Vet visits can be expensive and stressful, but you do need to visit the vet for dog ear infections. Here’s why.
Pet Health Questions and Answers
Topics on the most frequently asked questions about your pet’s health. We cover things you have always wanted to know along with some things you might be afraid to ask. Topics that are curious. Topics that are obscure. We provide the answers to your questions about the health of your pet. If you don’t find an answer here, then send us an email with your question and we will try to answer it in the future.
Here we explore why dogs can’t eat pepperonis, what to do if your dog eats pepperoni, and alternative, healthy treats for dogs.
Let’s talk about the benefits and risks to feeding your dog shrimp, and how to serve it to your dog!
Before handing over a handful of trail mix to your pup—it’s best to stop and read this article!
Find out whether roses are toxic for your dog, as well as how to stop your pet from eating your roses.
Here we discuss what a skinny, fat, and healthy dog looks like. We’ll also explore other factors, such as your dog’s breed, height, and muscle tone.
Let’s explore the benefits and risks of CBD products for dogs and what to look for if you decide to give your dog CBD.
This article covers each cause of hot ears in dogs, discuss other symptoms to watch for, and how to help your dog feel better. We also explain when to bring your dog to the vet.
Pickles are a great human treat, especially in the summertime. But can we share these tasty snacks with our dogs?
Coconut can have great health benefits for dogs. Let’s see why coconut is so great for our dogs, and which coconut products are best.
Are cherries toxic for dogs? Learn more about the risks of feeding cherries to your dog, and what to do if they get ahold of them behind your back!
Are tomatoes safe for dogs? Find out when tomatoes are potentially toxic, how often you can feed them, how to keep your dog out of your vegetable garden, and more.
Heartworm is one of the most concerning parasites that can infect dogs. It must be dealt with as quickly as possible. Here are the signs of heartworm in dogs.
Whether you’re concerned about your dog catching heartworm or spreading it to others, this article will provide the information you need.
Treatment for heartworm was incredibly risky and painful for a dog, but we have new medications on the market that have led to recovery in almost all cases!
Learn all about reverse sneezing in dogs, what causes it, and what you can do to help your pup below. We’ll also discuss other conditions commonly confused for reverse sneezing.
A dog who won’t stop sneezing could be playing, have something stuck up their nose, or be sick. In this article we explore the causes and solutions for a dog that won’t stop sneezing.
Ah, diarrhea – the dark side of pet ownership. Every pooch parent will have experienced an explosion from their pet’s behind at some time or another, and it’s familiar for many different reasons. Doggy diarrhea isn’t just messy though – it’s also potentially worrying and dangerous, as it could point […]
Why is my dog drooling so much suddenly? Salivary problems can be caused by anxiety, travel sickness, a blocked/sore throat, oral hygiene, teething.
Dogs are never more vulnerable than while they are sleeping, and sharing your bed is a sign that you are part of the pack. What about those little accidents that may happen, though? Why is your dog peeing on the bed – and are they doing it on purpose? This […]
Owners often find that dogs are restless and pace about when they want your urgent attention. If your dog is unsettled and won’t lie down, then you’ll know better than anyone if this is completely out of character for your pet. So, is constant pacing ‘normal’ behavior for your dog?
Dogs are generally expressive little critters. They may not be fluent in English (at least that’s what they want us to think…), and it’s as yet unproven as to whether they bark in regional accents, but canines communicate through a variety of methods. Of course, dogs use their voice boxes […]
What is the best food for a Labrador Puppy? How much do you feed a Labrador puppy? We provide advice and product recommendations.
Dehydration in dogs can be serious. Figure out how much water your dog needs daily. Read tips to help your dog stay hydrated. Pet Carrier Verdict reviews if Pedialyte is safe for dogs as well.
Your dog may have arthritis. Pet Carrier Verdict details signs, symptoms, and treatment options for your dog. We even included some tips for travel.
What is that smell? It’s your dogs ears! Why do they smell so bad? Find out the top reasons that cause smelly ears.
A dog needs to run and play, so it is especially heartbreaking to watch a dog struggle to walk due to stiff joints. To bring your dog some comfort and allow them to live an active lifestyle once again, consider PetLab Joint Care Chews for dogs.
We’ve all had cold feet at some point in our lives. And I mean the literal kind, not the metaphorical kind. They can be quite uncomfortable, and they often come seemingly out of nowhere, especially when it gets cold out.
Some people are lucky and their dogs never see the inside of an operating room. For those of us whose beloved family members do end up there, it’s important to know what the risks and potential side effects are, how to take care of your dog when they get home, and how to minimize the risks before they go in for surgery.
If you are wondering what to feed your dog to keep them healthy, then you’re not alone. In fact, lots of dog owners say they feel torn between a raw and a cooked diet. But, when choosing the best food for your dog, don’t just ask “raw or cooked?”. You […]
Kissing is a way of expressing love and affection. Dogs are very lovable creatures, so the urge to kiss your dog is completely natural. But is it risky? Do Dogs Like Kisses? Kissing is not a natural behavior for dogs. Licking might be similar to the act of kissing, but […]
Any time a dog is suddenly lethargic, it’s natural for you to worry about their health and wellbeing. A canine that loses their lust for life, and will not eat or drink, is especially concerning.
Candles are an essential addition to many homes. Be careful where you leave your candles in the house, though. A curious dog may not be able to resist eating a candle if they come across it. Just because candles are not toxic doesn’t mean that they are harmless to dogs. […]
Lawn chemicals and pets are a volatile combination. Many dog walkers live in fear of their pet eating grass that has been treated with something potentially toxic, with both weed killers and pesticides often proving to be harmful to a dog’s digestive system. This article will explore the relationship between […]
If your dog ate a slug, they could end up seriously ill – or contract lungworm, which can be fatal. You should get them to a vet for a check-up, even if they do not seem to be showing any signs of physical and emotional distress. Also, there is no […]
A little fruit can be beneficial to your dog’s health, but consumption of any human food comes with caveats. Understanding which parts of a melon can be safely consumed by your dog is vitally important. This article will address any concerns that you may have about feeding watermelon to your […]
Anybody who has ever bathed a dog, or allowed them to play in the river or sea, will be familiar with a wet dog shake. How about a dog that is dry, though? Have you noticed that your pet tends to behave the same way when it’s completely dry? Why […]
The winter can be just as harmful to a dog’s paws as the summer. This is because the streets are often coated with rock salt (sodium chloride) in an attempt to melt ice, snow, and sleet.
Dogs insist on eating everything they find on the floor. Dirty gloves, used tissues, discarded takeaway scraps – it’s all fair game for Fido, as are the insects and bugs. Some canines see these as a fast-moving feast and will go out of their way to hoover them up. This […]
Many owners and trainers give dogs peanut butter as a reward for good behavior. It’s a delicious and versatile indulgence that can also be used for distraction, training purposes, and entertainment. Most canines enjoy the rich and creamy taste! Other than sugar-free peanut butter being a health risk for dogs, […]
The chances are you will have described an unappealing activity as being, “as dull as watching paint dry” at some time in your life. Dogs presumably think that sounds like an amazing way to spend an afternoon. Why else would they sit and stare at a wall entranced by nothing? […]
There are few things that dogs love more than a good potter around the great outdoors, and that includes your backyard. On paper, that’s an ideal scenario as it means that your dog will get time in nature without needing a trip to the dog park. You’ll be able to provide your dog with exercise and stimulation while relaxing or getting on with some work or domestic tasks.
Many dogs are intimidated by a car’s noise, size, and impenetrable shell. However, a parked motor isn’t nearly as scary to a passing hound. Dogs pee on car tires to mark and claim it as their property. Your dog is now the proud owner of your neighbor’s car! Here are six […]
Most people with a dog will quickly realize that canines display some slightly strange behaviors when they go to the toilet. You’d be forgiven for assuming that your dog is terrified of his or her excrement by the fact that they often take off like a bat out of hell […]
Walkies serve many purposes for dogs. On the one hand, it’s a chance to get out in nature, stretch their legs and enjoy all the wonderful, smells that the great outdoors has to offer a canine’s sensitive nose. Also, it’s an opportunity to empty their bladder.
Sprucing up your dog’s appearance is a fantastic way to bond with your pet. Dogs love it when you pull out the hairbrush and get start to smooth out their fur (less so if it’s accompanied by a bath), but one area of grooming that should never be ignored is […]
The close bond between humans and dogs has many perks, but the desire to ‘share’ should only go so far. You don’t want your dog to catch a cold. If you’re joined at the metaphorical hip with your canine companion, you will want to know if a human can give […]
Being bitten by a dog can be a frightening experience for anybody, so it’s no surprise that many people that experience an attack during childhood growing up with an all-consuming phobia of our canine companions. Very few dogs will bite without warning, and for no reason. It would be a […]
Ah, fleas – the scourge of any pet owner. These tiny parasites seem to get everywhere, and no matter how much effort you put into keeping your dog free of infestation, it seems that they will make the breakthrough from time to time. Your dog will get fleas occasionally – […]
It can be tough to tell if your dog has dry skin issues under all that fur. There are many potential explanations for this ailment, and unfortunately, all of them are very uncomfortable for Fido. Dry and flaky skin on dogs can be hugely frustrating and irritating, leading to your […]
There’s a universal language among dog owners; a secret code if you will. We all seem to spend a disproportionate amount of time discussing our pet’s pee and poop. We talk about textures, colors, frequency, and scent. That’s all information that shouldn’t be volunteered in polite society, but we can’t seem to help ourselves.
Hic! What was that sound? Your dog has hiccups! Dogs get them just like humans do. Find out what you can do for your four legged friend.
It can be quite the paradox when we’re feeling under the weather. On the one hand, we feel wretched and want to be left alone – but on the other, the comfort of a warm body to keep us company is hugely welcome. Friends, partners, and spouses wisely keep a […]
Dogs love a good scratch, but what happens when your dog seems to grow a little too itchy? This suggests that your pet has a problem, potentially in the form of an allergy or a skin condition. Perhaps you’ve noticed that your dog is chasing its tail? This could also […]
Everybody loves the humble bumblebee. These buzzing little cuties are arguably the most popular insect that shares our homes, and we should be doing our part to prevent them from going extinct. Like all things that we love, however, bees must also be respected – not just by us, but […]
We all love our dogs, but it’s OK to admit that the language barrier can sometimes be a little frustrating and awkward. Dogs love routine, and your canine companion will no doubt approach you every day expecting their walk at a particular time. What do you do when the sun […]
As much as everybody loves summer, there are some downsides to the sunny season. Nobody enjoys humidity, for a start. Then there’s that neighbor – the one that wanders around with no shirt on, even though you wish he wouldn’t. Plus it’s always sad to be sitting in an office […]
Every one of these little limbs is as crucial as the other, but dogs are particularly dependent upon their hind legs. When a dog starts to lose control over his back two legs, it can be hugely detrimental to any hound’s quality of life. If your pooch is struggling to […]
Many health conditions can impact your dog over the course of their life, but failure to eat or drink is among the most serious. If your dog is experiencing tummy trouble at either end, it’s time to get them to a vet.
An outbreak of hives on your dog can be a pretty scary experience. Not only will it leave you worried that Fido will be rejected by some of the shallower canines in the park when his beautiful, unblemished skin and fur are coated with these unwelcome blemishes, but your cherished pet will also be in some discomfort.
The vision of dogs has long been debated. Contrary to what some people believe, dogs do not have terrible eyesight as a general rule. But can they see colors like people? The average canine explores the world more through their senses of smell and hearing, but that’s because these senses […]
It’s no secret that a dog’s nose is pivotal to their quality of life. Whether they’re scenting everything that comes in their path or rubbing it against that of a canine playmate, a pooch relies upon their nose to enjoy just about every element of their day. Are Dogs’ Noses […]
Everybody knows about the wonderful things that dogs bring to our lives, but there’s one thing that nobody ever tells you about – the weird and wonderful array of smells that these furry critters can produce. Dog flatulence is just one of the distinct aromas that will start to become […]
Dogs aren’t big fans of taking a long and relaxing soak in the bathtub, as anybody that has attempted to clean their canine will be well aware.This doesn’t mean that all dogs are mucky pups, however. The average hound will be perfectly content giving themselves a wash by licking every inch of their body that they can reach until we can’t stand the smell any longer and get them into the shower.
Dogs are fantastic companions, and for many of us, our tail-wagging chums are our best friends. It always pays to remember that dogs have sharp teeth, however, and they’ll use them if the need arises. That’s not to say that dogs are prone to wandering around on a biting rampage […]
Dogs pee. It’s a fact of life. For the most part, it’s nothing to worry about – once they have been trained appropriately, canines are completely in control of their own bladder function and will wait until their outside before eliminating. Every now and again, however, there will be an […]
For many people, having a dog might seem impossible due to allergies or breathing problems. Pet dander from dogs can trigger allergies, asthma, and more. But, certain breeds of dog are considered hypoallergenic. They are less likely to shed and release dander into the air. According to the American Kennel […]
Long journeys in a car, plane, cruise ship or just about any means of transport with your pet can be a real challenge. Not only will your dog be anxious and worried about what’s happening, but they’ll also be frustrated at being cooped up. Regardless of whether you’re traveling by […]
Our dogs are susceptible to all kinds of illnesses and health issues. In addition to the usual conditions that keep pooch parents up at night – cancer, diabetes, Cushing’s disease, the list goes on – there is another concern to add to the list in the form of kennel cough. […]
Dogs need to drink plenty of water over the course of the day. Just like us, a dog’s body is made up primarily of fluid. Any water that is lost needs to be replaced. It’s a myth that Fido doesn’t sweat. While dogs do indeed release a great deal of […]
When the sun comes out it’s a reason to celebrate, for both humans and canines. After all, dogs love this weather as it’s an opportunity to bask in the sun’s natural rays, feeding their bodies with the Vitamin D that isn’t produced naturally. There is a dark side to all […]
Dogs provide us with so much joy, laughter, and love. That’s why, when your dog is behaving strangely or seems unwell, it can be quite worrying. Our furry friends can’t speak to us when something is wrong, after all. It’s down to us to try and put the pieces together. […]
Worms are a common problem for dogs. Some dogs can be born with different types of worms passed on by their mothers. Others can easily get them from other animals, feces, or soil. Unfortunately, specific types of dog worms CAN be passed on to humans. Worms can be dangerous for […]
Dogs have incredible hearing and tend to experience a great deal of the world through this sense. Substantial amounts of research have been conducted by Louisiana State University into the range that canines can hear it. The results are inconclusive, but one thing is typically agreed – dogs can hear […]
Ear issues are particularly common in dogs. According to the American Kennel Club, about 20% of dogs deal with an ear condition. Two of the primary issues dogs can face are ear mites and ear infections. Ear mites are passed from animal to animal. Infections are usually brought on by […]
One of the greatest things about dogs is that, despite similarities in certain breeds, every single one of these magnificent animals has a distinct personality to call their own. There’s one behavior that you’ll find in just about every dog, however; a strange compulsion to munch on grass whenever out […]
The summer brings all kinds of fascinating flora into bloom. With 220 million olfactory receptors in the average doggy nose, that’s a whole lot of scented stimulation with the potential for a great many allergies to kick in. With dogs poking their noses into flowers and eating the grass, they […]
There’s one thing that can sour being greeted by your dog after a day at work – the fact that your dog has bad breath. Let us rephrase that into something a little more accurate; your dog’s breath smells like poop. Your dog has breath that could potentially kill a […]
Worms can make your dog sick, so you should get your pet treated right away. The more you know about the signs and symptoms of worms in dogs, the more easily you can go about the process of de-worming your dog. You want to get rid of this nasty parasite […]
Most of us are concerned about things like bee and insect stings or a spider bite on our dogs. But specific ants can cause problems for your dog, too. Insect bites of any kind should be taken seriously, but sometimes it can be hard to see an ant on your […]
One of the first hurdles that a dog owner faces when they get a new puppy is potty training. So, you want to know how to potty train a puppy fast! Some dogs can learn quicker than others. But, on average it can take 4-6 months before a young dog is […]
It’s common for dogs to try to eat things that they shouldn’t. Whether it’s something off the road or something off your plate, they often aren’t picky about what they put in their mouths. So, it’s not a surprise to find out that a dog has swallowed chewing gum. You’ve […]
Seeing that your dog’s paw is swollen and red between the toes is alarming. It’s not normal and could be uncomfortable for your pet. But, you still need to find out the underlying cause. Thankfully, issues that cause swelling and redness of the paws can be identified and treated. More […]
A yeast infection on a dog’s paw is more common than you might think. They aren’t usually problems that can make your dog sick. But, they can be irritating and cause your dog discomfort. If left untreated, they can also lead to other health problems. Thankfully, there are different ways […]
There’s a big difference between your dog having an “accident” in the house and your dog leaking urine suddenly. You may even find that your dog urinates on your bed. Unfortunately, dog incontinence while sleeping can be a real problem. While many people associate a dog urinating when sleeping with […]
Dogs can go through many changes as they age. These alterations can occur with respect to their health, energy levels, and appearance. Weight loss in older dogs isn’t uncommon, but that doesn’t mean that it’s normal. In fact, if you have a senior dog that is losing weight and can’t […]
It’s easy to understand why your dog is panting when it’s hot. But what about when your dog is panting and restless even when it’s not hot? A panting, restless dog can be exhibiting signs of pain, stress, or an underlying health condition. You’ll need to examine their behavior to pick […]
It’s perfectly normal for dogs to drool. In fact, most people expect it to happen. Some dogs drool more than others, and that’s perfectly normal. But, when does drooling ‘cross the line’ into dangerous territory? What are the causes of excessive salivation in dogs? The toughest thing to determine is how […]
There are a few stereotypes that come to mind when it comes to dogs and travel. The idea of a dog getting excited over a ride in the car, or just being able to go anywhere with their owner is the picture we’re often given. But, that excitement in dogs […]