September 8, 2018

Does your Dog have Asthma?

by Valerie Trumps PetMD.com

Dogs naturally pant when they are hot or fatigued. But beware -- and aware -- for clues that may indicate asthma, a potentially life-threatening condition in pets.

As with humans, asthma in dogs is essentially an alle...

July 25, 2018

Dogs love to munch away on grass, and some even make it part of their daily routine. Fortunately, most experts believe it isn't something you should worry about. So why exactly do they gobble up that green stuff in your yard?

Scavengers 'R Us

Dogs, unlike their catty cou...

July 16, 2018

Are Anxiety Blankets safe for Dogs?

By Wailani Sung, DVM

PetMD.com

When you live with a dog who pants and paces all the time, or a cat who lets out an ear-splitting yowl just as you are about to fall asleep, you might be tempted to find a quick fix to your pet's anxiety p...

July 10, 2018

Dog fur is great protection against the cold but can be a problem in hot weather. This is because, unlike humans, dogs eliminate heat by panting. (Dogs have some sweat glands in the footpads which help with heat dissipation, but only minimally.) When panting isn't enou...

June 29, 2018

By Brielle Gregory PetMD.com

Whether you're having a few friends over for dinner or hosting a large family get-together, parties can be stressful for pet parents. The last thing you need is to discover your pet nose-deep in a pitcher of spiked punch.

Sure, alco...

June 24, 2018

Dehydration is a common emergency in which a dog loses the ability to replace lost fluids orally. These fluids are comprised of vital electrolytes and water.

What to Watch For

The most common symptom of dehydration is the loss of elasticity in the skin. When pulled light...

June 21, 2018

Heat Exhaustion, Hyperthermia in Dogs

Important information Petmd.com 

Dog fur is great protection against the cold but can be a problem in hot weather. This is because, unlike humans, dogs eliminate heat by panting. (Dogs have some sweat glands in the footpads which hel...

June 13, 2018

Proper Application of Dog Products

By Jennifer Kvamme, DVM

An important part of basic health care for dogs is providing preventive products to avoid infestations of fleas and ticks. Keeping your dog free of infestations not only prevents discomfort, it can also prevent s...

June 11, 2018

Dogs break (or fracture) bones for a lot of reasons. Often they break due to traffic accidents or incidents such as falls. Sometimes the bone isn’t broken at all, but is pulled out of its socket (dislocation).

Fractures are typically classified as either “open” or “clos...

June 4, 2018

First Aid for Fish Hook Injuries

Dogs are great companions while fishing, but they are often attracted by shiny lures and bait. If a fishhook should become embedded in the dog's paw, mouth, esophagus or stomach it requires special care (including sedation, minor surgery...

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