March 26, 2018

Diarrhea is a common problem in dogs, often because they will put almost anything in their mouth. But it can also be caused by more serious health problems, some of which require close attention, especially if the diarrhea is severe or occurs frequently.

Dog Diarrhea: W...

March 23, 2018

Americans Spent $69.5B on Their Pets Last Year


Spending grew 4% from 2016.

U.S. consumers spent $69.51 billion on their pets in 2017, the American Pet Products Association reports.

That represents 4 percent growth compared with $66.75...

March 21, 2018

By John Plichter

When you’re a new parent, it can seem like everyone has advice. From how to feed your baby to how to put her to sleep, there are plenty of opinions out there—and many of them sound a little suspect. 

One area that’s especially confusing? Newbor...

March 16, 2018

by JoAnna Pendergrass, DVM

The average adult dog sleeps about 12 to 14 hours a day through a combination of daytime naps and nighttime sleep. Just like in people, sleep is key to a dog’s overall health. It also helps a dog feel more rested and energetic.

Dogs with sleep...

March 12, 2018

Heart failure (or “congestive heart failure”) is a term used in veterinary medicine to describe the heart’s inability to pump enough blood throughout the body to keep the circulatory system from “backing up.” Not only does this lead to a condition whereby fluid accumul...

March 10, 2018

Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus Syndrome in Dogs

Gastric dilation and volvulus syndrome (GDV), more commonly referred to as gastric torsion or bloat, is a disease in dogs in which the animal’s stomach dilates and then rotates, or twists, around its short axis. A number...

March 8, 2018

By Teresa K. Traverse

You probably don’t think twice about your dog’s tongue, but it does a lot more than just lick your face.

“The tongue is an essential part of the mouth in a dog,” says Dr. Alexander Reiter, professor of dentistry and oral surgery at the University of...

March 7, 2018

By Kate Hughes

Most pet owners have some experience dealing with fleas. After all, fleas are indiscriminate parasites, happy enough to feed off of dogs and cats, ferrets and rabbits, and, of course, humans, when the need arises. While a lot people have encountered these...

March 1, 2018

Just like humans, dogs sometimes break bones, sprain muscles, slip discs, or tear ligaments, all of which can lead to the sudden onset of limping or movement difficulties.

Limping is caused by a variety of problems, such as injury, infection, inflammation, anatomic


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