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Dogs

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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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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Cloudy Eyes in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Cloudiness or haze in a dog's eyes can stem from multiple medical causes. Some of these are benign, pain-free, and easy to treat. Other symptoms may cause discomfort and need immediate intervention. So, to treat cloudy eyes in dogs, you need a correct diagnosis from your veterinarian. Key Facts Eyes may appear cloudy, hazy, or foggy over the entire eye, in one spot, or in the lens. Eyes may appear opaque, white, gray, blue, or red. Cloudiness may appear suddenly or gradually over time. Other...

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10 Home Remedies for Dog Constipation

Occasional, mild constipation is not uncommon for dogs and there are a number of home remedies that can help relieve or prevent it. Most of these home treatments are inexpensive and are available at your local grocery store or pet shop. You might even have them already stocked in your pantry. In this guide, we will look at the symptoms and causes of canine constipation, what you can do at home to help relieve it, and when you should talk to your veterinarian about it being a more serious conditi...

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Early Signs of Heart Disease in Dogs: Symptoms, Types, Treatments, and Prevention

Detecting heart disease in dogs can be challenging, especially in its early stages. That's why it's crucial to be familiar with the early signs and symptoms of canine heart disease. Heart conditions are quite prevalent in dogs, with the CVCA reporting that 35% of senior dogs and approximately 10% of all dogs are affected by some form of heart disease or condition. Identifying the problem early on and seeking treatment can significantly improve the chances of a positive outcome. While the...

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7 Home Remedies for Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation anxiety is the most common reason for stress in dogs, but there are remedies you can do at home to help ease your dog’s fear. Let's look at the symptoms and causes of separation anxiety as well as techniques that may help reduce them. Key Facts Separation anxiety is a condition in which a dog exhibits distress and behavior problems when separated from its person. It is the most common stressor in dogs. It is not fully understood why some dogs suffer from separation anxiety w...

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Heavy Metal Poisoning in Dogs and EDTA

EDTA Calcium Disodium EDTA, otherwise known as Edetate Calcium Disodium, is a chelating agent used to treat lead poisoning and heavy metal toxicity in dogs, cats, and other animal patients. Signs and Symptoms of Heavy Metal Poisoning Heavy metal poisoning will cause an animal to experience signs and symptoms that affect the neurological and gastrointestinal systems. Common neurological signs of toxicity include seizures, running around in circles or running aimlessly, blindness, ataxia loss of m...

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