Dogs and Medicine
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.
Can dogs take ibuprofen? And what should you do next if your dog ate ibuprofen? Here’s what to know about ibuprofen and dogs.
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.
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!
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.
Can you give a dog aspirin or ibuprofen? The answers aren’t clear cut when it comes to human medications for dogs — and you should always consult a vet.
Yeast infection in dogs can arise when naturally occurring fungi reproduce out of control. Learn more about causes, symptoms and treatment options for yeast infection in dogs.
There are three major STDs that affect dogs: one bacterial, one viral, and one transmissible form of cancer. Each is most frequently found among intact strays, feral, or wild dogs.
Is your senior dog’s once-stentorian bark starting to sound hoarse or weak? Are they less energetic? Let’s look at the canine voice box, or larynx, and examine laryngeal paralysis, a potentially debilitating condition.
Google’s Year in Search data has been released! 2016’s top dog questions were mostly searches about health, care, behavior … and Goofy? We’ve got answers to the year’s burning questions!
The 8-year-old dog was facing humane euthanasia when his pet parents sought out the treatment, Lymphocyte T-Cell Immunomodulator. Now he’s running and jumping!
Cynophobia is the fear of dogs. Calling any phobia “weird” or “silly” dismisses issues and symptoms that are very real. What causes people to be afraid of dogs? Is it treatable?
What is cannabidiol, the primary agent in CBD dog treats? Are these medical edibles the same as a dog eating weed? No! CBD is not THC. We lay out the facts.
Do you kiss your dog with that mouth? Should you? Let’s explore some frankly bizarre folk wisdom about dog tongues, saliva, and cleanliness.
Why do dogs turn, tilt, or cock their heads? To hear better? To express empathy? Because they’re ill? Let’s explore some possible reasons for the head tilt.
Canine pyoderma, or puppy impetigo, is a bacterial skin infection linked to young dogs. Learn more about causes, symptoms, and treatment options here!
You’re unlikely to encounter poisonous toads at the dog park, but they’re one alarming reason why a dog might be foaming at the mouth!
A powerful livestock antibiotic, Tylan and tylosin are prescribed by vets as an off-label treatment for chronic diarrhea in dogs.
Is there a basic timeline or vaccination schedule for puppies? What boosters do dogs need as they age?
As they reach middle age and seniority, unspayed female dogs are at much greater risk of developing dangerous health issues.
In dogs, acepromazine is frequently prescribed as an anti-anxiety and anti-nausea medication, but is it safe?
Prednisone is a powerful synthetic steroid, generally prescribed to reduce swelling and inflammation in dogs, and one with potentially dangerous side effects.
A new survey reveals that 10 percent of dog and cat owners would be willing to spend more than $3,000 on medical procedures if it…
We’ve all known people who fall asleep quickly. But Mable puts them to shame. This cute 5-year-old bearded collie mix suffers from canine narcolepsy. The…
What would you do if your dog were diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer that might be helped by a bone marrow transplant? Potter’s…
Between sniffing out cancer, keeping away burglers and saving families from house fires, dogs are often better than home alarms! It looks like the best…
Here’s some interesting medical news out of Canada. To read the rest of the University of Guelph Press Release follow this link. Epilepsy Research in…
I wonder if we can get life insurance companies to give us dog-lovers a break on those health insurance premiums? Heck, they’re always raising home…
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