Illness

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.

Dog Allergy Symptoms: Watch For Scratching

Dog Itching Outside

If you have ever suffered from allergy symptoms, you know how miserable they can make you feel. The world is foggy, your brain is dull, your eyes and skin itch incessantly, your sinuses are like a dripping faucet and you are tired and lethargic. In a word, allergies make you feel miserable. Dog allergy symptoms are very similar, and they can feel miserable too…

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Pyoderma In Dogs: Skin Disease Causes & Treatments

Dog scratching in grass (caption: Pyoderma In Dogs)

It can be unnerving to see your pup with patches of irritated skin and bumps. If you don’t know what you’re looking at, you definitely won’t know how to deal with it. Pyoderma could be the culprit, so you may want to familiarize yourself with this condition. Understanding the causes and symptoms may help you make the right decisions for your dog’s health…

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What Does Dog Poop Color Mean?

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As the writers of Canine Journal, we feel it’s our, ahem, duty to keep you in-the-know about what’s coming out of your pup. So here’s the low-down on dog poop of every color. Most most mild changes in dog stool color are related to dietary changes and aren’t cause for alarm. But poop color and consistency can be an indicator of serious health problems, which is why you need to make your dog’s business your business…

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How To Deal With The Death Of Your Dog

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Your pets are a part of your family and losing them can be emotionally devastating. If you or someone you know recently lost a canine companion, we offer you our most sincere condolences. We’ve been there and understand the pain you’re feeling right now. Here are some strategies and insights to help you work through this difficult time…

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How To Express A Dog’s Anal Glands & Other Questions Answered

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Yeah, not the most pleasant subject to discuss, but hey, you’ve surely dealt with your dog’s puke and potty accidents before. And this is for your beloved pup’s comfort — and ultimately his health. If your dog suffers from occasional anal gland issues, you’re in the right place. Read on to learn how to spot the signs of impacted glands, how to express dog’s anal glands and what you can do to help prevent frequent blockages. If not taken care of immediately, blocked anal glands can lead to a severe infection…

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

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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…

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How To Diagnose And Treat Dog Diarrhea

Dog sick on bed (caption: how to diagnose and treat dog diarrhea)

Since ancient times, physicians have looked to stool samples as a reference point for the health of their patients. For dogs, referencing stool samples is a more viable option than ever because of the rising costs of vet care. Concerned pet parents and vets can learn a lot by looking at a pet’s stool samples. And when it comes to puppies, what you learn might even save their lives…

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