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What it Means if Your Dog Has Brown Ear Discharge

Have you noticed a dark or brown discharge from your dog’s ears? Is it thick and moist or dry and flaky? Does it have an odor? The answers to these questions can help you and your veterinarian determine what’s wrong and how to help. The type and color of ear wax or ear discharge can tell you much about your dog’s health. Clean, lightly moist, and pale pink ears indicate good ear or “aural” health. But a thick brown or dark discharge could be a sign of a problem. Bro...

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Treating Your Dog's Urinary Incontinence

This article provides information on the common causes and treatments for incontinence in dogs. If you have noticed that your dog is having more accidents in the house or you find wet spots on the floor or bedding where they sleep, your dog may be experiencing urinary incontinence. Fortunately, canine urinary incontinence can usually be managed with lifestyle changes, medication, surgery, or a combination of treatments. While cleaning up after your dog can be frustrating, remember that urinary i...

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Understanding Your Pet's Medication Changes: Beyond-Use Date and Package Size Adjustments Explained

As a dedicated pet owner, you might have noticed recent changes to the Beyond-Use Dates BUDs and package sizes of your pet's compounded medications. You may even be having a hard time finding certain medications—like transdermal gels--that you have been using for years. What happened? Understanding the Beyond-Use Date BUD Changes The Beyond-Use Date BUD is the date after which a compounded medication can no longer be used. The recent changes in BUDs for pet medications are a result of ...

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10 Ways to Minimize Motion Sickness in Your Dog

Motion sickness in dogs is common, but manageable. Here we will look at 10 ways you can minimize and possibly even prevent motion sickness in your dog. Your dog’s motion sickness can be an issue if it hampers your lifestyle. If you are used to traveling to hike with your dog in the mountains or just taking a short car trip to the dog park for exercise, motion sickness can keep you from your and your dog’s favorite activities. And, if you are reading this guide, odds are that you have...

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Kennel Cough in Dogs – How Long it Can Last?

In a healthy dog, kennel cough also known as honking cough usually clears up within 3 weeks. But for senior dogs and dogs with other medical conditions, a kennel cough can linger for up to 6 weeks. When the bacterium bordetella bronchiseptica causes the infection, kennel cough rarely lasts more than 10 days. It is possible for kennel cough to develop into pneumonia. So, keep an eye on your dog’s symptoms and contact your veterinarian if your dog’s condition doesn’t improve with...

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