part of the brain that controls balance). Both