Christmas is a joyous time of year. We want to share this fun with our dogs, but every year dogs end up at emergency vets due to holiday-related accidents. Knowing how to prevent these dramas will make your festivities safe and enjoyable for you and your dog.
Reverse sneezing is when a dog appears to snort backwards repeatedly. It is considered a common issue and is usually nothing to be worried about, but sometimes it can be a symptom of a more serious problem.
This article details the side effects that I observed in my 11-year-old lab after she recevied the melanoma vaccine for dogs.
Some dogs swallow objects that become trapped in their intestine. Abdominal surgery may be necessary to remove the obstruction, as it was for my dog.
Dogs with a hacking cough may have a very infectious disease called kennel cough. A vet's diagnosis is essential, however. My dog has experienced the disease.
Joint issues are common in German Shepherds. Elbow dysplasia is a painful condition, especially when dogs get older, as this can seriously lessen their quality of life.
If your dog has dandruff, you can usually figure out what is causing it and can treat it at home without even having to visit the vet. Find out the four common causes of dandruff in dogs and how to take care of each type.
Take care of your dog's ACL injury as soon as it happens, and find out what to do later if the problem persists.
A hematoma is a swelling filled with blood. If it develops in a dog's spleen, removal of the organ may be necessary to prevent it from rupturing. One of my family's dogs underwent a splenectomy.
If your dog has a nasal discharge, there may be nothing to worry about. Find out what may cause the problem, when to be worried, and when to do something about a runny nose.
Know how to recognize the signs and symptoms of gluten allergies in dogs. Learn how you can adjust to your dog's needs for a gluten-free lifestyle.
If you have noticed that your dog is itching from dry skin, here are a few vet-approved options to help provide him/her with some relief.
Obesity in pets is on the rise, but sometimes it is easy to overlook when a pet is just a bit overweight. In fact, many people are unsure of what a dog at a healthy weight looks like. Even slight excess weight puts pressure on a dog's heart and joints, so knowing when they need a diet is vital.