Basal cell carcinomas and tumors are the most common forms of skin cancer found in dogs. Most basal cell tumors in dogs are benign, though they can become malignant. When caught early, they can be treated without further complications, usually with surgery. Here’s what you should know.
Mastitis in dogs is an inflammation of the mammary glands in the breast that produce milk, usually due to bacterial infection. It’s mainly found in nursing dogs, though it’s sometimes found in females who aren’t nursing or pregnant and even some male dogs.
Bronchitis in dogs is a condition where the bronchial airways become inflamed. If it goes untreated, it can lead to other conditions such as pneumonia in dogs. Most dogs recover without complications so long as they get proper treatment. Here’s what you should know.
Contact dermatitis in dogs is a condition that results in inflammation from contact with allergens or substances that damage or irritate the skin. It can affect dogs of any age, though some breeds with genetic predispositions and dogs with weakened immune systems are more likely to show signs.
Sometimes the canines we meet in video game adventures are friends, sometimes they’re foes, and sometimes they’re heroes. From loyal to lovable, creepy to courageous, here are some of the most awesome pups from your favorite video games!
Jaundice in dogs refers to a buildup of yellow pigment in the blood and tissue, which causes a yellow discoloration in the skin, gums, and eyes. This is also called icterus or yellow jaundice. 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.
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.
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.
If you’re looking for a job that will let you hang out with dogs all day while you earn some cash, you may want to become a dog walker. These days, there are plenty of ways to go about getting a dog walking gig. Here’s what you should know.
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 should contact your vet to determine the cause and form a treatment plan. Here’s what you should know.
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.
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.
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.
Hematomas in dogs happen when blood vessels burst and cause a blood-filled blister. 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.
Rimadyl (carprofen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication used to relieve pain from arthritis and joint diseases in dogs. Because it has fewer side effects than steroids, vets often consider it safer for long-term use. Here’s what you should know.
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.
Ketoconazole is a drug used to treat fungal infections in dogs. It can also be used to treat Cushing’s disease. It’s a generic form of Nizoral. Other forms of this drug have been created to reduce the number of side effects associated with Ketoconazole. Here’s what you should know.
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.
The answer to that question is no, you cannot give ibuprofen to your dog unless your veterinarian specifically instructs you to do so. This includes brand names of ibuprofen, such as Advil, Motrin, and Midol. Overdose of ibuprofen in dogs can be fatal. Here’s what you should know.
There are plenty of scams out there designed to take your money. Some of them can end up with you losing your dog. If you’re like me, you’d much rather be parted with your paycheck than your precious pup. Here’s what you should look out for.