Dog Health

My miniature poodle Jäger, looking healthy and happy.

I have a special interest in writing about pet health. The more we know about our pets, the better we can take care of them. These are just some of the articles I’ve written about caring for your dog’s health:


Dealing with a Dog Bee Sting? What to Do

Was your dog stung by a bee? Here’s how to handle a dog bee sting — from what requires a vet to what you can manage at home.

Understanding Dog Dementia — Signs, Treatments and How to Stave It Off

Veterinary expenses can quickly add up. We tell you how to save money while getting your dog the treatment they need.

Head Pressing in Dogs — Don’t Ignore the Signs

Have your noticed your dog pressing his head against the wall? It might be time to visit your vet. Here’s all you need to know about head pressing in dogs.

Is Your Dog Vomiting Blood? What to Do Next

Is a dog vomiting blood always an emergency? Should you take a dog who’s vomiting blood to a vet ASAP or can you wait? It depends on these factors.

Why Is My Dog Vomiting Yellow?

Is your dog’s throw up yellowish in color? Let’s review some of the reasons why and what to do about a dog vomiting yellow.

Jagers Tooth All Fixed

My Dog Had a Root Canal

Did you know that dogs can need root canals? I didn’t — until my Miniature Poodle needed one!

Dog Tooth Infection Signs and Treatments

What are the symptoms of a dog tooth infections and are there any home remedies you can use to treat them or should you see the vet?

How to Help Your Dog Love Getting Their Teeth Brushed — or At Least Not Hate It

Brushing your dog’s teeth is vital to good dental and overall health. Here’s why and how to do it without all the drama.

Pet Insurance for Dogs — Should You Have It?

Let’s talk pet insurance for dogs: what is it, should you get it, how much is it, does insurance cost more for purebred dogs and what does it cover?

9 Things You Never Knew About Dogs in Heat

Are female dogs in heat the same as when human women get their periods? No, not exactly. Let’s review some interesting points about the dog heat cycle.

Chocolate Toxicity — Let’s Talk About Dogs and Chocolate

What happens if dogs eat chocolate? And why do dogs and chocolate not mix in the first place? Let’s discuss chocolate poisoning in dogs.

Xylitol and Dogs — Why This Common Sweetener is Deadly

Don’t know what xylitol is? Xylitol is in products we eat and interact with every day — and xylitol and dogs can be a deadly combination.

Let’s Discuss Cataracts in Dogs

We answer your questions about cataracts in dogs — from cataract surgery to blindness and everything else you want to know.

Decoding Dog Gas — When Is It a Problem?

Is that dog gas an issue or just a smelly annoyance? Are certain breeds more prone to dog gas? Can you take steps to prevent dog gas in the first place?

Giardia in Dogs: 7 Things to Know

What is giardia in dogs and can you catch it from your pup? Get the scoop on seven things to know — from giardia symptoms to treatments.

How to Stop Diarrhea in Dogs This Holiday Season

’Tis the season for holiday parties, decorations and comfort foods — which, unfortunately, could spell out diarrhea in dogs. Here’s what to do.

How to Keep Your Home Safe for Dogs During the Holidays

From glass ornaments to holiday baking, this time of year presents seasonal dangers to dogs. Here’s how to keep your home safe for dogs during the holidays.

Your Dog Ate a Sock — What to Do Next

If your dog ate a sock, here’s what happens to that sock and when you need to see the vet. Plus, not sure if your dog swallowed a sock? Here’s how to tell.

Dog Scooting: Why It Happens and When to See a Vet

Why does dog scooting happen? Can you treat dog scooting at home or should you bring your dog to the vet?

Dog Eye Discharge — What’s Normal and What’s Not

Dog eye discharge can be completely normal or something to bring to your vet’s attention ASAP. Here’s how to determine what’s worrying and what’s not.

Researchers Look to Cannabidiol to Fight Epilepsy in Dogs

Cannabidiol or CBD may help dogs with epilepsy. Find out how.

Should You Worry About BPA Levels in Your Dog? A New Study Says Yes

The study, published in “Science of the Total Environment,” also found that a canned dog food it included that claimed to be BPA-free was actually not.

How to Spend Less at the Vet’s Office Without Sacrificing Your Dog’s Health

Veterinary expenses can quickly add up. We tell you how to save money while getting your dog the treatment they need.

What Every Pet Parent Should Know About Veterinary Specialists

What specialties exist? Do you always need a referral? Will your dog get better care. We answer these questions and others.

Researchers Look to Cannabidiol to Fight Epilepsy in Dogs

Cannabidiol or CBD may help dogs with epilepsy. Find out how.


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