Can dogs eat bananas? The short answer is yes, dogs can eat bananas, but before you let your pup munch these sweet, yellow fruits, there are some things you should know.
Pink eye in dogs, also known as “red eye” or conjunctivitis, is an itchy inflammation of the tissue in the inner eyelids and the whites of the eyes. Conjunctivitis in dogs may look the same as pink eye in humans, but it is often caused by irritation, rather than a contagious infection.
Sure, Golden Retrievers were bred to help hunters retrieve waterfowl, but the average home isn’t full of ducks. The pups in these videos have found other ways to make themselves useful by taking on household chores.
Pulmonary hypertension in dogs happens when there’s higher than normal blood pressure in the arteries and capillaries of the lungs. Eventually, blood may start to pool in the body, and dogs can suffer from congestive heart failure. Here’s what you should know.
People have come up with all kinds of creative ways to make dogs a feature of their nuptials. Sometimes the pups even outshine the brides and grooms on their big days! Check out how these people let their weddings go to the dogs.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in dogs is a condition that causes inflammation in the lining of the bowels resulting in upset of the stomach or intestines. It can result in symptoms such as nausea, upset stomach, or diarrhea. Here’s what you should know.
Animal Care And Control Appreciation Week is the second week of April every year. Animal control officers deserve a “thank you” for keeping us and our animal friends safe.
Hypocalcemia in dogs happens when calcium levels in the blood are abnormally low. When dogs have a calcium deficiency, they may suffer from a loss of muscle control, convulsions, or seizures. Thus, this is a serious medical condition that should be treated right away.
Cryptosporidium in dogs is a water-borne protozoan parasite that most commonly affects dogs who play in bodies of fresh water, and it can cause severe diarrhea among other symptoms. An infection with cryptosporidium is called cryptosporidiosis. Here’s what you should know.
Regular, moderate exercise can help keep blood flowing to senior dogs’ muscles, get joint fluid moving, and stave off weight gain that can worsen conditions such as diabetes or arthritis. Here are some outdoor exercises for your older pooch.
Septicemia and bacteremia in dogs happen when a bacterial infection in the bloodstream causes inflammation and illness in the body. When the immune system is unable to fight off the infection, bacteria proliferates and causes septicemia, which has around a 50 percent mortality rate in dogs.
Indoor exercises can provide a low-stress workout for your gray-faced, senior pup that will help them avoid gaining weight, which can worsen arthritis and heart disease. If your dog is stuck inside because of the weather, give these exercises a try.
Mycoplasmas are a family of many species of bacteria that are found in some healthy dogs, though they can cause serious infection and illness, such as kennel cough and pneumonia. Here’s what you should know about mycoplasma infection in dogs.
Why do some dogs recognize their humans’ resting places, and why do they stay there? Do the dogs expect their pet parents to return? Are they waiting at the last spot they were able to smell their humans’ scents? Do they understand death?
Our love for dogs is always inspiring, and sometimes we just need to express that adoration in any artistic way we can. The world is always better off with more loving monuments that depict our canine companions, even if those artistic tributes get a little bit odd.
Your pet sitter needs to handle your senior dog’s individual needs while you’re away, and it’s your responsibility to help prepare them to provide the right care. Here are a few tips that will help make sure your sitter knows how to care for your old pooch.
Metabolic acidosis in dogs is a condition that happens when there’s an excessive level of acidity in the blood. If this happens for a long time, it can cause major problems in dogs’ bodies, including poor heart function and a loss of minerals in the bones. Here’s what you should know.
Aortic stenosis in dogs is a narrowing of the aortic valve of the heart, which is responsible for letting oxygen-rich blood flow out of the left ventricle to the aorta and the rest of the body. Symptoms can range from completely non-existent to congestive heart failure and sudden death. Here’s what you should know.
Dermatomyositis in dogs is a hereditary, immune-mediated disease that affects the skin and, sometimes, the muscles and blood vessels. The disease is most common in Collies, Shetland Sheepdogs, and mixes of those breeds. Here’s what you should know.
Grooming your dog can be messy, difficult, and downright unpleasant, but it can be even worse for both you and your pup when you’re making mistakes without realizing it. Here are a few mistakes you should avoid.
Enlarged prostate in dogs, also known as prostatomegaly, is a condition that can affect any male, though it is more common in dogs that haven’t been neutered and dogs over the age of eight. Usually it’s benign, but an enlarged prostate can result from very serious conditions such as cancer, too.