Anaphylaxis in dogs is a severe allergic reaction that can result in anaphylactic shock, respiratory or cardiac failure, or even death. The reaction can be localized to a certain part of the body or be more general and involve the shut down of major organs.
Ear infections are one of the most common medical issues for dogs, and they can present concerning symptoms. Luckily, most canine ear infections clear up easily with treatment. Here’s what you should know.
Beyond seeing our beloved pups just having fun outside and enjoying themselves, there’s a lot of benefits to playing with them. Here are five benefits you and your dog receive when you play with them.
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.
Heat stroke occurs when your pet’s internal temperature becomes dangerously high, generally about 106 degrees F. Veterinarian Dr. Phil Zeltzman has some tips about the signs of heat stroke, the treatment, and how to prevent it from happening in your dog.
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.
Regular brushing removes excess hair from your dog’s coat and cuts down significantly on the amount of hair you have to deal with on your furniture, car, and your favorite black pants. It also helps distribute the natural oils in your dog’s fur and skin, keeping their coat healthy and looking its best.
More dogs go missing on the 4th of July than any other day of the year. With all the noisy fireworks, loud parties, and distractions, it’s no wonder so many pooches bolt and get lost on Independence Day. Following a few safety tips will help keep your dog safe.
More than half of the millions of dog owners in the United States claim that they drive with their dogs in the car at least once a month. That’s a lot of dogs riding in cars! Here are a few things you should know about dog seat belts and why they’re so important.
As warmer summertime temperatures approach, it’s important to remember that dogs are vulnerable to injuries and illnesses related to hot weather, including heat stroke, dehydration, sunburn, and foot pad burns. The most dangerous condition is heat stroke.
Summer has officially started, and the dog days will be here again before you know it. July is National Beat The Heat Month–a reminder to us all to keep our pups cool on these hot summer days. Here are a few ways pups won’t let anything stop them from staying cool while being cool.
Surgeons from many hospitals have reported a rise in friction burns, lacerations, ligament injuries, and fractures in the hand all due to the mishandling of dogs’ leashes and collars. Here’s what you should know and how you can keep yourself safe.
Dating a dog owner is one of the best things in the world, in my unbiased opinion. However, there definitely are some things you should know before dating someone who adores their dog. Here’s some advice.
Some dog breeds are more popular than others, but some are so rare that they’ve barely left the homeland where they first appeared. Here’s a list of five of the rarest dog breeds in the world and some of the reasons they haven’t gained as much popularity as other breeds.
Allergies can’t be cured, but they can be treated, both with medication and by protecting your dog as much as possible from whatever’s making them sick. Here’s what you should know about dog allergies and what you can do about them.
Thanks to a nurse in Georgia, dogs now have access to old human pacemakers. These life-saving devices don’t cost much, and they could end up saving a lot of dogs’ lives. You can even donate your old pacemaker to a dog in need.
Our pooches are awesome at being good friends, and other members of the animal kingdom know that, too! Here are a few stories of canines who show us friends can come in any shape, color, size, or species in honor of National Best Friends Day!
What if your dog suddenly doesn’t feel right during or after a car ride? Dog motion sickness is real, and it can happen even during the shortest car rides. Preventing canine car sickness, and even treating it, can help make that trip to the dog park or anywhere else a lot more pleasant.
For some people, a more relaxed, even lazy dog breed might be more their speed. The dogs on this list are happy with moderate exercise for some of the day, but they’re mostly content to be couch potatoes and sit around with their humans in the house.
Euthanasia is an overdose of barbiturates that will stop a dog’s heart. It is painless when done properly. Many dog owners choose this option when their pet’s suffering becomes too great. Here is what you should know about dog euthanasia.
There are plenty of obscure dog breeds out there, but some breeds just rise to the top more than others. The five dog breeds on the list below are so popular that almost everyone in the world has heard of them, seen them, or lives with them.