Dog Health Care

How to treat your dog’s Anemia

What is anemia? Simply stated, anemia means the body has experienced a loss of red blood cells or hemoglobin or both. (In ancient Greek anemia means “lack of blood.”) The causes of anemia in dogs are numerous and the condition signifies an ...

How to take your dog’s temperature

How to use thermometer in dog's The prospect of having to take your dog’s temperature probably appeals to you as much as having to express his anal glands or clip his nails. But you should know how to do it nevertheless, just in case you ever need ...

How to keep track of your puppy’s vaccinations

Best vaccination schedule Bringing home a new puppy is exciting for everyone in the family. In addition to having a new playmate to bond with, there is a certain excitement that comes along with puppy preparation. Purchasing toys, selecting the ...

April Fool Your Dog Into Eating a Healthier Diet

Healthy diet for your dog Is your dog overweight, lethargic, or plagued by persistent medical conditions? If so, your dog’s health problems likely have a correlation to commercial dog food, treats, and other calorie sources consistently consumed ...

How to treat your dog’s Addison’s Disease

Canine Addison’s disease, or hypoadrenocorticism This happens when a dog’s adrenal glands do not produce enough corticosteroids, the hormones that allow people and dogs to adapt to stress. The adrenal glands, located near the kidneys, have a center ...

How to treat your dog’s mange

Types of mange It’s kind of the ultimate insult for a dog: mangy mutt. We all know what a mutt is, but what, exactly, is mange anyway? Actually, there are three types of mange—sarcoptic, demodectic and cheyletiella—and they occur when microscopic ...

How to treat your dog’s hot spots

Inflammation of the skin Pyotraumatic dermatitis, more commonly known as “hot spots,” moist dermatitis, and acute moist dermatitis, is characterized by painful, circular red sores on a dog’s body. Pets webmd further defines the condition as “a ...

Calming Canine Stress and Anxiety

Enormous anxiety The crackling starts slowly, then builds. The fire-driven gusts push through branches as they break and crash to the ground. Sirens. Big trucks. Firemen yelling. Smoke. Caravans of humans load up their cars with kids and boxes as ...

How to Boost Your Dog’s Immune System

With the winter weather watering down both our gardens and our coats, the sniffles and coughs aren’t too far behind. While humans battle those pesky viruses and bacterial infections with vitamin C and other immunity boosters, their canines might be ...

How to manage your dog’s Colitis

Colitis is best described as the inflammation of the lower intestines and colon. The result can be any number of visible symptoms, including diarrhea, constipation and, sometimes, vomiting. Dogs that have colitis also experience severe abdominal ...

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