As dogs age, many of them begin losing their vision for a variety of reasons. Sometimes blindness in dogs comes on very quickly, but other times it happens gradually. Here are a few ways you can help if your senior dog is going blind.
Famotidine, also known by the brand name Pepcid, is a drug that can be given to dog to treat a variety of gastrointestinal conditions. It works by reducing the production of stomach acid in dogs, which can help treat stomach ulcers, acid reflux, and gastritis.
There’s nothing quite like curling up with a good book, and it’s even better when you can curl up with a good pup to hug while you read about dogs. Book Lovers Day is coming up on August 9th, so it’s a perfect time to add to your summer reading list.
Dexamethasone is a powerful anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive drug that can be used to treat several conditions in dogs. It is more powerful than prednisone and 30 times stronger than the cortisol steroid hormones that are produced naturally in dogs’ adrenal glands.
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.
You’ve already stocked up on the latest doggy gifts, and your pup has all the newest gadgets. What else is there to get for your spoiled furry friend? Well, you don’t have to keep breaking the bank. There are plenty of cheap — or even free — gifts you can give your dog that are perfect for the pup who has everything.
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.
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.
August 5th is Work Like A Dog Day — a day to celebrate those of us who are dedicated, tenacious, and hardworking. Certainly that describes many dogs out there, but not these pups. Here are nine dogs who are hardly working instead of working hard.
More and more dog parents are relying on titer testing to determine if yearly vaccinations are necessary, though it can be controversial. Here’s what you should know about titer testing and what it means for vaccinating your dog.
Trifexis is a medication for dogs that kills fleas and prevents infestation, prevents heartworm, and treats and prevents many kinds of worm infestations. It has a controversial history. Here’s what you should know about this drug.
August is National Peach Month — a perfect time to share a juicy, sweet peach treat with your dog. Peaches are full of healthy vitamins and nutrients for your pooch. Here are six delicious peach dog treat recipes to celebrate.
Hurricane season in the US usually lasts from June to November, and it’s important to prepared for an emergency and possible evacuation with a plan that includes your pets. If you live in an area where hurricanes are known to hit, keep yourself, your family, and your dogs safe.
Fluconazole is an anti-fungal medication often used to treat yeast fungal infections in dogs. Its most common use is to treat skin infections, but it can also treat fungal infections in organs or elsewhere in dogs’ bodies. Here’s what you should know.
August 3rd is National Watermelon Day — a day to celebrate one of the sweetest, yummiest fruits you can share with your dog. Watermelons are full of vitamins and nutrients that are healthy for your pup! Here are some fun, healthy ways to serve them.
Can dogs eat peaches? The short answer is yes, dogs can eat peaches, but before you serve your dog some of this yummy fruit, there are some things you should know. Now is an especially good time to learn about dogs and peaches, as August is actually National Peach Month!
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.
There aren’t many people who expect their dogs to go out and get jobs, and that’s a good thing. If dogs entered the work force en masse, a lot of us humans would be out of our jobs because canines could probably do what we do better!
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.