Longtime dog parents know that our furry friends will eat almost anything under the sun, even if it makes them throw up immediately. Other times, our pups puke for no apparent reason. While occasional vomiting may not be a cause for concern, frequent or severe vomiting can be a sign of a serious condition. Here, we’ll help you figure out why your dog is vomiting, other symptoms to look out for, what you can do to help your pup, and when it’s time to seek veterinary care.
Gastrointestinal issues can be serious but if non-life threatening situation, perhaps you can gain some insights and tips here from our pet doc and other experts.
Any person who has experienced the runs knows the runs are no fun for anyone. When it comes to dogs, diarrhea can be a messy situation for you and your dog. There are a number of different causes. From a minor upset stomach and eating something they shouldn’t have to something more serious like parvo that could be a cause for concern. We’ll go over the various types of doggy diarrhea and various treatment options (depending on diagnosis). It’s important to identify the root problem before properly treating your dog’s poo problems.
Constipation in dogs is very common just as it is in humans and other animals. In many cases, it’s a mild, temporary irritation for your dog. But dog constipation can indicate a more serious problem. When is it time to consult your vet? And what can you give a dog for constipation? We help answer these questions and more…
Pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas, is a painful affliction that affects dogs worldwide. While spontaneous canine pancreatitis is not particularly well understood, veterinarians do have an idea of the causes that contribute to this condition, its related conditions and symptoms and treatment options to lessen symptoms.
Anal glands are part of your dog’s normal anatomy. They form part of their natural scent and are used to mark territory and communicate with other canines. However, behaviors like scooting, licking the anus, and releasing the foul-smelling contents of these glands are less favorable behaviors our beloved canine friends perform.
It’s not the most pleasant subject to discuss. But hey, you’ve surely dealt with your dog’s puke and potty accidents before, right? And this is for your beloved pup’s comfort after all — and ultimately his health. If your dog suffers from occasional anal gland issues, we’re here to help. Learn how to spot the signs of impacted anal glands, how to express your dog’s anal glands, and what you can do to help prevent frequent blockages. If not taken care of immediately, blocked anal sacs can lead to a severe infection.
Canine bloat is a fast-acting, life-threatening illness that requires emergency veterinary treatment. Knowing the symptoms beforehand is extremely important, so you can detect it early and get your dog the care he needs. If you notice symptoms soon enough, your dog may be one of the few dogs to survive this terrible disease. Also, learning how to prevent canine bloat can help protect your dog from this scary disease.
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 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.
As gross as it may seem, our dog’s poop can be an insightful window into our furry friend’s health. Any changes in the consistency, color, and even your dog’s normal pooping routine can indicate a problem. Obviously, one of the most alarming changes is a dog pooping blood. If you’ve found blood in your dog’s stool, we can help you identify possible causes and know when it’s time to contact your veterinarian.
Help, my dog is farting a lot! Although typically not a big health concern, gas in dogs can be a real nuisance to live with (not to mention embarrassing when you have company over). Whether your dog is silent but deadly or has flatulence like a foghorn, we’re here to help you get to the bottom of this all-too-common occurrence.
Does your dog have an upset stomach? Normally dogs will eat grass to clean out their system. This is the natural method to cure your dog’s sick tummy. However, this won’t always do the trick. In fact, your dog may not even feel like eating grass. So, here are some additional tips to help cure your dog’s upset tummy.