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.

Hot Spots On Dogs: Causes, Treatment & Prevention

Dog with hot spots (caption: Hot Spots On Dogs Causes, Treatment & Prevention)

Is your dog excessively licking and chewing a red area on his skin? He could have a hot spot, which usually requires vet-prescribed medication and a lot of care at home to heal. How do you know if your dog has a hot spot? How are hot spots treated? We’ll arm you with all the information you’ll need to help you relieve your pup’s pesky skin irritation…

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Ear Play Or Dog Ear Infection?

Dog Ear Infection: dog laying with ears flopped open

Has your dog been scratching or rubbing her ears more than usual? How can you tell if it’s just normal “ear play” or if there’s something to worry about? Ear infections in dogs are one of the most common problems veterinarians see, but it’s difficult as a dog owner to decipher what’s exactly going on with your pup and when you should seek treatment. Read further to get our tips about how to spot, treat and prevent dog ear infections. It’s important not to wait until it becomes a serious problem for your pup…

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Hyperkeratosis In Dogs: Does Your Dog Have Hairy Feet?

Dog paw with Hyperkeratosis

Hyperkeratosis is also known as hairy dog feet. This is probably self explanatory, but it’s called this because it looks like your dog is growing abnormal hairs on his skin. This can be a painful experience which is why it’s important to take your dog to the vet. There may be an underlying cause as to why your dog has hyperkeratosis…

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

Dog with face mask on (Caption: Coronavirus & Dogs)

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a very small number of pets, including dogs and cats, around the world have been reported to be infected COVID-19, mostly after close contact with infected people. The good news is that these pets had mild or no symptoms, so there’s no reason to panic about your pets becoming gravely ill. And there’s no evidence that pets can transmit the virus to humans. See the latest news on COVID-19 and pets and CDC recommendations for pet owners…

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What Does Dog Poop Color Mean?

Poop on a pepple driveway

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 Express A Dog’s Anal Glands & Other Questions Answered

Dog laying on back

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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