Dog Health Tips & Information

Whether you’re dealing with digestive upset, ticks on your dog or an ear infection, our experts are here to help. Browse our extensive collection of dog health articles to learn more about these problems, find solutions and help prevent them.

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What Are Probiotics for Dogs?
What Are Probiotics for Dogs?
Discover the benefits of probiotics for dogs. Learn how they work, their benefits, and when to give them. Find out how probiotics can help your dog stay healthy and happy.
How to Support Your Dog’s Gut Health & Microbiome
How to Support Your Dog’s Gut Health & Microbiome
Learn how to support your dog's gut health and microbiome, which is made up of a wide range of bacteria and drives digestion and supports a healthy immune system.
Dog Hernias
Dog Hernias
It's quite common for dogs to develop hernias, and in puppies, it’s even more likely. A hernia occurs when contents from the dog’s abdomen push through a hole or tear in the fatty tissue or muscle wall in the region. Nine out of 10 cases of hernia in dogs are caused by genetic predisposition, with many puppies born with the condition. Still, being struck by a car or some other trauma can also cause your dog to develop a hernia.
Dog Yeast Infections
Dog Yeast Infections
If you've noticed your normally cheerful pup obsessively scratching one part of their body or immediately continuing to scratch themselves after being stopped, it might be an indication of a dog yeast infection. This unpleasant skin condition is fairly common in dogs, but fortunately, it's not that difficult to get under control. Read on for an overview of dog yeast infection symptoms and treatments.
How to Tell if Your Dog Is Depressed
How to Tell if Your Dog Is Depressed
If you're like most dog owners, your dog is usually pretty cheerful about life in general. You can see it when they excitedly greet you at the front door when you get home from work or bound around when they know it's time for a walk. Sometimes, though, you might notice your normally upbeat pup seems a little downcast. Let's take a look at how to tell if a dog is depressed.
Dog Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome
Dog Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome
Cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS) is a type of disorder sometimes seen in senior dogs. A decline in the ability of the dog’s brain to function is a hallmark of CDS.
Understanding Pancreatitis in Dogs
Understanding Pancreatitis in Dogs
The pancreas is located under the stomach at the beginning of the small intestine. It’s responsible for certain regulative and digestive functions in the body. Pancreatitis in dogs is defined as inflammation of the pancreas. In this article, we’ll further define pancreatitis and explain the causes, symptoms, and treatment for it.
Why Is My Dog Sneezing?
Why Is My Dog Sneezing?
If you've owned or been around a dog for very long, you've probably heard them sneeze. It's a common occurrence in dogs and other pets, and many owners find it funny and cute. However, you may also be concerned about why your dog is sneezing and if it means something is wrong.
How to Spot, Remove, and Prevent Ticks on Dogs
How to Spot, Remove, and Prevent Ticks on Dogs
It’s common to find ticks on dogs, even if your dog doesn’t spend a great deal of time outdoors. With such a high probability of your dog naturally coming in contact with a tick, it’s important to know the best practices for removing a tick from a dog as well as for preventing ticks on dogs. Luckily, tick prevention and treatment is a simple task.
How to Tell if Your Dog is Pregnant
How to Tell if Your Dog is Pregnant
Perhaps nothing is more exciting than the prospect of a new litter of puppies on its way. But how can you tell if your dog is pregnant? Whether you are a breeder hoping for a pregnancy or suspect that your dog may be pregnant, there are signs to watch for that indicate her condition. Read on to learn how you can prepare for the pitter-patter of little paws in the near future.
Why Is My Dog Vomiting?
Why Is My Dog Vomiting?
Watching your dog throwing up can be both upsetting and heartbreaking, especially when you’re unsure of the cause and don’t know what you can do to help.
Seizures in Dogs
Seizures in Dogs
About 1 in 111 dogs will experience some form of epilepsy. But even more can have a seizure at some point. During a seizure, dogs lose all self-control, which can be very unsettling for their owners. Seizures in dogs are like electrical explosions in the brain, setting off many neurons and creating huge brain wave spikes. Learning more about seizures in dogs can help you care for a dog with epilepsy or prepare yourself for an unexpected seizure.