A hematoma is a swelling filled with blood. If a hematoma 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, or spleen removal.
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.
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.
Dystocia, or difficulty giving birth in dogs, can be caused by several factors. Due to the chances for dystocia in canines, it's important that breeders remain in contact with their vet to address the issue promptly.
Does your Doberman seem a bit tired, wobbly, or in pain when he tries to run? Here are seven common health concerns to look out for in this beloved breed.
Study: New proven, inexpensive treatment for Hemangiosarcoma in dogs, which does not responded well to chemotherapy. This potent therapy does not require a prescription, and can be home administered.
As your pet nears the end of their life, you may be wondering if you should opt for euthanasia or natural death. There are pros and cons to each. This article will go over both options.
Is your dog suddenly refusing to jump on the couch or hop in the car? Is she having trouble walking upstairs or suddenly just napping a lot? These could be signs of hip dysplasia. Learn more about the condition and treatment options here.
Is your dog throwing up bile, acting lethargic or avoiding his food bowl? These could signs that your dog has liver disease. Read on for more symptoms and what to do if you notice them.
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.
From sunburns to hip dysplasia, here are some common and often overlooked health problems in the American Pit Bull Terrier and pit bull breeds.
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.
What happens when you learn your dog has cancer? Dr. Cathy Alinovi answers your most common questions about dog cancer symptoms, treatments and survival rates.
Best rated probiotics for dogs scored for efficacy in eliminating gas, loose stools and diarrhea, as well as those that clear up yeasty ear and skin conditions created by allergies.
Prednisone is a drug that is often prescribed to dogs with cancer, but how exactly does prednisone help dogs with cancer? What is this drug's mode of action and what are the risks for side effects?