Tag: Dog health

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

         Separation anxiety in dogs is one of the most common problems that dogs develop. It’s an anxiety disorder, and is defined as a state of intense panic brought on by the dog’s isolation/separation from her owner(s). In other words: when you leave for work in the morning, your dog is plunged… Read more

Toxic Medications for Dogs

Over-the-counter pain medications that ARE TOXIC to dogs: IBUPROFEN (ADVIL, MOTRIN) AND NAPROXEN (ALEVE)- are toxic at very low doses. Dogs are not able to eliminate and detoxify these medications. These drugs can cause kidney damage, liver damage and stomach ulcers. ACETAMINOPHEN (TYLENOL) – is toxic at larger doses (as little as 2 pills in… Read more

Vomiting and Diarrhea in Dogs- Info, Tips, and Home Remedies

Vomiting and Diarrhea in Dogs Home remedies, info, and tips for treating a sick dog at home What to Do if your dog has been vomiting or has diarrhea- (If your dog only threw up once or twice and is still acting normally otherwise I wouldn’t worry to much. it is pretty common due to the sensitive… Read more

Reverse Sneezing In Dogs

Reverse Sneezing In Dogs What does it mean? What causes it?  Can it be treated?        Reverse sneezing- Formally known as a laryngospasm, a reverse sneeze often sounds as if a dog is struggling to draw in air. It is termed “reverse sneeze” because the dog is inhaling air rapidly and forcefully instead of… Read more

Why Dogs Eat Poop?! How To Stop It

Why do dogs eat poop? Plus, tips on how to stop it! Dogs, unfortunately, commonly eat their own feces, or another dog’s poop; it’s a very disturbing and frustrating behavioral problem for pet owners. The veterinary term for this is called coprophagia, and you may find some comfort in knowing that this is quite normal…. Read more

My Dog Was Hit By A Car! What Should I Do?? Plus- Pet First Aid Kits

What to do if Your Pet is Hit By a Car, and What to Put in a Pet First Aid Kit. by Dr. Andrew Jones, DVM   As a pet owner, one of my worst fears is having my dog or cat hit by a car. In the Vet world, we call this HBC. SIGNS… Read more

Top 10 Ways To Save Money at the Vet

  Introduction Veterinary Care is expensive. I see how expensive it is on a daily basis working as a Vet Tech.  Veterinary Medicine has changed dramatically in the last 30 years… gone are the days of James Harriot when Veterinarians treated every type of animal, and regularly made house calls. This is the 21st Century, where a… Read more