Dr. Ernie Ward
A dog’s first veterinary exam, no matter the age, is essential to uncover hidden diseases. Some dog parents believe the first visit is merely for vaccinations, but the real value is a thorough physical exam. So what are vets looking for? Let’s tour a typical exam to find out.
It’s a diagnosis no veterinarian likes to make. As soon as the word is spoken, it shatters the room. This time was no different. “It’s cancer. Max has a malignant mast cell tumor. I am so sorry.” But no need to fret! Here’s some information that will help.
Of course, it’s ‘kennel cough!’ Chloe was at a kennel, and now she’s sick. I’ve researched dozens of blogs and consulted an online veterinary service, and they all agree. Now if you would simply write me a prescription for these antibiotics, I’ll be on my way.”
Ever wonder what makes dogs so susceptible to ear infections? In this article Dr. Ernie Ward explains the facts and the best ways to prevent ear infections for your dog.
Ever thought, “My dog’s breath smells” … and wondered why and what to do about it? You’re hardly alone. We talk to a pro about the reasons for bad dog breath and how to treat it.
Accidental ingestion of human medication can be devastating for your dog. Let’s take a look at an expert’s advice on what to do and how to avoid it.
If dog anal glands get excessively full or impacted, they can become infected or even rupture. Let’s look at some common dog anal gland issues, how to treat them — and what to do to stop them before they start.
Does your dog have pale gums, a fast pulse, a heart murmur and shortness of breath? Idiopathic Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia, aka IMT or ITP, in dogs is a somewhat rare but potentially fatal condition.
There are so many supplements for dogs out there, but which dog supplements does your furry friend truly need? A vet weighs in with the top dog supplements and some advice.
Dealing with a case of dog diarrhea? Find out about common dog diarrhea causes and treatments, plus if and when you should see a vet about dog diarrhea.