Dog Health Care

How to prevent gastric dilatation/Volvulus

Bloat Bodie the Bassett Hound, the jolly Am-basset-dor for the Bassett Rescue Network, Inc. (BaRNi) in Acton, California, found himself in an awful state of pain right before the holidays. On December 18, Bodie, who has raised funds for BaRNi’s ...

How to keep your dog safe from distemper

Because it is easily transmitted between infected animals, distemper can be a frightening disease for pet parents who own a puppy, or that are unsure of their adopted dog’s vaccination history. It’s particularly important for pet parents to stay ...

7 Questions Your Veterinarian May Ask You: Be Prepared

Keep good observations of your dog No matter how much howling, barking, singing or whining your dog may do, the chances of him actually uttering any words in Webster’s Dictionary are pretty slim. When he’s sick or has hurt himself, he can’t explain ...

How to prevent flea and tick bites naturally

Flea and tick medications Chihuahua scratchingRecently we reported on the controversy surrounding spot-on liquid flea and tick medications. These products have endured much public scrutiny because of their potentially hazardous ingredients. An ...

How to manage mammary gland tumors in dogs

While most people are aware that breast cancer is a serious disease among women, some may not be aware that it can be diagnosed in female dogs as well. “Mammary gland tumors are the most common tumors in female dogs,” says Pets webmd. “In fact, ...

How to treat entropion in dogs

Which Breeds are Affected by Entropion? Eyelid entropion in dogs occurs when an abnormality causes one or both of a dog’s eyelids to become inverted, or rolled inward. It is a genetic condition that can lead to an eyelash or hair irritating the ...

How to treat your dog’s viral papillomas (Warts)

Canine papilloma virus The canine papilloma virus (also called papillomavirus or CPV) causes generally harmless warts, called viral papillomas, to appear inside your dog’s mouth and on his body. According to Vetinfo, CPV attacks dogs with weakened ...

How to treat your hypothyroid dog

Most humans who have hypothyroid disease are all too familiar with a sometimes overwhelming sense of fatigue, when the only strength that can be mustered is to plop down on the couch and wearily lift the remote. What if your pooch is a chronic couch ...

How to treat your dog’s Retinal Hemorrhage

Have you noticed that your pooch is having difficulties seeing and problems maneuvering around? Does he have unexplainable bleeding in his eyes or other parts of his body?A retinal hemorrhage may be the problem or it may be a symptom of a much ...

How to treat your dog for bubonic Plague

Last month, a dog in Rio Rancho, N.M., was diagnosed with bubonic plague. New Mexico health officials are warning pet parents to protect themselves and their animals against this disease.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports ...