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A dog tooth abscess is a serious condition that requires medical attention.

No Home Treatment for a Dog Tooth Abscess

A dog tooth abscess is a painful infection that may resolve with antibiotics but will likely require surgery to remove the problem tooth. No...
A dog can itch for several reasons, and home remedies for itchy dogs need to address the cause.

Home Remedies for Itchy Dogs

When itching starts, consider what might have caused that reaction. Home remedies for itchy dogs might help, but only if they address the cause of itching.
Dealing with a dog's crusty skin condition can be unpleasant.

How to Handle Dog Skin Conditions

Dogs can have many different skin conditions. Some skin problems are minor and easily fixed, while others are trickier to diagnose. Some may be controllable but not curable, while others can be cured. It makes sense with any skin condition to begin with basic treatment options, like parasite control if you see fleas.
Heartworms transmitted by mosquitos can dramatically lessen a dog's lifespan.

Dog Life Expectancy After Heartworm Treatment

Without treatment, heartworm disease will shorten a dog’s natural life expectancy. With early treatment and resolution dogs will have a close to normal life expectancy.
Your dog losing hair is upsetting, but hair loss isn't always harmful.

Why Is My Dog Losing Hair?

If you see your dog losing hair concern is normal. It's not always a cause for concern though with some dogs naturally shedding, and other having hereditary conditions. It's only when the skin beneath the hair looks abnormal that worry is called for.
Dogs can get hypothermia even in warm weather if they get wet during a swim or rainstorm.

Symptoms of Dog Hypothermia

Although hypothermia is usually a cold weather problem. Swimming in cold water, or wet and chill due to rainy weather can also cause hypothermia in dogs.
Cooling vests for dogs can help to keep your pup comfortable on hot days or long hikes.

Cooling Vests for Dogs

The best cooling vests, or coats, for dogs are lightweight, breathable, loose-fitting, and light in color. Anything heavy, tight, or dark will result in more heat absorption and retention.
Dogs can get herpes, and have their own form of canine herpes that is often fatal for puppies.

Can Dogs Get Herpes?

Dogs can get herpes, and have their own form of the herpes virus. Canine herpesvirus—also known as canine herpes—is a disease that is nearly...
Dog allergy medication can help with a dog's constant itchiness, and other symptoms.

A Guide to Dog Allergy Medications

There are several manifestations of allergies in dogs, including atopic and flea allergy dermatitis, allergic rhinitis and bronchitis, hives, and insect bite hypersensitivity. Symptoms...
A rat terrier playing in a bar where there is a chance the dog could eat rat poison if unsupervised.

Emergency: My Dog Ate Rat Poison

There are a few different types of rat poison, which is why it’s vitally important to know which kind your dog ate and hopefully approximately how much. Your veterinarian and Poison Control will use this information to formulate the best plan for saving your dog.
A sick dog that doesn't eat may eat bland foods if offered.

5 Things to Feed a Sick Dog With No Appetite

Consider offering a sick dog with no appetite small meals frequently. A variety of different foods might tempt them to try and eat.
Rarely, young dogs can be affected by puppy strangles for reasons that aren't entirely clear.

What is Puppy Strangles?

Also known as juvenile cellulitis the puppy strangles is a rare condition whose cause is not known. Most dogs are able to make a complete recovery.

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