Pink eye in dogs, also known as “red eye” or conjunctivitis, is an itchy inflammation of the tissue in the inner eyelids and the whites of the eyes. Conjunctivitis in dogs may look the same as pink eye in humans, but it is often caused by irritation, rather than a contagious infection.
Abscesses in dogs are pockets of pus somewhere in the body, commonly including the skin, mouth, between the toes, or within the body cavity. There are many types of abscesses in dogs, and they can range from small and superficial to large and dangerous. Here’s what you should know.
E. coli is a bacteria found in the lower intestines of dogs and other mammals. Usually it’s benign, but symptoms can appear in dogs when the bacteria concentration is too high and results in a disease called colibacillosis or E. coli infection. 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.
Salmonella infection, or salmonellosis, is a condition in dogs caused by salmonella bacteria. It usually results in symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea, but it can lead to more serious conditions. Though the bacteria is common, it’s unusual for it to cause disease in healthy canines.
Eating poop is actually not all that uncommon among dogs. It’s called coprophagia, and it’s generally a natural behavior with a few different causes. So why is your dog eating poop? Here are some possible reasons.