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  • Recognizing and treating pain in dogs has changed dramatically over time. We understand that because dogs are living longer and longer, they are also experiencing the deteriorations and debilitations that go along with aging. This includes the development of osteoarthritis, which involves painful inflammation of the joints.

  • Comparing your human age to your furry friend’s canine age is rather complicated, but, simply put, one year to Fido is not one year to you.

  • Sometimes it’s not what we say, but how we say it that resonates in interpersonal communications. Nonverbal cues are essential to effective communication with other people, and the same also holds true when communicating with our dogs.

  • Man no longer depends on wild game for survival, but hunting still has a place in the modern world. Even though hunting is a controversial subject, there are many man-dog partnerships that participate in the sport in a respectful, responsible fashion that strengthens their bond.

  • Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure by decreasing the workload of the heart and arteries. It is also used as an added treatment in congestive heart failure.

  • Hydrocodone is used to suppress a cough. It may be used when your pet has kennel cough, collapsing trachea or a viral lung infection. Generally, this medicine is used for a cough that is harsh, dry and non-productive.

  • Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine. Antihistamines are used to relieve or prevent the symptoms of allergy. Your veterinarian may prescribe this medication to prevent itching in your dog or cat. This medication has sedative properties.

  • A hygroma is a fluid-filled swelling surrounded by a thick capsule of fibrous tissue that develops under the skin. Hygromas are typically not painful. They can form over any bony prominence on the dog’s body, such as the side of the hock (ankle) joint or over the side of the hip, but they are most commonly found over the elbow.

  • Calcium is a mineral that is found in small quantities throughout the body. It is plays an important role in such varied and vital functions as muscle contraction, transmission of nerve impulses, blood clotting, and bone growth. Hypercalcemia is when the level of calcium in the blood is higher than normal.

  • Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. A cat is generally thought to be hypertensive when its systolic blood pressure is above 175 mm Hg.