Miriam Collister

Miriam graduated with a distinction in Veterinary Science in 2013. She works full-time in a companion animal clinic doing consultations, surgery, and working nights and weekends providing emergency care out-of-hours. Miriam’s main veterinary interest is in diagnostic imaging, which includes radiography and ultrasound. This has led her to complete a post-graduate certificate in diagnostic imaging within the last year. Outside of her veterinary life, Miriam enjoys running outdoors in her local area. She also relaxes by doing yoga and playing the piano.

Miriam Collister
A vet looking into a black dog's mouth with acid reflux

Acid Reflux In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & More

Acid reflux is the name used to describe the leaking or rising of stomach acid into the food pipe (esophagus) and can get all the way to the mouth or throat. In people, acid reflux is common and often called heartburn, but do dogs get acid reflux? Yes, like humans, your pup’s gut uses acid to break down food in the tummy. And in the same way as people, this acid can leak the wrong way and cause dog heartburn. If it happens regularly, it’s called gastroesophageal reflux disease or ‘GERD.’ 

Allergy season concept with dog wiping out his eye from flower pollen

Dog Eye Allergies: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Does your dog have red, watery eyes? Are they irritated? If so, it could indicate that your dog has an allergy. Because our dog’s eyes are precious, it’s essential to know what to do. Eye irritation, discharge, or redness in your pup’s eyes is abnormal. These symptoms can be caused by many conditions and are all reasons to see your veterinarian, but specifically related to allergies, these can point to allergic conjunctivitis. So how do you tell the difference? And what do you do if your dog has an eye allergy?

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