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How To Treat A UTI In Female And Male Dogs: Signs And Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, Prevention, And More

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in dogs are caused by bacteria that make their way into the bladder (and sometimes travel up to the kidneys). If your dog is prone to UTIs, you probably feel helpless at times. What can you give a dog for a urinary tract infection? Is there a dog UTI treatment over the counter? How can you help prevent your dog from getting UTIs? We’ll answer these questions and more.

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How To Express Your Dog’s Anal Glands (Plus Causes & Prevention)

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.

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Dog Allergy Testing: How Much Does It Cost And Is It Worth It? We Review The Best Tests

Is your dog scratching incessantly? Or do you think your dog isn’t tolerating his food well because he’s having ongoing digestive issues? Can dogs be tested for food allergies or other types of allergies at home? Yes, there’s an easy way to test your dog for a wide variety of allergies from the convenience of your home. We review some of the best at-home dog allergy test kits that can help you uncover what may be pestering your pup.

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What Is Mange In Dogs? Treatment, Home Remedies, What Does It Look Like, How Do They Get It, & More

You’ve most likely seen horrific images of animal organizations rescuing mange-ridden dogs. What you may not know is that mange doesn’t just affect neglected animals. This common skin disease can strike any pet. Untreated mange can result in a hairless, sore-covered dog in lots of pain. That’s why it’s essential to treat mange at first sight. Don’t let your dog’s skin turn to stone.

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Dog Skin Allergies: Causes, Symptoms, Home Remedies, Treatment & More

Is your dog scratching and licking herself excessively? Does her skin look red or irritated? You’re certainly not alone. Dog skin allergies are one of the most common reasons pet owners seek veterinary care, which can add up fast. Before your dog is diagnosed with skin allergies or other health conditions, you should sign up for pet insurance. Pet insurance can cover the expense of allergy testing as well as other illnesses and accidents. But how do you know if your dog has skin allergies or if something else is going on? If it is allergies, what’s the cause? And what should you do if you suspect your pup has skin allergies? We’ll answer these questions and more to help you give your dog some much-needed relief.

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Can Dogs Eat Bones? The Ultimate Guide To What’s Safe & What’s Not

“Give a dog a bone” — a common saying we’ve all heard, but in reality, should you satisfy those pitiful eyes begging you for your leftover bone from dinner? We all know dogs consider a bone a prized possession, but do you know which bones are safe, and what do you do if your dog eats a bone that’s harmful? Find out all the answers to your questions and more in our comprehensive guide to safe bones for dogs.

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Dog Vomiting: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

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.

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Diabetes In Dogs: How To Spot & Treat This Chronic Disease

Can dogs get diabetes? Yes, and it’s on the rise at alarming rates, just as it is with humans. Between 2009 and 2019, the incidence of canine diabetes increased a whopping 66%, according to an extensive 2019 nationwide report by Banfield Pet Hospital. Diabetes in dogs is a chronic, progressive disease that can lead to some serious health complications without treatment. Early detection and management of the disease are key. But with ongoing treatment, a healthy diet, and regular exercise, diabetic dogs can live long and happy lives.

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