My Dog Just Came Inside and Her Eyelids and Muzzle Are Swollen. What’s Going On?

BY DR. JENNA ASHTON DVM, MS, DACVIM | Article Featured on Vetstreet

Swelling of the eyelids and face, hives and facial itching (or pawing at the face) are common signs of an allergic reaction. Essentially, this occurs when the dog’s immune system generates an exaggerated response to a foreign substance. While dogs can have . . . → Read More: My Dog Just Came Inside and Her Eyelids and Muzzle Are Swollen. What’s Going On?

Air Travel and Short-Nosed Dogs FAQ

Article Featured on AVMA

In July 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation released statistics that showed short-nosed breeds of dogs—such as pugs, Boston Terriers, boxers, some mastiffs, Pekingese, Lhasa Apsos, Shih tzus and bulldogs—are more likely to die on airplanes than dogs with normal-length muzzles. In fact, over the last 5 years, approximately one-half . . . → Read More: Air Travel and Short-Nosed Dogs FAQ

Why Nutrition Is Important for Healthy Skin and Coat

Article Featured on Douglass Feed & Pet Supply

Every pet owner understands the importance of a proper diet to provide their pet the best nutrition for strong bones and muscles, healthy joints, abundant energy, stable digestive health, and weight control. The right nutrition is important for their healthy skin and coat as well, and . . . → Read More: Why Nutrition Is Important for Healthy Skin and Coat

MRSP: The Canine Superbug

Article by Jon Hardy | Featured on Veterinary Expert

Bacterial infections are amongst the top 3 skin conditions diagnosed in dogs and cats, and veterinary surgeons diagnose them on an almost daily basis. Interestingly, the bacteria responsible for these infections are usually present on the skin before problems arise, and only rarely do animals . . . → Read More: MRSP: The Canine Superbug

How to Socialize Your Pet

By Marie Suszynski | Article Featured on Everyday Health

Is your pet shy or a social butterfly? Many experts say that they key to having a well-behaved dog or cat is socialization — here’s how to get started.

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Good Dog! 10 Ways to Stop Bad Pet Behavior

Transform your pooch from troublemaker to the best-behaved pet on the block with these simple steps.

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Understanding Dog Aggression Towards Owners

Article Featured on Veterinary Expert

If a dog is showing threat towards or biting family members it is perhaps one of the hardest problem behaviours to live with. Not only does it place the family at constant risk, but it can also be very hard to understand why a dog that is loved and well . . . → Read More: Understanding Dog Aggression Towards Owners

10 Signs That You Should Take Your Dog or Cat to the Veterinarian

10 Signs That You Should Take Your Dog or Cat to the Veterinarian

Article Featured on Vetcoach.com | Written by DANA KOCH, VMD, MLAS

Recognizing when to take your dog or cat to the veterinary office, especially during the weekends or overnight, can be a challenging decision to make. Here are some crucial warning signs that should help conscientious pet owners decide to seek emergency veterinary care:

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Does Your Pet Have a Fever? Here's How to Know — and What to Do About It If He Does

Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

Remember when you would feel sick and your mom would place her hand on your forehead to see if you had a fever? It’s not as easy to do that with pets, thanks to their fur coats. But knowing if your pet has a fever can help ensure that he . . . → Read More: Does Your Pet Have a Fever? Here’s How to Know — and What to Do About It If He Does

7 Home “Fixer Upper” Hazards for Pets

By DR. TINA WISMER DVM, DABVT, DABT | Article Featured on Vetstreet

Spring is in the air and so are the scent of paint fumes and the buzz of power tools. Warmer weather encourages many home and apartment dwellers to spruce up their abodes with a little project or two. While you are measuring, . . . → Read More: 7 Home “Fixer Upper” Hazards for Pets