Tag: Dog Health

Is Your Dog Suffering From Osteoarthritis?

As they get older, dogs may show signs and symptoms of aging in the form of stiffness and slower movement. But stiffness is not the only sign of the aging process. Your dog could be prone to osteoarthritis. What are the symptoms of a dog suffering from osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis …

Obesity In Dogs

With the change in their lifestyle habits, from working outdoor creatures to lazy pets indoors, obesity in dogs has been on the rise. However, obesity is an issue that can be tackled easily before problems begin. Overweight and Obese are two words that are often interchanged, but have …

Gallbladder Issues In Dogs

Like in humans, dogs can experience gallbladder issues and gallbladder disease; however, this condition is rare in canine companions. Knowing the signs and symptoms of gallbladder issues can help get Fido in for care faster! The gallbladder is a small organ located just under the liver and sharing …

Ear Mites And Infections In Dogs

Ear mites and infections in dogs can be an itchy, bothersome problem for you and your furry friend. They can cause bad smell and chronic problems and spread to other pets! However, if you know the signs and treatment options for these two common issues, you can keep …

Hematoma In Dogs

What is Hematoma in Dogs Hematoma in dogs is a form of swelling of fluid- usually blood or blood-related tissue – that forms under the skin. Hematomas can appear anywhere on the dog’s body; however, they are most common in loose, vulnerable parts, such as the ear. Hematomas can …

Anal Sac Impaction And Infection In Dogs

Diet, lack of exercise, and illness can contribute to the growing problem of impacted anal glands in your furry friend. However, there are several things that can be done to help relieve and prevent anal sac impaction and infection in dogs. The anal sacs, or anal glands, are …

Obstructions In The Bowels And Motility Issues In Dogs

What are Obstructions and Motility Issues in Dogs? Bowel obstruction and motility issues in dogs can be serious and may turn fatal if left untreated. Knowing the signs of bowel obstruction or motility problems can alert you to the emergency medical needs of your dog needs. Bowel obstruction refers …

Bloat In Dogs (Gastric Dilatation And Volvulus)

Bloat in dogs and Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV) are serious and potentially deadly conditions. These conditions are considered emergencies and should be brought to a veterinarian if they are suspected. Knowing the warning signs of these conditions can help save your dog’s life. What Causes Gas And Bloat in …

Feeding Your Dog Human Food? What’s Safe?

Most dogs love to eat all sorts of foods. You should be conscious of what type of food your dog can and cannot eat to avoid health issues. By knowing how to feed your pet dog, you can help him live a healthy, long life. Here’s a list …

Researchers To Study Bloat’s Genetics

At Cummings School, veterinary researchers are teaming up with scientists at Harvard, MIT and Nestlé Purina PetCare to figure out the genetics of bloat – a common cause of death in big dogs. Bloat remains a mysterious disease that’s complex to prevent or treat. The disease develops when …