Tear stains appear in certain breeds more often than others, and they can indicate a lot of different things. It’s important that you see a veterinarian or eye specialist if your dog is developing tear stains to determine the cause and possible treatments.
Canine cognitive dysfunction, or CCD, is similar to Alzheimer’s disease in humans, and it tends to appear in older dogs as the brain ages. The symptoms can be heartbreaking, but there are ways to help treat your dog, make them comfortable, and improve their condition.
April is National Heartworm Awareness Month, and it’s a good time to begin watching out for the symptoms of heartworm in your dog. Heartworm can be difficult to detect in the early stages, but if your dog exhibits any of these symptoms, visit a veterinarian immediately.
There are plenty of ways to stop fleas from attacking your dog, and you can use medicinal means or rely on homemade solutions. Sometimes the best approach is to use a combination of different preventative measures. Talk about these flea treatments with your vet!
Melatonin for dogs is a sedative hormonal supplement that is used to treat many kinds of anxiety, hyperactivity, restlessness, and other conditions. It is generally considered to be safe for dogs with a vet’s recommendation. Here’s what you should know.
There are plenty of ways to take care of dogs, but there are certain things that they can’t do themselves that absolutely need our human attention. It’s your job to keep them healthy, provide boundaries, and give them the care they need.
Mucus or blood in your dog’s stool or blood in your dog’s urine are symptoms of other conditions and don’t identify the cause of the underlying problem. You should definitely consult your veterinarian as soon as possible if you see these symptoms.
Dogs are pregnant for about 63 days or nine weeks, though this may vary by a few days depending on several factors. It’s hard to find out whether a dog is pregnant without veterinary tests, as there are many medical issues that result in similar symptoms. Here’s what you should know about dog pregnancy.
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.
Alopecia in dogs refers to hair loss that can be partial or complete, but it also refers to deficiencies in a dog’s coat or a failure to grow hair at all. You should see your veterinarian to get a proper diagnosis and begin treatment.
Pancreatitis in dogs refers to an inflammation of the pancreas that can either be acute or chronic. If it goes untreated, it can result in permanent organ damage–even brain damage. Here’s what you should know.
When you think of a big dog, you probably think of a Great Dane. They’re huge pups that could easily be mistaken for small horses. But that doesn’t stop them from thinking like lap dogs. Here are seven hilarious videos of Great Danes who act like lap dogs.
Some dog harnesses are meant for everyday use with dogs on walks, but there are also dog harnesses for training purposes, for service dogs, or for use in the car. ere’s what you should know about a few of the different types of dog harnesses you can buy.
Cryptorchidism in dogs happens when one or both testicles are retained in the abdomen and fail to descend into the scrotum. It can lead to serious complications in dogs, including testicular cancer, so it’s important to treat it quickly. Here’s what you should know.
If your neighbor’s dog won’t stop barking, it can go beyond a minor annoyance. A barking dog who doesn’t belong to you can disrupt your sleep, ruin your peace of mind, or become a headache-inducing nuisance. Here are a few ways you can put a stop to a noisy neighbor pooch.
Allergic reactions in dogs can be difficult to spot, as they vary in type, severity, and cause. Almost any substance can trigger allergic reactions in dogs, though there are some allergens that are more common triggers than others. Here’s what you should know.
Spring has sprung, and it’s time to start your spring cleaning. That’s especially true if you have items around the house that can hurt your dog if you don’t get rid of them or replace them. Here are a few items all pet parents should throw away.
National Puppy Day is March 23rd! Even if you can’t adopt a puppy, there are plenty of ways to help puppies in need in honor of this holiday. Volunteer, raise funds, foster, or find other ways to get involved!
So you’ve just typed “dogs for sale” into Google hoping to find a specific breed of dog or a cheap, quick, and easy way to grab a companion. We need to talk.
Dog ear mites are small parasites, most commonly of a species called Otodectes cynotis, that feed on the wax, oils, and debris in dogs’ ears. They can cause inflammation and injuries as dogs scratch themselves. Here’s what you should know.
Saint Patrick’s Day is a time for being with your pals and laughing over a few pints of green beer. So if you’re going to spend time with friends, why not spend it with humans’ best friends–dogs? Here are a few dog breeds that would make excellent companions for Saint Paddy’s Day!