Dog Health & Care
The holidays are a wonderful time to spend with our furry friends. It can be tempting to not only share the love but to share the wonderful holiday food, too. But be warned! Veterinarians know this time of a year as a bad one for pancreatitis.
A recent research study of stressed-out college students found the simple act of petting therapy dogs proved to be more effective at enhancing thinking and planning skills than traditional stress-management programs.
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.
By analyzing body mass, long bone length and genetics, researchers at the University of Bristol have revealed breeds with increased and reduced odds of osteosarcoma (an aggressive bone cancer).
Previously vets weren’t recommending puppies to be neutered before six months of age, but in recent years this is shifting. The best age to neuter a dog is going to mostly be based on the dog’s breed and size.
It’s 3 a.m., and you’re sound asleep. Suddenly, your dog is coughing. Or is he gagging? Wait! Is he choking?! You leap out of bed to check on him, and he’s already gone back to sleep. Dogs make all kinds of funny noises, and most don’t signal a problem. So when should you be concerned?
Let’s be clear. Dog lipstick is a euphemism for dog penis, and most people don’t like seeing it. But is a dog lipstick sighting ever something to bring to your vet’s attention?
Green dog poop happens for a couple of different reasons — some of them serious and others not. Here’s how to tell the difference and what to do about green dog poop.