It may sound like a worm or parasite, but ringworm in dogs is actually a fungal infection. Its medical name is dermatophytosis and can occur I dogs, cats and in people. It causes hair loss in patches with a crusty covering. The infection can easily be passed on from one dog to another, or to … Read more Ringworm in Dogs – Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
Does your pup suffer from hot spots, especially when the summer comes? You are not alone. Hot spots in dogs are a common skin condition among canines of all breeds and types. They seem to appear out of nowhere and cause pain and irritation as well as stress for the dog and for the dog … Read more How to Treat and Prevent Hot Spots on Dogs 2019
With all puppies, the earlier you start with their socializing and training, the better. It is important to know, that in order to take your puppy out safely to meet other dogs, or to enroll it in puppy kindergarten, it needs to have had all the required puppy vaccines. Also, sticking to the puppy shot … Read more Puppy Shots Schedule: Vaccination Schedule for Puppies
If you follow the news about dogs, including stories about neglected, abused or stray animals, you have probably seen the sad photos of dogs in horrible condition, including dogs which seem to have no hair, and have crusty thickened patches all over their bodies. These dogs with severe cases of mange are commonly described as … Read more Mange in Dogs: Demodectic and Sarcoptic Mange in Canines
If you have noticed that your dog is drinking more water and has been urinating much more frequently lately, this could be caused by a number of reasons, one of which is Cushing’s disease. The disease is also known as hyperadrenocorticism or hypercortisolism and causes the abnormal release of the cortisol hormone. It can be … Read more Cushing’s Disease in Dogs
Deciding to neuter or spay your dog can be a nerve-racking moment for both experienced and new dog owners. Questions like – Will my fur baby be OK? What if she wants to have puppies? Will my neutered dog get fat? are just a few of the concerns about the decision to spay or neuter … Read more Spaying and Neutering Dogs – Everything You Need to Know
You must agree that however much you love your dog, the disgusting habit of eating poop can completely turn you off. It is a fact that many dogs eat feces, and rarely do they do it to make you feel repulsed. The motivation behind what we perceive as a truly gross habit can differ. It … Read more Why Do Dogs Eat Poop? How to Stop it.
As all dedicated dog parents will agree – seeing your fur baby in pain or distress is one of the worst moments in life. Especially when you are not sure what is wrong, and how you can help alleviate the suffering. Dogs are very good at masking and hiding pain as a basic survival instinct, … Read more What can I Give My Dog For Pain?
However tempting it is to try to help your pup by giving it your own medicine, this could be a dangerous practice. Always use human medications only after asking your vet, or if you are sure that the dosage and the drug are safe for your pup. Benadryl is a human medication which veterinarians commonly … Read more Can I Give My Dog Benadryl? How Much?
Dog vomiting is pretty normal and can occur once or twice per year. In most cases, single instances of vomiting are normal and shouldn’t be a matter of concern. The problem is when the vomiting is frequent or doesn’t seem to go away despite the special diet and the special care you are taking for … Read more Dog Vomiting: Causes, Treatment, and Related Symptoms