Common Health Issues
Experts estimate at least 10% of dogs have heart disease. Could yours be one of them? What you need to know about your dog’s heart health and how to keep her ticker ticking.
When you see your dog limping, it’s natural to want to get to the root of the problem and figure out why.
Let’s be clear. Dog lipstick is a euphemism for dog penis, and most people don’t like seeing it. But is a dog lipstick sighting ever something to bring to your vet’s attention?
If your dog coughs after drinking water, let’s examine three potential health issues that could be at play and what to do about each.
Is your dog vomiting white foam? Let’s look at some reasons for a dog vomiting white foam and find out what to do when your dog is throwing up white foam.
If you’ve ever wondered, “Why is my dog’s stomach making noises?”, or loud noises, or gurgling noises…. You’re not alone. A vet tells us if your dog’s stomach making noises are normal or a cause for concern.
Bad dog breath isn’t normal — it’s a sign of an unhealthy mouth. Try these home remedies for bad dog breath to turn those puppy kisses from smelly to sweet.
Coconut oil for a dog’s itchy skin? Here’s how it cleared up one dog’s skin condition, thanks to its antiviral and antibacterial properties. Coconut oil for dogs has a myriad of other uses as well. It also tastes great, and we’ve got a dog-treat recipe to prove it!
Can dogs take ibuprofen? And what should you do next if your dog ate ibuprofen? Here’s what to know about ibuprofen and dogs.
Can dogs eat nuts? Can dogs eat almonds, peanuts, pistachios and other nuts? Here’s why the the answers aren’t as simple as you think.
Ah, kennel cough. It’s like the common cold for canines! So, can you treat kennel cough at home? Try these home remedies for kennel cough.
Is your dog biting, gnawing or chewing at the base of her tail? Allergies, injury, infection and stress are among the causes of dog tail biting or tail chewing.
Let’s explore the basics of the dog digestive system, like how long does it take for a dog to digest food? How long does food stay in a dog’s stomach? Where does you dog’s digestion actually take place?
Regular-strength Benadryl is a common OTC antihistamine, but is it safe for dogs? Let’s look at how and when Benadryl might be recommended for dogs with allergies, anxiety, insect stings or bites, and motion sickness.
Dog eye discharge — whether in the form of dog eye boogers, green eye discharge or something else — can be completely normal… or not. Here’s what to know.
Many dogs circle or dig their beds before settling in; others groan when lying down. So, is dog groaning, moaning and sighing anything to worry about?
How much water should a dog drink exactly? The answer depends on a few factors like his size, what he eats, his age, exercise, the weather and any medications he takes. Here’s what you need to know.
Most dogs urinate every four to six hours, while puppies and senior dogs tend to go more frequently. So, is your dog peeing a lot and is it a cause for concern?
Does your dog suddenly have irritated or possibly infected eyes? Should you use medicated OTC eye drops for humans as eye drops for dogs? Please read this first!
Combating fleas? Soothing dry skin? Looking for a dry shampoo for dogs? There’s a simple homemade dog shampoo recipe for all needs.
Cooler weather means fresh fall fruits and veggies! Can dogs eat pumpkins? Can dogs eat other fall-favorite veggies like apples, sweet potatoes, oats, green beans and kale?
When a litter of puppies is whelped, you may be wondering how to tell if a puppy is a boy or a girl. Here are some helpful tips on how to figure out a puppy’s gender.
Can you put Neosporin on dogs to treat a minor wound, cut, or scrape? Can you put Neosporin on dogs’ stitches or sutures? What happens if a dog licked or ingested Neosporin? Let’s answer some common questions about Neosporin for dogs here.
What you put in your dog’s food bowl and dole out as treats can impact his joints, mobility and overall health.
When a dog has weak cartilage in her windpipe, it can collapse. Here’s what you need to know about a collapsed trachea in dogs.
While skin tags on dogs and other lumps are common as dogs grow older, no skin growth should be dismissed without veterinary attention!
Peripheral vestibular disease in dogs affects inner-ear sensory receptor organs and makes your pup dizzy. Here’s how to help your dog during an episode.
If you have to treat a dog abscess at home, work hand-in-hand with your veterinarian, don’t do it alone. And be sure it’s a visible skin abscess.
How long are dogs pregnant? And what are the signs that a dog is expecting? We run down the basics of the dog gestation period and dog pregnancy.
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