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Canine Parvovirus (Parvo) Overview

Canine parvovirus is a very contagious small virus that affects the gastrointestinal tract of dogs. In young puppies, it may also damage the heart muscle. Canine parvovirus is commonly referred to as “parvo.” Canine parvovirus will infect dogs, wolves, and foxes, but will not affect cats. Parvovirus is spread through the waste of infected dogs....Read More

Stop Your Dog From Marking

Help! My Dog is Ruining My House! In the article “How do I stop my dog from eating his poop! Coprophagia,” we write about how our rescue dog Rusty had the disgusting habit of eating his own waste. Not only did he love to eat poop, but he also loved to urinate on our couches,...Read More

Heartworms

Heartworm Infections Heartworm infections are very serious, and potentially fatal for dogs. Heartworms are a type of roundworm known as filarids. They live in the arteries, lungs, and heart of an infected animal. Many mammals such as dogs, cats, foxes, and even people can contract heartworms. Heartworm infestation is spread by infected mosquitoes. When an...Read More

Giardia Overview

Giardia Spread of Giardia Giardia are parasitic, single-celled organisms called protozoa that live in the small intestine of dogs. Giardia protozoa prevent nutrients from being properly absorbed through the dog’s small intestine. Many dogs carry the infection, but do not display the disease. While these dogs show no symptoms of infection, they are highly contagious....Read More

Toxic Waste

Waste Not, Want Not Leave the Poop-Scooping to the Pros Dog waste is an environmental pollutant. In 1991, it was labeled a non-point source pollutant by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), placing it in the same category as herbicides and insecticides; oil, grease and toxic chemicals; and acid drainage from abandoned mines. Far from Fertilizer...Read More

Stop Your Dog From Eating Poop

Learning About Poop Eating and How to “cure” it At DoodyCalls, we spend a lot of time with our dogs. In fact, our dog Rusty—who looks a whole lot like our mascot Doodle—sleeps right next to me at night. Although hard to wake up in the morning, once he’s up he says hello with a...Read More
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