Each year, veterinarians across the country see scores of pet injuries during this time of the year that could easily have been avoided. Pet owners should keep in mind that pets are creatures of habit and don't appreciate the exciting things that Halloween brings.
Everyone wants to give their dog the best of everything, right? Topping that list is usually food, but that fancy "exotic-meat-and-chickpea" dog food may be doing your dog more harm than good.
Fear Free is a program for veterinary professionals, the pet professional community, and pet owners that is focused on alleviating fear, anxiety, and stress before and during visits to the veterinary hospital.
Heat stroke can have rapid onset and is a life-threatening issue for the canine patient. Any dog left in a closed-windowed car on a hot day, for example, can develop life-threatening hyperthermia in a matter of minutes. Learn to recognize the signs that your dog is at risk.
Veterinarians get that question a lot, and we can usually offer an educated guess about the parentage of an adult dog. But for a more definitive look into your dog's ancestry, science can provide the solution.
Your dog's labor and delivery was a success and you now have a litter of squirming little puppies. Make sure mama's needs are met (food, water, elimination) and she'll usually know how to care for her pups, but there are some things to watch out for to make sure both mom and puppers stay healthy.
Your dog will likely be exhausted after delivering her litter of puppies. Keep her comfortable, allow her to get plenty of rest, and watch out for things like excessive bleeding following delivery. Keep reading for problems that can arise and other warning signs.
It is an exciting time to have new puppies in the house, but your pregnant dog can experience complications before, during and after whelping. Visit your veterinarian so you know what to expect on the big day, and pay attention to the warning signs that things may not be progressing correctly.