Common Health Issues
Experts estimate at least 10% of dogs have heart disease. Could yours be one of them? What you need to know about your dog’s heart health and how to keep her ticker ticking.
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.
Coconut oil for a dog’s itchy skin? Here’s how it cleared up one dog’s skin condition, thanks to its antiviral and antibacterial properties. Coconut oil for dogs has a myriad of other uses as well. It also tastes great, and we’ve got a dog-treat recipe to prove it!
Can dogs eat nuts? Can dogs eat almonds, peanuts, pistachios and other nuts? Here’s why the the answers aren’t as simple as you think.
Is your dog biting, gnawing or chewing at the base of her tail? Allergies, injury, infection and stress are among the causes of dog tail biting or tail chewing.
Let’s explore the basics of the dog digestive system, like how long does it take for a dog to digest food? How long does food stay in a dog’s stomach? Where does you dog’s digestion actually take place?
Regular-strength Benadryl is a common OTC antihistamine, but is it safe for dogs? Let’s look at how and when Benadryl might be recommended for dogs with allergies, anxiety, insect stings or bites, and motion sickness.
Dog eye discharge — whether in the form of dog eye boogers, green eye discharge or something else — can be completely normal… or not. Here’s what to know.
How much water should a dog drink exactly? The answer depends on a few factors like his size, what he eats, his age, exercise, the weather and any medications he takes. Here’s what you need to know.
Most dogs urinate every four to six hours, while puppies and senior dogs tend to go more frequently. So, is your dog peeing a lot and is it a cause for concern?
Does your dog suddenly have irritated or possibly infected eyes? Should you use medicated OTC eye drops for humans as eye drops for dogs? Please read this first!
Cooler weather means fresh fall fruits and veggies! Can dogs eat pumpkins? Can dogs eat other fall-favorite veggies like apples, sweet potatoes, oats, green beans and kale?
When a litter of puppies is whelped, you may be wondering how to tell if a puppy is a boy or a girl. Here are some helpful tips on how to figure out a puppy’s gender.
Can you put Neosporin on dogs to treat a minor wound, cut, or scrape? Can you put Neosporin on dogs’ stitches or sutures? What happens if a dog licked or ingested Neosporin? Let’s answer some common questions about Neosporin for dogs here.
Peripheral vestibular disease in dogs affects inner-ear sensory receptor organs and makes your pup dizzy. Here’s how to help your dog during an episode.
If you have to treat a dog abscess at home, work hand-in-hand with your veterinarian, don’t do it alone. And be sure it’s a visible skin abscess.
How long are dogs pregnant? And what are the signs that a dog is expecting? We run down the basics of the dog gestation period and dog pregnancy.