Dog Health

Can Dogs Eat Potato Chips? Are Potato Chips Safe For Dogs?

(Picture Credit: Justin Paget/Getty Images) Can dogs eat potato chips? You may be wondering if you can share with your pooch as you enjoy a bag of potato chips for yourself, or maybe your dog accidentally ate some off the floor. For most of us human parents, potato chips are a tasty snack we like …

Kaopectate For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Effects

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Kaopectate, also known as kaolin/pectin, is a drug that can treat mild diarrhea in dogs. Some newer formulas of the drug no longer contain kaolin or pectin and instead contain attapulgite as the active ingredient. However, the brand name has stayed the same, and people usually refer to the drug as …

Hydronephrosis In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

(Picture Credit: SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images) Hydronephrosis in dogs happens when one or both kidneys are swollen due to a buildup of urine, which happens when fluid can’t properly drain from the kidney to the bladder for release. This can occur due to a variety of reasons, including kidney obstruction, kidney stones, tumors, disease, or injury. …

How To Tell If Your Dog Is Going Blind

(Picture Credit: Catherine Falls Commercial / Getty Images) As your dog progresses through life and gets older, there’s a chance that their sight might start to deteriorate. In some cases, this can result a previously healthy dog actually going blind. Being a responsible dog owner, you’ll want to stay alert for any signs of your …

Can Dogs Drink Fruit Juices? Are Fruit Juices Safe For Dogs?

(Picture Credit: igorr1/Getty Images) Whatever we humans are snacking on or drinking, most of us can be sure our beloved pooches are sitting nearby hoping to get a taste. But what about when we drink fruit juice? Do our dogs have the same craving with fruit juices as they do with other human foods and …

Endocarditis In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

(Picture Credit: Media for Medical/UIG via Getty Images) Endocarditis in dogs is an infection or inflammation of the lining of the inner surface of the heart, known as the endothelium. Sometimes this condition is referred to as endocardiosis. Usually it’s the result of a bacterial infection, although fungal infections may also cause the infection in dogs. Endocarditis …

Can Dogs Drink Milk? Is Milk Safe For Dogs?

(Picture Credit: chuckcollier/Getty Images) Milk and dairy products can have great benefits for humans. They’re rich in vitamin D and calcium, which can help keep your teeth and bones nice and strong. But can our beloved pooches have milk, too? When it comes to whether dogs can have milk, the quick answer is that it depends. …

Excess Protein In Dogs’ Urine: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Excess protein in dogs’ urine can either be an abnormality that’s easily remedied by dietary changes, or it can be a condition called proteinuria, which is a sign of diseases or medical conditions that can be quite serious. Sometimes dogs who suffer from proteinuria show no symptoms, which is why the …

Hematochezia (Red Blood In Feces) In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Hematochezia in dogs is the medical term for the appearance of bright, red blood in stools. Usually this happens when there’s bleeding in a dog’s lower digestive system, including the colon or rectum. Melena, which refers to the appearance of black, tarry feces, is a different condition where dogs pass old …

National Pet Cancer Awareness Month: 9 Inspiring Stories Of Dog Survival [VIDEOS]

(Picture Credit: Hero Images/Getty Images) November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. While the diagnosis of cancer can be very heartbreaking, we wanted to shed light on some happy stories that will hopefully show the sheer strength and will power dogs can have. While even hearing the word “cancer” might seem scary, these stories may …