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Index

 

Acupuncture/Accupressure  Addisons  Allergies (in dogs)  Alzheimer’s (CDS) and Dementia (CCD) Anesthesia | Anal Care | Arthritis | Breathing| Bloat | Body-Bones and Muscle | Cachexia | Cancer | Chagas  | Coat and Skin | Common Disorders | Constipation | Coprophagia -Eating Poop | Cushing’s Disease | Dental Care | Diabetes | Distemper | Dehydration | Ears| Ebola | Epilepsy | Eyes | First Aid | General Health Articles Heart | Liver Lyme Disease | Medications | Natural Remedies | Noses | Nutrition | Obesity | Older Dogs | Pain Management | Pancreatitis | Parasites | Parvovirus | Pet Insurance | Poisons | Preventatives and Treatments | Rabies | Seizures | Spay and Neuter | Stomach | Stroke | Supplements | Symptoms Checker | Teeth | Thyroid |Urinary Tract | Vaccinations | Veterinarians | Virus | Vomiting

Acupuncture/Accupressure

 

Accupressure  Acupressure Enhances Canine Fitness    (10-22-13)

Accupressure/Accupuncture  Canine Acupressure and Acupuncture  (04-15-12)

Addisons

 

Addisons:  Canine Addisons Disease  (12-13-11)

 

Allergies (in Dogs)

 

Allergic Skin Disease:  Understanding Itchy Skin in Dogs  (01-11-17)

Allergy Center:  PetMd Dog Allergy Center (06-10-16)

Food:  Canine Food Allergies  (02-10-13)

Natural Remedies:  Pet Allergies and Natural Remedies  (08-25-13)

Seasonal:  Signs of Allergies and Allergy Treatment  (05-24-14)

Sneezing:  Is Your Dog Sneezing Too Much?  (08-04-13)

Specific:  Dog Specific Allergies  (09-23-12)

Alzheimer’s (CDS)and Dementia (CCD)

 

Alzheimer’s In Pets:  Causes and What To Do  (12-28-14)

Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS):  Alzheimer’s Disease in dogs   (09-06-13)

Dementia:  Does Your Dog Have Dementia?  (01-15-13)

Dementia Nourishment:  Doggy Dementia: The Nourishing Guide  (11-13-16)

Disorientation:  Does Your Pet Have Brain Fog? Signs of Cognitive Dysfunction in Pets   (12-11-13)

Older State of Mind:  CCD or Just A State of Mind?  (07-24-15)

 

Anesthesia

 

Today’s Veterinary Pet Anesthesia    (06-22-13)

 

Anal Care

 

Allergies and…:Canine Allergies and Anal Glands  (04-13-13)

Anal Glands, Express:  Express A Dog’s Anal Glands  (04-08-13)

 

Arthritis

 

Arthritis:  What Is Arthritis In Dogs? (03-04-17)

Aspirin:    Aspirin Toxicity in Dogs  (12-09-11)

Glucosamine:    Glucosamine for Dog Arthritis  (02-01-13)

Hip Dysplasia:  Canine Hip Dysplasia  (06-09-11)

Hydro Therapy:    Canine Water Therapy Works!  (06-01-13)

Measuring Pain:  Measuring Pet Arthritis Pain    (06-23-13)

NSAIDs:    Canine Pain and NSAIDs (02-17-12)

Pain:    Recognize and treat dog pain  (03-04-12)

Platelets?:    Healing Canine Arthritis with…Platelets?  (12-20-12)

 

Bloat

Bloat In Dogs: Canine Gastric dilatation and volvulus (Bloat)  (07-10-16)

 

Body-Bones and Muscle

 

Arthritis with…Platelets?:    Healing Canine Arthritis with…Platelets?  (12-20-12)

Aspirin:    Aspirin Toxicity in Dogs  (12-09-11)

Boken Bones:    Broken Bones in Dogs  (06-22-12)

Calcium:    Calcium in Your Dog’s Diet  (12-11-10)

Elbow Dysplasia:    Canine Elbow Dysplasia  (12-23-12)

Hind-end Weakness:    Canine Hind-end Weakness    (09-21-13)

Hip Dysplasia:    Canine Hip Dysplasia and Osteoarthritis  (04-30-12)

Hydro Therapy:    Canine Water Therapy Works!  (06-01-13)

Knee/Stifle Joint:  Anatomy of the Canine Knee (Stifle Joint)  (09-28-16)

Lumps and Bumps:  Lumps, Bumps, Cysts & Growths on Dogs  (10-18-16)

Pain-NSAIDs:    Canine Pain and NSAIDs (02-17-12)

Pain-Treatment:    Recognize and treat dog pain  (03-04-12)

Patellar Luxation:    My Small Dog has Occasional Lameness (Patellar Luxation)  (11/02/08)

Sprains:    Causes of Dog Sprain  (02-03-12)

Stem Cell Treatment:  Stem cell treatment of Osteoarthritis  (01-26-17)

Therapy:  Canine Physical Therapy  (01-11-13)

Breathing

 

Breathing Problems:  Breathing Difficulties in Dogs  (06-05-11)

Coughing:  Kennel Cough  (07-10-14)

Panting:  Canine Panting  (01-13-12)

 

Cachexia

 

Wasting Away – Canine Cachexiah (3/15/10)

 

Cancer

 

Avoiding Cancer:    Help Your Dog to Avoid Cancer  (11-30-12)

Biopsies:  Do Biopsies Cause Cancer to Spread?  (02-03-15)

Bladder Cancer:    Canine Bladder Cancer  (07-02-12)

Bone Cancer:  Canine Bone Cancer (12-13-11)

Brain Cancer: Occur with fair frequency in both cats and dogs  (03-17-16)

Causes:    What Causes Cancer in Our Pets?    (12-13-14)

Chemo, Oral:   Oral Chemotherapy for Pets is Not a Reliable Substitute for Traditional Chemo (12-07-16)

Chemo Okay?:    Is Chemotherapy Right for Your Pet?   (11-01-16)

Fatty Tumors:    Fatty Tumors  (10-17-16)

FDA Advice:   Warning signs, approved drugs, safety, effectiveness, vet questions  (09-02-14)

FDA Warning: FDA Warns of Illnesses and Deaths in Pets Exposed to Prescription topical (human) cancer treatment: Fluorouracil (01-20-17)

Financial Toxicity:  The Cancer Side Effect No One Wants to Talk About  (11-18-14)

Foot Cancer:    Canine Foot Cancer  (11-07-11)

Hemangiosarcoma:    Hemangiosarcoma in Pets  (08-01-12)

Hemangiosarcoma:    Hemangiosarcoma is killing our Goldens  (3/22/10)

Lawn Care:  Lawn Care and Its Threat To Your Dog  (05-19-13)

Lumps and Bumps:  Lumps, Bumps, Cysts & Growths on Dogs  (10-18-16)

Lymph Node:    Lymph Node Inflammation (Lymphadenopathy) in Dogs – Lymphadenopathy in Dogs  (02-20-11)

Lymphoma Learn About It Life Expectancy (07-21-16)

Mast Cell:    Diagnosing Mast Cell Tumors  (08-03-12)

Nose Cancer:    Nose Cancer (Chondrosarcoma) in Dogs  (08-30-12)

Predisposition To Cancer:   Taking Steps to Prevent Cancer  (10-29-15)

Prognostic factors:  Use in Treating Cancers  (04-07-16)

Quality of Life:  Pursue treatment versus comfort care versus euthanasia  (03-04-16)

Quality of Life:  ‘Quality of Life’ Supersedes ‘Life At All Costs’  (10-17-15)

Radiation Therapy:   How Effective is Radiation Therapy?  (03-25-16)

Scorpion Venom:  Venomous Chemical “Paints” Cancer Cells  (03-15-15)

Second Hand Smoke:  Second Hand Smoke Hurts Pets  (07-27-16)

Second/Third Hand Smoke:  Your Pet – Second and Third Hand Smoke  (09-10-16)

Signs of:    Find and Treat Cancer in Your Dog Early  (05-02-13)

Snake Oil Cure?  Are Alternative Medicines for Cancer Modern Day Snake Oils?  (06-30-16)

Spleen and Cancer  Dog health: dogs can suffer enlarged spleens that require surgery    (10-29-13)

Treatment:    Canine Cancer Treatment Decisions  (06-24-12)

Trials:    Access to Pet Cancer Clinical Trials    (06-28-13)

Vaccinations:    Dog Vaccinations  (05-04-13)

Understanding Cancer:    What You Need To Know About Canine Cancer (02-01-13)

 

Chagas

 

Chagas Disease:  Becoming more prominent in the U.S.  (07-01-14)

 

Coat and Skin

 

Allergies:    New Options for Allergic Dogs  (08-15-12)

Allergies:    Dog Allergies  (08-07-12)

Coat:    Your Dog’s Coat  (03-18-12)

Definitions and Actions:  Definitions and Actions for Canine Skin Problems  (05-15-13)

Dermatological:  Dealing With Dermatological Lesions – Pemphigus Foliaceus  (08-15-13)

Fish Oil:  Omega Oils for Dogs  (07-05-16)

Fleas:  Fleas, What They Are and What To Do About Them  (07-18-12)

Hot Spots:    Make Your Dog’s Hot Spots Cool  (10-03-16)

Licking Excessively:  Acral Lick Dermatitis in Dogs  (06-08-16)

Lumps and Bumps:  Lumps, Bumps, Cysts & Growths on Dogs  (10-18-16)

Mange:    What is Mange in Dogs?  (03-20-17)

Shedding:    Your Dog Sheds When It Shouldn’t  (07-24-13)

Ticks:    The Low-down on Ticks  (07-18-12)

 

Common Disorders

 

Anemia:    Iron Deficiency in Dogs – Anemia  (08-17-13)

Anxiety and Calming Herbs :  Herbs that Can Help Calm Your Dog (07-31-16)

Bacterial Infection:    Canine Bacterial Infection (leptospirosis)  (06-05-12)

Common Diseases:    Common Dog Diseases  (06-08-12)

Constipation:    Constipation in Dogs  (11-1-11)

Contagious Diseases:  Some of the More Common Contagious Canine Diseases  (08-08-16)

Coughing:    Canine Coughing  (02-16-13)

Dehydration:    Dogs and Dehydration    (06-25-13)

Dermatitis:    Skin Disease Caused by Licking in Dogs – Acral Lick Dermatitis in Dogs (01-07-11)

Diarrhea:    Dog Diarrhea – Small and Large Intestines (06-17-16)

Digestive System:    The Digestive System of a Dog  (06/08/08)

Ear Mites:    Ear Mites In Dogs And Cats: Top 5 Sure Fire Remedies That Work (03-10-12)

Energy, Lack of:  Why Does My Dog Have Low Energy?  (04-16-15)

Flatulence:    Flatulence — Do We Blame the Dog?  (07-24-13)

Gastrointestinal Obstructions:    Causes of Puppy Gastrointestinal Obstructions    (10-05-13)

Hiccups:    Dogs and Hiccups  (02-12-13)

Irritable Bowel:    Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Dogs  (08-14-11)

Kennel Cough:  Bordetella…The Misunderstood Vaccine (Kennel Cough)   (01-03-14)

Pancreatitis:    Don’t Give Your Dog Pancreatitis as a Holiday Gift  (11-04-12)

Separation Anxiety:    Separation Anxiety  (01-15-12)

Spleen  Dog health: dogs can suffer enlarged spleens that require surgery    (10-29-13)

Stress:  Pets Feel More Than Physical Stress  (09-09-16)

Stress Herbs:   Relieve Your Dog’s Stress  (06-06-14)

Stomach:    Dog Stomach Problems  (08-16-12)

Stomach, Upset:    Fixing Your Dog’s Sour Tummy  (01-25-13)

Symptoms Checker:    Download the petMD Symptom Checker App for Free  (10-19-12)

Urinary Tract Infections:  Your Dog Needs to Urinate on a Regular Basis  (12-12-14)

Urine Testing at Home:    Pet – Home Urine Testing    (09-17-13)

Vomiting:    Dog Vomiting  (06/10/10)

Worms-Roundworm:    Roundworms in Dogs and Ascariasis in Dogs  (11-23-10)

Constipation

Constipation Symptoms:  Canine Constipation  (11-19-16)

Coprophagia – Eating Poop

Stop the Habit:    Stop Your Dog From Eating Feces  (07-06-13)

Why?:    Why Dogs Eat Poop (03-18-15)

 

Cushing’s Disease

 

Cushing’s Disease:  Symptoms and Treatment (10-26-15)

Urine Testing at Home:    Pet – Home Urine Testing    (09-17-13)

Dental Care

Bad Breath:    Dogs With Bad Breath  (03-19-13)

Calcium:    Calcium in Your Dog’s Diet  (12-11-10)

Dental Health:    Ten Steps to Your Dog’s Dental Health  (09-21-12)

Graphic:  Pet Dental Care  (04-14-14)

Orthodontics:    Pet Orthodontics  (02-28-13)

Diabetes

Caring For:  6 Tips for Taking Great Care of Your Diabetic Pet  (03-14-17)

Diabetes Definition:  Diabetes in Cats and Dogs  (09-04-14)

Feeding:  Best Food for A Diabetic Dog  (11-25-16)

Screening (At Home)  Home Screening Tests for Pet Diabetes and Kidney Disease  (01-11-13)

Urine Testing at Home:    Pet – Home Urine Testing    (09-17-13)

Water  Canine Water Diabetes  (11-18-12)

Distemper

 

Distemper  Canine Distemper  (02-28-12)

Vaccine:  Modified Live Vaccine (MLV) for Distemper (06-26-16)

 

Dehydration

 

Dogs and Dehydration    (06-25-13)

Ears

 

Cropping:  Why Would You Crop Your Dog’s Ears?  (03-05-13)

Deaf Dog  Helping A Deaf Dog  (02-20-13)

Ear Structure  A Dog’s Ear (03-15-12)

Hereditary  Hereditary Deafness in Dogs and Cats  11-09-12)

Infections  The Causes of Dog Ear Infection  (10-02-12)

Living With  Help For Living With A Deaf Dog  (01-19-15)

Preventing Infections:  Things To Do Now To Prevent Ear Infections In Dogs (01-27-17)

Ebola

 Ebola  Ebola and Pets  (10-21-14)

 

Epilepsy

 

Head Injuries:   Cat and Dog Head Injuries That Can Lead to Seizures  (12-27-12)

Seizures:   Canine Seizures (09-13-12)

 

Eyes

 

Blind Dog:  Living With A Blind Dog  (02-23-15)

Blind DogLiving With One and Helping Other Blind Dogs (04-07-15)

Cherry Eye  Canine Cherry Eye  (01-30-13)

Cataracts  Canine Juvenile Cataracts  (08-31-12)

Colorblind  Is My Dog Really Colorblind?  (03-31-14)

Droopy Lid  Lower Eyelid Droop in Dogs  (04-16-13)

Dry Eye  Canine Dry Eye  (07-17-12)

Eye Structure  Your Dog’s Eyes (11-15-11)

Retinal Degeneration  Retinal Degeneration in Dogs (04-11-12)

 

First Aid

 

Aspirin Toxicity:    Aspirin Toxicity in Dogs  (12-09-11)

AVAM:  First Aid Basics (09-11-16)

Bleeding:  Stop or Control Bleeding in Your Cat or Dog  (01-06-13)

Bones, chewing:    No Bones About It  FDA warning about dogs and bones.  (07-26-12)

Broken Bones:    Broken Bones in Dogs  (06-22-12)

Chocking:  Your Dog is Choking – What to Do Next!  (10-31-16)

Choking:    How to Perform the Heimlich Maneuver if your Dog is Choking  (08-20-11)

Chocolate Poisoning:    Dogs and Chocolate  (02-16-13)

CPR:  CPR Illustrated (04-03-16)

Dehydration:    Dogs and Dehydration    (06-25-13)

Elizabethan Collar:  The Elizabethan Collar — The Cone of Shame, Not!  (02-22-13)

Heatstroke:    Heat Brutality – Heatstroke  (09-15-09)

Hydro Therapy:    Canine Water Therapy Works!  (06-01-13)

Injuries, Common:    The Most Common Sources of Pet Injury  (02-24-13)

Licking Wounds:  Does Dog Licking Help?    (09-04-13)

Kit:  A Pet’s First Aid Kit  (04-23-14)

Kit, Holistic:  An Holistic First Aid Kit  (09-11-15)

Minor Injuries:  Minor First Aid for Pets  (05-01-13)

Pain:    Is Your Pet in Pain?  (06-17-12)

Pain:    Recognize and treat dog pain  (03-04-12)

Pain,NSAIDs:    Canine Pain and NSAIDs (02-17-12)

Poison:    Dog Poison First Aid  (09-18-11)

Poison:    What To Do if Your Dog’s Been Poisoned  (06-10-11)

Puncture Wounds:    Puncture Wounds in Dogs  (05-25-12)

Stress Herbs:   Relieve Your Dog’s Stress  (06-06-14)

Shock:    How to treat a dog in shock  (05-25-12)

Skunks:    After Your Dog Meets the Skunk  (02-12-13)

Urine Testing at Home:    Pet – Home Urine Testing    (09-17-13)

 

General Health Articles

 

Basic Dog CareHow to Avoid Costly Vet Visits  (11-23-15)

Colds:  Can My Dog Catch A Cold?  (02-17-16)

Food Not For Dogs:  Over 47 Toxic Foods and Poisonous Plants for Dogs  (03-13-17)

FDA Questions:  Do You Have Questions for the FDA  (12/17/14)

FDA (Reporting):  Reporting A product problem and/or adverse event with a pet food or pet treats to the FDA  (03-11-12)

Health Guide:  Your Pet Health Guide  (08-01-16)

Health Signs:  Health Signals from Your Dog  (02-28-17)

Herbs, Calming:  Herbs that Can Help Calm Your Dog (07-29-15)

Home Exams:  Give Your Dog A Periodic Home Exam  (07-19-13)

Home Remedies:  Some Simple Remedies for Common Ailments  (09-06-15)

Human Bond:  The Human-Animal Bond in Health Care (10-26-16)

Myths:  6 Dog Health Myths You Need to Stop Believing (12-11-16)

Prosthetics:  3D Prosthetics for Dogs and Vets  (01-23-16)

Puppy, New Born:  Rearing of a newborn orphan puppy  (08-31-15)

Puppy Strangles:  Juvenile cellulitis, aka puppy strangles  (07-26-14)

Second Hand Smoke:  Second Hand Smoke Hurts Pets  (07-27-16)

Sharing Microbes:  Can Your Dog Improve Your Biome?  (12-14-16)

Sugar Free?:  May Not Be Safe for Dogs  (07-01-15)

Symptom Checker:  Download the petMD Symptom Checker App for Free  (10-19-12)

Treats:  Do we “over-treat” our dogs?  (03-08-15)

 

Heart

 

Congestive Heart:  Congestive Heart Failure  (12-20-14)

Heart Definitions:  The Canine Heart  (03-25-12)

Heart Diseases: Top Ten Signs of Heart Disease in Dogs (05-06-15)

Heart Diseases:  Types of Canine Heart Disease  (10-08-12)

Heart Diseases:  Nutrition  (07-18-12)

Heart Failure:  Heart Failure in Dogs  (03-31-12)

Heartworm:  FDA Approves Diroban, the First Generic Drug to Treat Heartworm Disease in Dogs (02-17-17)

 

Liver

 

Liver Diseases:  Canine Liver Diseases  (12-05-12)

Liver Diseases:  Different types of Canine Liver Problems  (06-03-12)

Nutrition Plan:  What to Look for in the Nutrition Plan for Your Pet with Liver Disease  (12-05-12)

Testing:  Don’t Ignore Pet’s Routine Blood Test with High Liver Levels   (06-30-13)

Urine Testing at Home:    Pet – Home Urine Testing    (09-17-13)

Lyme Disease

 

Human Treatment:  Lyme Disease and Humans  (06-01-13)

Lyme Disease:  Lyme Disease in Dogs  (06-24-11)

Over-Testing:  Is Lyme Disease Over-treated in Dogs?  (07-11-13

Ticks:  The Low-down on Ticks  (07-18-12)

Medications

 

Acepromazine, tranquilizer:  Use in Animals  (05-31-14)

Aggression Treatment:  Medications and the Aggressive Dog  (02-05-13)

Buying On-Line Cautions:  Would You Let a Computer Recommend Drugs for Your Pet?    (10-15-13)

FDA Questions:  Do You Have Questions for the FDA  (12/17/14)

FDA Vigilance:   The FDA Monitors Pet Care Products  (06-07-14)

Fish Oil:  Omega Oils for Dogs  (07-05-16)

Giving Medications:  How to give medications to your pet (04-03-15)

Home Remedies:  Some Simple Remedies for Common Ailments  (09-06-15)

Medical Marijuana:  Is Medical Marijuana Approved for Pets?  (03-27-15)

Medical Marijuana:  How Much Do We Know About Medical Marijuana for Pets?  (08-27-15)

Medications:  How To Avoid Dog Medication Errors  (11-09-12)

Medications:  Understanding Pet Medication  (07-29-12)

OTC:   Over The Counter Meds  (08-11-14)

Storage of Meds:  How To Safely Store Pet Meds and Foods  (11-15-14)

Stress Herbs:   Relieve Your Dog’s Stress  (06-06-14)

Trifexis:  Is Trifexis, A Popular Pet Medication, Safe?    (01-12-14)

Using Old Medications:  Dangers of Using Old Pet Prescriptions  (02-17-15)

 

Natural Remedies

 

Alternative:  Dog Alternative Health  (11-27-10)

Herbs:  Ten Herbs That Help Dogs and Humans  (11-29-12)

Holistic:  Integrative/complementary/holistic Veterinary Medicine (10-26-12)

Home Remedies:  Some Simple Remedies for Common Ailments  (09-06-15)

Options:  Natural Healing That Work For Pets    (10-04-13)

Ozone:  How Ozone Therapy Can Help Pets Suffering From Infections and More  (03-12-17)

Plants:  Use of Plants in the Treatment of Cats and Dogs (10-26-12)

Probiotic:  21st Century Probiotic Restores Digestive Balance Quickly and Safely  (06/22/09)

Stress Herbs:   Relieve Your Dog’s Stress  (06-06-14)

Stress Therapy:  Canine Stress Therapies  (08-08-12)

 

Noses

 

Discussion and Issues:  The Noses of Your Pets  (08-04-13)

Sneezing:  Is Your Dog Sneezing Too Much?  (08-04-13)

 

Nutrition

 

Calcium:  Calcium in Your Dog’s Diet  (12-11-10)

Coconut Oil:  Benefits of Coconut Oil For Dogs   (07-06-13)

FDA Vigilance:   The FDA Monitors Pet Care Products and Foods  (06-07-14)

Food, Choosing:  Picking the Right Food for Your Pet (03-12-12)

Food Content:  Determine Nutritional Content of Your Dog’s Food  (04-18-12)

Food Reviews:  Dog Food Reviews  (03-27-12)

General:  Canine Nutrition  (04-18-12)

Guidelines:  Nutritional Guidelines (11-4-11)

Nutrition/Supplemtnts:  Dog Nutrition and Supplements  Comprehensive report by WebMd.  (10-19-12)

Probiotic:  21st Century Probiotic Restores Digestive Balance Quickly and Safely  (06/22/09)

Reporting to FDA:  Reporting A product problem and/or adverse event with a pet food or pet treats to the FDA  (03-11-12)

Vegetarian?:  My Pet A Vegetarian?  (06-07-13)

 

Obesity

 

Determine Condition:  How to Find Your Dog’s Body Condition Score  (03-19-17)

Epidemic:  The Pet Obesity Epidemic  (04-30-13)

Hydro Therapy:  Canine Water Therapy Works!  (06-01-13)

Weight:  Is My Dog or Cat a Healthy Weight? Important Questions to Ask the Vet  (03-02-17)

Weight Calculator:  Canine Healthy Weight Calculator  (10-29-13)

 

Older Dogs

 

Acupunture:  Canine Arthritis-Holistic/Acupunture Treatment  (04-04-12)

Aspirin:  Aspirin Toxicity in Dogs  (12-09-11)

Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome:  New Hope for Senior Dogs  (05-24-12)

Common Issues:  Keep Your Senior Dog in Good Health  (04-30-12)

Constipation:  Constipation in Dogs  (11-1-11)

Disorientation:  Does Your Pet Have Brain Fog? Signs of Cognitive Dysfunction in Pets   (12-11-13)

Euthanasia:  Making the Right Decision for your Pet  Euthanasia.  (10-02-12)

Flu, Canine:  Canine Influenza (11-1-11)

Good Health:  General Care: Senior Dog Care  (01-03-17)

Head-Tilt:   Idiopathic Vestibular Disease  (11-20-15)

Heat Stroke:  Heat Stroke in Older Dogs  (07-20-16)

Hip Dysplasia:  Canine Hip Dysplasia in Dogs  (06-09-11)

Hind-end Weakness:    Canine Hind-end Weakness    (09-21-13)

Pain Recognition:  Recognize and treat dog pain  (03-04-12)

Pain Treatment: Canine Pain and NSAIDs (02-17-12)

Strange Things:  When Your Old Dog Does Strange Things    (06-30-13)

Spleen  Dog health: dogs can suffer enlarged spleens that require surgery    (10-29-13)

Urine Testing at Home:    Pet – Home Urine Testing    (09-17-13)

 

Pain Management

 

In-patient:  How Pain is Treated at the Pet Hospital    (12-06-13)

Pain:    Recognize and treat dog pain  (03-04-12)

Pain:  See and Hear Your Pet’s Pain  (03-29-15)

Measuring Pain:  Measuring Pet Arthritis Pain    (06-23-13)

NSAIDs:  Pain and Your Pet   (05-20-14)

Understanding Risks:  Pain Medicines for Pets: Know the Risks    (12-08-13)

 

Pancreatitis

 

Pancreatitis:  Canine Pancreatitis  (03-06-13)

Urine Testing at Home:    Pet – Home Urine Testing    (09-17-13)

 

Parasites

 

Babesiosis:  Babesiosis Parasite In Dogs  (03-21-13)

Common Parasites:  Symptoms and Treatments  (05-25-14)

Fleas:  How To Get Rid of Them  (03-31-15)

Heartworm:  FDA Approves Diroban, the First Generic Drug to Treat Heartworm Disease in Dogs (02-17-17)

Heartworm:  Prevent Heartworms in Pets Year-Round    (10-23-13)

Heartworm:  Heartworm Myths (04-23-13)

Heartworm:  Heartworm Development  (06-07-12)

Heartworm Treatments:  Heartworm Treatment – Slow-kill or Fast-kill?    (09-06-13)

Ivermectin:  Ivermectin and the Importance of the Dosage Size in Dogs  (01-13-13)

Ticks:  The Low-down on Ticks  (07-18-12)

Trifexis:  Is Trifexis, A Popular Pet Medication, Safe?    (01-12-14)

Worms:    How do Dog Get Worms?  (01-03-15)

 

Parvovirus

Parvo:  Why You Must Vaccinate Against Parvo  (01-16-17)

 

 

Pet Insurance

Alternative Medicine:  Pet Insurance and Alternative Medicine  (09-17-12)

Definitions:  Why Do We Need It and What Is It All About  (07-12-16)

Ins and Outs:  The Ins and Outs of Pet Insurance    (10-26-13)

Recommendations:  The Best Dog Insurance for Sick Dogs  (12-18-16)

 

Poisons

 

Chocolate:  How Much Chocolate Can Poison Your Dog  (02-18-15)

Electronic Cigarettes:  Electronic Cigarette Warning  (04-04-14)

Lawn Care Dangers  Lawn Care and Its Threat To Your Dog  (05-19-13)

Poisons, Control Center:ASPCA Poison Control Center (09-18-15)

Poison Control: Pet Poison Helpline®

Poisons:  Poisons (Swallowed)  (09-18-11)

Poisons:  What To Do if Your Dog’s Been Poisoned  (06-10-11)

Poisons, Antifreeze:  Antifreeze Just Got Safer (But Not Safe)  (02-14-13)

Poisons, Aspirin:   Aspirin toxicity in dogs.

Poisons, Control Center:ASPCA Poison Control Center (09-18-15)

Poisons, Grape:  Grape and Raisin Poison Veterinary Information  (08-28-11)

Poisons, Household:  Pet Health and Household Cleaning Agents  (02-07-10)

Poisons, Plants:  Fall and Winter Holiday Plant Toxicity in Dogs  (11/03/10)

Poisons, Plants:  20 Common House Plants: Are They Dangerous to Your Dog?  (11/03/10)

Poisons, Prescriptions:  Protect Your Dog from Human Prescriptions (09-19-12)

Poisons, Rat:  EPA Changes the Rules on Anti-coagulant Rodenticide and  Changes May Actually Endanger More Pets  (03-16-13)

Salmonella:  Salmonella Poisoning and Your Dog  (08-12-13)

Spiders:  Black Widow Spider Bites  (08-31-14)

Spiders:  Brown Recluse Spider Bites   (09-19-14)

Xylitol:  Avoid Xylitol Poisoning in Your Dog  (05-20-16)

 

Preventatives and Treatments

 

Antioxidants:   Antioxidants for Cats and Dogs    (10-08-13)

Aspirin:  Aspirin Toxicity in Dogs  (12-09-11)

Diarrhea:  How To Treat Pet Diarrhea At Home  (06-10-13)

Ear Mites:  Ear Mites In Dogs And Cats: Top 5 Sure Fire Remedies That Work (03-10-12)

Elizabethan Collar:  The Elizabethan Collar — The Cone of Shame, Not!  (02-22-13)

Flea Control:  Natural Home Remedies to Get Rid of Fleas On Your Pet  (02-24-17)

Fleas and Ticks:  FDA advice for safe use of treatments  (06-25-14)

Foot (Paw) Care:  Your Dog’s Foot Care    (10-19-13)

Generic:  Generic Pet Drugs…Good or Bad for Your Pets?  (06-06-12)

Heat Stroke, Treatment:  Heat Brutality – Heatstroke  (09-15-09)

Hydro Therapy:    Canine Water Therapy Works!  (06-01-13)

Intestinal Bacteria:  You Are What You Eat  (04-09-15)

Ivermectin:  Ivermectin and the Importance of the Dosage Size in Dogs  (01-13-13)

Licking Wounds:  Does Dog Licking Help?    (09-04-13)

Medications:  Understanding Pet Medication  (07-29-12)

Meds, On-Line:  Pet meds On-line  (04-16-12)

Natural Remedies:  Handle Fleas and Ticks the Natural Way  (05-12-13)

Pain, NSAIDS:  Canine Pain and NSAIDs (02-17-12)

Probiotic:  21st Century Probiotic Restores Digestive Balance Quickly and Safely  (06/22/09)

Skunks:    After Your Dog Meets the Skunk  (02-12-13)

Stress:  Canine Stress Therapies  (08-08-12)

Surgery:  Pet Surgery – Pre-Anesthetic Lab Work  (07-31-12)

Symptom Checker:  Download the petMD Symptom Checker App for Free  (10-19-12)

Urine Testing at Home:    Pet – Home Urine Testing    (09-17-13)

 

Rabies

 

Rabies:  Exposure to Rabies  (04-08-12)

Vaccinations, how often:  Rabies Vaccinations – How Often?  (05-15-13)

Vaccinations Necessary:  Are Rabies Vaccinations Necessary?  (09-08-14)

 

Seizures

 

Canine Seizures (09-13-12)

 

Spay and Neuter

 

Health: Early Surgery:  Health Implications in Early Spay and Neuter in Dogs  (03-14-13)

Best Time:   What Is the Best Age to Spay or Neuter Your Dog or Cat?    (10-26-13)

Explained:  Spaying and Castration – (Neutering) Dogs and Cats (01-09-11)

Male Neutering:  When and Why To Neuter Your Male Dog  (05-10-13)

Need To:  Spay and/or Neuter Your Pet (03-17-12)

 

Stomach

 

Digestive System:  Upset Stomach (02-18-17)

Dog Stomach Problems  (08-16-12)

 

Stroke

 

Canine Stroke  (07-22-12)

 

Supplements

 

What To Know:  Five Things to Know About Pet Supplements  (05-22-13)

Symptoms Checker

 

Download the petMD Symptom Checker App for Free  (10-19-12)

Teeth

 

Anesthesia-Free Work:  Anesthesia-Free Dental Work for Your Dog or Cat?  (05-13-12)

Anesthesia-Required:Anesthesia Mandated for Dental Procedures for Dogs and Cats    (09-30-13)

Bad Breath:  Does Your Dog Have Bad Breath?  (07-10-13)

Bones and Teeth:  Are Bones Good For Your Dog?  (03-09-13)

Dogs Teeth:  Canine Teeth (04-24-12)

Extraction/Root Canal:  Are Root Canals in Dogs and Cats Better Than Extraction?    (10-24-13)

Thyroid

Hypothyroidism:  HYPOTHYROIDISM IN DOGS  (12-26-16)

New Treatment Drug:  FDA-New Hypothyroidism Drug (02-21-16)

 

Urinary Tract

 

Complicated Infections:  Complicated Urinary Tract Infections  (09-24-12)

Incontinence:  Urinary: Incontinence  (03-21-17)

Kidney Stones:  Many dogs with kidney stones have no apparent signs…  (05-05-16)

Treatment:  Unconventional Treatment Methods for Canine Urinary Tract Infections  (09-24-12)

Uncomplicated Infections:  Uncomplicated Urinary Tract Infections  (09-24-12)

Urinary Tract Infections:  Your Dog Needs to Urinate on a Regular Basis  (12-12-14)

Urine Testing at Home:    Pet – Home Urine Testing    (09-17-13)

 

Vaccinations

 

Defining:    Dog Vaccinations  (05-04-13)

Fear:  Dogs Fear of Vets    (05-02-14)

Illness:  Can My Pet be Affected by Vaccinosis – Part 1 and Part 2  (10-12-14)

Importance:  Vaccinations are Important To Your Dogs’ Health  (06-13-14)

Kennel Cough:  Bordetella…The Misunderstood Vaccine (Kennel Cough)   (01-03-14)

Puppies:  Puppy Vaccinations  (02-25-12)

Rabies:  Rabies Vaccinations – How Often?  (05-15-13)

Reactions:  Reactions to vaccinations  (03-01-12)

Vaccination and Immune Systems:  WHAT’S IN THAT VACCINE  (10-06-16)

 

Veterinarians

 

Become a Vet/VetTech: Veterinarian Careers / Vet Tech Careers Veterinarians and Veterinarian Technicians are an indispensable part of any vet practice. As two very fast growing careers, qualified Vet Techs and Veterinarians are in high demand. Learn how you can become a Vet Tech or Veterinarian today.

Budgeting:  Healthy Pets on a Dime  (05-14-14)

Choosing a Vet:  7 Vital Vet Tips  (10-25-15)

Costs, low:Low Cost Vet Care Options You Should Know  (10-07-16)

Cost Mitigation:Pet Health Care On A Budget  (03-29-13)

Communications: How To Communicate with your Vet  (03-03-12)

Finding A Vet:Finding the right veterinarian  (01-05-12)

First Visit:Your New Puppy’s Visit To The Vet  (06-21-13)

Healing:Vets Help The Healing Process  (06-08-14)

Home Exam:Give Your Dog A Periodic Home Exam  (07-19-13)

Medications:Understanding Pet Medication  (07-29-12)

Puppies: Puppy’s First Visit  (09-12-14)

Second Opinions:When to Get a Second Opinion (11-22-16)

Surgery:Pet Surgery – Pre-Anesthetic Lab Work  (07-31-12)

VetsAdvice Online:Veterinary Medicine Online – What Sites Can You Trust?    (09-15-13)

 

Virus

 

New Virus:  Circovirus in Dog

Swine Flu:  Update on Swine Flu In Dogs  (12-28-16)

 

Vomiting

 

Dog Vomiting  (06/10/10)