Mike Clark

Head Editor at and Has a side hustle as a joke writer. Former professional dog walker and pet sitter at Windy City Paws.

    Liver Cancer In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

    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.

    by Mike Clark
    7 Hours Ago

    Kaopectate For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Effects

    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.

    by Mike Clark
    7 Hours Ago

    Hydronephrosis In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

    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.

    by Mike Clark
    November 18th

    9 Things You Need If You Travel With Your Dog Over The Holidays

    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.

    by Mike Clark
    November 15th

    Endocarditis In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

    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.

    by Mike Clark
    November 14th

    Excess Protein In Dogs’ Urine: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

    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.

    by Mike Clark
    November 13th

    11 Of The Weirdest Guinness World Records Held By Dogs

    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?”

    by Mike Clark
    November 7th

    5 Non-Profit Sanctuaries For Unwanted Senior Dogs

    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.

    by Mike Clark
    November 4th

    10 Dogs Who Love Tricks And Treats For Halloween [VIDEOS]

    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.

    by Mike Clark
    October 31st

    Halloween Noise Anxiety In Dogs And 8 Things You Can Do About It

    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.

    by Mike Clark
    October 31st

    Low Blood Albumin In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

    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.

    by Mike Clark
    October 30th

    What Is MRSA Infection In Dogs? Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

    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.

    by Mike Clark
    October 29th

    Pulmonary Fibrosis In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

    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.

    by Mike Clark
    October 28th
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