— Foxtails hurt dogs all over. These stories illustrate the dangers of canine public enemy No. 1.
— It has been right in front of me all along. How could I not have seen it until now?
— Because of breathing issues, some dog breeds are on no-fly lists, but that doesn't stop some sneaky owners when they travel by air.
— First of all, you won't need to bring him to the vet -- you might not even be allowed to!
— Most of these medications also protect dogs -- and people -- from other potentially serious diseases.
— There is a loose correlation between a cold, wet nose and dog health -- but the key word is "loose."
— A veterinary journal looks at development of cancer in dogs who've had a procedure called TPLO; is there a relation, or is it coincidence?
— Heatstroke is a common and devastating condition in dogs. Let's talk risk factors as well as prevention and treatment.
— This condition is almost unheard of in neutered pets; might the vet who performed the dog's neutering procedure failed to count to two?
— It's common sense that dogs should have access to plenty of fresh water, but a change in your dog's water consumption can be a sign of a big problem.
— In theory, nutrition is more complicated than rocket science, but feeding your dog the right amount does not have to be confusing.
— This dog showed symptoms of a uterus infection, but she was supposedly spayed. What happened?
— I've been involved in the debate about dogs and marijuana from the start -- largely without trying.
— It involves the cruciate ligament; here are causes and treatment options.
— I reveal all: Buster's diet, exercise protocol, and health care routines, as well as my preferred brands of food, shampoo, and medications.
— Poisoning is among the most common things emergency vets treat; here's what can lead to it.
— Burping helps protect dogs from bloat, which is one of the worst things that can happen to a dog.
— DNA testing for breed heritage may be interesting, but it's not yet medically relevant for dogs -- it's entertainment, basically.
— Veterinary medicine, which is the impoverished stepchild of human medicine, has never benefitted from such a massive study. Until now.
— Dogs who consume ethylene glycol face grave danger, but recent developments have helped reduce canine fatalities from antifreeze.
— Does being owned by a vet mean a dog will have every possible advantage in life? The answer might surprise you.
— Are grapes poisonous to dogs? It's still a veterinary mystery, but knowledge has improved.
— Tea tree oil is marketed as a safe skin care product for dogs, but in fact it's a neurotoxin. Here's what I think of our fascination with natural products.
— My thoughts? Retractable leashes don't kill dogs, but inattentive people with retractable leashes kill dogs.
— On the evening before New Year's Eve, Buster vomited. Then we had a night I'll never forget.
— What is the Bordetella vaccine? Does your dog even need it? Here's a look at the controversies.
— You may not know it, but 2013 was a tumultuous year for the vet world, from drug shortages and recalls to revolt in the American Veterinary Medical Association.
— Christmas is a time of cheer and joy, but at the veterinary emergency clinic, the holiday has a slightly different tone.
— Don't bring seasonal gloom down upon on your canine friend -- follow my guide for a safe season.
— The plight of dogs in places like Ecuador is generally bleak. However, in my experience, it is getting better.
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