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.

Luna the Jack Russell suffering from ringworm on her rump (Caption: Ringworm In Dogs)

Ringworm In Dogs: Signs, Treatment & More

As its name implies, many people think ringworm is one of many parasitic worms that dogs can contract, like heartworms, tapeworms, etc. In fact, ringworm isn’t a worm at all; it’s a contagious fungal infection that’s common in nearly all domesticated animals, including dogs. We’ll help you know how to identify ringworm and what you should do if you suspect your dog has it.

Golden retriever with tissue in mouth (Caption: Do Dogs Get Seasonal Allergies?)

Dog Seasonal Allergies: Symptoms, Treatment & More

People often wonder, “Can dogs have seasonal allergies?” The answer is yes; they can. Ranging from mild to quite serious, dog seasonal allergies can occasionally look like hay fever in people. But in reality, the overwhelming majority of dogs with seasonal allergies have very itchy skin. We’ll help you know how to spot the signs and how to treat this common condition.

Removing a tick from dog's fur (Caption: Parasites In Dogs)

Parasites In Dogs: Types, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention & More

Most dogs will be plagued by some type of parasite in their lifetime. External and internal parasites can cause everything from mild itchiness to life-threatening conditions. And some parasites in dogs can even infect humans. We’ll give you an overview of the most common dog parasites, ways your pup can get them, and how to treat and prevent them.

Dog skin close up with flakes (Caption: Seborrhea In Dogs)

Seborrhea In Dogs: Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment & More

Is your dog greasy, itchy, or smelly at the moment? If so, he might have a condition called seborrhea. It’s always important to get your veterinarian to examine your dog as there are many things to consider when treating this condition. Let’s explore these in more detail and what causes canine seborrhea in the first place.

Brown dog laying on the ground looking at skin issue on back (Caption: Alopecia In Dogs)

Alopecia In Dogs: Is Your Dog Losing More Hair Than Usual?

We all know that dogs shed their fur — we find it often enough on our clothes and furniture! But what if your dog’s coat is starting to look a bit patchy, or there are small bald spots on your dog? Hair loss in dogs is known as alopecia. Let’s explore some of the causes, the diagnostic tests and some treatment options your veterinarian might suggest.

Dog vomiting (Caption: Dog Vomit Color Guide)

Dog Vomit Color Guide: What Does Your Dog’s Vomit Says About Their Health?

Our canine friends vomit from time to time – it’s practically a given when you’re a pet parent that at some point, you will be cleaning up after them. There are endless reasons why our dogs may get sick, and it’s not surprising when we see what habits they have at times. But is it possible to tell why they’re vomiting from the color of their vomit? A dog vomit color guide may be helpful for you to know when you need to worry about your furry best friend.

Dog sitting on hind legs on sidewalk (Caption: Exercise-Induced Collapse In Dogs)

Exercise-Induced Collapse In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment, Genetic Testing & More

Have you noticed your dog suddenly becoming weak and collapsing while exercising vigorously? There could be several causes of these symptoms. One possibility is Exercise-Induced Collapse (EIC) in dogs, a hereditary condition found in certain breeds. How can you find out if your dog is at risk for this potentially fatal disease? And what should you do if he exhibits the symptoms?

Dog itching (Caption: Dog Itching Relief)

Dog Itching Relief & Home Remedies For Dog Allergies

Dogs love a good scratch, but excessive itching can be a sign of an underlying allergy or skin condition. It’s possible to spot the signs of irritation caused by skin conditions and manage some of them at home so your dog can get back to his fun-loving antics faster. We’ll help you know how to help give your pup some itch relief and when it’s time to see your veterinarian.

How To Calm A Stressed Dog: Signs Of Stress And Relief Tips

Why is my dog stressed, and how can I help him? You’re certainly not alone if you want help answering these questions. Many dogs can become stressed for a wide variety of reasons — out of boredom or frustration or because they’re scared or anxious about a situation. We’ll help you spot the signs of stress and give you some tips on calming your stressed dog. And we’ll also help you know when your dog’s stress and anxiety become a long-term problem for his health.

Two Collies sitting in grass with DNA on top of them (Caption: MDR1 In Dogs)

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 throwing up yellow foam (Caption: Dogs Throwing Up Yellow Foam)

My Dog Is Throwing Up Yellow Foam: What Should I Do?

Throwing up, as unpleasant as it is, seems to happen to everyone from time to time, and our dogs are unfortunately no exception. Sometimes, the vomit can be white and gloopy; sometimes, it’s the whole dinner that just seems to come right back up, nearly intact. And sometimes, the dog vomit is a mustard-yellow color liquid. This can be significant, so read on to find out more.

Vet looking at an x-ray of dog (Caption: Intervertebral Disc Disease In Dogs)

Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD) In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) in dogs is a condition in which the cushioning discs between the  spinal column bones (vertebrae) move or bulge into the spinal canal. The discs then push on the spinal cord or the nerves around it and cause pain, nerve damage, and can even lead to paralysis. Intervertebral disc disease, also referred to as a slipped or herniated disc, is caused by degenerative disc disease. Here is what you need to know about IVDD and how you can help your dog.

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