Parvovirus can kill dogs in a matter of days, and it’s 80 percent fatal. Puppies under six months old and senior dogs are the most vulnerable. Luckily, a simple vaccine is all it takes to prevent this horrible disease. Here’s what you should know.
Lipomas are mostly benign, fatty skin tumors that appear on dogs and are fairly common, especially as dogs age. They are usually a cosmetic issue unless they appear in vital areas such as the throat, thigh, or armpits. Here’s what you should know.
Heartworms are exactly what they sound like: thin, spaghetti-like worms that can grow up to twelve inches long and that live inside the dog’s heart. Untreated, they can lead to congestive heart failure. Here’s what you should know about heartworm disease in dogs.
Dehydration is a condition where the loss of water from a dog’s body exceeds the amount of water that the dog is able to take in. Symptoms can begin with mild panting and dry nose or mouth and escalate to vomiting, illness, and death if left untreated.
Fluoxetine is an antidepressant and anti-anxiety drug for dogs that is often referred to by the brand names Reconcile or Prozac — the human form of the drug. Here is what you should know about the uses, dosage, and side effects of fluoxetine in dogs.
Hyperthermia and heat stroke in dogs are conditions characterized by elevated body temperatures beyond the normal range. If you see the signs of hyperthermia or heat stroke in your dog, it is important that you take steps to cool your dog and consult your veterinarian right away.
Canine mammary tumors or mammary neoplasms are among the most common type of lesions found in female dogs. They arise from different types of tissues in the mammary gland. Here’s what you should know.
Noise anxiety in dogs is a phobia or strong feeling of fear around loud noises, like sounds from fireworks or thunderstorms. It can result in many anxious behaviors or even cause dogs to bolt out of fear and get lost. Here’s what you should know, including treatment options.
Benadryl can treat dogs who suffer from allergies if proper dosage guidelines are followed. Some pet parents also give it to their dogs as a sedative and to reduce noise anxiety from fireworks or thunderstorms. Here’s what you should know.
Every dog has lazy or bored days, and friends and family may be convinced that nothing more serious than that is at issue. But you can tell when your own best friend is showing signs of a deeper problem. Here’s what you should know about depression in dogs.
Have you ever wondered whether you could safely give your dog the human painkiller paracetamol? The very short answer is no, you should not give paracetamol to your dog. While the medication is generally safe for humans, it can prove toxic or even fatal to canines. Here’s what you need to know.
Blastomycosis in dogs is fungal infection that tends to cause health issues in different areas of a dog’s body depending on infection site. If left untreated, the fungus can infect other parts of the body and cause a host of issues and can even be lethal.
The long, sunny days of summer might make for great dog walking weather, but the bright sunshine can also cook sidewalks, streets, and driveways. That’s dangerous for your pup. Here are a few tips to protect your pooch’s paws from hot pavement.
Ehrlichiosis in dogs is a tick-borne illness that can lead to lifelong health issues like anemia, eye problems, neurological problems, and hemorrhaging. Some dogs might fight off the infection and recover after the first stage, but others may have lifelong, chronic health ailments.
Collie eye anomaly in dogs is an inherited, congenital condition, meaning dogs have it from birth. It occurs because of a certain mutated chromosome, and in some cases, it can even result in detached retinas. Here’s what you should know.
Bordetella in dogs is a bacterium (full name: Bordetella bronchiseptica) that often causes respiratory disease. It’s one of the most common causes of the disease known colloquially as “kennel cough.” Here’s what you should know.
Pica in dogs is a condition where the animal feels compelled to eat objects that are not food items. These can include metal, plastic, cloth, garbage, dirt, rocks, paper, or even feces. Here’s what you should know.
Arthritis is often assumed to be a senior dog disease. While it certainly does strike dogs in their golden years, younger dogs are susceptible, too. Although it’s incurable, treatment can make your dog feel a whole lot better. Here’s what you should know about arthritis in dogs.
Leishmaniasis in dogs is a disease caused by a Leishmania parasite infection. It can either result in a skin reaction or an abdominal organ reaction, known as black fever. Black fever is the more severe form of the disease. Here’s what you should know.
Lupus in dogs is a disease in which the immune system attacks the body’s own cells and tissue. There are two types of canine lupus, and they each have different symptoms and treatment options. Here’s what you should know.
Hyperthyroidism in dogs is a condition that is caused by the thyroid gland in the neck overproducing thyroxine, a hormone that controls metabolism. If you spot the signs of hyperthyroidism, it is important to get to your veterinarian right away.