While this drug usually provided some relief to dogs suffering from allergies, the effects were always incomplete and short-lived. Once a dose was missed, the dog was back to scratching itself raw. Worse still, Piriton did nothing to address the cause of the allergies.
Recent studies suggest that up to 59% of dogs are overweight, with 20% of those considered obese. If your dog falls into either of these categories, you shouldn’t wait to do something about it.
Overweight dogs are more likely to suffer from many diseases and don’t live nearly as long as their skinnier counterparts. Luckily, the road to a thinner—and healthier—pet is just a few steps away.
It used to be that if you wanted to feed your dog raw, you had to prepare it yourself from scratch. Today, there are many commercial options for feeding raw food. These come in a variety of types, from freeze-dried to dehydrated to frozen.
But which is best for your dog?
If you’ve ever spent some time looking at the dog food nutrition label on your dog’s favorite kibble, you’ve no doubt noticed a long list of added nutrients near the bottom. This may have gotten you wondering why these vitamins and minerals have to be added to dog food. More importantly, you may be wondering
If prescription diets for dogs aren’t actually prescriptions, should you listen to your vet when they recommend them? In this article, we’ll take a closer look at veterinary diets to determine what about them is beneficial, what is dangerous, and how you can better support your ailing dog’s health through nutrition.
Given how common kidney disease in dogs is, it is surprising how little we know about it. While treatments have gotten better, there is still no cure for chronic kidney disease, and we only have a tentative grasp on what causes this condition in otherwise healthy animals.
Dog eye boogers are a fact of life. Just like humans, dogs’ eyes produce ocular discharge meant to help cleanse the eye of pathogens and foreign objects. This gunk can often build up in the corner of the eyes, especially after a long nap or a night of sleep. But not all dog eye boogers
The term hot spots covers multiple medical conditions, most commonly pyotraumatic dermatitis and acute moist dermatitis. Learn how to give relief to your pup.
One in every 125 dogs will have a seizure this year. What causes these seizures will vary from dog to dog, with some episodes signaling an emergency, such as poisoning or head trauma, and others seemingly happening without reason.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in dogs are fairly common. But that doesn’t mean they should be ignored. Without targeted care, UTIs can get worse and cause damage to the kidneys, bladder, and urinary system.
Unfortunately, the treatment for UTIs offered at the vet rarely goes far enough to address the root of the problem. This means that the infections will continue to recur and cause inflammation and damage to tissues in the urinary tract.