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
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.