Cataracts in Dogs

Article Found on Pet MD

Cloudiness of the Eye Lens in Dogs

Cataract refers to the cloudiness in the crystalline lens of the eye, varying from complete to partial opacity. When the eye lens (located directly behind the iris) is clouded, it prevents light from passing to the retina, which can cause vision loss.

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How to Recognize and Prevent Heatstroke in Dogs

Article by Dr. Michael Dym, VMD | Found on PetMeds.com

It’s no surprise that it’s getting warmer. And unfortunately, each summer many pets die needlessly from exposure to heat. Heatstroke is a medical emergency that needs veterinary attention as quickly as possible.

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6 Natural Remedies for Your Dog’s Itchy Skin

Article by Katie Finlay | Featured on Animal Health Foundation

Skin allergies are a common problem among dogs and owners and veterinarians alike are constantly fighting to make dogs more comfortable. Dogs, like people, can be allergic to just about anything, from their food to the environment. While there are many . . . → Read More: 6 Natural Remedies for Your Dog’s Itchy Skin

Surviving Your First 30 Days With a New Puppy

Article by Dr. Marty Becker DVM | Article Found on VetStreet

You want to know the first two thoughts of a new puppy owner? I got a new puppy!

Now what do I do?

Congratulations! You’ve just entered the Twilight Zone. In a good way, of course. For the next 10 or more years, . . . → Read More: Surviving Your First 30 Days With a New Puppy

Lumps, Bumps, Cysts & Growths on Dogs

Article by T. J. Dunn, Jr., DVM | Article Found on Pet MD

There are very few surprises that will startle you more than discovering a lump or bump on your dog. As your hand wanders over your canine pal in affectionate scratching or petting, your fingers just may chance upon a lump that . . . → Read More: Lumps, Bumps, Cysts & Growths on Dogs

Retractable Dog Leashes: Know the Risks

Article Found on DogHealth.com

Retractable dog leashes are a popular tool among dog-owners. These leashes are thin cords that extend from and retract into a plastic handle. They may seem like a great idea because you can give your dog some leeway or reign her back in depending on the situation. The truth is . . . → Read More: Retractable Dog Leashes: Know the Risks

Running, Hiking, and More With Your Dog

Article By Amy Paturel | Featured on WebMD

When Karen Hsu’s 9-year-old dog, Maggie, senses an upcoming hike, the black lab’s tail goes wild.

“She gets so excited that it’s hard to corral her in the car,” says Hsu, a product developer in Bend, OR. “Once we’re on the trail, we have to struggle to . . . → Read More: Running, Hiking, and More With Your Dog

How to Stop Your Dog from Jumping on People

Article Featured on DogHealth.com

Dogs are wonderful companions, and one of the things that is so endearing about them is how excited they get when greeting us and other people. However, we’ve all experienced a dog that can’t contain his exuberance, jumping on us and those who come to visit. This behavior can be . . . → Read More: How to Stop Your Dog from Jumping on People

Top Ten Emergencies in Dogs

Article Found on DogHealth.com

Canine emergencies can happen at any time or place, and being a prepared dog-owner greatly improves your pet’s chances of a successful outcome. Below are descriptions of some of the most common emergencies you may encounter during your years of dog ownership. Knowing the signs of these medical situations is . . . → Read More: Top Ten Emergencies in Dogs

5 Facts You May Not Know About Lyme Disease in Dogs

Article by Dr. Mike Paul | Found on PetHealthNetwork

If you are not yet aware of Lyme disease, you almost certainly will be soon. Lyme disease has spread to many regions of the U.S. Lyme disease is a condition caused by an organism, called Borrelia burgdorferi. It’s not a new disease. There is actually . . . → Read More: 5 Facts You May Not Know About Lyme Disease in Dogs