Most dog owners have very little knowledge about normal dog blood pressure and how high blood pressure, or hypertension, often goes hand in hand with kidney disease in dogs and other serious diseases. Of all the health problems you may worry about affecting your dog, high blood pressure probably isn’t one of them. Most people
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The temperature has begun to drop and it’s really beginning to feel like winter, which means it’s time for some tips on how to protect your pet’s paws from freezing surfaces and the various other potential dangers the cold weather poses. Dog paw pads are as sensitive as the bare skin on our own hands
If you’ve ever had a pet, no matter what kind, you know that they could require emergency medical care. Surgery for a failed organ, X-rays for a broken bone, or IV fluids and medications. Besides these unfortunate events, veterinarians also recommend regular visits for a healthy, happy pet. Regular checkups and physical exams can detect
Heartworms in dogs can prove to be a very deadly condition. It’s highly recommended by most Veterinarians for dog owners to practice prevention where heartworms are a concern. What are heartworms in dogs, and why do they need prevention? Here we will go over what heartworms are. Why they are deadly to your dog. You
Just like us, pets are susceptible to dandruff. There may be flakes of dead, dry skin cells falling off the body, inflammation, red bumps or even sores that cause irritation for your pet. What Causes Dandruff in Dogs? Like any other health condition, dandruff can be induced by a number of factors. These include dehydration,
Having senior pets can be a delight, but may also come with downsides. Older dogs often suffer a decline in functioning. Their hearing, ability to learn, senses of sight, memory and immunity can all deteriorate. As a result, they can develop a tendency to react aggressively as well as forget previously learned commands. Also, they
Rabies, a deadly disease that is caused by a virus of the central nervous system, can affect your pets. This disease is widespread throughout Pennsylvania. So widespread that it is a law that pet owners MUST vaccinate their animals for rabies. Let’s take a look at some signs and symptoms of rabies, and what you
Sleeping all day, a sudden loss of appetite, wanting to be left alone, dogs, just like us, don’t always feel too well. Although our dogs can’t talk and explain how they feel in words, they can communicate nonverbally through their body language and behavior. A sudden change in dog behavior should be enough to consider
Learning that your pooch has cancer can be both a shocking and heartbreaking experience. Watching him undergo chemotherapy or radiation can be overwhelming. Nevertheless, it’s important not to lose hope. After all, all is not lost. You need to keep in mind that you are your dog’s caretaker and support system. Now, more than ever,