Category: Diseases & Conditions

Why Your Dog Smells Like Fish and How To Stop It

Your beloved furry buddies can smell like a lot of things. Most of them have that ‘dog smell’ we all know – similar to the scent of popcorn. But because of their adventurous nature, some dogs can get some scents stuck on their furs like the smells of garbage, animal …

Rotten Teeth in Dogs: Effects and Treatment

Be it a man or a dog, toothache is an issue for all, and it can be very painful. Rotten teeth in dogs not only cause discomfort but also lead to severe health complications. For this reason, knowing the signs, effects, and proper treatment of rotten teeth is …

Diabetes in Dogs: Caring for Diabetic Dogs

Diabetes in dogs is manageable. However, it requires pet parents to be steadfast in their care and concern. While caring for diabetic dogs, it is important that you follow the set diet and exercise routines for your pet as strictly as possible to avoid any spike or sharp fall in his blood sugar level.  Diabetes in dogs can be …

5 Common Causes of Yeast Infection in Dogs

Give a thought to how much you know about causes of yeast infection in dogs, especially when your pet suffers from it every now and then. All dogs carry a healthy population of yeast on their bodies. When something goes wrong with your dog’s immune system, yeast can …

8 Tips To Prevent Stress in Dogs

Chronic stress in your dog causes him to exhibit abnormal behavior.  He experiences a decline in appetite, prefers isolation, shows increased aggression, and looks insecure. Stress causes systemic and self-mutilating changes in him that shapes his physical and psychological response. You may find these changes in your dog …

Parvo Symptoms in Puppies: Infection Signs To Watch Out

The canine parvovirus infection or parvo is a well-known “puppy killer.” Identifying parvo symptoms early can help you save your puppy’s life. Puppies who contracted the disease have a mortality rate of 91%. With appropriate and early treatment, the risk reduces to 5 to 20%. The canine parvovirus …

Hip Dysplasia in Dogs: FAQs

Hip dysplasia in dogs causes crippling pain and lameness in their hip area. Most affected dogs experience this debilitating disorder due to genetic and environmental factors. What is hip dysplasia in dogs? Hip dysplasia in dogs refers to the abnormal development of the hip joint, which is the …

FAQs About Dog Seizures

Seizure in dogs is a nightmare for owners. Different dog breeds including Labrador Retrievers, Dachshunds, and Rottweilers, are prone to dog seizures. What is a seizure in a dog? Dog seizures occur when there are involuntary movements of a dog’s body due to unusual electrical activity in the …

Sarcoptic Mange in Dogs: Overview, Treatment, and Prevention

The presence of Sarcoptes scabiei – commonly known as itchy mite – in the skin causes sarcoptic mange in dogs. Dogs with this condition experience hair loss and excessive itching. What is Sarcoptic Mange in Dogs? Sarcoptic mange in dogs, also known as scabies, develops when Sarcoptes mites …

Hypothyroidism in Dogs: What You Should Know

Is your dog gaining weight, shedding excessively, or his coat turning dull? These may be indications of his failing thyroid gland. Hypothyroidism in dogs can develop an array of physical and psychological problems in your dog unless identified and treated at the early stage.   The Underactive Thyroid …

What Is Dog Acne? How To Prevent And Treat Canine Acne!

Dog Acne is more commonly called Impetigo. Puppies: Acne can occur in puppies of any age or size. It typically presents as a thin brown line of pustules or crusting on the belly and groin, usually in the hairless areas.  Other common vulnerable areas to puppy acne include the …

Heart Defects In Dogs

Heart defects in dogs can affect their quality of life. Some canine heart defects can be resolved with care, surgery, and ongoing treatment. What Are Canine Heart Defects A heart defect in a dog is any problem with the dog’s heart and its valves. The canine heart has …

Bacterial Skin Infections In Dogs

What Are Canine Bacterial Infections Bacterial infections in dogs, also known as Pyoderma, can come in a variety of shapes and forms and are very common in dogs of all breeds and sizes. Bacterial infections in dogs can occur as a result of cuts or scrapes that become infected …

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 a …

Balding in Dogs! Why Do Dogs Lose Hair Lose Hair?

About Hair Loss and Balding in Dogs You might be wondering why dogs experience hair loss. Balding in dogs is a serious issue, which requires timely treatment. Hair loss in dogs can occur almost anywhere on the body and may be caused by a multitude of problems. Often, …