What is cryptorchidism in dogs? Healthy adult male dogs should have two testicles within their scrotum (the protective sac) – unless they have already been castrated! Your pooch’s testicles are usually located outside their body to keep them cool – this keeps them healthy. Some dogs, however, have a condition called cryptorchidism, where they may have only one or no testicles in the scrotum.
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.’
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?