Boxerdoodle

Boxerdoodle Overview This dog breed is a cross between a Boxer and a Poodle. The Boxerdoodle is often referred to as a designer dog. This breed has become a very popular companion dog. Boxerdoodle Characteristics This dog breed is well-built, strong and agile. The breed is small to medium in …

Clotting Diseases In Dogs

What are canine clotting diseases? Clotting diseases in dogs can present as a life-threatening emergency if not carefully monitored or treated. Knowing the signs and treatments of canine clotting diseases can help keep your dog happy and healthy. Clotting disease in dogs occurs when there is either a …

Anemia In Dogs

What Is Anemia And A Blood Transfusion? Like in humans, anemia in dogs is a disease that causes a loss of blood in the body, making it so that there is not enough blood and fluid to circulate needed oxygen and other nutrients for body tissues. Anemia can …

Canine Dermatitis

What is Canine Dermatitis? Canine Dermatitis is a common issue involving the skin that many dog owners will come across. Dermatitis can appear several ways, so knowing what to look for is key to solving the problem. Dermatitis, meaning “inflammation of the skin” just means there is some …

Itching and Allergies in Dogs

What are Canine Allergies? Itching and Allergies in dogs can be caused by a myriad of issues including insect bites and stings, contact allergens, or even food allergies. Determining the cause of the allergy is the first step toward successful treatment. Allergies usually occur in one of two …

External Parasites In Dogs: Mites, Mange and Maggots

What are mites, mange and maggots in dogs? Mites, Mange and Maggots are all skin-related parasites that can be very problematic for both dogs and their owners. Learning to recognize the signs of these parasites, and their treatment, is key to a healthier pet! Mites, are an insect …

Dog Nail Trimming and Diseases

What are Dog Nail Diseases? Nails are an important part of your dog’s body, and need regular maintenance to keep healthy. Knowing the signs of nail issues is beneficial to preventing further injury from occurring. The nail is a thick, keratinous growth at the end of your dog’s …

Fungal And Yeast Infections In Dogs

What are fungal and yeast infections in dogs? Fungal and Yeast infections in dogs can occur anywhere on their body or in their body, however they appear most commonly on wet, moist areas of the skin such as between toes, in ears and on the folds of the …

Foreign Objects In Dog’s Nose

Foreign objects can get stuck and irritate your dog’s nose Many things can cause irritation and problems with your dog’s nose, including foreign objects, allergens and tumors. These objects can be bothersome, and cause several signs of distress or illness in your dog. A foreign object is any object …

Lick Granuloma In Dogs

What is Lick Granuloma in dogs? Lick Granuloma in dogs can be a serious problem for both the dogs and their owners — both behaviorally and medically. However, several things can be done to help alleviate this troubling issue. Lick Granuloma occurs when a dog begins to lick …

Hearing Loss And Deafness In Dogs

What is hearing loss and deafness in dogs? Illness and injury can also be culprits in decreasing one of your dog’s greatest senses. Hearing loss or deafness in dogs is the loss of the ability to hear, react to noises, loud sounds and various frequencies. There are hairs …

Breathing Difficulties In Dogs

Does your dog suffer from breathing difficulties? Breathing difficulties in dogs come in a number of forms and can be caused by several diseases both acute and chronic. Knowing what to look for when your dog experiencing difficulty breathing can help get him on track to feeling better. …

Acute Respiratory Distress In Dogs

What is Acute Respiratory Distress in dogs? Acute Respiratory Distress in dogs is the sudden inability to breathe, exercise or get enough oxygen. It is often an emergency situation which can worry many owners. Respiratory distress can occur for a number of reasons, however acute distress is sudden …