Conditions

So your pup is sick? We’ve got lots of tips to help him heal and start back to his tail wagging self in no time. And if your dog is truly ill, please do not hesitate to consult your vet. They are trained to help keep your pet healthy.

Our experts have researched hundreds of conditions. We bring you the latest as soon as we can confirm the validity of the research.

The human hand is open dog hair to show disease on dog skin (Caption: Most Common Dog Skin Conditions)

10 Most Common Dog Skin Conditions

Skin conditions are among the top three health concerns in dogs, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and other experts. Unfortunately, dogs are prone to many different skin conditions, and as pet parents, it can be extremely difficult to pinpoint the exact problem. Many dog skin conditions appear as itchy, red skin, and others are scabby bumps with hair loss. We’ll help give you an overview of the most common dog skin conditions, including the causes, symptoms to look out for, and typical treatment protocols. If you think your dog could be suffering from a specific condition, be sure to click on our links for more information about each condition.

A veterinary ophthalmologist makes a medical procedure, examines a dog's eyes with the help of an ophthalmologic veterinary tonometer at a veterinary clinic (Caption: Glaucoma In Dogs)

Glaucoma In Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & More

Dogs can develop glaucoma just like people. And this serious eye condition can cause your pup pain, vision loss, and even blindness. Learn more about glaucoma in dogs, including symptoms to look out for, when to see your vet, treatment options, and more.

Small dog walking on three paws with hurt leg (Caption: Dog Limping)

Dog Limping: Causes, Veterinary And At-Home Treatment & More

Has your dog started limping, but you don’t know why? Just like humans, dogs can begin limping for a wide variety of reasons. Although dog limping is pretty common, it’s still worrisome for pet parents because it means your pup is either injured or has an underlying health condition. We give you some tips on how to tell why your dog is limping, when to see your veterinarian, and how you can help your pup at home.

Greyhound dog passed out on back in dog bed (Caption: Syncope In Dogs)

Syncope In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & More

Syncope is a medical term for fainting or passing out. These fainting spells are usually brief, caused by a temporary loss of oxygen and nutrients to the brain. Most dogs recover spontaneously; however, syncope can be a sign of serious heart problems or other conditions in dogs. We’ll explore what causes syncope in dogs, treatment options, and when to seek help if you think your dog has had a syncopal episode.

Black bump on dog's skin (Caption: Skin Tags On Dogs)

Skin Tags On Dogs: Appearance, Causes & When To Seek Treatment

You’re probably familiar with them on people, but can dogs get skin tags? Yes, our canine companions are prone to developing skin tags — and just like with humans, it’s usually not a serious health concern. But it’s still important to know the difference between skin tags and other growths and what to do about them. In some cases, skin tags do require treatment.

Flea eggs on a dog (Caption: What do flea eggs look like on dogs)

What Do Flea Eggs Look Like On A Dog? (And How To Get Rid Of Them)

Are you dealing with a flea infestation and want to nip it in the bud as soon as possible? When ridding your dog and house of fleas, it’s crucial to stop future fleas in their tracks in addition to killing existing fleas. Flea eggs can get everywhere, and it’s only a matter of time before another imminent infestation. We have answers to all the pesky questions you have about flea eggs and how to get rid of them so you’re not scratching your head about why your flea problem won’t go away.

Portrait of a pug dog with red inflamed wounds on his face (Caption: Dog Pimples: Can Dogs Get Acne?)

Dog Pimples: Can Dogs Get Acne?

Can dogs get pimples? Yes, canine acne is one of many skin conditions that commonly affect our pups. How do you know if those bumps on your dog’s face are pimples or another skin problem? Dog acne isn’t exactly the same as its human counterpart, so we’ll help you know how to spot it, your treatment options, and more.

Dog getting a shot (Caption: Best dewormer for dogs)

Best Dewormer For Dogs And Puppies: Treat & Prevent These Pesky Parasites

Most dogs will contract one or more types of intestinal worms in their lifetime. Deworming medications help break down and kill worms to eliminate them from your dog’s body. However, worms in dogs are so common that veterinarians recommend giving your dog a regular dewormer to help prevent worm infestations. We’ll help you decide which dewormers are best for your pup and how to spot the signs if your dog gets worms.

Luxating Patella In Dogs: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment & More

Have you noticed your dog occasionally hopping on one of his hind legs or walking on only three legs at times? If so, he could have a luxating patella, one of the most common orthopedic conditions in dogs. How does this knee problem affect dogs? Is surgery the only option for this chronic condition, or are there other treatments? We’ll help you figure out what you need to do if you suspect your dog has an ongoing knee problem.

Closeup of master owner hand palm petting stroking a dog. Sad old young red-haired pet lying on bed at home (Caption: Dog Depression)

Dog Depression: Signs, Causes, Treatment Options & More

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.

Longhaired dachshund puppy lying down on the carpet dizzy (Caption: Vestibular Disease In Dogs)

Vestibular Disease In Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & More

Vestibular disease (or vestibular syndrome) refers to a group of diseases that affect a dog’s balance system (known as the vestibular system or vestibular apparatus). Common signs of vestibular disease in dogs include loss of balance, falling over, an abnormal flickering of the eyes, and general wobbliness. These signs can occur very suddenly and nearly always warrant veterinary attention. What causes vestibular disease? How is it diagnosed and treated? And what can you do at home to help your canine friend recover?

Brown dog laying down has a bloody paws (Caption: Von Willebrand's Disease In Dogs)

Von Willebrand’s Disease In Dogs: At-Risk Breeds, Testing, Symptoms & More

Some dog breeds are at a high risk of inheriting a genetic disorder, called von Willebrand’s disease (vWD), that causes their blood to not clot normally. If you’re familiar with hemophilia in humans, von Willebrand’s disease is a similar condition that affects dogs and humans. This bleeding disorder in dogs can range from mild to life-threatening, so it’s important to know if your dog has this disease — especially before she gets severely injured or needs surgery.

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