Ticks are common parasites that may be found on dogs throughout the United States. Despite their small size, ticks can carry dangerous diseases, so it is important to detect and remove them in a timely manner. Read on to learn more about ticks, their associated diseases, and most importantly for you and your pet: how […]
The Best Joint Supplements for Dogs
The best joint supplements for dogs reduce inflammation and are effective in treating arthritis or stiff joints. Whether your senior dog needs some help getting around or your young pup has an injured leg, joint supplements can help aid your dog in recovery and mobility. Speak with your veterinarian before giving your dog any type […]
Ask the Vet: Why is My Dog Pooping Blood?
Pet owners are often alarmed by seeing blood in their dog’s stool, and for good reason. While there are multiple potential causes of bloody stool in dogs (some more serious than others), this is never normal, even if only a small amount of blood is noted. While some causes of blood in the stool are […]
How Do I Treat Cherry Eye in My Dog?
Did you know that your dog, and many other mammals, have a third eyelid? The third eyelid, also known more formally as the nictitating membrane, is essential for production of the tear film and protection of the eye. This small triangular structure can be seen in the inner corner of your dog’s eyelid, especially if […]
9 Ways to Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer
When the hot weather hits, your dog might need some extra help beating the heat. Dogs are highly susceptible to heat, (even overheating or getting a sunburn) with some dogs being compromised due to their bone structure, coat, age, or health. For example, Pugs and other flat-nosed breeds can’t pant as effectively, putting them at […]
Why Is My Dog’s Face Swollen?
Dogs make wonderful companions and indeed are “man’s best friend.” Surveys have found that 6.4 million homes in the United States have dogs as pets, and there are close to 90 million dogs in the country. Most people feel that their dogs are part of the family. Dogs have moved from backyard pets into our […]
What Can I Give My Dog for Pain?
Dogs play an essential role in our families, whether they motivate us to get out for walks, provide companionship and support, or make us laugh with their crazy antics. But what should you do when your bundle of energy loses their spark? As a veterinarian, I’m often asked what causes pain in dogs, how to […]
What Are These Crusty Scabs on My Dog’s Back?
Scabbing of the skin in dogs is a common issue with many potential causes. Scabs may be a few millimeters to inches in size, appear hard and red or yellow and crusty, and may be associated with reddened skin, hair loss, pus, or an unpleasant smell. Dogs with scabs are often excessively itchy. Read on […]