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Ask the Vet: Help, My Dog Ate a Battery!

If your dog ate a battery, you are right to be concerned. All types of batteries can be troublesome, but some are more troublesome than others. Also, the risks your dog may encounter may be multiple. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares the dangers of batteries in dogs and what to do if your dog ate a battery.

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Ask the Vet: Why Do Old Dogs Leak Urine?

When old dogs leak urine, dog owners wonder what is happening to their best friend. Perhaps your old dog is waking up from sleep and licking up some drops of urine, or you may notice some urine spots in the area where your dog sleeps. While most dogs who leak urine are female dogs, male dogs aren't totally spared from this leakage

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Help, My Dog Has Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

If your dog has recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), you are certainly concerned about their persistence. Urinary tract infections in dogs can be very unsettling to dogs. UTI's lead to dogs peeing frequently and in small amounts, burning sensations and accidents around the home. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares what to do if your dog has recurrent urinary tract infections.

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Do Puppy Leg Bones Break Easily?

Puppy leg bones break easily sometimes and this is because puppies are not as resilient as we may have thought. Fortunately though, most fracture cases in puppies can be prevented so as the saying goes "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares signs of fractures in puppies and the types of fractures they may sustain.

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Can Dogs Eat Canned Baby Food?

Most dogs eat canned baby food when offered, but the big question is whether it is safe and OK to give to dogs. When it comes to dog nutrition, there are many things to keep into consideration. Dogs are built differently from us, so something that may be fine for us can be very toxic to dogs. Take dark chocolate for example. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares whether dogs can eat canned baby food along with general guidelines.

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Why is My Dog's Tongue Hanging Out in an Odd Way?

A dog's tongue hanging out in an odd way can surely gain a few laughs over social media, but owners of dogs presenting with this oddity, in an out-of-the -blue presentation, will be obviously concerned. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana discusses a dog's tongue anatomy, and how a dog's tongue may sometimes normally stick out such as when the dog is panting or asleep, as well as possible abnormalities.

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Ask the Vet: My Dog Ate a Stick of Butter

If your dog ate a stick of butter, you shouldn't be surprised, dogs eat the the oddest things and butter is very appealing to dogs. Being opportunistic beings, dogs will often gulp down things like there's no tomorrow. However, not all things they eat are healthy. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares what to do in case your dog ate a stick of butter.

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Ask the Vet: What Does Parvo Poop Look Like and Smell Like?

Owners of puppies may wonder what does parvo poop look like and smell like. This is likely because, when their puppy has diarrhea, their first concern is whether it may be parvo. Parvo indeed, does produce a typical parvo smell. Veterinarian Dr. Sara Ochoa shares details about what parvo poop looks like and smells like.

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Ask the Vet: Why Do Dogs With Heart Failure Cough at Night?

Dogs with heart failure cough at night because of the way this condition impacts them upon lying down. Fortunately, there are medications that can help reduce the coughing and make dogs feel better. Veterinarian Dr. Sara Ochoa shares facts on how heart failure impacts the dog's body and why it heart failure causes dogs to cough at night.

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Ask the Vet: What Should I Do About Matted Hair Infections in Dogs?

Matted hair infections in dogs are complications that owners of long-haired dogs should be aware of. Matted hair in dogs is painful and can cause even infections when left untreated. Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Masucci shares facts about hair mats in dogs and what to do about matted hair infections in dogs.

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Health Problems in Dogs With Merle Coats

The health problems in dogs with merle coats is something perspective dog owners should be aware about before considering adopting a dog with this coat pattern. Breeders should be aware of these problems too considering the many risks of breeding dogs with these coats.

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Ask the Vet: Why is My Dog Holding the Tail Down?

A dog holding the tail down may be communicating a variety of feelings. The tail down can be an indication of how the dog feels emotionally, but it can also signal something medically going on. If the behavior is unusual for your dog, it is best to consult with a vet to find the underlying cause.

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Ask a Vet: How to Stop a Dog From Shedding Excessively?

Many dog owners dream of a magic pill meant to stop a dog from shedding excessively. It's unfortunate, but until that pill is invented, all that is left is left to do is investigate why a dog may be shedding excessively. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares reasons why dogs shed and what you can do about this "hairy situation."

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Why Does My Dog Limp When it's Cold?

If your dog limps when it's cold, you may be wondering whether winter weather impacts your canine companion's mobility as much as it does to people. After all, it's a known fact that arthritis tends to get worse as the cold weather is around the corner, so why shouldn't it be the same for dogs?

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Ask a Vet: Are Anesthesia-Free Dental Cleanings For Dogs Safe?

Many dog owners wonder whether anesthesia-free dental cleanings are safe for dogs. As tempting as it can be to have dogs undergo a dental cleaning without "going under," there are several considerations that dog owners should be aware of. Veterinarian Dr. Eric Weiner shares differences between non-anesthetic and anesthetic dentals for dogs.

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Ask the Vet: My Dog Ate Excedrin Migraine Pills

If your dog ate Excedrin Migraine pills, you may be worried about how these pills will impact your dog. What is suitable for humans can turn out being very toxic to man's best friend. Indeed, many commonly used pain killers are not suitable for dogs and many are just downright toxic.

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Ask the Vet: Can Dogs Get Headaches?

Whether dogs get headaches is something many dog owners may wonder about. With headaches being so common among humans, it makes sense to think that dogs can get them too. If that would be the case, we can probably better understand why they may be performing poorly in some days. Turns out, dogs do get headaches, but the underlying dynamics are different than in humans.

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Ask the Vet: Can a Chicken Bone Kill a Dog?

Whether a chicken bone can kill a dog is something dog owners may wonder about considering a dog's habit of gulping down food with little chewing. While chicken bones can pose several dangers, the risks may be higher in certain circumstances. If your dog ate a chicken bone and you are worried, your best bet is to consult with your vet.

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Why Do Dogs Get Blisters on the Paws?

When dogs get blisters on the paws, dog owners are concerned about it and wonder what the underlying cause can be. To better understand blisters on a dog's paws, it helps learning more about blisters, what they are and what they look like and what can cause and then take a peek at how this can be treated by the vet.

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Ask the Vet: Can Pool Water Make a Dog Sick?

Can pool water make a dog sick? This is an important question considering that many dogs love to swim in swimming pools when the "dog days of summer" are in full force. Here's the thing: as dogs have a blast paddling in the swimming pool, most may engage in drinking some pool water eventually and it's important to know where this is safe or not.

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Ask the Vet: Why Does My Dog Pant in the Car?

A dog panting in the car may look like a rather normal behavior, but there is panting and panting in dogs. Dogs may pant in the car as result of a variety of emotions, but it can also occur as a result of some medical issues.