Dogs who suffer from allergies often display symptoms that the owner may not necessarily associate with an allergic reaction. Itching or licking the feet are both common symptoms of allergies in a dog.
There is no cure for kidney failure (also called renal failure) in dogs. Damaged and diseased kidneys cannot regenerate. The symptoms of kidney failure can be managed; the goal is keeping your dog comfortable and active for as long as possible. A large part of managing kidney failure is feeding a pr
Drew0311 asks: "My dog keeps doing this snorting thing. Like his throat is clogged up. Anyone else have a dog doing this right now? Thanks in advance."
Pets may also find discarded cigarette or cigar butts, nicotine patches, nicotine gum, e-cigarettes, and chewing tobacco and give them a taste test. All of these products contain nicotine, which can cause illness and even death in fairly small amounts.
Fireworks and thunderstorms can cause a great deal of stress for some animals. Learn how to avoid stress for your pets, and tips to keep them safe.
Dogs may develop infectious hepatitis which is a liver condition. Infectious hepatitis is characterized by inflammation of the liver. Your dog may be quite ill by the time he has any noticeable symptoms of liver disease. If your dog has any symptoms of hepatitis, consult your veterinarian for proper
A dog's vestibular system keeps her head and body in correct orientation. If her vestibular system isn't functioning property she will be off balance and exhibit other symptoms that many pet guardians mistake as signs of a stroke.
For a dog, a stroke can be just as serious as it is for a human, and in some cases even more so because your pet will not be able to indicate what is wrong. If you have an older canine or own a breed that is susceptible to strokes, then it is vitally important to their health that you be able to ide
All types of brain diseases are difficult for both the dog and owner.Dogs face image by adrian stones from Fotolia.comBrain diseases are devastating medical conditions, such as Alzheimer's, that affect both dogs and humans. As your dog grows old, he is more likely to experience cognitive...
This is a story submitted by Brenda, a viewer of this site. Nothing is predictable with pets. Sometimes taking a minute to be "extra careful" may help prevent a tragedy. I thank Brenda for sharing her story to help alert others about this risk.
Concussions can have serious consequences for your beloved pet.dog image by Mat Hayward from Fotolia.comJust like humans, dogs can suffer a head concussion, often caused by a blunt or penetrating injuring to his head. Some of the more common causes for concussions in dogs are car...
Watch your dog for signs of infection.Dogs at local park; pug image by Tawana Frink from Fotolia.comDogs have hardy immune systems and are able to fight off most germs. Sometimes bacteria and viruses become too much to ward off, and they cause infection. Many times dogs don't display...
Removing a dog's teeth should only be done by a veterinarian under general anesthesia. Some reasons why a dog would need teeth removed include severe crowding, infection, pulp exposure, broken teeth, and oral cancer. Dental health is a very important to overall health in dogs because d
What is head voice? Is it really a vocal register? Find your answers to these questions and more.
If a cat that usually enjoys having its ears scratched flinches away when you try to rub its ears, it could have an ear infection. An ear infection can cause pain and congestion of the ears, according to "What Your Cat Is Trying to Tell You," by John Simon and Stephanie Pedersen.
Canine parathyroid glands are located on the thyroid gland; however, they have no anatomical or physiological connection the the thyroid gland itself. The main purpose of the parathyroid gland is to produce parathyroid hormones that are necessary for the metabolism of calcium in the body.
Hip dysplasia is a degenerative disease that affects almost any breed of dog, large or small. A dog with hip dysplasia will have hip joints that do not grow correctly. This can lead to a deterioration of the hip bones and even arthritis. Many dogs who suffer from this condition are forced to move wi
A lethargic dog might be an ill dog.closeup of dog sleeping image by itay uri from Fotolia.comAlkaline phosphatase, also known as serum alkaline phosphatase, is classified as an enzyme, according to Doctors Foster and Smith Pet Education. This protein molecule aids in various chemical...
Kidney failure causes lethargy.dog image by Michal Tudek from Fotolia.comThere are two types of kidney failure, or renal disease, in dogs. They are classified as acute and chronic. Acute kidney failure occurs suddenly and is generally very severe. Chronic kidney failure is a slower...