Every pet parent dreads their furry family member being diagnosed with cancer. Hemangiosarcoma is a type of blood vessel cancer in dogs that can affect the liver, spleen, skin, or internal organs and poses a serious risk to their health. Let’s find out more about this type of cancer in dogs, how it is diagnosed, treatment options, and what this diagnosis means for your dog.
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.
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It may come as a surprise to us humans, but dogs have three eyelids. This third eyelid is called the nictitating membrane, or nictitans. It emerges from the inside corner of the lower eyelid to cover the eye diagonally, serving as an additional lubricating barrier to protect the fragile surface of the eye (cornea). Let’s learn more about cherry eye, possible treatment options, and what causes the condition to begin with.
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?
Has your dog become less mobile? Is he having trouble going on walks or climbing stairs? There could be many reasons for this, including arthritis and hip dysplasia. But one lesser-known condition he could be suffering from is degenerative myelopathy (DM), an inherited spinal cord disease in dogs. Learn more about DM here to see if your dog could be at risk for this debilitating condition.
Dogs and humans share many of the same congenital disorders and genetic diseases such as heart defects, epilepsy, hip dysplasia, many types of cancer, hemophilia, cataracts, dwarfism, and others. A fairly common congenital disorder in humans is Down syndrome, so you may be wondering if our canine companions can have it too. We’ll shed light on this chromosomal abnormality and if it affects dogs.
When our pets are in pain or injured, we naturally want to do everything we can to get them back to their usual antics as soon as possible. Laser therapy, sometimes referred to as cold laser therapy, is a procedure that is becoming increasingly popular in veterinary medicine to treat various conditions in dogs. So, what is laser treatment for dogs? How can it help your four-legged friend? And is dog laser therapy safe?
Has your veterinarian recommended the popular dog painkiller Rimadyl for your dog? Before giving it to your pup, you may want to learn more about this FDA-approved veterinary drug. What does Rimadyl do for dogs? What are the side effects? And is it safe? We’ll answer these questions and more to help you make an informed decision with your vet about whether Rimadyl is the best option for your dog’s pain relief or if an alternative medication is a better choice.
We all hate to see our furry friends suffering from pain. It can be tempting to turn to our medicine cabinets for fast and easy relief for minor aches. But the resounding advice from veterinarian and pet experts say DO NOT give your pet aspirin or any other human over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers without consulting your vet. Does that mean that aspirin is bad for all dogs? Not in some cases, but you should understand the potential side effects, which dogs are at a higher risk for severe complications, and what can happen to your canine companion if you accidentally overdose. We’ll help you learn more about this potentially fatal OTC pain reliever for dogs.
Is your dog showing signs of vision loss? One cause could be a hereditary disease called progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), which is a common cause of blindness in purebred dogs and some mixed breeds. What is PRA in dogs? Is your pup more prone to developing this inherited disease? And how do you know if your dog is at risk?
We’re sure you’ve found yourself telling your dog to get that cold, wet nose out of your personal space at some point! But have you ever wondered, ‘why do dogs have wet noses?’ Our favorite canine companions differ from us humans and our beloved feline friends in a puzzling way. Their noses are normally wet — and normally should be. But why are dogs’ noses wet? And if they’re not, does that mean that something’s wrong? Can you do anything to help your pup if his nose is dry? If so, what’s the best dog dry nose treatment? Here, we’ll answer all of your questions to put you and your pup at ease…