When a dog develops a urinary tract infection, it develops some pitiful symptoms that can make him miserable. When the symptoms are caught early enough, there are some home remedies that may help the dog overcome the infection before it may require the aid of antibiotics.
If your dog keeps shaking its head, it could be because of several common issues. Find out what it is causing this behavior and discover how these conditions are commonly treated.
Do you have a constipated dog? Learn potential causes and some natural home remedies. Also, learn when you should have your constipated dog see a vet.
Kennel cough is a common illness in dogs. Learn how to treat the symptoms of kennel cough at home using simple techniques.
Here are some home remedies for resolving a dog's upset stomach naturally using items found at home. If your dog's stomach issue is acute and fairly mild, you can try a few different things; learn all about the healing properties of herbs below.
In this interview, owner of Healthy PAWsibilities, Dr. Cathy Alinovi, discusses the importance of identifying food allergies as a source of ear infections as well as symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Inspecting your dog's coat and skin is s great way to identify any lumps, bumps, or unusual growths. Some dogs develop small black moles on their paws or legs, and it's always best to have them checked out.
It's the most dreaded appointment a dog owner must eventually endure, and nothing may be more disconcerting than seeing a dog in pain during euthanasia. This article explains dog euthanasia pain.
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.
My puppy is breathing fast when sleeping. Should I worry? This is often asked by puppy owners. Although a puppy breathing fast may be concerning, in many cases, it's normal, but it's best to see the vet.
Before giving aspirin to your dog, it's important to learn more about side effects and what to watch for.
If your puppy has parvo (canine parvovirus) and you cannot afford hospitalization, you can resort to some home remedies that may help reduce parvo symptoms. Bear in mind that supportive care should only be offered if your pup is otherwise stable.
How to cope, what to do, and how to help your visually impaired blind dog: An article written by someone who has been there and cares.
Crusts and sores on the outer ear flaps can indicate a serious problem. Find out how to recognize and treat the problems so that your dog will feel better.
If your dog has a scaly and ulcerated face, you need to find out what is wrong as soon as possible. Find out what to do.
Wondering what will happen when your dog's x-rays are taken? Concerned about how much they will cost? Here, you'll find answers to your questions.
Welts may appear on a dog's face, back, belly, or all over its body. As with humans, welts require immediate veterinary care to address the underlying cause.
To take care of lip fold dermatitis in dogs you'll first need to understand what causes it. Once you determine the underlying cause, you'll be better equipped to treat it using appropriate remedies.
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.
If you cannot take your dog to the vet to have a fish hook removed correctly, here is an alternative method that may save his life.
Learn about what is normal or abnormal in your dog after giving birth. Symptoms of problems in your dog after giving birth.
Learn what may be causing your dog to vomit yellow bile in the morning and how to potentially prevent this annoying problem from recurring.
If your dog is scratching and his feet and ears smell like corn chips, he should be helped as soon as possible. Here's how to resolve a yeast infection at home, naturally.
What exactly are skin tags on dogs and what can owners do when they find one on their dogs? A guide on dog skin tags and skin tag removal.
What causes unusual growths in a dog's mouth? There are several causes for growths, lumps, and masses in a dog's mouth, and all of them should be investigated by your vet.
Learn what to expect at your pet's euthanasia appointment. Understand the origin of the term ''to put to sleep'' and how the procedure is carried out.
The causes of abdominal enlargement in dogs can be various. In order to better understand potential causes, it helps to first take a closer look at a dog's anatomy and review the organs of the abdomen.
Learn what may cause an uncoordinated gait, side-to-side eye movements and head tilt in dogs. Vestibular disease is often confused for a stroke.
Among the alternatives for heartworm treatment, herbal therapy is available. It may not be as good as slow-kill treatment, but it is a lot safer and less painful than the Immiticide injections. This article will discuss what is involved in the therapy.
Neutering your dog may potentially reduce health problems in the future that an otherwise unneutered male dog will face. Before you opt for the procedure, make sure you know all the details.
What may cause a dog to have a swollen abdomen filled up with fluids? There are several causes, and most require the immediate attention of a veterinarian.
Blood in dog's stool may be caused by several factors and stress may be one of them. Learn what causes stress-induced colitis with blood and mucus in dogs and how to help them.
If upon petting your dog you feel air bubbles under the skin, it's time to see the vet. A skin condition is known for causing a popping feeling under a dog's skin and the causes may be serious.
Like humans, every dog coughs once in a while. But if the cough is severe or persistent, or if your coughing dog appears lethargic or unwell, it is important to determine the cause of the cough.
How can slippery elm bark help for your dog's stomach upset? This natural dog diarrhea remedy has been featured in a study and shown to be effective. Learn more about this natural remedy for dogs.
Stop wasting your money. This test is not necessary every year. Find out how to prevent the disease, how to avoid testing, and the better and least expensive alternatives to protect your dog.
If you noticed that your dog has sunken eyes, you are right to be concerned. Sunken eyes in dogs can be a symptom of something serious, so you certainly want to get him checked out.
Not many canine ailments cause as much distress and frustration as ear infections. In this article, I will discuss some of the most comment ear infections and ear problems that can happen to dogs.
Canine Parvovirus is an extremely contagious virus. If your puppy has it, then it's extremely important to learn how to help your new friend manage this awful virus. Read on to learn how you can help.
If you have noticed nipple discharge in your dog, you may be wondering what is causing it. There are several potential causes of nipple discharge in dogs which I will discuss in this article. But as always, see your vet so that they can help your dog.
Does your dog have Down syndrome? Your family vet, if anyone, might be able to tell you. Heart disease, slow development, and other issues may make a dog owner suspect a genetic disease.
What are sebaceous cysts in dogs and what causes them? Should you pop them? What if they rupture? How are they treated? Learn why it's important to see your vet if you notice any unusual lumps and bumps.
Wondering what may cause unusual lumps and bumps on a dog's paw pad? Learn possible causes for why your dog has a lump on its paw pad and why it's so important to see the vet.
If your dog was diagnosed with a torn cruciate ligament, you may be wondering if surgery is really necessary. Discover non-surgical options for torn cruciate ligaments in dogs.
Photos, videos, and descriptions will help you figure out what is wrong with your dog, along with advice on when to see the vet. Simple home remedies will help you deal with your pet's hair loss.
If you're preparing a first aid kit for your dog, you want to make sure a bottle of betadine solution is included. Betadine for dog wounds has many qualities that make it superior to other disinfectants.
Treating ear mite infection in dogs in simple, but there are side effects of a bad infection when not treated. Find out what you need to do.
How do dogs get roundworms and how can they be treated? Learn more about roundworms in dogs, what they look like, and what you can do to treat them.
If you are worried about your dog throwing up, you have come to the right place—you'll learn both serious and non-serious reasons why your dog may be vomiting.
Dogs with floppy ears are prone to yeast infections. Infections develop when naturally occurring yeast overpopulate the ears. Your dog may exhibit head shaking and have red, itchy, odorous ears.
What makes a dog's gums pale or red or spotty? In this article, we will talk about assessing your dog's health by looking at its gum color.
Has your dog developed unusual skin growths? While these growths or "skin tags" are not often dangerous, they can be bothersome. Here is how to remove and prevent them.
Sometimes vomiting is simple to treat and easy to figure out, but not always. Find out what might be wrong and what you need to do if your dog is vomiting.
Here's a discussion and list of natural, alternative ways of easing a dog's allergic skin reactions.
When Contessa Della Notte, aka Tess, was 10 months old, she was diagnosed with a liver shunt. The diet of Tess has little to no protein but has all of the vitamins, minerals, and grains she needs to live.
Why is your dog's tail suddenly flaccid, limp, and held in an odd position? If your dog was recently given a bath, went swimming in a lake, or overexerted himself, he may be suffering from a limp limber tail.
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.
If you suspect your dog is suffering from vision loss, there are several easy ways to test your dog's vision at home. These tests are not a replacement for veterinary help, so please see your vet.
The sudden onset of dog behavioral problems such as fear and aggression may indicate an underlying medical problem. Hypothyroidism is a common condition that is now affecting even younger dogs.
Everyone knows that eating chicken bones is dangerous and can kill your dog, right? Do you really have to take your dog to the vet if they eat chicken bones?
Steroid medications are used to treat a wide range of health problems in pets. However, these drugs often cause side effects such as increased thirst and appetite which owners should be aware of.
Learn what to expect after your dog has an amputation. Your dog can lead a normal life after an amputation, but she may need some help at first. This article contains tips and tricks to make the transition easier for your dog and you.
As dogs age, their dental health may decline, which means older dogs are often in need of a dental cleaning. But is there such a thing as a dog being too old to get his teeth cleaned?
Learn about the ingredients in Monistat—an inexpensive over-the-counter medicine used to treat yeast infections in humans—and how I tried to alleviate my dog's ear infection when I couldn't get to a vet.
Your dog just ate chocolate, and you're wondering what to do. Learn the amount and type of chocolate that is toxic to your dog by using this toxicity calculator.
How long does canine parvo last in the environment? This is something owners of puppies may be concerned about and the answer to this question is it depends on a variety of factors.
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, so this article will go over both options.
My dog ate chicken bones! Learn the best course of action and tips from vets on how to prevent dangerous scraping or damage as the bones pass through.
Some dogs develop an elbow callus or may even develop an elbow hygroma. Find out how you can treat and prevent elbow problems yourself at home.
How to cure certain benign types of bumps and warts on dogs, without going to a vet, for the price of a bottle of castor oil.
If your dog is itching and scratching, learn about some natural alternatives to steroids before the problems start.
What should you do if your dog ate d-Con mouse poison or Tomcat rat bait? Take her to the vet immediately! Learn how rat poison affects your dog and what the vet will do to help your dog survive.
If your canine companion is suffering from a sensitive stomach and indigestion, things can easily get frustrating.
There are some “people” foods that if shared could seriously sicken your pet, if not kill them. It is important to be able to identify these foods and know when you shouldn’t share your snack. One potential danger is grapes.
If your dog has been diagnosed with cancer this article will discuss some of the traditional and natural remedies you can try.
Diabetic dogs are at risk of serious complications, including low blood sugar or hypoglycemia, and ketoacidosis. Cataracts can lead to sudden blindness in dogs, which is often the first symptom of canine diabetes.
Learn how to recognize razor rash or clipper burn on your dog, as well as how to prevent and treat this unfortunate condition.
Are you having trouble stopping a dog from chewing and licking a wound? You are not alone! There are several solutions to this problem to help your dog heal properly.
Recognizing the signs of an Addisonian crisis is important so that you can take prompt action and take your dog to the vet immediately. Left untreated, an Addisonian crisis in dogs can turn fatal.
What complications and problems might you expect after a mother dog gives birth? What behaviors are normal? Learn some of the most common conditions requiring immediate veterinary attention.
Many dogs find rabbit poop an irresistible temptation. Why? What happens if your dog eats rabbit poop? What diseases can they get?
Why is my dog shivering? The cause of shaking and trembling could range from excitement and feeling cold to more serious illnesses such as fever, hypoglycemia, or kidney failure.
The Dreaded Cone of Shame is not your only option for keeping your dog from licking his wounds after surgery. This review covers the pros and cons of the E-collar vs. the more comfortable Inflatable Collars that are available on the market.
Many Dachshunds have back problems, but there are things you can do like using the correct leash, using pet stairs, or using a doggy stroller to keep them in good health. This article details everything you need to know about keeping your Dachshund healthy.
Seeing blood in your dog's stool can be scary. If your dog is pooping blood, it's important to learn how to recognize the difference between fresh blood and digested blood in your dog's stool.
Unspayed female dogs are prone to pyometra, a serious, potentially fatal disease that requires immediate intervention. If your intact female is sick, please see your vet immediately.
A diagnosis of canine epilepsy can strike fear in an owner's heart as they wonder if they will need to euthanize their precious pet. Here is insider information from a vet who lost her dog, Barney, to epilepsy on ways to cope.
Neem oil is a natural product that has been used for thousands of years in India. Some owners use it on their dogs to stop them from scratching, to soothe their skin and to ward off insects.
My dog was bitten by what appeared to be a wolf spider. Though spider bites are uncommon in dogs, this article will detail my first-hand experience.
Finding ways to keep an old dog from slipping is important in order to prevent them from getting injured or from developing a fear of walking on floors. There are several options to prevent your dog from slipping without the need to replace your wood or tile floors.
Are you wondering if there is a natural remedy for your dog's upset stomach? Then you don't want to miss this article! Here are some very simple and effective ways to help you manage your dog's health holistically.
What you can expect from your dog as she recovers from surgery, and warning signs to watch out for in case of complications.
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?
Studies reveal a new and proven inexpensive treatment for hemangiosarcoma in dogs, a type of cancer that does not typically respond well to chemotherapy. This potent therapeutic treatment does not require a prescription and can be administered at home.
Some dog owners do not buy preventative meds because of the cost of testing. Here is an inexpensive option that I will share with you.
At times, a foreign body may cause an esophagus obstruction in dogs which may lead to significant problems if not treated in a timely manner. This article discusses signs of problems and treatment.
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.
Many small dogs have seizures, which are neurological disorders, but syncope (sin-co-pay) is a heart-related symptom that looks like a seizure to the untrained eye.
Is Rimadyl safe for dogs? This drug remains a subject of controversy with many dogs thriving from its use but some dogs dying.
Looking for a dog wart home remedy? Many dog owners have been experiencing success with thuja. Of course, always consult with a vet before trying home remedies or natural remedies.
This article contains information about how to recognize, treat, and prevent bloat in dogs. Know what to do so you can intervene in the event of an emergency.
If your dog has a swollen area under the eye, you may suspect an eye infection or an insect bite. See your vet though, swelling under the eye may sometimes be a tooth problem
Prednisone is a drug that dog owners must pay close attention to avoid all the side effects of abruptly stopping. Learn why it's important to wean dogs off corticosteroids gradually, and how to do it.
Limping when he walks, sleeping more than usual - is your dog sick or is he just slowing down as he gets older? Dr. Alinovi of Healthy PAWsibilities shares tips about caring for senior dogs.
If your dog has a trick knee, you can rush into surgery or look for alternatives. Here is what else you can do.
So you found a lump on your dog, and you are wondering what it may be. Look no further—there can be various causes of such a lump, and in this article, we will see why it's so important to get it checked out.
Learn about the dangers that may result from dogs eating rawhide bones. Recognize the signs and symptoms of trouble—and find out how to prevent problems in the future.
German Shepherds are susceptible to a variety of health issues—some are related to breeding practices. Learn about some of their common stomach issues.
Wondering why your dog can't seem to stop bobbing his head up and down? Read on to discover the origin of this odd behavior.
Is there a fishy smell lingering, and does your dog now have a swollen anus? If so, your dog may have some anal gland problems. Here are some home remedies.
Canine parvovirus is a viral infection that dogs can get; it's an actual mutation of feline distemper. The CPV virus has a three to seven day gestation period where the dog will seem perfectly fine before symptoms present.
A dog may display symptoms of arthritis at any age. This article lists a few of the symptoms you need to watch for and discusses conventional and alternative therapies.
If your dog has an englarged abdomen, especially if it is painful, these are some of the possible causes and symptoms, but you need to get help now!
Is your dog suffering from a swollen ear flap or ear hematoma? This article explains the causes of ear hematoma in dogs and available treatments.
Hot spots should be taken care of immediately at home. Find out how to treat a hot spot at home, what caused the red skin, and how to keep it from coming back.
Does your dog have a skin tag that needs to be removed? Read about our experience to learn more about this process.
Cushing syndrome is something that affects middle-age to older-age pets and is more prevalent in dogs. It results when too much of a steroid hormone is produced by the pituitary or adrenal gland.
In this article, I will discuss some of the common causes of vomiting dogs, what you can do about it, and when you should be concerned about more serious conditions.
The hind leg is the most common site of lameness in dogs. This article discusses why your dog might have a sore hindlimb, how to identify the problem, and what treatment is needed.
Has your dog started to drool a lot? If your dog does not normally drool a lot but has started drooling everywhere, find out what is wrong and what you can do about it.
Worried owners may be bombarded with imaginary scenes of their dogs being tortured at the vet, but things are much brighter than that. If you have a nervous pet, learn how fear-free programs can help.
Keeping your active dog calm when he's recovering from a surgery can sometimes be a challenge. Here are some tips to help keep your dog mentally stimulated and happy.
Read several honest reviews about the use of the drug Proin for urinary incontinence in dogs. Several pet owners have reported that their dog died shortly after taking Proin.
A damaged meniscus can be quite painful for your dog. This structure, for the most part, lives in the shadow until it's damaged—something commonly associated with a cruciate ligament tear.
Dark urine can be caused by blood or blood byproducts in the urine: if you do not take care of this problem immediately, it could be fatal. However, some other causes of darkened urine are less serious. See the possible causes.
Dogs can get pinched nerves in the neck area which can be quite painful. Here, you'll find the symptoms of a pinched nerve, but keep in mind that these signs may not be obvious and it's important to see the vet right away.
German Shepherds are susceptible to urinary and bladder issues. Many of these problems are food-related and there can be hereditary weaknesses in the bloodline.
Just days after realizing my 8-year-old Miniature Schnauzer had become blind, I nearly lost her to a “mystery” canine illness that can be fatal in only a few hours if not aggressively treated.
About half of all puppies attacked by parvovirus will die no matter what you do, especially if it is virulent. However, knowing the right things to do might help you save your puppy's life.
A time may come where you may need to induce vomiting in your dog. If your vet recommends this, do you know what to do and what type of hydrogen peroxide to use? Read on for some tips.
What exactly is reverse sneezing in dogs and what causes it? How do you treat this condition and what can be done to help poor Rover?
If your dog is coughing up foam, you may be wondering what exactly is going on with your best friend. This article will tackle some possible causes and explain why it's important to see the vet.
Dog owners are often told to give hydrogen peroxide to their dogs when they ingest something potentially harmful, but can you give too much, and how much is too much?
Labrador Retrievers are lovely dogs but have a tendency to become obese. A mutation in the POMC gene may maintain their hunger and make weight control harder.
Here are the top-rated probiotics for dogs scored for efficacy in eliminating gas, loose stool and diarrhea, as well as those that clear up yeasty ears and skin conditions resulting from allergies.
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?
A bleeding tail tip on a dog is often the result of a condition called "happy tail." This occurs when the dog's tail tip hits hard objects repeatedly in its surrounding environment. Find out what may have caused your dog's tail to bleed and what you can do about it.
Learn what causes swollen ears in dogs and how to treat this condition. Swollen ears in dogs are often due to a condition known as aural ear hematoma.
Swollen feet can be a sign of something more serious, but if you can find out what is wrong, some cases can be treated naturally. Find out how to diagnose and treat swollen feet on your dog.
If your dog has a skin rash, it might be caused by several different reasons. This article examines the reasons dogs get rashes and ways to treat them cheaply and effectively.
Learn the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for cherry eye, conjunctivitis, glaucoma, cataracts, and uveitis in dogs.
If your dog breaks a nail, it is very painful and tends to bleed profusely. Here's how to treat it at home before you go to the vet to prevent infection and make sure no further trimming is needed.
Dogs often chew on things they really shouldn't ingest. Some dogs are worse about this than others and will swallow just about anything small enough to fit in their mouths. Learn about what to do if your dog ingests something they shouldn't.
When should a dog be put to sleep? Warning signs a dog is dying and comforting thoughts about dog euthanasia. Post your questions or share your experience.
What is canine pancreatitis? Why does the dog's pancreas get inflamed? What are treatments for pancreatitis in dogs? Learn more about this debilitating condition.
If your dog has been vomiting repeatedly, you'll need to do all you can to prevent dehydration. However, things can get tricky, because too much water may further upset the stomach.
An outbreak of canine pyoderma (or German Shepherd pyoderma) can be excruciating for your pet. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment from this exclusive interview with Dr. Cathy Alinovi of Hoofstock Vet.
The Cockapoo (or Cockerpoo) is a popular cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle. Due to the breed's popularity, some unscrupulous breeders breed cockapoos for profit, including producing 'rare' blue or red merle cockapoos—a colour that does not exist in either Poodles or Cocker Spaniels.
Making an end-of-life decision about a beloved pet is one of the hardest parts of being a pet parent. Dr. Alinovi, of Healthy PAWsibilities, discusses how to make the decision and cope with the grief.
Taking care of a dog suffering from diarrhea can be difficult. This guide is full of tips to help your pooch get better!
Here are first-aid instructions for how to take care of a paw pad injury on your dog and how to keep them from licking the wound. Treating a paw pad injury is an essential part of canine first aid.
Dogs love to play in the snow, but many also like to eat it—and then vomit. Learn about the risks involved in eating snow and how to prevent potential problems.
Seizures are a common disorder that many dogs have. If your dog has seizures, it's important that you are aware of diagnosing and treating the seizures so that you can stop your dog's suffering.
I could not get my dogs to a vet and needed something to resolve their ear infection symptoms fast. I discovered an effective home remedy and an over-the-counter product that successfully resolved their issues. Learn all about these products and how to safely use them.
If money is tight, you may be looking for ways to save money on pet-care costs. You might even ask, "Can I give my dog shots or should I take him to the vet?" Here's a cost comparison and a discussion of the pros and cons so you can make an informed decision.
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.
We are used to seeing our dogs' eyes as clear and limpid, so cholesterol deposits in a dog's eyes won't likely go unnoticed but what causes such deposits in the first place and how are they treated?
If your dog isn't peeing after surgery, there may be different reasons for this. It's important to figure out exactly what is happening. In order to diagnose or identify the cause of the problem, you will want to communicate your concerns with your vet.
Learn more about the signs of osteosarcoma, or bone cancer, in dogs' legs. Please see your vet if you notice any limping suspicious swelling in your dog's legs.
Worried about nosebleeds in dogs? Learn what may cause your dog's nose to bleed and what you can do about it. If your dog's nose is bleeding and doesn't stop or occurs often, see your vet.
Did the vet say your dog needs fine needle aspiration? If so, you may be wondering how this procedure works and how much it costs.
Learn the signs and symptoms of his dysplasia in dogs. Learn some effective strategies and products to make your dog's hip pain more bearable.
Why is your dog still scratching despite using flea products? Learn the possible reasons and how to eradicate fleas once and for all from your home.
Parvo is a deadly virus that stays active at home and in the yard for quite some time. Learn how to kill the virus and why you should wait before opening your home to a new dog.
Front leg paralysis in dogs is a serious condition, so do not hesitate to seek medical treatment. This article outlines the importance of seeing a vet, potential causes, medical terms, and the diagnostic tests or treatments that may be necessary.
If your dog ate gum, you are rightfully concerned. Some types of gum are potentially toxic to dogs. If your dog ate sugarless gum, they may require prompt veterinary attention.
Several signs indicate an upset stomach in dogs, but some signs are not easily recognized by their owners since dogs cannot vocalize their complaints. It is up to us to learn how to recognize these signs.
Picking up your dog after being boarded is a happy event, but dealing with diarrhea is not. What causes diarrhea when dogs are boarded? Learn some possibilities.
Sometimes, little things like pin-point bleeding under the skin may look like something minor, when it may be not. Petechiae in dogs can signal serious medical conditions where every second counts.
Among one of the complications that may affect a mother dog is the issue of retained placentas. The placenta plays a vital role during pregnancy, connecting puppies to the mother dog's uterine wall.
Does your dog have thick, flaky skin with a musty smell? Is he/she constantly itching or scratching? It could be a yeast problem. Here are a few DIY remedies you can try at home.
Canine intervertebral disc disease causes dogs to suffer from pain and muscle spasms. Additionally, they could become paralyzed. Dr. Cathy Alinovi, vet and author, shares her experiences with IVDD.
Calluses on dog elbows are painful. If not taken care of, these sores can become infected and bleed. Learn how to heal cracked calluses on your dog's elbows.
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.
Hostas, poinsettias, and lilies are just a few plants that are poisonous to dogs. Here is a list of the most common plants and flowers that could harm your pet, and what to do if your dog is poisoned.
Blue dobermans may be attractive dogs, but because of their coat color, blue dobermans are prone to some health problems. One of them is blue doberman syndrome, which can cause significant hair loss.
How do you know if your dog has a neurological disorder? This article aims to help owners spot the signs of neurological problems in dogs.
A silent killer is lurking among many breeds causing death from a ruptured, bleeding spleen in dogs. Learn how to recognize signs of trouble of this devastating condition.
Perineal hernia in dogs is a recurring ailment, but I believe post-surgery care can help control recurrence. I will be sharing my dog's journey and what I did to help him.
Canine urinary incontinence is a problem for both old and young dogs. Corn silk can be an effective, natural treatment and is often incorporated in all-natural bladder support formulas for dogs.
Since alternative, natural therapies take a lot longer to start showing effects than conventional therapy, you need to start now.
Your dog just had surgery. Maybe he/she was neutered or spayed and sent home with stitches or staples. You may be wondering how to care for the stitches or how long they take to heal. Learn how to properly care for your dog's incision and decrease any chances of infection.
Dogs tend to grow lumps and bumps in many places on their bodies, so it's not that surprising when a dog grows a mole on its eyelid. What are these growths? Veterinarians have some answers.
Easy to follow and effective instructions on how to use first aid to treat small cuts and wounds on your dog. This is what to do when no vet is available.
Learn about the most common and some not-so common causes of limping in dogs. Find out how to palpate the injured leg and when to see the vet.
All types of grapes and raisins are poisonous to dogs and are a common cause of kidney failure and even death. Learn the signs of grape toxicity in dogs and what to do if your dog has eaten grapes.
Is your dog vomiting yellow bile? There may be different causes. Let's take a look at what bile really is, and what can cause a dog to vomit this bright yellow liquid.
Can your dog's sebaceous cyst be treated naturally with home remedies? Learn when it's best to try home remedies and why surgery is often the best option.
You may notice on walks that you can hear your dog dragging his back paws against the asphalt. Why is that happening? Here's possible explanations for your dog dragging his back foot.
Dental care is very important for German Shepherds and dogs in general. They use their teeth for everything. If you want a strong and healthy dog that ages well, look after their teeth.