Throwing up, as unpleasant as it is, seems to happen to everyone from time to time, and our dogs are unfortunately no exception. Sometimes, the vomit can be white and gloopy. Sometimes, it’s the whole dinner that just seems to come right back up, nearly intact. And sometimes, the dog vomit is a mustard-yellow color liquid. Dogs vomiting yellow foam can be significant, so read on to find out more.
Lumps and bumps can be a normal part of life for any dog, especially when they hit their middle or golden years. Thankfully, many of these lumps are benign and cause no problem whatsoever. But unfortunately, just like people, dogs can get cancer in and under their skin. The most common type of skin cancer in dogs is a mast cell tumor (MCT), alternatively, mast cell sarcoma or mastocytoma. They can often be successfully treated if caught early enough and dealt with aggressively, so owners need to be on the lookout. Let’s dive in to learn more about mast cells and what to do when they misbehave.
Depression is a common disorder in people. But what about our furry friends? Most pet parents instinctively know that their dog can feel sad, bored, or lonely, but do dogs get depressed just like us? Read on to find out more.
Hydrotherapy, or aquatic therapy, is a very old practice. Humans have been using warm water for bathing, exercise, and healing for thousands of years to relieve pain and improve wellbeing. This being said, we have only started using it regularly in veterinary treatment for small animals over the last 20 years or so. So, what is dog hydrotherapy, and what are its benefits?
As many dog owners know, dogs can sadly develop cancer, just like people. This means they can get bone cancer as well. Bone cancer is usually serious but only represents around 6% of all cancers in dogs. Find out more about the symptoms of bone cancer in dogs, as well as treatment and life expectancy.
Just like people, dogs can develop growths in their mouths. These are called oral tumors, accounting for 6-7% of all dog cancers. Oral cancer in dogs is usually primary, meaning it arises directly from the mouth’s tissues. Some are benign but can be pesky, whereas some are malignant and need to be tackled quickly and aggressively.
People often wonder, “Can dogs have seasonal allergies?” The answer is yes; they can. Ranging from mild to quite serious, dog seasonal allergies can occasionally look like hay fever in people. But in reality, the overwhelming majority of dogs with seasonal allergies have very itchy skin. We’ll help you know how to spot the signs and how to treat this common condition.
One of the most common problems requiring an emergency visit to the vet is when an owner notices their dog’s eye is sore and red. Very often, the problem is a corneal ulcer. Owners often wonder how these ulcers in a dog’s eye happen, how they are diagnosed and treated, and what eye ulcer healing stages are.
What are dewclaws, and do dogs need them? Find out why dogs have dewclaws, common injuries with dewclaws, if they should be removed, and more.
It may come as a surprise to us humans, but dogs have three eyelids. This third eyelid is called the nictitating membrane, or nictitans. It emerges from the inside corner of the lower eyelid to cover the eye diagonally, serving as an additional lubricating barrier to protect the fragile surface of the eye (cornea). Let’s learn more about cherry eye, possible treatment options, and what causes the condition to begin with.
It was back in 700BC that a greek poet said “Moderation is best in all things”… and though it might come as a surprise to some, this is also true of drinking water! Indeed, for people and animals alike, drinking too much water too quickly can cause serious problems. From a medical standpoint, this is called water intoxication or “dilutional hyponatremia” and is perhaps more common than people think. Find out more about what happens when dogs drink too much water and what to do if your dog has water intoxication.