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Bad Breath in Dogs

Bad breath, whether sudden or chronic, can be a sign of illness in dogs.
Woman picking dog poo in plastic bag

Getting a Dog Fecal Sample for Internal Parasite Testing

A dog fecal sample for internal parasite testing is critical to determining effective treatment for your dog. Stool samples can also provide other vital information about your dog's health.
Hungry and impudent basenji dog trying to steal pizza dough on a kitchen bar while being home alone

Symptoms of Pancreatitis in Dogs and Treatment

While there are hundreds of reasons for not eating in dogs, if your dog is not eating, pancreatitis is a possibility, especially if your dog has symptoms of pancreatitis like not eating, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fever.
Hungry dog food with a red empty bowl. High angle view.

What to Give a Dog for an Upset Stomach

The simplest, safest remedy for vomiting is one of the hardest: A 24-hour fast. (Note: This does not apply if your dog is a puppy or diabetic.) Not feeding your dog when he looks at you with those big, beautiful eyes is hard to resist.
Toad Swell on The Lawn After Meeting Siberian Husky

My Dog Ate a Frog (or Was It a Toad?)

If your dog swallows a toad or frog immediately flush the dogs mouth with running water to reduce poison ingestion and contact your vet or poison control.
A older woman pulls a turkey out of the oven while a small dog looks on in anticipation.

Can Dogs Eat Turkey?

You can share your Thanksgiving turkey with your dog. However, be aware of any additional ingredients you've use in cooking the turkey to avoid causing stomach upset or worse in your dog.
A cute dog chewing on a hard deer antler that can damage its teeth.

Are Antlers Safe for Dogs?

The biggest risk for dogs from chewing on antlers is broken teeth. Antlers can also splinter and damage a dogs digestive track, or block it.
Golden retriever peeing in winter time

Why is my dog peeing blood?

There are several conditions that can cause blood in your dog’s urine. Let’s look at the different causes and how each one is diagnosed and treated.
A dog sticks its head into a paper shopping bag looking for items.

Xylitol Poisoning

Xylitol poisoning can cause hypoglycemia in 10 to 15 minutes. If you think your dog has ingested xylitol contact ASPCA poison control at (888) 426-4435 immediately.

Canine Constipation

Constipation seems like it should be a straightforward medical problem, but this is far from the case! Constipation occurs when there is difficulty or...

Don’t Skip the Stool Sample

A fresh stool sample is no one's favorite to collect, but it's important for a lot of reasons.Parasites are not the only thing that can be seen on a fecal check. Whether done as part of a routine screen or when a pet is sick, poop contains a lot of good information.

Dog Diarrhea Causes and Remedies

The truth is, much like people, sometimes dogs just get diarrhea. Much as we do not see the doctor for every bout of diarrhea, similarly, dogs do not always need medical attention for a short-lived enteritis (inflammation of the intestines). Often, diarrhea can be managed with at-home therapy and convalescent care.

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An Open Letter to Craigslist and Facebook:

Please stop helping people sell dogs on your sites. Oh, I know, you say you don’t allow these sales – that these activities are prohibited by your terms of service – but you do absolutely nothing of value to stop them.