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ticks on dogs

Ticks on Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

Ticks are blood-sucking, disease-spreading parasites that are genetically related to spiders. They are found worldwide and pose considerable risk to your dog (and you!)...
How to Remove a Tick from a Dog

How to Remove a Tick from a Dog

It’s a good idea to check your dog carefully for ticks after every outing. You may find loose ticks crawling through your dog’s coat....
signs of pancreatitis in dogs

Signs of Pancreatitis in Dogs

The pancreas is an organ that sits near your dog’s stomach. It produces digestive enzymes and the hormones that regulate blood sugar. Any time you...

Sarcoptic Mange (Scabies)

Difficult to diagnose, yet easy to treat, sarcoptic mange is a miserably itchy, uncomfortable diseaseCanine scabies, also known as sarcoptic mange, is a dreadfully...
dog fleas

Quick, Make Dog Fleas Flee

Nobody thinks fleas are good for dogs. But do you know why they are bad? And that they are bad for you and your...

All About Dog Allergies

There are few things that make dogs (and their veterinarians) tear their hair out like skin allergies. Skin conditions are the top cause for...
spay incontinence

Spay Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the lack of full, voluntary control over the passage of urine. It results from failure of the bladder and/or urethra (the...

Dog Tear Stains: What You Should Know

It’s frustrating to see rusty brown tear stains on your dog’s beautiful face. With so many tear-stain-removing products for sale in the pet supply...
Probiotics For Dogs

What Are Probiotics For Dogs?

If your dog has ever suffered from diarrhea, probiotics have probably been suggested to you by a friend, coworker or your veterinarian. Here, we look at how probiotics for dogs work, what they can be useful for and which ones to buy.
dog hiccups

Dog Hiccups: Can Dogs Get Hiccups?

Ever seen your dog’s body jerk with what appeared to be a hiccup? Yes, dogs can get hiccups. Here’s how to recognize dog hiccups, why your dog gets them and what to do about them.
Leptospirosis in dogs

Leptospirosis in Dogs: What You Should Know

Leptospirosis is a disease caused by bacteria shed in the urine of infected wildlife. Deer, skunks, and raccoons are the biggest reservoirs, although rodents...

Prevent Dog Ear Infections by Cleaning Your Dog’s Ears

As a small-animal veterinarian, I see dogs for “check ears” appointments daily. Ear problems are common in dogs – the basic anatomy of the...

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Xylitol – Highly Toxic to Dogs

A friend recently had a terrible scare with a dog who ate a homemade cinnamon bun and got hideously ill; it turned out that...