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  1. Leishmaniasis / Kala azar

    Dog Health Questions
    I did a search on the forum first and nothing came up for either of these terms so I hope this is not repetitive. Leishmaniasis (also known as Kala azar) is endemic to where I live. (It's a fatal illness borne by sandflies.) My dog wears an antiparasitic collar and receives a monthly ampule...
  2. Bad vet - first exam

    Dog Health Questions
    Sasha is 9 weeks old and just went to the vet for her first exam and vaccines. I am very surprised at what didn't happen at the clinic. - she was not weighed - her temperature was not taken - her ears, eyes, mouth, joints and belly were not examined The vet did listen to her heart. She did...
  3. Leptospirosis causing arthritic reaction?

    Dog Health Questions
    I'm new to the forum. Hello. We have a 9-year-old black Labrador Retriever named Raven. She was diagnosed as having a "horrific" case of arthritis in her front elbows about a year ago. She's always had a bit of a funny walk and my wife has been giving her glucosamine for years, but the...
  4. Limited vaccines

    Dog Health Questions
    I have heard a little bit about vaccinations in dogs but would like some more information. I have heard that a limited vaccination schedule is better, with few or no boosters. However, I haven't been able to find sources that seemed particularly credible. Does anyone know of any studies I can...