Long Haired Chihuahua Gives Birth

This is Angel, a beautiful long-haired Chihuahua.  This is her before picture . . . before having puppies.  Scroll down to learn more about the normal stages of canine labor and a video clip to see Angel’s pups.   In normal canine parturition, the female (bitch) goes through three specific stages of labor. Prior to its onset, her body temperature will drop […]

Vaginitis and Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s) in Dogs

Excess hair can lead to vaginitis and UTI’s.  When the female squats to urinate, the urine wets the hair trapping debris.  The dirt can actually wick back into the vagina leading to infection.  The resulting vaginitis or UTI is both painful and can lead to more serious complications.  If you have a female, be sure this […]