We’ve all heard the term “mangy mutt.” But do you know what mange actually is and how it can affect your dog?
Dr. Catherine Ashe
For most of us, our dogs are usually involved in every aspect of our lives. As a result, injuries can occur. Burns are uncommon in dogs, but they do happen. It’s important to know how to manage them should they occur.
Despite widespread vaccination, diseases such as distemper and parvovirus are still present in the dog population. Here’s how to spot the signs and treat it immediately.
The holidays are a wonderful time to spend with our furry friends. It can be tempting to not only share the love but to share the wonderful holiday food, too. But be warned! Veterinarians know this time of a year as a bad one for pancreatitis.
It’s 3 a.m., and you’re sound asleep. Suddenly, your dog is coughing. Or is he gagging? Wait! Is he choking?! You leap out of bed to check on him, and he’s already gone back to sleep. Dogs make all kinds of funny noises, and most don’t signal a problem. So when should you be concerned?
Nothing can ruin a lovely walk with your canine friend like a dog fight. Unfortunately, even with careful attention, it can happen.
Three of the most common pet toxins can be found in many yards.
Summer is a great time to be a dog owner! Long days, water activities and outdoor sports make for wonderful times with your companion as long as you stay aware of hot weather risks.
Bloat is a common canine emergency and one of the few that requires immediate surgery
It’s important to be prepared if your dog suddenly collapses.
Dogs are curious and love to try out new, tasty treats (food and otherwise), and this season has an abundance of them. Unfortunately, some of them can turn your holiday into a disaster.
Dogs can develop health problems that make them unable to urinate. Bladder stones are the most common cause. Some breeds, such as Schnauzers, Yorkshire Terriers, Bichon Frises and Pomeranians, are more prone to this. Underlying illnesses like Cushing’s disease and portosystemic shunts also increase the risk for stones, as does the presence of a urinary tract infection. Males seem to be at higher risk than females.
Seizures in dogs can be terrifying. Have you ever wondered what causes such horrifying events? Find out how you can treat and diagnose the causes of seizures in your dog.
Was your dog stung by a bee or wasp? And which spider bites are dangerous to dogs? Here’s what to do if your dog is stung or bitten by creepy crawlers!
Wondering what to do for a dog with diarrhea? Do you take him to the vet? Or, are you able to treat dog diarrhea if home? If so, how?
What is a collapsing trachea in dogs? And what is the prognosis for dog’s with a collapsing trachea? Get the facts here.
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