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Help, My Dog Ate a Dead Fox!

If your dog ate a dead fox, you are likely worried about it. Dogs tend to eat the oddest things, and these can often encompass putrid animal carcasses. Fortunately, with a history as scavengers many dogs can get away from eating the bodies of decomposing animals without major issues, however, there can be associated dangers.

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Can You Give Prilosec (Omeprazole) to Dogs Long Term?

Whether you can give Prilosec (omeprazole) to dogs long term is a good question. Perhaps your dog has been diagnosed with acid reflux and the Prilosec medication has been helping your dog greatly so now you're considering giving it long term. Discover whether this is possible and what problems to expect.

Can dogs get still get fleas after treatment?

Why is My Dog Suddenly So Itchy?

If your dog is suddenly itchy, you may be wondering what may be going on. Dogs don't just scratch for no rhyme nor reason, there is always some underlying culprit. To better understand what may be happening, you may need to put on your investigative hat and dig deeper with the help of your veterinarian.

What causes blood in a dog's stool?

Ask the Vet: My Dog Hasn't Pooped in 3 Days

If your dog hasn't pooped in three days, you are likely concerned about it. We are so used to seeing dogs poop quite regularly during the day that the absence of poop causes us to raise a red flag. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana discusses what to do if your dog hasn't pooped in 3 days.

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How Much Does a Dog's Necropsy Cost?

If you are looking for how much a dog's necropsy costs, most likely you are devastated by the loss of your dog and have many questions you would like to have answers to. A necropsy can help obtain pertinent info about the cause of death, although not always it may provide all the answers one was hoping to receive.

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Ask the Vet: How Long Can Dogs Go Without Peeing?

Knowing how long a dog can go without peeing is important. Perhaps, you may wonder how long you can keep your dog home alone without crossing his legs. Or perhaps, your dog hasn't peed for some time and you're worried. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares info on how long dogs can go without peeing.

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Help, My Dog Ate Chocolate Eggs!

If your dog ate chocolate eggs, you're likely concerned because you have heard how chocolate can be toxic to dogs. There is great variability on how toxic chocolate may be to dogs based on the dog's size, type of chocolate ingested and the quantity.

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Ask the Vet: My Dog Ate Glass

If your dog ate glass, you are likely very worried. Glass is not only not digestible, but it is sharp too, and you may cringe imaging an edged piece of glass passing through your dog's digestive tract. There are fortunately several things you can do to "cut" the risks of the glass causing damage.

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What Happens if Dog Hypothyroidism is Left Untreated?

Knowing what happens if dog hyperthyroidism is left untreated is important considering that one may underestimate the impact this condition may have on the dog's body. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares how low thyroid levels affect dogs and what happens if a dog isn't treated in timely manner.

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What Organ Does A Dog Not Have?

Among the various similarities between dog and human anatomy, there is a particular organ that a dog doesn't have. This little organ spares dogs from the hassle of dealing with a potentially life threatening complication that often ends humans on the surgical table for an emergency operation. Can you guess what organ this is?

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Ask a Vet: What Dog Breeds are Prone to Hip Dysplasia?

There are several dog breeds prone to hip dysplasia and being aware of them is important. Hip dysplasia impacts dogs in many negative ways, therefore, it's particularly important finding breeders who health test their breeding stock to prevent inheritance of this disorder.

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Ask a Vet: Can Dogs Eat French Fries?

For sure, dogs eat French fries if you'll give them the opportunity, but the main question is: are French fries safe for dogs? It's a known fact that fast food isn't healthy, so we may assume the same must go on for dogs, but there may be more added dangers. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares whether French fries are bad for dogs.

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The Cost of Pyometra Surgery in Dogs

The cost of pyometra surgery in dogs will vary based on several factors. For instance, prices can vary widely based on location, but also based on how ill the dog is and whether there is need for hospitalization. Whether a dog's pyometra is open or closed, surgery remains the gold standard treatment.

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Is My Dog Too Old for Pyometra Surgery?

Whether a dog is too old for pyometra surgery is something dog owners may wonder about. Sure, pyometra surgery can prove to be a life-saving procedure, but what if the dog is old and has other underlying disorders, making surgery more complicated?

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Can You Treat Pyometra in Dogs With Only Antibiotics?

Whether you can treat pyometra in dogs with only antibiotics is a question many dog owners may have. Unfortunately, antibiotics alone will not help dogs with pyometra, and things may get worse the more time goes by.

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Help, I Can Hear My Dog's Heart Beating!

If you can hear your dog's heart beating from across the room, you know something must not be right. After all, you never heard your dog's heart before, unless you placed your ear over his chest area. So what does it mean if suddenly out of the blue you can hear your dog's heart pounding from a distance?

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Why Do Dogs Drool Before Vomiting?

Many dogs drool before vomiting causing dog owners to wonder what the whole ordeal is about. Turns out an upset stomach and drooling in dogs goes hand in hand. The reason dogs drool when they are nauseous is for a protective mechanism. Indeed, even us humans tend to drool before throwing up. Discover why this happens.

Health Problems in Chocolate Labradors

Ask the Vet: Health Problems in Chocolate Labradors

Health problems in chocolate Labradors is a concerning issue that has more and more dog breeders and dog owners concerned. In this article, veterinarian Dr. Ivana Crnec discusses health problems in chocolate Labradors and why this coat color is particularly vulnerable.

Old Dog Behavior Changes at Night

Vet Explains Old Dog Behavior Changes at Night

What causes old dog behavior changes at night? Old age brings with it a variety of medical conditions. With good care and regular checkups, many of them can be either prevented or treated.

Why Do Dogs Lick Their Paws Excessively

Why Do Dogs Lick Their Paws Excessively?

Dogs lick their paws excessively because of a variety of underlying factors. Discerning the underlying exact cause may take some close investigation, often with the help of a veterinarian considering that many cases of excessive paw licking in dogs stem from an underlying medical problem.