Can A Hernia Kill A Dog?

When you discover a soft squishy mass bulging out of a dog’s abdomen, it’s natural to be worried. However, hernias are pretty common in dogs, including puppies and, although they can be life-threatening, they are entirely treatable. Some types of hernias can even repair themselves, but you cannot count on that. In this article we’ll …

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Why Does My Puppy Have Dandruff?

About 11 years ago I had quite a heated difference of opinion with my vet about puppy dandruff. Of all the things to get angry about, puppy dandruff doesn’t seem to be high on that list. We had just had a litter of seven beautiful Golden Retriever puppies and so we took them in to …

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My Dog Is Shaking After Shots

As a loving pet parent you try to do what’s best for your dog. Vets strongly recommend vaccinating your puppy against several infectious diseases, yet your little buddy seems to be quite miserable after his shots. The dog might be lying in his corner, shaking and refusing to be touched. A myriad of questions pop …

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Dog Shaking After Anesthesia

Anesthesia is a standard medical procedure for both humans and our four-legged furry pals that essentially puts them to sleep pre-surgery. As unpleasant as it may be, anesthesia plays a vital factor in the surgery process, and of course, to ensure everything is as stable as a table. For dogs, many pet owners (we included) …

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Why Are There Scabs On My Dog’s Nipples?

 Many dog owners sitting down for a quick belly-rubbing session with their pooch are baffled to discover scabs or crusts on or around their pet’s nipples. What’s wrong with my dog? Is it something serious? There are many reasons why a dog might have scabs on their nipples. Some of them are really no cause …

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Why Has My Dog Got Slimy Saliva?

Having a dog at home is a great experience for every dog owner. These social creatures are great companions at home; they understand and lift your mood when you are down, they protect you when they sense danger, and we can forget that they are full of tricks that keep you happy, so happy that …

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Why Do Dogs Gag When They Bark?

Dogs gag when they bark for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it’s because their throat is dry from howling, in which case the dog will usually try to clear his throat by making a ‘coughing noise.’  Some dogs gagging will have a foreign object in their throats, such as plastic bags or bones. If a …

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Can Pugs Have Down Syndrome?

Dogs can suffer from many human diseases, diabetes, hypertension, heart conditions and even cancer. Those are well-documented, but many wonder whether dogs might also be affected by other conditions, like Down Syndrome. There’s a lot of talk about pugs, in particular. Can pugs have Down Syndrome? If you look at pugs, with their short limbs …

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My Dog Has Black Bugs In Her Poop

As a dog-parent, it’s an unsettling sight to see bugs wriggling around in your dog’s poop. That’s likely the reason you’re here, or perhaps you just want to be well-prepared for this scenario in the future. Understandably, your first concern will be for your dog’s health, and you’ll want to make sure that they are …

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Why Are My Dog’s Balls Black?

As a responsible dog owner it’s your job to keep an eye on your pet’s health, even if this includes keeping an eye on his balls. The moment you discover any change down there you need to make sure there’s nothing to worry about. One of the most common questions pet parents have is why …

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