Common Dog Ailments

Eating Stool

Eating stool, also known as “coprophagy,” is a problem that is not fully understood.

Warning Signs of Ear Mites

These parasites live on the surface of a dog’s skin, lining the ear canal. Ear mites pierce the skin to feed, causing inflammation and discomfort. If left untreated, ear mites can cause bacterial infections and even hearing loss.

Flea Prevention for Puppies

Keeping fleas off your pet is not difficult. The key is to break the life cycle of the pest.

Dogs & Heartworm

Transmitted by mosquitos, heartworm can be detected through annual blood tests.

What is Parvovirus?

Parvovirus is spread from dog to dog via contact with infected feces, or carriers like shoes, clothing and food and water bowls. Most often spread in kennels, the best (and only) way to prevent parvovirus in your dog is to adhere to a regular vaccination schedule provided by your veterinarian.

How to Detect & Prevent Ear Infections in Dogs

Signs like frequent head-shaking and discharge provide clear message to dog owners to visit the veterinarian for a check up.

Elbow Calluses

Calluses, which seem to be more common in large breeds, are the result of pressure from laying on hard surfaces. Check out our prevention tips.

Dogs & Dehydration

Dehydration can be a serious, life-threatening illness for dogs. To test for dehydration, pick up a fold of skin on his middle back area, then release it.

What You Can Do About a Gassy Puppy

Factors like breed, size of breed, food and much more can contribute to gas in dogs, and puppies in particular. Here’s what you can do about it.

Dealing With Your Dog’s Allergies

Like humans, dogs can suffer from seasonal and other forms of allgeries. Here are some remedies that may help ease your dog's allergies at home.

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