Take care of your dog's ACL injury as soon as it happens, and find out what to do later if the problem persists.
Hot spots should be taken care of immediately at home. Find out how to treat a hot spot at home, what caused it, and how to keep it from coming back.
Dogs with a hacking cough may have a very infectious disease called kennel cough. A vet's diagnosis is essential, however. My dog recently had the disease.
Several signs indicate an upset stomach in dogs, but some signs are not easily recognized by dog owners since dogs cannot vocalize their complaints. It is up to us dog owners to learn how to recognize these signs.
Labrador Retrievers are lovely dogs but have a tendency to become obese. A gene mutation in some Labs may maintain their hunger and make weight control harder.
Why do dogs scratch all of the time? Scratching is the number one reason why people take their dogs to the vet. This article will explain the main causes of itchy skin in dogs and what can be done.
Using a serving tray is a great way to transport your dachshund to appointments and other trips to minimize lifting, which may contribute to back pain and strain.
Ear infections in dogs are so common that about 16% of dogs that go into the vet are dealing with this problem. Many get better with treatment but come right back. What can you do to stop this?
Heartworms, transmitted by mosquitoes, can damage your dog’s lungs, arteries, and many other important organs. Here are some common symptoms and what to do if you suspect your dog may have acquired the condition.
Safely protect your pet from harmful chemicals found in over-the-counter flea and tick preparations. The harmful ingredients, and the awful damage they can do are discussed, as are safe alternatives.
There are several signs of anemia in dogs, but these signs are not always readily recognized which can lead to delayed treatment even though every second counts. Anemia in dogs may lead to weakness and serious complications if left untreated.
Learn strategies to minimize the risk of back problems in your dog. Do your part to help your dog avoid back injury, which can be both painful and expensive.
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.
Passive smoking doesn't pose health hazards only to humans. Pets are often exposed to smoke and nicotine from cigarettes. When dogs smoke alongside their owners, the damage to their bodies can be substantial.
This article explains how to make sure your dog gets the right amount of water for his breed, age, size, and condition. It describes signs of dehydration to look out for, medical issues which can cause dehydration even when a dog has access to water, and advice on when to take your dog to the vet.