Dog Health

6 Signs Your Dog Might Have Heartworm

(Picture Credit: Capuski/Getty Images) April is National Heartworm Awareness Month, and it’s a good time to begin watching out for the symptoms of heartworm in your dog. As the temperature starts to warm up and the weather gets wetter, mosquitoes start to hatch and buzz around, spreading itchy bites all over the place. But mosquitoes are …

Melatonin For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, & Side Effects

(Picture Credit: Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images) Melatonin for dogs is a sedative hormonal supplement used to treat many kinds of anxiety, hyperactivity, restlessness, and other conditions. It’s a naturally occurring hormone produced by the pineal gland. Many pet owners prefer to use supplements for their dogs instead of drugs that may contain …

10 Things You Should Do For Your Dogs Because They Can’t Do It Themselves

(Picture Credit: Kanoke_46/Getty Images) Our pups provide us with so much unconditional love, and it’s only fair that we honor their loyalty and commitment by taking care of their needs. There are plenty of ways to take care of dogs, but there are certain things that they can’t do themselves, and they absolutely need our …

Mucus Or Blood In Dog’s Stool Or Blood In Urine: What Does It Mean?

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) If you’ve noticed mucus or blood in your dog’s stool or blood in your dog’s urine, you may be wondering if it is a cause for concern. Bloody diarrhea can be especially worrying. While these are symptoms of many conditions, they don’t identify the exact cause of the underlying problem. Usually observing …

How Long Are Dogs Pregnant, And What Happens During Pregnancy?

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Dogs are pregnant for about 63 days or nine weeks, though this may vary by a few days depending on several factors. A veterinarian will be able to run tests to more accurately determine how far along the pregnancy is and when a dog will give birth. Like with humans, we …

Alopecia (Hair Loss) In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Alopecia in dogs refers to hair loss that can be partial or complete, but it also refers to deficiencies in a dog’s coat or a failure to grow hair at all. While dogs normally shed and may even have patchy coats as the seasons change, alopecia is usually very noticeable. The …

Pancreatitis In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Pancreatitis in dogs refers to an inflammation of the pancreas that can either be acute or chronic. If it goes untreated, it can result in permanent organ damage–even brain damage. The pancreas is an important organ. It produces insulin and enzymes that help dogs digest their food. These enzymes are usually …

Cryptorchidism (Retained Testicles) In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Cryptorchidism in dogs happens when one or both testicles are retained in the abdomen and fail to descend into the scrotum. Usually the testes descend by the time a puppy is two months old. Though it may happen earlier or later in some breeds, it rarely happens after the age of …

Important Tips For Walking Your Dog While Social Distancing

(Picture Credit: Julia) So much has changed in the last few months and continues to change weekly–and even daily. Our lives have been impacted dramatically. However, with so many pet parents confined to their homes, our dogs have never been happier! Staying informed is essential, but taking time out for meditation and dog walks is …

Allergic Reactions In Dogs: Symptoms, Triggers, & Treatments

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Allergic reactions in dogs can be difficult to spot, as they vary in type, severity, and cause. Almost any substance can trigger allergic reactions in dogs, though there are some allergens that are more common triggers than others. Symptoms range from mild to severe, and extreme reactions can result in anaphylaxis, …