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.
Reviewed By Dr. Pendergrass, DVM
This content was reviewed by veterinarian Dr. JoAnna Pendergrass, DVM.
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.
Bravecto is a controversial prescription medication in the pet world. Vets recommend it, it’s FDA-approved, and it helps eradicate ticks and fleas. However, many pet parents claim it causes seizures in their dogs and has even caused some to die. Is Bravecto safe to give your pet? Learn more so you can decide. Below are some frequently asked questions regarding Bravecto from our readers.
In humans, malignant melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, but can dogs get melanoma? The unfortunate answer is yes — however, just like with humans, there are varying types of melanoma that affect different parts of a dog’s body. Some types are more serious than others. But with any type of cancer, an early diagnosis is key to catching this potential killer before it’s too late.
Is your pup a big-time chewer? If so, there is a chance your dog may experience intestinal blockage at some point in their lifetime. All it takes is your dog ingesting one small toy or sock to cause a serious blockage in his gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which can lead to major surgery and astronomical medical bills.
As dog parents, we all know our pups can perform some pretty repulsive displays of behavior (especially when we have company over). A dog licking its butt is arguably one of the worst. Why do dogs lick their buttholes? Find out why this behavior could indicate a health concern that requires your attention.
Has your dog become less mobile? Is he having trouble going on walks or climbing stairs? There could be many reasons for this, including arthritis and hip dysplasia. But one lesser-known condition he could be suffering from is degenerative myelopathy (DM), an inherited spinal cord disease in dogs. Learn more about DM here to see if your dog could be at risk for this debilitating condition.
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.
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.