— While skin tags and fatty tumors are common as dogs grow older, no skin growth should be dismissed without veterinary attention!
— All dogs have dewclaws on their front paws, some on their hind legs, and a select few even have double dewclaws! Learn all about them here.
— Rattlesnake bites are dangerous to dogs and expensive to treat. Learn how you can prevent snakebites and what to do if your dog gets bitten.
— A reader wonders whether consumption years ago is contributing to erratic behavior in her dog.
— Leading insurer reports it as the fastest-growing voluntary employee benefit.
— Collapsing trachea is a very common cause of coughing in dogs, and serious consequences are possible.
— Is the dog park the right place for your pooch?
— Measuring the trend depends on who you ask, but obesity does cause real problems for dogs.
— A pet hospice devised the Quality of Life Scale, which adds some objectivity into the highly emotional situation of considering euthanasia.
— Independence Day is one of the most stressful and potentially dangerous times of the year for pets.
— If you're out of commission due to an illness or injury, a walk isn't always possible. Here's how to keep your dog exercised.
— Heatstroke is a common and devastating condition in dogs. Let's talk risk factors as well as prevention and treatment.
— Any collar, not just the choke, prong, and shock variety, can cause maladies you wouldn't expect.
— I live in Florida, and the summertime heat is serious business -- here's what I do to make sure my babies don't overheat.
— Dogs enjoy a little peanut butter as a treat, so why are the majority of nuts bad for dogs?
— It involves the cruciate ligament; here are causes and treatment options.
— "Get over your fear of slobber as quickly as possible!" warns one owner of a big drooler.
— Canine distemper is a dangerous and lethal viral infection, but it can be prevented by vaccine.
— Bladder incontinence in dogs can have many causes -- a leading one, back problems, is often overlooked. Here's what you need to know.
— My rescue dog Tucker had terrible nightmares, but now he often sleeps happily on his side.
— Dogs who consume ethylene glycol face grave danger, but recent developments have helped reduce canine fatalities from antifreeze.
— Tapeworms in dogs are parasitic flatworms that grow to maturity inside a dog's small intestine.
— Are grapes poisonous to dogs? It's still a veterinary mystery, but knowledge has improved.
— We run down the basics of dog pregnancy, including the gestation period for dogs.
— I recently learned my dog had advanced tooth decay. Here's how you can prevent it.
— Tips, causes, and treatments for this common problem that often lasts only a day or two.
— We run down the causes, treatment, and prevention of typical dog constipation.
— 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.
— Symptoms are unclear and diagnosis is difficult, but treated early, pancreatitis in dogs can be managed.
— Canine coprophagia (better known as dogs eating poop) continues to puzzle us. Here's what we know so far.
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