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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 …

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 …

Can Dogs Eat Bananas? Are Bananas Safe For Dogs?

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Can dogs eat bananas? The short answer is yes, dogs can eat bananas, but before you let your pup munch these sweet, yellow fruits, there are some things you should know. Like many other good things, bananas are best enjoyed by dogs in moderation. They are full of beneficial vitamins and …

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 …

How To Choose The Right Type Of Dog Harness For Your Dog

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) A dog harness can have many purposes. Some dog harnesses are meant for everyday use with dogs on walks, but there are also dog harnesses for training purposes, service dogs, or for use in the car. Many dog owners prefer harnesses to traditional collars, and there are pros and cons to …

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 …

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, …

‘Dogs For Sale?’ We Need To Talk

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) So you’ve just typed “dogs for sale” into Google hoping to find a specific breed of dog or a cheap, quick, and easy way to grab a companion without the need for an annoying background check or screening process. Well, we need to talk. I say that because you may not …