Kidney disease in dogs is a scary diagnosis for pet parents. After all, we want to spend as much time as possible with our furry family members, and the worries and concerns posed by the possibility of having to say an unexpected goodbye can take their toll. So, what is renal failure in dogs? Let’s find out about the causes, the signs and symptoms, the treatment options, and how to know when it’s time for that final goodbye.
It’s never nice when your canine companion turns their nose up at their food. As a pet parent, it’s natural to assume there’s something really wrong and phone the vet or compile a buffet of food favorites to tempt them. But what does it mean if your dog is not eating? What are the possible causes, and what should you do?
Whenever a pet is sick, it can be stressful for pet parents. When we’re stressed, we don’t take in information so well, and we might forget to ask questions at the time or think of questions we wish we’d asked early. This means that you might leave the veterinary clinic with medication, and you’re uncertain what it is or what it’s for. Remember, in this situation, any veterinary staff would be happy for you to call with any questions or concerns you have. So, what if your dog has been prescribed cefpodoxime? Let’s find out all about cefpodoxime proxetil for dogs.
Did you know that it’s not just humans who can get cataracts? Dogs can too. Let’s find out more information about cataracts in dogs – what they are, why and how they affect dogs, and how they can be treated.
It’s not very pleasant having to clean up your dog’s vomit and diarrhea when they’re unwell, but one thing that’s worse is worrying about their health. One of the symptoms that pet parents understandably find the scariest is when there’s blood in their dog’s stools.
Hearing from your veterinarian that your dog has a heart murmur is, understandably, a scary moment. After all, no one wants to hear that their dog has a potential health issue. So, it’s natural that before understanding more about their condition you may fear the worst. However, dog heart murmurs can mean a lot of things, and the prognosis for a dog or puppy with a heart murmur can be very variable. Some may require immediate treatment, while others may not cause a problem at all and could disappear with time. So, what is a dog heart murmur? What causes them and what does it mean for your dog if they have one?
If you need to make your dog throw up, a quick online search could give you a variety of methods. Sadly, though, not all of these methods are reliable or effective, and others are downright dangerous. Veterinarian Dr. Hannah Godfrey explains why you might need to make your dog sick and some of the safest ways to do it.
As dogs get older, they’re more likely to get some lumps and bumps. Some of these may be cysts, although there are lots of different types of lumps that dogs can get. Benign lumps include cysts and lipomas (fatty lumps), while other lumps can be cancerous. But how can you tell if your dog has a cyst? What types of cysts do dogs get? And what can be done about them? We’ll cover everything in this article, but if you’re still in doubt, speak to your veterinarian for reassurance.
Every pet parent should know how important it is to recognize when their dog is unwell and seek prompt treatment if required. But it’s not always easy to tell if your dog is unwell. For example, how do you know if your dog has a fever? Can you safely take their temperature at home? And if you do manage to take their temperature, how do you know whether it’s high or not? What is a dog’s normal temperature? Let’s find out how you can spot the signs of a fever in your dog and what their normal temperature should be.