Dog Health

Dog Health

Dog health is an important topic for all pet lovers. Dog health is a difficult topic. Because your dog can’t talk, it is often difficult to determine if there is a dog health problem. Your dog cannot communicate if it feels unwell. In some cases, you may see physical sign of ailing dog health. In other cases you don’t. It pays to take your dog to the vet regularly for checkups. Vets are specially trained to see dog health problems.

Dog Health Articles

This section of our website contains a wealth of articles about dog health. Feel free to browse them. Try to get as much information about dog health as possible, because it your knowledge may help your dog in the future.

Your Dog’s Health

Be aware of how your dog is feeling. Changes in activity levels, temperament, appetite, thirst, and appearance are usually the first indications of a health problem. more

The ABCs of Animal Health Care

Allergies

Allergy is a disease in which the immune system reacts abnormally to every day substances such as pollens, animal dander, mold spores, mites, certain foods and chemicals. more

Allergies: Can animals get allergies just like people?

An allergy is a condition characterized by the exuberantly rejection by the body of something it sees as foreign… more

Allergies in Dogs Target Skin

Dogs can get allergies just as people can. Atopy (also known as allergic inhalant dermatitis) is a disease that occurs in humans, dogs and cats. more

Allergies: Is Your Pet Itching for Relief?

When your dog pumps its leg frantically to scratch its ear, or your cat bites its tail furiously until the fur falls out, it’s clear that your pet is itching for relief. more

Allergies: Many Possible Explanations for Nose Scratching in Dogs

There are many possible explanations for a dog’s nose scratching – from behavioral to medical. more

Arthritis: Dogs Also Experience the Pain of Aging Joints

The term arthritis or osteoarthritis, is used to refer to a disease that affects the cartilage of joints. It is the most common joint disorder diagnosed in dogs. more

Arthritis is Treatable in Dogs

There is a wide range of treatment options available for treating arthritis (also known as osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease). more

Arthritis: Controlling the Aches and Pains of Age

With the medical and nutritional advances that have occurred in veterinary medicine, our pets are living longer and healthier lives. However, living longer means more pets are now experiencing problems related to the aging process. more

Protect Pets From the Big Chill

As we enter the bitter days of winter, pet owners should remember that cold weather can be as hard on animals as on people. more

Colds: Dogs with colds?

Dogs may develop respiratory problems that mimic human colds. more

CPR Can Save a Pet’s Life

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, can be used to treat an animal that has stopped breathing or has no heartbeat. more

Pet Dental Care

Dental disease is a serious condition that threatens the well-being of our pets. First, bacteria-laden plaque takes hold of teeth. Next, the plaque mineralizes into tartar. Eventually this tartar begins to destroy the gumline. more

Prevent Bad Breath in Pets

Periodontal disease is characterized by excessive tartar accumulations, bad breath (halitosis), and inflammation of the gums. Every pet develops some degree of periodontal disease. more

Modern Dental Care for Pets

Did you know that dental conditions like periodontal disease are the number one health problem in dogs and cats over 3 years old; affecting about 70% of cats and 80% of dogs? more

Ear Infections Are Painful!

In my grooming shop, I come into contact with many, many dogs. Not a day goes by where I don’t see at least one dog with an ear infection. more

Ear Problems Relatively Common in Dogs

Ear problems are relatively common in the dog, especially during the summer months and in breeds with “floppy” earflaps. more

Abnormal Ear Discharge in Cats and Dogs

A pet showing signs of abnormal ear discharge, itchiness, pain, redness, swelling or bad odour should be taken to a veterinarian for assessment. more

Eye Problems in Dogs and Cats

Eye problems are not uncommon in cats and dogs. To know what is causing an eye (or the eyes) to be abnormal, your veterinarian will take a full history… more

Dry Eye or KCS (keratoconjunctivitis sicca)

Although this condition occurs in both dogs and cats, it is rare in cats. It is most common in certain dog breeds including Lhasa apso, Bulldog, Cocker spaniel, and some of the terriers. more

Preparing for Animal Emergencies: The First Aid Kit

Hopefully your pet will never have cause for emergency medical treatment but it is important for all pet owners to be prepared “just in case”. more

Hair Coat Shedding Related to Seasons

While excessive hair shedding is a common complaint heard among pet owners, in most cases, the shedding is usually normal. more

Preventing Pet Heat Injuries

Pets are at a great risk of suffering heat injuries because they cannot tell us what is wrong. more

Heatstroke in Pets

Everyone knows how important it is to drink water and limit exercise to prevent heat injury. But did you know that pets are susceptible to heatstroke? more

Heat Stroke Kills Silently and Swiftly

Heat stroke occurs when a pet’s internal body temperature rises to levels high enough to lead to death. more

Skin Irritation May Result From Grooming and Bathing

Grooming and bathing can result in skin irritation. more

Smoke: What are the effects of smoke, including second hand smoke on our pets?

There are different levels of severity of smoke injury. The response of the pet to smoke is very similar to the responses humans have to this toxic mix. more

Sun Can be Harmful to Pets as Well as Humans

Too much exposure to sunlight can be harmful not only to humans but to animals as well. more

Wound Care Requires Prompt First Aid

It is not uncommon for a pet owner to be confronted with a wounded pet at some time.

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