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Inducing vomiting in dogs is a last resort when they've eaten something they shouldn't have.

How to Make a Dog Throw Up

Hydrogen peroxide can make a dog vomit, but making your dog vomit isn't something to be done without consulting an informed professional.
Bartonella in dogs is a bacterial infection believed to be spread by fleas.

Dogs Can Get Bartonella, Too

In both people and dogs, bartonellosis often shows up with cardiac signs while it is asymptomatic in cats.
A diaper can help when your dog is in heat for the first time.

What to Do When Your Dog is in Heat for the First Time

Dog heat cycles can be unpredictable, and you can be caught by surprise by you dog going into heat for the first time. Here are some tips to managing this and keeping your dog safe and well.
Acral lick dermatitis is a bald or ulcerated area caused by excessive licking.

Acral Lick Dermatitis in Dogs

Acral lick dermatitis is an area that becomes bald with raised skin that may ulcerate or bleed as your dog excessively links it.
A dog chiropractor makes an adjustment to a dog who licks their lips.

What Is a Dog Chiropractor?

Just as in a chiropractic session for humans, a dog chiropractor will palpate the dog’s spine, limbs, and even the skull to detect abnormalities.
Parasites in dogs affect both the dogs internal systems, and external skin and ears.

Treatment and Signs of Parasites in Dogs

Parasites in dogs affect both the dogs internal organs like the heart and digestive system, their skin, and orifices like the nose and ears.
Veterinary telehealth can provide immediate care for your dog when they need it most.

Understanding Veterinary Telemedicine and Teletriage

It’s the middle of the night and something is not quite right with your dog. You’re concerned but don’t know if your dog needs...
Dog gut health is an increasingly important part of keeping a dog healthy.

Your Dog’s Healthy Gut

The gut microbiome is becoming known as an important part of overall health for both humans and canines. Investing in your dog's gut health can make a big difference in their quality of life.
Dog fungal infections can show up in the paws and ears.

Identifying Fungal Infections in Dogs

There are many kinds of fungal infections in dogs, including systemic fungal infections, fungal skin infections, and fungal ear infections.
When your dog eats an onion it's natural to panic, but how much onion is toxic to dogs.

My Dog Ate an Onion!

Approximately 100 grams – about a half cup – of onion can be toxic to a 45-lb. dog. Onion powder is more concentrated, and therefore worse.
Walks in the wilderness are fun for both you and your dog, but can open them up to tickborne infections like babesiosis.

Babesiosis in Dogs

Babesiosis in dogs is a tickborne disease that attacks red blood cells over time gradually causing anemia. The disease is seen worldwide, and the infection is carried for a lifetime.
If your dog keeps licking back near tail he could be suffering from discomfort due to allergies, or another issue.

Why Your Dog is Licking Their Back Near the Tail

If your dog keeps licking their back near the tail it indicates discomfort due to allergies, fleas, hot spots or other issue to investigate.

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Nobody’s Perfect! Least of All Me!

I strive to be a good dog—I mean, a good dog owner. But recently, I was stuck between being a responsible dog owner and being responsible for my dogs’ well being, and I broke a leash law in order to protect my dogs. And I got yelled at, a couple of times.