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Expert Advice: General Health Get Rid of That Stanky Dog Breath
How to Beat Bad Breath in Dogs Few smells are as unpleasant as a dog with bad breath. Your dog might think that you appreciate his kisses, but if he has bad breath, then getting up close and personal is the last thing that you want to do. Bad dog breath isn’t just gross – […] | December 12, 2016
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Expert Advice: General Health ​Tramadol for Dogs: Uses and Side Effects
What Is Tramadol? Tramadol is a medication veterinarians commonly dispense to manage pain in dogs. Physicians also frequently prescribe tramadol for human aches and pains, and it is one of the few human painkillers that is safe to give to dogs under the guidance of a veterinarian. Scientifically speaking, tramadol is a member of the […] | November 30, 2016
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Expert Advice: General Health Doxycycline For Dogs: Uses and Side Effects
Most dogs take antibiotics at least once in their lives, whether for a current infection or as a preventative measure. One of the antibiotics commonly used in veterinary medicine is doxycycline. What Is Doxycycline? Doxycycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, which means it targets a wide range of bacteria. It also has similarly broad antimicrobial properties, […] | November 30, 2016
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Dog Coughing: Causes and Treatment Options
The sound of a dog coughing sends alarm bells ringing in most dog owners’ heads. Is your dog sick? Is he choking? Should you call your veterinarian? A dog cough can have many causes, some of which are potentially dangerous. Here is what you need to know about the causes of coughing in dogs and […] | November 22, 2016
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Cashews?
Can my dog eat cashew nuts? Yes, cashews are generally safe for dogs to eat. Unlike macadamia nuts, cashews are not toxic to dogs. However, there are some basic guidelines to keep in mind if you're considering feeding your dog cashews. Feeding Cashews to Dogs While cashews are nontoxic, there are some risks associated with […] | November 18, 2016
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Expert Advice: General Health Aspirin for Dogs: Benefits and Side Effects
We hate to see our dogs in pain. If your dog is suffering with pain from an injury or disease, it can be tempting to treat him the way we treat ourselves—with a painkiller like aspirin. Before you reach into your medicine cabinet, talk to your vet. Vets do prescribe aspirin for dogs, but aspirin […] | November 16, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Distemper in Dogs – Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment
Distemper is one of the most serious diseases your dog can get. It is also one of the most preventable. Here are the facts, symptoms, treatment options, and prevention methods that every dog owner needs to know about distemper. What Is Canine Distemper? Canine distemper should sound familiar to you if your dog is up-to-date […] | November 15, 2016
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Expert Advice: Common Conditions Ringworm in Dogs — Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention
With so many parasites out there, it is tempting to lump ringworm in the same category as hookworms, whipworms, roundworms, and tapeworms. Despite its name, however, ringworm is not actually a worm—it is a fungus. This fungal infection is common all over the world and infects almost all species of domestic animals, including dogs, which […] | November 9, 2016
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Expert Advice: Puppy Health The Causes, Treatment, and Symptoms of Puppy Diarrhea
Raising puppies is nerve-wracking. There are so many things to keep track of, from keeping up with vaccine schedules to removing socks and other foreign objects from your puppy’s mouth. As if that wasn’t enough to worry about, many puppies also experience something far less pleasant than chewing the occasional sock, and that's puppy diarrhea. […] | November 8, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Bloat (or GDV) in Dogs — What It Is and How it’s Treated
I hate this disease. When I first started as a vet, we gave a dog with bloat a 50-50 chance if he could walk into the hospital. Many were too weak and had to be carried in. They often died. Now, 30 years later, bloat still kills about 30 percent of the dogs it affects, […] | November 3, 2016

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