Ataxia in dogs refers to a loss of coordination or unbalanced gait due to sensory dysfunction. It may appear like your dog is drunk. If you see symptoms, you must contact your vet to determine the cause and form a treatment plan. Here’s what you should know.
As dog lovers, we’d never do anything to put our pups in danger. Well, not intentionally. There are many common practices that accidentally put our best friends at risk. Here are a few that dog parents should avoid!
Kidney infections in dogs can lead to serious symptoms and conditions if left untreated, including kidney failure and death. They’re often caused by bacteria that enter through the urinary tract, including the urethra and bladder, and move into the kidney. Here’s what you should know.
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.
Hematomas in dogs happen when blood vessels burst and cause blood-filled blisters. Usually they form under the skin and are common on dogs’ ears. They can also form on other parts of the body or can occur in internal organs. Here’s what you should know.
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?”
Staph infections in dogs are caused by Staphylococcus bacteria and mostly appear as skin infections at the sites of wounds or irritation, though they can affect nearly any part of the body. Here’s what you should know.
Metoclopramide is a drug used to treat nausea, vomiting, and acid reflux in dogs by helping food pass quickly through the upper digestive tract. It causes the muscles of the digestive tract to contract more frequently and pass food and bile that has built up in the stomach.
Taurine deficiency in dogs happens when there is a lack of the amino acid taurine, which is important for dogs’ health, in the body. A taurine deficiency can cause an enlarged heart, which leads to serious health problems. Here’s what you should know.
Imodium is a medication that can be used to treat dogs with diarrhea. Even though it’s sold as an over-the-counter medicine, you shouldn’t give it to your dog unless your veterinarian says it’s safe. Here’s what you should know.
Hernias in dogs are tears or weaknesses in abdominal muscles that allow internal organs or fatty tissue to pass through to other parts of the body. Depending on the type of hernia, symptoms can be mild or life-threatening if it goes untreated, but hernias are very treatable.
Enalapril is a drug that can be used to treat heart failure and high blood pressure in dogs, as well as other heart conditions and chronic kidney failure. It’s sometimes known by the brand names Enacard and Vasotec. It’s very powerful and can lead to side effects. Here’s what you should know.
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 if you’re interested in helping them in their missions.
Ringworm in dogs, also known as dermatophytosis, is a parasitic fungal infection of the skin, hair, or nails. While the infection is superficial and not life-threatening, it’s important to begin treatment right away, as the fungus is highly contagious and can spread between canines, other animals, and humans.
Cyproheptadine for dogs is an antihistamine used to control allergy symptoms. It’s sometimes known by the brand name Periactin. Side effects of the drug are typically minimal, which can make it useful for dogs who suffer side effects from other antihistamines.
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.
Emphysema in dogs is a condition where air collects in the respiratory tract, making it difficult to breathe. This build-up of air is often caused by another chronic respiratory disease and results in dogs having a hard time expelling air from the lungs. Here’s what you should know.
Salmonella infection, or salmonellosis, is a condition in dogs caused by salmonella bacteria. It usually results in symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea, but it can lead to more serious conditions. Though the bacteria is common, it’s unusual for it to cause disease in healthy canines.
Desmopressin for dogs, also known by the brand names DDAVP and Stimate, is a drug primarily used to treat central diabetes insipidus and, sometimes, von Willebrand’s disease. Side effects are uncommon and generally mild. Here’s what you should know.
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.