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Pericardial Effusions in Dogs by Clint Yudelman

Pericardial effusion is a common problem in older dogs. The problem arises from accumulation of fluid within the pericardial sac, a membrane surrounding the heart. The accumulation of fluid compresses the heart and prevents the heart from beating normally. As a consequence, right sided heart failure occurs which manifests as fluid build up around the … Continued

Nasal Aspergillosis in Dogs by Amanda Ciavarella

Fungal nasal disease in the dog can be caused by a fungus known as Aspergillus fumigatus. The fungus likes to live in moist warm environments like in soil. It is in the same family of fungus that is responsible for causing common black bathroom mould. In some dogs, it can set up an infection in … Continued