Dog Still Scratching After Flea Treatment?Treating your pet for active fleas is only part of the process for getting rid of fleas and preventing re-infestation. Your home and yard will be to be treated. Even if your pet no longer has fleas, their skin may still need treatment to promote healing and discourage scratching. This is a page about what to do if your dog is still scratching after a flea treatment.
Smelly Black Tar Buildup in Dog's Ear?A dog owner asks: My dog has black tar stuff in his ear and it smells, what is it? One of the causes for a black smelly build up in your pet's ears can be a yeast or other type of infection.
Recovery Time for Dog With ParvoWhen caring for a pet with parvo, many owners would like to know the average recovery time for an infected pup. This is a page about recovery time for dog with parvo.
Parvo Advice for Those Who Can't Go to the VetWhen treating the parvo virus, a veterinarian should be consulted. But for many pet owners, the cost of professional medical care to treat their dog for the parvo virus can be difficult. If you are caught in a situation where you CANNOT see a vet, here are some ideas to treat your dog until you can arrange for the proper medical care. This is a page about parvo advice for those who can't go to the vet.
Treating Crusty Patches on Dog's Skin?This is a page about dog has dry, crusty skin patches. You want to find a safe and effective treatment for your dog's skin problems.
Bumps and Lumps on a Dog?This is a page about bumps and lumps on a dog. It is disturbing, even frightening to discover a strange bump or lump on your dog while petting her.
Can a Dog Get Parvo Again?This is a page about "can a dog get parvo again?". Many dog owners whose pet survives the parvo virus worry that their pet may contract it again.
Should Dogs Get Parvo Shots After Having Parvo?This is a page about "Should dogs get parvo shots after having parvo?". Pet owners may wonder if there is any value in having a dog vaccinated against parvo once they have already had the virus.
Remedies for a Dog With Itchy Ears?This is a page about remedies for a dog with itchy ears. Itchy ears can drive your dog crazy.
Using Tea Tree Oil for DogsThis is a page about using tea tree oil for dogs. Many pet owners have found ways to use tea tree oil as a remedy for various pet aliments.
Puppy With Blood in its StoolThis is a page about a puppy with blood in its stool. There are a number of reasons your puppy may have blood in its stool, some more serious than others.
Remedies for a Dog With DiarrheaThis is a page about remedies for a dog with diarrhea. Like their human owners, dogs can suffer from occasional diarrhea. Untreated it can lead to dehydration. Determining the cause, treatment, and whether you need to make a trip to the vet are the primary concerns.
My Dog Is Sick After Getting a Parvo/Distemper ShotCertain immunizations can cause side effects in some pets. This is a page about my dog is sick after getting a parvo/distemper shot.
Treating a Dog's Yeast InfectionAn overabundance of yeast can result in infections on your dog's skin, in the ears, and other areas. This is a page about treating a dog's yeast infection.
Home Remedy for Dog's Eczema?This is a page about home remedy for dog's eczema. Determining the cause of your dog's skin problem can help you get it under control.
Homemade Ear Wash for DogsThis is a page about homemade ear wash for dogs. Keeping your dog's ears clean is important for their health.
Remedies for Dogs With GasThis page is about remedies for dogs with gas. If your dog has problems with flatulence, it must be something in their diet.
Natural Treatment for Yeast Infection in Dog's EarsMany pet owners choose to treat their dog's yeast infections with natural products rather than seek medications from their vet. This is a page about natural treatment for yeast infection in dog's ears.
Remedy for Dog's Itchy SkinDogs can suffer from itchy skin. This is a page about a remedy for dog's itchy skin.
Home Remedies for a Dog's Joint PainSome vets will recommend glucosamine supplements or even aspirin for your dog's joint pain. This is a page about home remedies for dog joint pain.
Pomeranian's Coat Not Growing Back?This page is about Pomeranian's coat not growing back. When your pet has health issues, it is important to consult with your veterinarian.
Remedy for Smelly Dog Feet?This is a page about remedy for smelly dog feet. Although your dog may be well, it can have stinky feet for no apparent reason. It can be bothersome.
Dog is Lethargic After Using Frontline?I have a healthy 9 yr. old terrier mix female dog. My vet discovered she has fleas for the 1st time ever. The vet prescribed Frontline, the kind that is in 3 vials that you apply once a month.
My Dog Played With a Dog That Has ParvoThe parvo virus is highly contagious and is transmitted by contact with contaminated feces. This is a page with advice when my dog has played with a dog that has parvo.
Clear Blister on Dog's Skin?If you have a clear looking blister on your dog's skin, it may be cyst. This is a page about clear blister on dog's skin.
Newborn Puppy not Pooping?This is a page about newborn puppy not pooping. The best pet's health advise comes from your professional veterinarian.
My Dog Won't Let Me Put Medicine in His Ears?I need help my dog has yeast infection in his ears. I have the medication to put in them, but he will not let us put it in. We got him held down once and now he will not let my husband near him. We tried a muzzle and he will not let me touch him now to put that on.
Treating a Dog's Scaly Smelly Skin?This is a page about treating a dog's scaly smelly skin. Identifying the cause is the first step in treating your dog's skin aliments.
Remedies for Dog with Seborrhea?I have a German Shepherd with seborrhea. He is bathed twice a week with Sebazol, takes 1200 mg fish oil, vitamins E and A, and 4 Benadryl a day (all on the advice of our vet). Nothing seems to work. I have tried the baby oil, Listerine, and warm water mix. Any suggestions?
Dog Scratching But I Don't See Any Fleas?There several reasons your dog may be noticeably scratching. If there are no fleas more investigation is needed. This is a page about dog scratching but I don't see any fleas.
My Dog's Spine is Sticking Up?My pit bull puppy who just turn 1 looks like his lower spine is curved. It sticks up and doesn't look healthy. He eats well and plays and is very energetic. He shows no pains in his lower back. Any idea what this could be?
Remedies for Ticks on DogsThere are several products on the market for repelling and killing ticks on your dogs. Some pet owners also attempt to remove them manually, care needs to be taken to remove the head. Clean and disinfect the area after removal. This is a page about remedies for ticks on dogs.
Remedies for a Dog's Bad BreathThis page is about remedies for a dog's bad breath. Dogs can have problems with teeth and gums, or it can be a sign of another health issue.
Remedies for a Dog With Bald Spots?This is a page about remedies for a dog with bald spots. Several things can cause a dog to lose its hair and develop bald spots.
Using Corn Starch for Dog's Hot SpotsHot spots, or moist eczemas can result from allergies, bites, stress licking, and more. As your pet continues to chew and scratch the irritation progresses. This is a page about using corn starch for dog's hot spots.
Treating a Small Cut on Your DogThis is a page about treating a small cut on your dog. Small cuts on your dog may often be safely treated at home.
Causes of Sudden Death in Dogs?This is a page about the causes of sudden death in dogs. It is devastating when a pet dies suddenly, with no prior history of disease.
Does My Dog Sleep Too Much?Sometimes dogs may show a change in behavior that you may need to ask your vet about. This page is about does my dog sleep too much?
How Much Should a Chihuahua Weigh?How much should a chihuahua male dog weigh? He is now 7 months and weights 9.5 pounds. I got him at 10 weeks and he was 5.5 pounds then. Supposedly mom and dad were pure chihuahuas, but I don't think so. He looks mixed. I just want to know when their breed stops growing.
Treating a Dog's EyesThis is a page about treating a dog's eyes. Some of your pet's eye issues can be safely treated at home either at the instruction of your vet or because they are recurring conditions or minor injuries.
Using Witch Hazel on Dogs?Witch hazel can be used to treat your dog's itchy skin or paws. This is a page about using witch hazel on dogs.
Remedies for Hair Loss in DogsThis is a page about remedies for hair loss in dogs. Visit your veterinarian to determine the cause of your dog's hair loss.
Dog Has Dry Poop?My dogs are having dry poop.
Dog Has Fecal Incontinence When Sleeping?My 3 month old pit bull dribbles pee when she walks and sometimes poops when she sleeps. Why?
Remedies for Dog MangeThis page contains remedies for mange. Before trying any home remedy for mange, it's important to check with your veterinarian.
Removing Dog Tear StainsThis is a page about removing dog tear stains. There are commercial products and home remedies to treat these stains on your dog's face.
Treating a Dog's Ear InfectionDogs with drop ears, in particular, can be prone to recurring ear infections. In addition to the obvious trip to the vet, there are additional measures pet owners can take. This page has advice about treating a dog's ear infection.
Dog is Breathing Heavily and Tongue is Hanging Out?This page is about dog is breathing heavily and tongue is hanging out. It is important to consult your veterinarian about your pet's health concerns.
My Beagle is ItchingThis is a page about my Beagle is itching. Relieving your dog's itchiness is an important part of caring for your pet.
Best Weight for a Shih Tzu?This is a page about best weight for a Shih Tzu. Each breed has its own ideal weight from puppyhood until it reaches its adult weight. The Shih Tzu's adult weight should be within the range of nine to 16 pounds (four to seven kilograms). Keeping your pet at its ideal weight helps to ensure good health.
Can Advantix Cause Seizures in Dogs?Not all dog owners have had confidence in using Advantix for flea control. Some have experienced seizures in their pets and think that this product may have caused the dog's health problem.
Puppy With Itchy Yellow Bumps?This is a page about puppy with itchy yellow bumps. Itchy yellow bumps on your dog can be the result of an infection or other skin aliment.
Treating a Dog's RashThis is a page about treating a dog's rash. When your dog is uncomfortable you want to be able to help them feel better. Consulting a veterinarian should be your first step.
What to Do for an Older Dog With a Severe Gagging Problem? My 14 yr old Beagle/Lab mix has had a horrible gagging problem and nothing has helped so far. He's had all shots, been to the vet (they said it is not KC), so he's been on antibiotics, steroids, cough suppressants, allergy medication, etc.
Free or Low Cost Veterinary Services in Philadelphia?My son went into the USMC and we are taking care of his Husky, Indy. Well since we didn't get Indy neutered as our son didn't want that for whatever reason he has developed tumors by his rectum.
Dachshund with Skin Problems?I have two mini dachshunds, short-hair. One has had the usual problem, short term, with summer grass, but the other has a far more significant problem that is ongoing. He scratches constantly and has raised lumps, especially on his underside.
Dog with Recurrent Feet Sores?My dog has recurrent feet sores between her toes and the doctor keeps putting her on oral antibiotics. I've tried a natural salve but that doesn't seem to help. Anyone else have any cures? Thanks.
Can Dogs Eat Raw Oats?Oats are very healthy and are a valuable addition to a dog's diet in moderation. However, dry oats may cause dehydration which can be less desirable, especially with an older dog. This is a page about whether dogs can eat raw oats.
Mange Vs. Hot Spots?Can anyone tell me how one goes about determining whether a dog has mange or hot spots? My lab chewed his tail yesterday until it was bare of hair (about half dollar size) and today on his hind quarter (about size of a quarter). Both sites have scaly bumps. Thanks for any help.
Helping a Dog Gain WeightThis is a page about helping a dog gain weight. Dogs who have been ill or recently rescued sometimes will need to gain some weight.
Stopping a Dog from Licking Too MuchThis is a page about stopping a dog from licking too much. There are a few reasons that a dog licks itself, including grooming. However, when they lick incessently it can cause skin damage and needs to be check on.
Are Elm Tree Leaves Harmful to Dogs?Are elm tree leaves harmful to dogs?
Killing Mange Mites with Bleach?Does bleach kill mange mites? I have a small pool for my kids (15ftx2ft) and my 2 black Labs have mange that I am treating. Being Labs, they keep getting in the pool.
Helping a Dog with Long Nails?This is a page about helping a dog with long nails. Overly long nails on your pet can actually result in health issues, such as infection and an irregular gait.
Protecting Your Dog from TicksThis is a page about protecting my dog from ticks. Protecting your pet from ticks is preferable to having to remove an infestation on your dog.
Advice On Rimadyl Dosages?My black lab is approximately 8 years old. I have recently started him on Rimadyl, as he was getting somewhat stiff and arthritic. He is doing wonderfully. He is on 2 75 mg tabs a day. Has anyone had experience with cutting the usual dosage in half, or alternating days, to save money?
Giving Parvo Puppy Gatorade?We adopted a collie/retriever mix yesterday and today found out he has Parvo. My 4 year old is heart broken! They gave him IV fluids and some injections to help with vomiting and diarrhea. Is there anything else we can do at home? Can we give him Gatorade? This puppy has had a rough beginning, I don't want him to have a rough end too. Please help.
Pug with Black Smelly Skin?I own a 5 year old pug. Since he was 6 months old, he has had non-stop ear infections, yeast, staph, etc. He has seen 2 very good vets and I am now getting ready to take him to a natural vet.
Dog Ate Bologna Wrapper?My dog ate the wrapper that goes around a piece of bologna. Is it harmful to her? I don't want to lose her or have her hurt.
Home Remedy for a Dog with a Spider Bite?I need a home remedy to help my dog with a spider bite. She is 7 years old. I have used Epsom salt and given her Benadryl. Please help! I don't have money to take her to the vet.
Are Oak Trees Toxic to Dogs?Are all oak trees toxic to dogs?
Home Remedy for a Dog with Ear Fungus?Is there a home remedy for a fungus in a dog's ear? Maybe a vinegar solution to cleanse the ear?
Dog Won't Stop ScratchingDetermining the cause of the itching is the first step in helping a dog that won't stop scratching. This is a page about a dog that won't stop scratching.
Remedies for a Dog's Itchy SkinThe cause of the scratching can be determined by a visit to the vet who can suggest treatments or medication. Sometimes, it can be the symptom of a much more serious problem.
Giving Pills to DogsThis is a page about giving pills to dogs. Dogs may need medication for various reasons, but most dogs hate to take pills. Getting them to not spit out their pills can require some creativity.
Remedy for a Dog's Itchy PawsDry skin or allergies are often the cause for itchy paws. Treating them early can help prevent licking and more irritation. This is a page about remedy for a dog's itchy paws.
My Boxer is Not Eating?If your boxer is not eating it could be a the sign of a serious issue that requires veterinary help. This is a page about my boxer is not eating.
Euthanizing Puppies With Parvo?Is it animal cruelty for a vet to put 4 month old pups with parvo to sleep without treatment first?
Dog Getting Her First Period (Heat)?My little girl Roxy, ShitzShu, Maltese and Yorkie, 16mnths old, started her period on Sept 5th and is still spotting. Otherwise she is happy, eating, playing and sleeping normally. She does rub her bottom on the ground, which has indicated need to go number 2.
Caring for My Dog After It Has Been SpayedFollow the veterinarian's instructions to care for your dog after she has been spayed. This is a page about caring for my dog after it has been spayed.
Breast Lumps in Female Dog?I have a bird dog mix and she came to us as a stray about 3 yrs. or so ago. Apparently she had just had a litter of pups, as her breasts were saggy.
Shih Tzu is Chewing Its Paws?My Shih Tzu is chewing its paws. What could be wrong?
My Dog Died Suddenly?It is shocking and heartbreaking when your seemingly healthy pet dies suddenly. This is a page about my dog died suddenly.
Can Medications Cause a Dog to Pee More Often?Certain medications such as antibiotics and steroids can cause frequent urination. Check with your vet to see if this is an expected side effect of your dog's meds, if not it is probably time for a return visit. This is a page about, "Can medications cause a dog to pee more often?".
Identifying and Treating a Dog's Skin Infection?My dog got this infection on the back side of her head. The vet thinks it's a fungus, we're waiting for the results. Does anyone have an idea what this is and how to treat it?
Preventing a Dog from Biting Their SkinAllergies or insect bites can start your dog down the path of constant biting and licking of their skin trying to get some relief. This is a page about preventing a dog from biting their skin.
Can Excess Exercise Cause Puppy To Have Diarrhea?I have a 12 1/2 weeks old chihuahua mix puppy. She just finished getting her shots last week and just a few minutes ago she went to her training pad to poop and had diarrhea.
Treating a Dog With Severe Skin AllergiesDetermining the cause of your pet's allergic reaction is the first step to treating and hopefully preventing reoccurrences. This is a page about treating a dog with severe skin allergies.
Older Dog With Dislocated Hip?My 9yr old Yorkie was hit by a truck on Sunday and dislocated her hip and broke her leg. The vet said he could do surgery, place a pin and put her hip back in socket but due to her arthritis it would be a long recovery and only 50% chance hip would stay in socket.
Can Immunizations Cause a Positive Parvo Test?According to the ASPCA "some immunologists believe the vaccine antigen should not generate a positive result at all while others believe the weak positive is a true positive. However, a positive test accompanied by clinical signs should be interpreted as positive regardless of vaccination." This page contains discussions regarding the question, "Can immunizations cause a positive parvo test?".
Dog is Acting Strange Since Taking Rimadyl?Does anyone have a dog start acting odd after taking Rimadyl? The lab work came back OK but since my 17 old pit mix started taking Rimadyl, she goes off by herself at home which she never used to do.
Alternative to Zymox Otic for Dog's Ears?My dog has really bad ears. I am in the UK and don't think I can get zymox otic here. Is there an alternative?
Puppy is Sick After Getting ShotsWhile a puppy may be a bit sick after getting shots it is best to check with your vet to see if it is normal for the specific vaccination given. Otherwise a return visit may be in order. This is a page about puppy is sick after getting shots.
Treating a Dog With Tapeworms?This is a page about treating a dog with tapeworms. Tapeworms are an intestinal parasite that your dog can become infested with by eating fleas that have the worm eggs in their bodies.
Dog's Urine Smells Bad?My dog's urine is really yellow and smells really bad. He is now 9 1/2 years old.
Does Anyone Have a Positive Parvo Story?This is a page about "Does anyone have a positive parvo story?". Parvo is a deadly virus that sicken and kill dogs quickly.
Treating a Dog With Smelly EarsEar infections or mites can cause your dog to have smelly ears. This page offers some suggestions for treating a dog with smelly ears.
Cleaning Your Dog's EarsThis is a page about cleaning your dog's ears. It is important to keep your dog's ears clean of dirt, build up and parasites, and is easy to do at home.
Caring for a Dog With Hip DysplasiaThis page is about caring for a dog with hip dysplasia. A dog can be miserable with this hip problem.
Holistic Treatment for a Dog's Yeast Infection?Yeast infections can be common with dogs, especially those with thick coats. This is a page about holistic treatment for a dog's yeast infection.
Remedies for Kennel CoughThis is a page about remedies for kennel cough. Kennel cough is a term used to describe both viral and bacterial infections of your dog's voice box and windpipe. It will often clear up on its own, but is very contagious to other dogs.
Caring for a Puppy With ParvoThis page is about caring for a puppy with parvo. It is important to consult your veterinarian about your puppy's health concerns.
Signs That Your Pet May Have Eaten Tainted Pet FoodBecause of all the pet food recalls and because we know all of you love your pets, we cannot stress strongly enough the importance of seeking immediate medical care for your pet if they show any of the following symptoms:
Re-training a Dog with Separation AnxietyMy dog had severe separation anxiety when we adopted him. His loving owner doted on him until the husband broke his hip, was taken away by medics in an ambulance and had to move into a nursing home that would not take large dogs.
Dangerous Foods for DogsYou may have heard that certain people foods are dangerous, even deadly for your dogs.
A Dog's Estrus Cycle (Heat)The canine estrus cycle is divided into four stages: proestrus, estrus, diestrus, and anestrus. The period during the cycle when a female dog is capable of getting pregnant usually only lasts from 18 to 21 days.
Coconut Oil for Dog's ToothbrushingOkay it's been said that taking care of your dog's teeth can extend your little furry friends life for a couple years! Now taking your dog to the vet is never cheap especially taking them to get their teeth cleaned. Surprisingly it is such an essential that it can cost up to 200+ dollars, it can be quite a hassle! But here is a way you can clean their teeth at home.
Dog With Bloody Stool?Bloody stools can be the sign of a serious medical issue, such as parvo or a intestinal injury. Dogs exhibiting this symptom should be taken to a veterinarian immediately for professional care.
Caring for a Dog with a Heart Murmur?Having a dog with a heart murmur is not necessarily an issue. Many of these pets live a normal life not even requiring medication. A murmur may have to be considered if your dog were to need surgery. A vet can provide the best advice in that instance.
Coconut Oil for Dog's Tooth BrushingHaving your dog's teeth cleaned is a good health measure, but having it done by a vet can be quite pricey. Read on to find out an alternative option, using a toothbrush and coconut oil.
Helping A Dog In Pain?My dog has a protruding spine. She is 5 years old and is a mixed breed. She is eating well, but screams if you touch on the spine in the middle or her hips. She also screams when she is turning while laying down. What would be best to assist her?
Dog's Behavior While SleepingDogs spend a lot of time sleeping, especially when they are older. Sometimes, their behavior can be a cause for concern, especially if it changes unexpectedly.
Lump on Dog?My service animal, she's a boxer mix has this on her left side right behind her leg. I'm worried, it appeared within a few days.
Red Spots on Belly?My 11 month old mini daschund mix has suddenly gotten these red spots on her tummy. First just a couple, now they have spread to her chest also. She is definitely in distress, what could this be? What could be the cause? She has been crying and biting at herself, and wheezing too. I don't want to lose my little baby girl.
Lump on Dog's Belly?I'm wondering what this lump on my dog's belly may be.
My 1 Year Old Dog Died All of a Sudden?I lost my little girl this week. She was a breed mix very cute. I rescued her little over 2 month ago. She was by my side all the time. We the other day she got up eat, we played and all of a sudden she started seizuring and they were strong. She had 4 hard ones before we got to the vets. 6 hrs later vet said I had to make a decision the outcome wouldn't be good if they continued she was not responding to any medication. She had no signs of anything. We played like we always do. I just don't understand why why this happened. I just can't believe something so small and cute could put a bent in your home after 60 plus days. We will never know why either. She was only 1 1/2 year old. We were giving her a life and know my heart is broken.
Best Remedies for Puppies with Parvo?So we have a 2 month old Labrador-Shepherd. It's only been a day since he was suffering from parvo. He's been pooping blood, like cranberry red blood with worms and dang! The worms are jiggling and it smells funky! We give him baby food using a syringe and sugar water just for him to have something in his stomach but vomits after an hour or two.
Bumps on Dog?I have a 5 year old American Bully that has these bloody bumps that come and go, but lately they're a little bit bigger and sticking around longer. I noticed similar images on this article, so I'm wondering if anyone can share with me what they may be. Thank you.