A squamous cell carcinoma is a malignant tumor in the epidermal layer of a dog’s skin. It can appear on the skin, in the nail beds of the toes, or in the mouth. Here’s what you should know.
July 31st is National Mutt Day, and mixed-breed dogs deserve the praise. In fact, National Mutt Day is celebrated twice a year–also on December 2nd–because mutts are just that awesome! Check out these happy mixed-breed pooches!
July 31st and December 2nd are both celebrated as National Mutt Day! There’s no need to settle on one breed when you can have a whole bunch rolled into one package. There are plenty of advantages to having a mixed-breed dog.
Syncope is the medical term for fainting, which happens when dogs lose consciousness, usually due to a lack of oxygen and nutrients normally provided to the brain by blood flow. The fainting spells are usually brief in dogs and followed by spontaneous recovery.
July 24th is Tell An Old Joke Day–a day to share some laughs or some groans over the jokes you’ve probably heard and told a million times before, and there’s no shortage of jokes about dogs!
Metronidazole is an antibiotic prescribed by veterinarians for dogs to treat diarrhea, inflammation of the large intestine, and other bacterial and parasitic infections such as Giardia. Some also refer to it by the brand name Flagyl.
Aspiration pneumonia in dogs happens when the lungs become inflamed or infected from inhaling foreign substances, including vomit and regurgitated food or fluid such as gastric acid. If you see the signs of aspiration pneumonia in your dog, then it is important to seek veterinary treatment.
July 11th is Cheer Up The Lonely Day. No one is better at curing loneliness than our canine friends, and if we can share just a little bit of their love and compassion with someone in need, we can make the world a better, kinder place to live.
Acid reflux in dogs, also called gastroesophageal reflux, happens when the acid and enzymes from the stomach and intestines that aid in digestion move into the esophagus. It causes discomfort and can be dangerous.
July is National Ice Cream Month, and just because dogs shouldn’t eat human ice cream doesn’t mean they have to be left out of the fun. There are plenty of dog-safe alternatives to human ice cream.
All dogs shake their heads from time to time, but when head shaking becomes excessive, it can be alarming. Most dogs will shake to relieve a mild itch or irritation; however, if head shaking persists, it is a cause for concern.
July is National Anti-Boredom Month, and no one would love to fight boredom with you more than your dog! Dogs can especially benefit this month, as boredom is often the cause of anxious, destructive behavior.
The dog days of summer are usually the hottest days of the year, but you may be wondering why we refer to them as the “dog days” and when they happen. What do our beloved canine companions have to do with the warm weather?
July is National Blueberry Month, and it’s a great time to celebrate the tiny, tasty, refreshing fruits that can be enjoyed by humans and canines alike. Blueberries really are a super food, and they’re especially delicious on a hot summer day.
One of the issues that many senior dogs face is hearing loss. Deafness can be age-related or it can be caused by a medical condition. Going deaf often happens gradually, and because of that, the symptoms of hearing loss are sometimes hard to spot until the condition is advanced.
Seizures in dogs are involuntary convulsions or fits where there is a loss of muscle control due to an interruption of normal brain function. They may result in a loss of consciousness, but this is not always the case. Here’s what you should know.
Triamcinolone acetonide, commonly known by the brand names Panalog and Vetalog, is a powerful steroid that can be used to treat inflammation, swelling, and itchiness for various conditions in dogs. Here’s what you should know.
As a responsible dog owner, you probably take steps to make sure your pup is safe and as relaxed as possible on Independence Day, but there are some things that are done with the best intentions that end up making dogs’ fears worse.
The 4th of July is a time for the people of America to come together and celebrate their Independence Day. But our dogs want to get in on the fun sometimes, too. These dogs are happy to have some summer fun and enjoy the holiday with their best friends.
Summer is on the way, and it’s a time to break out the grill and have a fun barbecue party with friends. But it can also be quite dangerous for your dog. Memorial Day weekend tends to be the kickoff for grill season, so here are ten tips to keep dogs safe at barbecues.
Hydrocephalus is a condition where cerebrospinal fluid builds up in a dog’s skull, putting pressure on the brain. It is also sometimes referred to as “water on the brain.” Here’s what you should know.