Ask a Vet
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?
If you’ve ever wondered, “Why is my dog’s stomach making noises?”, or loud noises, or gurgling noises…. You’re not alone. A vet tells us if your dog’s stomach making noises are normal or a cause for concern.
Here’s what to do when you find a lump after your pup receives dog vaccinations.
Is your dog pacing frequently? Find out what can be causing you dog anxiety and stress.
In small amounts and situations, your dog won’t get high. But secondhand smoke in general is dangerous to pets. We take a look at smoking weed around dogs.
When a dog has weak cartilage in her windpipe, it can collapse. Here’s what you need to know about a collapsed trachea in dogs.
A syndrome called hormone-responsive urinary incontinence is a common cause of a dog peeing on the bed — at least in middle-aged, spayed female dogs. Let’s find out more about it here.
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.
Many things may cause dog whining. Surprisingly, pain usually isn’t one of them. Let’s examine some issues, find out why your dog is whining and learn how to stop your dog from whining.
Think your home is safe for dogs? You probably have some items that are toxic to dogs lurking around — and you might not even know it. Keep an eye out for things that are poisonous to dogs as you spring clean your house.
Dog seizures are life threatening and frightening. Young dogs and old dogs can have seizures. Here’s what to do and what to know if your dog has a seizure.
Ladybugs in a dog’s mouth? Yes, bugs embed in dogs’ mouths but they’re likely not ladybugs. Get the facts about Asian lady beetles in a dog’s mouth.
Raccoons and dogs don’t mix. Here’s what to do if a raccoon attacks your dog, and how to prevent a raccoon vs. dog attack in the first place.
Canines age at different rates based on lifestyle and genetics, but there are still ways to determine a dog’s age.
Dog euthanasia is the hardest decision that one ever will face as a dog owner. Deciding whether to be present for a dog’s final moments can be almost as difficult.
Borborygmi in dogs, or dog stomach noises, are generally harmless unless accompanied by poor appetite, lethargy, vomiting or diarrhea.
Knowing when a health problem is a serious concern can be a tough call. Here are 12 times you should take your dog to the vet ASAP.
They’re unpleasant, but they’re a fact of life. Here’s what happens when dog anal glands don’t function properly.
We look at what causes eye boogers and tear stains in dogs, and what you can do about them.
Some jerky treats kill some dogs, and how is still a mystery to veterinary science. So why do you take the risk?
Sileo, aka dexmedetomidine, has a low risk of complications, but those complications are serious. I’m not yet ready to prescribe it for at-home use.
I recently treated a young Boxer puppy who collapsed in his backyard. The cause was common and deadly.
I only see meth exposure in dogs a few times each year, but its effects can be fatal if not counteracted quickly.
Nosebleeds in dogs can have many causes — far too many to treat at home. A visit to the vet is almost always necessary.
E-cigarettes are not as benign as many people think. There are actual and potential risks.
While panting and trembling in older dogs is usually benign, they can be symptoms of serious issues.
When a Beagle got sick after a barbecue, accusations flew and Dr. Eric Barchas got caught in the middle.
Many vets don’t stock antivenin, due to its high cost, but cheaper alternatives recently have come on the market.
You bet he can, and so begins another chapter in my long, controversial history of talking about pot’s effects on dogs.
Dog clothing, blankets, and the like, impregnated with permethrin, promise to keep bugs off your pup. Is that really necessary?
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