Liver cancer in dogs is a tumorous growth in the lining of the liver, which is the organ responsible for removing toxins for the body, aiding in digestion, and helping with blood clotting. If you see the signs, get to your vet immediately. The earlier it’s caught, the better the chances of recovery.
Kaopectate, also known as kaolin/pectin, is a drug that can be used to treat mild diarrhea in dogs. It’s available over the counter without a prescription, but you must always consult your veterinarian before providing any kind of drug to your dog. Here’s what you should know.
Hydronephrosis in dogs happens when one or both kidneys are swollen due to a buildup of urine, which happens when fluid can’t properly drain from the kidney to the bladder for release. This can occur due to a variety of reasons, including kidney obstruction, kidney stones, tumors, disease, or injury.
We don’t want to leave our pups at home. It’s hard to find a sitter this time of year, and our dogs are family, too. Having to travel with your dog can be difficult, and the holidays present some additional challenges. Here are nine essentials that you’ll want to have if you travel with your dog over the holidays.
Endocarditis in dogs is an infection or inflammation of the lining of the inner surface of the heart, known as the endothelium. Sometimes it is referred to as endocardiosis. It’s uncommon, which means vets sometimes overlook or misdiagnose it, and this is dangerous because the it’s often fatal if it goes untreated.
Excess protein in dogs’ urine can be an abnormality that’s easily remedied by dietary changes, or it can be a condition called proteinuria, which is a sign of conditions that can be quite serious. This often happens gradually in older dogs, but it can also result from kidney disease or other medical issues.
Hematochezia in dogs is the medical term for the appearance of bright, red blood in stools. Usually this happens when there’s bleeding in a dog’s lower digestive system. It can be a symptom of anything from a dog swallowing a small object to more serious medical conditions like tumors.
When those who serve our country return home, they deserve to be welcomed in the best way possible. In honor of Veterans Day, here are eight dogs who can’t hide their joy after reuniting with their service member moms.
All dogs are amazing, but some pups go above and beyond to be the best at what they do. A select few even make it into the Guinness World Records! But sometimes the those doggy records leave us scratching our heads and asking questions like, “How? Why? What?”
Senior dog sanctuaries are so important. They give old dogs the love and care they deserve at the end of their lives. All the sanctuaries on this list are 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that you can donate to and get a tax write off if you’re interested in helping them in their missions.
Pulmonary edema in dogs is a buildup of fluid in the lungs that can cause difficulty breathing and poor oxygen circulation. Permanent damage to the lungs can occur. However, depending on the cause, the prognosis for affected dogs is generally good if the cause and symptoms are treated properly.
November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s a great time to spread knowledge about pets and cancer, as well as a time to educate ourselves about the things we can do to prevent or treat cancer in our own pets. Here’s what you should know.
Halloween is lurking around the corner like a vampire in the night. It’s one of the most fun holidays on the calendar, and it’s full of tricks and treats and all kinds of spooky surprises. But all that fun isn’t just for the humans. Our doggy pals want in on the yearly monster mash, too.
With all the noisy decorations, parties, and people coming to the door, knocking, ringing the bell, and yelling, “Trick-or-treat!” your dog can start to feel very anxious, especially if they’re already prone to noise anxiety. Here are a few steps you can take to reduce their Halloween noise anxiety.
This year, you can be prepared if you see a pup in costume knocking at your door. There are plenty of Halloween-themed dog treats out there that are perfect for trick-or-treating pups. Here are some of our favorites.
Low blood albumin in dogs, also known as hypoalbuminemia, happens when levels of albumin, a protein that regulates blood volume, drop abnormally low. It can be chronic and appear gradually, or it can come on very quickly and result in severe symptoms. Here’s what you should know.
MRSA is a so-called “superbug” that’s resistant to many forms of antibiotics and can be fatal for infected dogs. As the infection worsens and the dog doesn’t respond to antibiotic treatment, the bacteria can get into the bloodstream and become toxic. Here’s what you should know.
Pulmonary fibrosis in dogs is a deadly lung disease where the lungs become scarred, stiff, and thickened, resulting in breathing problems and low oxygen levels in the blood. Symptoms can improve with proper treatment, but damage to the lungs is not reversible, and the progression of the disease will not stop.
Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 at 2:00am. When humans change the clock, it can affect dogs more strongly. Here are a few ways your dog might struggle during this time and what you can do to help them adjust.
Atopic dermatitis in dogs is an inflammatory condition where a dog’s skin shows symptoms of an allergic reaction after the dog ingests or inhales a substance they’re sensitive to. It’s sometimes called “atopy.” Here’s what you should know.
Hypokalemia in dogs happens when levels of potassium in the blood are lower than usual. It can be a life-threatening condition if it becomes severe and goes untreated. Here’s what you should know.