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This content was reviewed by veterinarian Dr. JoAnna Pendergrass, DVM.

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Apoquel For Dogs: The Best Allergy Medicine For Dogs? Dosage Chart, Cost, Side Effects & More

If your dog is suffering from allergies and needs relief for her itchy skin, you’re likely wondering, what’s the best allergy medicine for dogs? Dog allergies are best diagnosed by your veterinarian, who will recommend the best treatment for your dog depending on what your dog is allergic to (food, fleas, environmental factors, etc.). One commonly vet-prescribed dog itching medicine is Apoquel. But exactly what is Apoquel used for in dogs? Are there side effects? And is it the most effective anti-itch medicine for dogs? We give you the whole scoop on these popular allergy pills for dogs.

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Dog Diarrhea: What To Give, Treatment, Causes, Home Remedies, And More

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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What To Do If My Dog Can’t Get Up

Witnessing your dog being unable to stand up suddenly can be very alarming. This can happen as dogs age, or it could be the result of an injury or illness. Instead of brushing it off and seeing if it gets better with time, call your vet and schedule an appointment immediately. It could be something you can fix, but you don’t want to wait too long because time is of the essence, and your dog could be experiencing pain. The sooner you determine the cause, the sooner your dog can hopefully start feeling like his happy self again.

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What Can Dogs Drink Besides Water? Our Expert’s Verdict On Milk, Tea, Juice, Lemonade, Soda, Beer, And More

Have you ever thought about sharing your beverages, adult or otherwise, with your dog? Fresh water, of course, is the best way to keep your dog hydrated, but what else can dogs drink? You might be surprised at the number of human beverages that are no-gos. There are some dog-safe options for your pup’s own happy hour, but the bottom line is that water really is the best drink for your dog. If you want to occasionally splash some juice or gravy into their water, that’s fine, but trust us – your pup will be just as happy getting an approved canine treat to enjoy with their water as they will taking a sip of your beverage.

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Why Does My Dog Keep Licking His Butt?

As dog parents, we all know our pups can perform some pretty repulsive displays of behavior (especially when we have company over). And a dog licking its butts is arguably one of the worst. Although you may want to avert your eyes, this behavior could indicate a health concern that requires your attention…

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Parvo Treatment Cost And Success Rate For Dogs And Puppies: From Home To Yard To Vet

Canine parvovirus (also called ‘parvo’) is a severe, highly contagious virus that mostly affects puppies and can be deadly. As with any medical concern you may face with your pup, you may have questions about the cost. Our experts take a look at what you need to know when it comes to the costs of diagnosing, treating, and preventing parvovirus in dogs.

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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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Dogs And Marijuana: Is It Toxic For Your Pup?

As the use of medical and recreational marijuana continues to grow — as well as the legalization of weed in the U.S. — pet dogs have more chances of exposure than ever before. If you use marijuana or your dog is around someone who does, you may be wondering how it can affect your pup. Can dogs get high? Is weed bad for dogs? Our experts have compiled a list of the most common questions and answers about dogs and marijuana to give you the best information you need to keep your pup safe and healthy.

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