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SYMPTOM DOG Eating Feces (Coprophagia) in Dogs

Coprophagia describes the behavior of eating feces. While distasteful to humans, this is a relatively normal behavior for dogs. There are a few medical causes which include malnutrition, Cushing’s disease, cognitive dysfunction, and anxiety

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SYMPTOM DOG Regurgitation in Dogs

Regurgitation is the passive expulsion of matter from the mouth, upper throat (pharynx), or esophagus. In dogs, the expelled matter often takes the appearance of chewed food combined with a little saliva or mucus. It can also be tube-like in shape. 

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SYMPTOM DOG Bowel Incontinence in Dogs

Canine bowel incontinence is the inability to control defecation. Incontinence is distinct from inappropriate elimination or house-soiling, in that the bowel movements occur without the dog’s awareness.

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SYMPTOM DOG Anal Scooting in Dogs

Anal scooting describes the behavior of a dog when it drags its rear end across the floor; usually characterized as sitting, lifting hind legs, and using anterior legs to drag the body forward while the anus area drags on the floor

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SYMPTOM DOG Undescended Testicles (Cryptorchidism) in Dogs

Undescended testicles (cryptorchidism) is observed when one or both testicles are not present in the scrotum after 4 months of age.

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SYMPTOM DOG Head Tilt in Dogs

If a dog tilts his head involuntarily or chronically, especially when along with other symptoms like ear pain or lack of balance, it may be a symptom of an underlying medical condition

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SYMPTOM DOG Reverse Sneezing in Dogs

Reverse sneezing is defined as a sharp inhalation, or sometimes multiple in quick succession, occasionally accompanied by a honking noise.

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CONDITION DOG Anxiety Disorders in Dogs

Canine anxiety disorders are characterized by disproportionate fear in response to stimuli that are not dangerous. Examples include storm phobia and separation anxiety.

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CONDITION DOG Dietary Indiscretion in Dogs

Dogs are not selective about what they eat compared to humans, and their indiscretion often leads to gastrointestinal symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and flatulence.

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SYMPTOM DOG Licking and Chewing in Dogs

A dog may obsessively lick and chew themselves, objects in their environment, or towards nothing in midair.

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SYMPTOM DOG Pica (compulsive eating of non-food items) in Dogs

Pica is an uncommon, abnormal behavior where dogs will obsessively or habitually consume non-food items such as rocks,

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CONDITION DOG Dementia in Dogs

Dementia, or Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS), is an age-related degenerative disease which affects memory and learning in dogs. Dogs with CDS present with a wide variety of progressive symptoms, including disorientation, anxiety, abnormal interactions, disturbances in  sleep/wake cycle, learning or memory changes, house soiling, and changes in activity levels.

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SYMPTOM DOG Head Pressing in Dogs

Head pressing is a behavior demonstrated when a dog compulsively faces a wall or corner and remains there without moving or appearing engaged in any kind of activity for a period of time.

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CONDITION DOG Deafness in dogs

Deafness in dogs refers to the partial or total loss of hearing in one or both ears. Deafness can occur from a variety of reasons such as heredity, birth defects, infection, trauma, blocked ear canal, or old age. Deafness in dogs is actually quite common.

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