What are dewclaws, and do dogs need them? Find out why dogs have dewclaws, common injuries with dewclaws, if they should be removed, and more.
Everything that has to do with your dog’s health – from stomach aches to nutrition to broken bones. Let Canine Journal assist you with your pet health needs, but remember to take them to the Vet in emergencies!
It was back in 700BC that a greek poet said “Moderation is best in all things”… and though it might come as a surprise to some, this is also true of drinking water! Indeed, for people and animals alike, drinking too much water too quickly can cause serious problems. From a medical standpoint, this is called water intoxication or “dilutional hyponatremia” and is perhaps more common than people think. Find out more about what happens when dogs drink too much water and what to do if your dog has water intoxication.
Our family dog, Tiny, is a fanatic runner when he’s off-leash. He loves to bolt at full speed, but his aging body isn’t keeping up with his youthful energy (sound familiar?!). Often the next day, he’s sluggish and is so sore he won’t even jump up on the couch with me. We all hate to see our dogs in pain and want to give them relief. Fortunately, there are some very effective pain medications for dogs available. Before you pop them a pill, however, it’s crucial to know what’s safe and what’s not — and what pain med side effects to watch for.
While strokes are less common in dogs than they are in humans, they are equally as serious. The symptoms of a stroke in dogs can also be very different from what we see in people. Witnessing your canine friend having a stroke is a frightening experience so it is important to know what to do if you suspect this has occurred. Let’s find out more about the signs of a stroke in dogs, what causes them, and the current treatment options.
While many pet parents consider their dogs family members, we all know that dogs have a different genetic makeup than their human counterparts. But do humans and dogs have genetic similarities? Do dogs have the same number of chromosomes as humans? And how much can we learn about our dogs from breakthroughs into dog DNA?
When dogs feel under the weather, some pet parents think an easy fix is to give their pup something from their medicine cabinet. In some cases, you can give dogs human meds, but human meds are usually off-limits for dogs. If your dog is having tummy troubles, you may wonder, can you give a dog Pepto Bismol? Our guide gives you the lowdown on Pepto Bismol and dogs.
Raw dog food diets are controversial. While some think this is the way dogs were meant to eat before dogs became our pets, others think dry dog food is the correct diet for our four-legged fur balls. Let’s dig into raw food diets for dogs more so you can draw your own conclusion about whether this diet is good or bad for dogs…
If you can’t imagine letting go of your precious pup, would you ever consider cloning your dog? Despite the exorbitant cost, a growing number of pet parents are having their beloved pups cloned, and cat and horse cloning are on the rise as well. Once a figment of science fiction, pet cloning is now commercially available around the world. However, as you might expect, many pet experts aren’t exactly embracing the practice.
Dogs are prone to picking up all kinds of nasty worms that can do some severe damage. One common type is hookworm. What are the symptoms to look out for? How are they treated? And how can you prevent your dog from getting hookworms in the first place? We’ll answer these questions and more. It’s important to note that hookworms can be especially serious and fatal for puppies, so early diagnosis and treatment are critical.
You’ve probably seen at least one cringe-worthy video of an unbelievably long tapeworm being pulled out of an animal or even a human. Yes, tapeworms are disgusting, but unfortunately, they’re also easily transmitted to our pets. How do you know if your dog has them? And are tapeworms a serious health threat? We answer all of your questions about symptoms, treatment, prevention, and more.
Have you noticed your furry family member having trouble getting around like she used to? She could be suffering from degenerative joint disease (DJD) — a pretty common problem in older dogs and among certain breeds. If you suffer from similar joint problems, you’ve likely heard of glucosamine supplements, but did you know similar supplements are available for dogs? Here, we’ll give you all the information you need about glucosamine for dogs to see if these supplements could help your pup remain active.