Dogs and Medicine
Pancreatitis can affect a dog’s ability to properly digest and process food. Let’s learn more about symptoms, treatment and prevention for pancreatitis in dogs.
Hypothyroidism in dogs, or underactive thyroid in dogs, affects metabolism, energy and physical appearance. Learn more and find out what you can do.
How familiar are you with your dog’s poop? Observing its typical shape and color can help you recognize and isolate the causes of abnormal dog stool.
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?
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.
Veterinary medicine, which is the impoverished stepchild of human medicine, has never benefitted from such a massive study. Until now.
The Lab mix puppy has birth defects vets have never seen; rescuer Elizabeth Hart seeks help.
It can be caused by a dog attack, but it can also develop organically in some little dogs.
The evidence says no (beyond the rare injection-site sarcoma). But I’m willing to engage in debate.
Foxtails are public enemy No. 1 for dogs in California. Here’s how the barbed seeds can make a dog’s life miserable.
Poor Harvey. He does not like his Elizabethan collar — aka his Cone of Sadness. Such a cute little dog and video….
Last year at this time, I had my first-ever real-deal flu, and wow, was it the pits. I was down for a long time, but…
Munson, a neutered bulldog whose owner thought the dog’s lack of testicles was unnervingly unmanly, now walks around town looking like the stud he really…
Getting an MRI can be a claustrophobic, anxiety-provoking procedure for some people. About 15 percent of patients just can’t go through with it, at least…
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…
While the population of dogs and cats in the U.S. increased to 170 million in 2009, the majority of veterinarians reported fewer companion animal visits…
Lex, a German Shepherd, nearly lost his life while trying to save his best friend, Cpl. Dustin Lee, 20, from a rocket attack in 2007…
A high-end dental office in La Jolla, Calif., offers all the latest treatments for the health and beauty of teeth, and for the relaxation of…
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