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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.

Heartworm under microscope (caption: Worms In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention)

Worms In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

There are a wide variety of worms that can infect your dog. Although many of the symptoms are similar, each requires a specific type of medication for treatment. When an inappropriate medication is used to treat worms, infestations can return or worsen in severity, causing additional medical complications. Some of the worms that commonly affect dogs include heartworms, roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms and whipworms…

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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.

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MDR1 In Dogs: Symptoms, Genetic Testing & More

The study of dog genetics is revealing more about the health of our canine companions than ever before. Hidden in the genetic code of some dog breeds is a mutation that can increase their susceptibility to drug toxicity, which can lead to serious health consequences. Awareness of this defect is increasing, but some information and advice about it can be confusing or misinformed. Here, we explain the MDR1 (multi-drug resistance 1) gene, the breeds most affected, how to test for it, and what this genetic mutation could mean for your furry friend.

Dog drinking creek water (caption: Leptospirosis In Dogs)

Leptospirosis In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention & More

If you were a pup parent several years ago, you might recall leptospirosis hitting the news locally, regionally, or even nationally. Dogs contracted this disease from simply swimming in local streams and rivers and becoming seriously ill and even dying. It became a popular news topic for a fleeting moment. While the news hasn’t focused on this disease as much lately, it can still be a very real threat to your dog, depending on where your dog roams. What do you need to do to prevent your dog from getting sick? And if he does, what are the symptoms? We give you all the information you need to know about this disease that can become severe quickly…

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Does My Dog Have Gum Disease?

Did you know that gum disease is the most common disease affecting pet dogs? Estimates show that more than two-thirds of dogs over three years old have some form of periodontal disease. This disease can be silently destructive, eating away the supporting structures around the teeth without apparent signs and symptoms until it’s gone past the point for reversing its effects. If it goes too far, perfectly healthy teeth can be lost because nothing will hold them in place. Do you know how to protect your dog from gum disease?

Dog scratching ear (caption: Staph Infection In Dogs)

Staph Infection In Dogs: What Are The Signs And Treatment Options?

Most of us know the term “staph infections” because humans can contract them fairly easily. But did you know that dogs are totally susceptible to staph infections too? How do staph infections affect dogs? They’re mostly found on their skin but not always. Staph infections can become a serious threat to your dog’s health, so it’s crucial to know how to spot the signs and when to go to your vet…

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Does My Dog Have A Tooth Infection?

Teeth are an essential part of your dog’s body and play a significant role in their health. When dogs have healthy teeth, they can get the nutrients their bodies need to stay healthy and strong. When their teeth aren’t healthy, it affects total body health and can cause discomfort. Do you know how to check your dog’s teeth for an infection?

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Bladder Stones In Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & More

It can be a terrifying moment when you realize your dog has blood in his urine. But did you know that bladder stones might be the culprit? They’re more common than you may think, and luckily, there are lots of treatment options you and your vet can discuss. Learn what you can do to help your pup get rid of them and keep them from coming back…

Close up of whipworm under a microscope (Caption: Whipworm In Dogs)

Whipworm In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

It can be scary for dog owners when they notice something isn’t right with their furry friends. If your dog has diarrhea and an upset stomach, whipworms might be to blame. It’s vital to understand all the basics of this common parasite so you can keep your dog safe…

Roundworms under microscope (caption: Roundworms In Dogs)

Roundworms In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Roundworms are the most common worms in dogs, and many young puppies get infected. Although routine de-worming can prevent serious problems, it’s important to know how to spot the signs of a roundworm infestation in your pup. Left untreated, puppies and even some adult dogs can become very ill…

Pug dog with face mask (Caption: Coronavirus & Dogs)

Can Dogs (Or Cats) Get Coronavirus? Tips To Keep You & Your Pets Safe

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a small number of pets worldwide, including dogs and cats, have been reported to be infected with COVID-19, mostly after close contact with infected people. However, the risk of pets spreading the virus to people is low. See the latest news on COVID-19 and pets and CDC recommendations for pet owners.

Dog laying on bed at vet office (caption: Congestive Heart Failure In Dogs)

Congestive Heart Failure In Dogs

Did you know heart problems can be just as severe for your dog as they can be for you? Congestive Heart failure can leave your pup feeling sluggish and out of breath. Understanding the signs, symptoms and treatment will help you keep your dog as active and comfortable as possible…

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