Does a Dry Nose Mean My Dog Is Sick?

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It’s commonly thought that you can tell a dog is healthy if his nose is cold and wet, but this isn’t necessarily true. Not only does a cold, wet nose not always indicate good health, but a warm, dry nose doesn’t automatically mean a dog is sick.

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Is Your Dog Losing His Hearing?

By College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University | Article Featured on ModernDog

Pets can experience hearing loss just like humans. Hearing loss in pets may be the result of disease, old age, or the pet may even be born deaf. No matter the cause, pets with hearing loss can still . . . → Read More: Is Your Dog Losing His Hearing?

Why Rabies Vaccinations Are Still So Important

by Dr. Jessica Vogelsang | Featured on PetMD

From the relatively safe vantage point of the United States, it’s easy to sit back and argue about things like the necessity of vaccines or pass judgment on the way other countries handle stray animal population control. But I wonder how many of the people who . . . → Read More: Why Rabies Vaccinations Are Still So Important

Swollen Paws in Dogs

Swollen paws are a common problem for dogs. Although the condition is not usually dangerous, depending on the cause of the problem, it can be very uncomfortable and even highly painful as paws are very sensitive.

What To Watch For

Any sign of limping, favoring a leg, or hobbling must be investigated. Attention to . . . → Read More: Swollen Paws in Dogs

Large Breed Dogs — Diet Can Help With Loose Stools

Article by Dr. Jennifer Coates | Featured on PetMD

I recently ran across a paper presented at the 2015 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) conference that might explain a couple of cases I had a while back where I couldn’t pinpoint the reason for the dogs having loose stools.

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Obesity Rates On the Rise Again for U.S. Pets

Article by Dr. Ken Tudor | Featured on PetMD

A recent article in the New York Times reported that adult obesity had risen to 38% of Americans in 2013 and 2014, compared to 35% in 2011 and 2012. Quoted in the article is Marion Nestle, a professor of nutrition at New York University:

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Tips for Easing Your Pet Through Back to School Anxiety

Article by Dr. Jessica Vogelsang | Featured on PetMD

Parents across the land are rejoicing: it’s back to school time! But in the midst of our revelry let’s not forget the ones who find Back to School more distressing than we do:

Not the kids. They’ll manage. I’m talking about your pets.

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What to Feed Your Dog for Healthy Skin

One of the first things that people notice about dogs is the condition of their skin and coat. This isn’t too surprising since the exterior of a dog is out there for all the world to see and touch. Some skin conditions require medical intervention to resolve, but if you simply want to maximize . . . → Read More: What to Feed Your Dog for Healthy Skin

Seven Signs of Arthritis in Pets

How to Spot Arthritis in Dogs and Cats

By Lorie Huston, DVM

Arthritis is one of the most common ailments seen in middle-aged to older pets. Even younger dogs and cats, under the right circumstances, can suffer from arthritic changes. Arthritis causes changes within the affected joints that are painful for the affected pet. . . . → Read More: Seven Signs of Arthritis in Pets

Feeding Dogs with Intervertebral Disc Disease

Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is the scourge of our “low rider” canine friends, especially Dachshunds. Those long backs and short legs are caused by chondrodystrophy (atypical cartilage development), a condition that also affects the discs of cartilage that lie between the spine’s vertebrae. Stress causes these abnormal discs to bulge or rupture, which puts . . . → Read More: Feeding Dogs with Intervertebral Disc Disease