Has your dog started to drool a lot? Find out what you can do If your dog does not normally drool a lot but has started drooling everywhere.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We all like our homes to smell fresh and clean, and for that reason, many people use plug-in or spray air fresheners to help their house smell nice. Unfortunately, air fresheners can have a downside—they can make dogs very unwell and can even lead to death.
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.
When our little dog ate 6 pennies and almost died, I learned about zinc toxicity. This is a warning to pet owners so they can identify the symptoms of zinc toxicity before it's too late.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When an adult dog suddenly goes blind, it's traumatic for pet and pet parent alike. A blind dog can adjust to life without sight and get along fine, but it's difficult to believe that at first.
Does your dog have a skin tag that needs to be removed? Read about our experience to learn more about this process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Back problems are common in Dachshunds, and the risk of these dogs developing damage to the spinal cord is extremely high. That is why precautions need to be taken throughout their entire life.
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.
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.
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.
Canine congestive heart failure (CHF) may seem like a death sentence for a beloved pet. Dr. Alinovi discusses signs, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis for dogs with congestive heart failure.
Even if you want to sit on a couch while your dog loses weight, these great exercise routines will help get your dog in shape and prevent the diseases associated with obesity.
Do you know the symptoms of diabetes in dogs? Canine diabetes is on the rise, so every dog lover needs to be familiar with these symptoms. Protect your pet's life with this knowledge.
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.
Why is my dog urinating blood? Learn what conditions may cause blood in your dog's urine, and why you should take your dog to see the vet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dog blackheads may appear on a dog's back or belly or other parts of the body. Learn more about blackheads in dogs.
Taking care of a dog suffering from diarrhea can be difficult. This guide is full of tips to help your pooch get better!
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.
Some causes of vomiting can be treated at home, while others require medical attention. If your dog is otherwise healthy, try these natural, vet-approved home remedies to soothe their upset stomach.
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.
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.
Among the variety of neoplasias found in dogs, soft-tissue sarcomas are quite common. Learn more about this type of cancer and how it affects dogs.
Learn how to recognize razor rash or clipper burn on your dog, as well as how to prevent and treat this unfortunate condition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many dogs find rabbit poop an irresistible temptation. Why? What happens if your dog eats rabbit poop? What diseases can they get?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Feeling overwhelmed about caring for your diabetic dog? Taking care of a dog with canine diabetes may seem scary, but if you set up a consistent routine and stick with it, you can make life much easier for yourself and your pet.
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 you can expect from your dog as she recovers from surgery, and warning signs to watch out for in case of complications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You may have heard about the benefits of turmeric for dogs. What do vets say about turmeric, what's the correct turmeric dosage for dogs and what risks should you be aware of ?
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.
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.
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?
Canine degenerative myelopathy affects the spinal cord of the dog. It's a slowly progressing. The symptomes look very similar to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis).
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.
Hot spots are a painful summer problem for most dogs. Labs and other big dogs seem particularly susceptible to them. Here's what causes them and what you can do to prevent their occurrence in spring and summer or year-round.
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.
Learn effective vet-approved natural remedies to relieve your dog's stomach problems at home. Find an easy-to-make bland diet recipe for your pup that you can make with food from your kitchen's pantry!
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.
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.
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.
If your dog is snoring, you may be hoping there is a way to stop it so you can finally get some restful sleep. Here are a few tips to stop your dog from snoring.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dog bladder stones are painful but not life-threatening. However, no pet owner wants a pet to suffer and wonders what to do. In this interview, Dr. Cathy Alinovi discusses treatment and care options.
One of the most common hereditary health problems for German Shepherds is hip dysplasia. Knowing the causes and symptoms can help you avoid or lessen the burden of this issue.
If you live in an area where scorpions live, you may wonder about scorpion stings and dogs. Knowledge is power, so it's best to be prepared in case your dog gets stung by a scorpion.
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.
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.
Here is a list of 12 foods that you can offer your dog when they have diarrhea or an irritated stomach. What are the symptoms of diarrhea and what might be causing it?
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!
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 is itching and scratching, you need to provide help now before he damages his skin with his nails. Here are some things you can do right now even when you cannot take your dog to the vet.
Finding a bit of mucus in your dog's stool is common and benign, but an excessive amount is troubling, especially if there is blood. Learn what causes mucus in dog poop and what you can do about it.
Take care of your dog's ACL injury as soon as it happens, and find out what to do later if the problem persists.
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.
Learn how to give your dog medication in the event of an allergic reaction to bee stings. This knowledge could buy your dog time and save his life!
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.
Learn about the symptoms suggesting gastroenteritis in dogs and potential cures. Also learn about the prognosis of this serious disorder.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Recognizing the symptoms of intestinal blockages in dogs is important considering that blockages are a serious problem that may lead to death when left untreated. Learn the warning symptoms of a potential intestinal blockage in dogs and when to see the vet.
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.
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
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.
Apple cider vinegar is used by pet owners to improve the immune system, clean the ears and treat infections, improve the coat, prevent kidney and bladder stones, and make their dogs healthier. Learn the other benefits this product can give and how to use it.
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.
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.
You may be looking for calming aids for anxious dogs to help your canine companion out during difficult times. Here are some reviews of dog calming aids along with an explanation of how they work.
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.
I'm a long time owner and lover of the breed. However, this article is not meant to replace professional veterinary advice.
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.
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.
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.
How do dogs get tapeworms, and how do you get rid of them? Learn more about canine tapeworms and how to recognize their presence in your best friend.
If your dog has a bloody nose (epistaxis), follow these first aid steps to stop the bleeding, find out what might be causing it, and learn what you need to do to prevent it happening again.
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.
An epilepsy diagnosis can be heartbreaking to pet parents, but epileptic dogs can still enjoy a quality life with proper care. This article discusses FAQs about canine epilepsy through an interview with Dr. Cathy Alinovi.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for cherry eye, conjunctivitis, glaucoma, cataracts, and uveitis in dogs.
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.
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.
This is about my personal experience with my miniature schnauzer who has canine intervertebral disc disease, or disc herniation.
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.
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.
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.
Find out how to get rid of fleas, once and for all. Learn about a “secret weapon” that’s cheap, effective, safe, and easy to use.
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.
Diarrhea is a common problem in dogs. Many of the causes of dog diarrhea are self-limiting and may be treated with home remedies. More serious causes of diarrhea require treatment by a veterinarian.
You may have read over the internet to give Imodium to dogs with diarrhea, but there are some precautions many websites do not warn about. This article will go over a few risks of giving this med.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Prednisone is a drug that dog owners must pay close attention to avoid all the side effects and taper the medication properly. Learn why it's important to wean dogs off corticosteroids gradually, and how to do it.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about what is normal or abnormal in your dog after giving birth. Symptoms of problems in your dog after giving birth.
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.
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?
This article contains tips for feeding and watering a dog with megaesophagus. Photos and videos are included as well to help owners help their canine companions.
Many dogs suffer from patellar luxations, a condition also known as "trick knee", where the kneecap slips out of place and can cause discomfort and pain. Fortunately, if caught early, the condition is treatable. That's why it's important to know the signs of a slipping knee and what to do about it.
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.
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.
Here's a discussion and list of natural, alternative ways of easing a dog's allergic skin reactions.
Does your dog have thick, flaky skin and a musty smell? Is he or she constantly itching or scratching? Your dog could have a yeast infection or suffer from yeast overgrowth. Here are a few DIY remedies you can try at home to resolve the issue.
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?
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.
Find out how Black Walnut trees affect your dog and what you can do to protect their lives. Another helpful pet tip from Barnsey!
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.
German Shepherds are susceptible to a variety of health issues—some are related to breeding practices. Learn about some of their common stomach issues.
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.
Find out why dogs can smell bad, and learn traditional and alternative things you can do to reduce dog odor.
The following are some effective home remedies for a dog's diarrhea that I have learned after working at an animal hospital for some time. However, I have also learned that, while mostly effective, these home remedies may not work for all dogs.
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.
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.
Learn what may be causing your dog to vomit yellow bile in the morning and how to potentially prevent this annoying problem from recurring.
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.
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.
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.
Every dog is prone to broken bones, but some dogs are more likely to suffer from it than others. Find out what you need to do when an accident occurs and be prepared for the worst.
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.
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.
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?
Leptospirosis is an infection caused by a bacterium named Leptospira. Its symptoms are sometimes very serious. It's important to try to prevent this disease in dogs.
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 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.
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.
If your dog is itching and scratching, learn about some natural alternatives to steroids before the problems start.
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.
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.
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.
Your vet asked for a urinalysis, and you are now wondering how to collect a urine sample from your dog. It's easier said than done. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to get a dog to "pee in a cup."
An overview of dog pneumonia and our experience with the condition. Our three-week-old Great Dane puppy is recovering well from pneumonia now, due to antibiotics and good supportive care. Photos and videos included.
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.