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How Long Can a Dog Live With a Bowel Obstruction?

If you're wondering how long a dog can live with a bowel obstruction, most likely you are very worried about your canine companion. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana Crnec information about bowel obstructions in dogs.

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What's Special About Greyhound Blood?

Greyhounds are pretty unique dogs and even their bloodwork is special. Discover what's so special about a greyhound's bloodwork and how it impacts them.

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What Happens If My Dog Licks a Toad?

What happens if a dog licks a toad will greatly depend on what type of toad was licked. In the USA, there are two toads to be aware of, which can cause life threatening symptoms.

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Why is Apoquel Not For Puppies?

Apoquel has a warning that is not for puppies under the age of 12 months. This warning certainly has dog owners concerned about this drug's safety. Let's discover more about what makes Apoquel unsuitable for puppies

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What Does a Death Rattle Sound Like in Dogs?

In dogs, a death rattle may sound similar to the death rattle occurring in humans. If your dog was put to sleep, and you heard a rattling type of breathing, there are chances you heard a death rattle

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Can Humidity Cause Hot Spots in Dogs?

Knowing whether humidity causes hot spots in dogs is something important to consider. Perhaps you're thinking about moving to a very humid place, but you're wondering if your dog will be prone to this annoying skin condition

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Why Does My Dog Pee When Walking?

A dog peeing when walking is something that can leave dog owners baffled, wondering what is going on with the affected dog. Not only is the behavior odd, but it can also be messy considering that you'll be cleaning up after your dog. Discover some reasons why dogs may pee while walking.


Ask a Vet: When To Euthanize a Dog With Hemangiosarcoma?

Knowing when to euthanize a dog with hemangiosarcoma is something dog owners may wonder about. Sadly, hemangiosarcoma is a malignant tumor with a poor prognosis even in cases when prompt and adequate treatment is provided. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares general guidelines on monitoring quality of life.

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How Do Dogs Walk When They Tear Their ACL?

If you're wondering about the way a dog walks with a torn ACL/CCL most likely you suspect your dog may be suffering from this debilitating orthopedic condition.

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Help, My Dog Hasn't Pooped in 3 Days!

If your dog hasn't pooped in 3 days, you may be worried about your dog and wondering what you can do about this problem. Dogs don't get constipated as often as humans, and therefore a lock of poop can make owners worry quickly. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares her thoughts.

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Why Do Dogs Cross Their Legs? Explanations and When You Should Worry

When dogs cross their legs, the behavior often grants some giggles as we're not used to seeing dogs engaging in this posture. However, don't be surprised if you see many dogs crossing their legs on social media- this is a trick that dogs can be easily taught to do.


Can Raw Bacon Kill a Dog?

If you're wondering whether raw bacon can kill a dog, most likely your dog has snatched some off from a counter or he has stolen it when you opened the fridge. While raw bacon can cause several problems, in general, it won't lead to death of a dog unless severe complications set in, but here are some important things to be aware of.

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Photophobia: Dog Eyes Sensitive to Light

Photophobia takes place when a dog's eyes become sensitive to light. This condition is not unusual, after all, it occurs in humans too. Discover what causes a dogs' eyes to no longer tolerate light and what can be done about it.


Yes, Beach Diarrhea in Dogs is a Real Thing

Beach diarrhea in dogs is caused by the salt water that comes into contact with your canine companion's intestinal tract. Once entered there, the salt causes an osmotic effect causing this characteristic diarrhea. Discover important steps to prevent this.

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Ask a Vet: Gait Abnormalities in Dogs

Gait abnormalities in dogs are not uncommon and can stem from an array of conditions – some orthopedic and other neurologic in nature. Regardless of the underlying cause, a dog with an abnormal gait requires veterinary attention and proper treatment

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Ask the Vet: How Do You Fix a Dog's Kinked Tail?

To fix a dog's kinked tail, a veterinarian would need to carefully evaluate why the dog's tail is kinked in the first place. There are kinked tails and kinked tails in the dog world. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana discusses crooked tails in dogs, their possible causes and how a dog's kinked tail is ultimately fixed.

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Ask the Vet: Are Pothos Toxic to Dogs?

Whether pothos are toxic to dogs is something many plant lovers who own dogs may be wondering about. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares whether pothos are toxic to dogs and all the information dog owners need to know about this pretty plant.

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Ask the Vet: Why is My Dog Suddenly Eating Slower?

A dog suddenly eating slower may be concerning. We are so used to seeing dogs wolf down food like there's no tomorrow that it raises a red flag when a dog goes from eating fast to suddenly eating slow. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana goes over medical conditions that may slow dogs down and possible treatments based on the underlying causes.

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How to Heal a Cut on a Dog's Nose?

A cut on a dog's nose may be an unsightly appearance, basically, something that you would like seen gone sooner than later. Fortunately, there are several strategies you can use to speed up the healing process. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares tips on how to treat a cut on a dog's nose.

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My Dog Won't Lie Down and is Panting!

If your dog won't lie down and is panting, you are likely concerned about your dog and wondering what may be happening. These signs shouldn't be underestimated as they can be seen in dogs who are suffering in some way and need your help.


What Causes Cauliflower Ear in Dogs?

Cauliflower ear in dogs may sound like something really odd, but veterinarians are very familiar with this term as they have seen several affected dogs with this condition during their career. As a dog parent, you should be also familiar with the cauliflower ear so to take steps to prevent it.

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A List of 10 Natural Laxatives for Dogs

There are many natural laxatives for dogs that are readily available over the counter or may even be found in any dog owner's pantry. Following are some common and not-so-common natural laxatives for dogs.


Why Do Dogs Rub Their Faces?

Many dogs rub their faces, but there is face rubbing and face rubbing in dogs. While the occasional face rub may be normal, excessive face rubbing in dogs warrants a trip to the determine what may be going on. Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Masucci shares possible causes of excessive face rubbing in dogs.


Can Dog Eat Liverwurst?

Whether dogs can eat liverwurst is something dog owners may be wondering about. You may have heard of dogs being trained using liverwurst and dog owners obtaining amazing results. You may therefore wish to give it a try, but you need to know first whether Braunschweiger (Liverwurst) is good for dogs

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Ask the Vet: Dog Has a Swollen Paw From a Tight Bandage

If your dog has a swollen paw from a tight bandage, you are right to be concerned. A too tight bandage may cut off circulation leading to potentially serious complications. Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Masucci shares information on dogs wearing bandages and the potential consequences from bandages that are too tight.


My Puppy Broke its Teeth Playing Tug!

If your puppy broke its teeth playing tug, you are likely concerned. The biggest question at this point would be: did your puppy break a baby tooth or was it a permanent one? The ultimate answer depends on what age your puppy is. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares information about what to do if your puppy broke its teeth playing tug.

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Ask the Vet: Help, My Dog Walks as if Drunk!

If your dog walks as if drunk, you are right to be concerned. Dogs, just like humans, may be prone to a variety of medical problems with some of them causing dogs to walk around with poor coordination. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares a variety of reasons why a dog may walk as if drunk.

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Ask the Vet: Help, My Dog Got Stung By a Wasp!

If your dog got stung by a wasp, you are right to be concerned. As humans, dogs can be allergic to wasps and there is always the chance for serious consequences such as anaphylactic shock. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares tips on what to do if your dog got stung by a wasp.

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Are Puppies Born With Parasites?

Whether puppies are born with parasites is something new breeders and puppy owners may wonder about. Perhaps you have seen something wiggly in your puppy's stool or maybe as a breeder you are wondering whether you need to deworm mother dog before she gives birth. Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Masucci shares facts about whether puppies can be born with worms.


Ask the Vet: Help, My Dog Ate Donuts!

If your dog ate donuts, you may be concerned about your dog and wondering what you should do. The truth is, there are donuts and donuts and there are dogs and dogs. Some types of donuts can be more harmful than others and some dogs more prone to problems than others. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares whether donuts are safe for dogs and what to do if you dog ate donuts.


What Does Seborrhea Smell Like on Dogs?

If you're wondering what does seborrhea smell like on dogs, most likely you suspect your dog may have this condition. Interestingly, there are several medical conditions that have a distinctive smell, and good doctors and veterinarians often use their nose as part of their diagnostics. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana discusses doggy seborrhea and what seborrhea smells like on dogs.

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Ask the Vet: Do Dogs Get Hemorrhoids?

Whether dogs get hemorrhoids is an important question considering how uncomfortable and painful these health issues can be. Dogs may sometimes manifest signs that may appear suggestive of hemorrhoids, but not always things turn up being what they look like. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana provides insights on whether dog hemorrhoids are a real thing.

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Eye Defects in Merle Dogs

The eye defects in merle dogs can be several. This 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. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares several eye defects in merle dogs.

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How to Stop a Dog From Chewing His Feet

To stop a dog from chewing his feet you will need to address the underlying cause for the itchiness. Without tackling the source of the problem, you risk being perpetually stuck in a chicken-or-egg dilemma, leaving your dog's feet-chewing behavior unresolved. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares the underlying causes for dogs chewing their feet and how to stop it.


What Does Cortisol Do To Dogs?

What does cortisol do to dogs is something that dog owners may be wondering about. Also known as the stress hormone, cortisol plays a vital part of the dog's endocrine system. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares why, despite its popular name, this stress hormone does more than simply managing the dog's anxiety levels.


Ask the Vet: Can Dogs Eat Donuts?

Whether dogs can eat donuts is something that many dog owners may be wondering about. After all, it can be very difficult to resist a cute face staring at you as you enjoy a morning donut with your coffee. Veterinarian Dr. Masucci shares whether dogs can eat donuts and some potential dangers.


TPLO Failure and Complications in Dogs

The signs of TPLO failure and complications in dogs is something you may be wondering about if your dog just underwent this surgery. Perhaps your dog is showing some unusual symptoms and you are concerned about it, or perhaps you just want to play it safe and know ahead of time what can go wrong.

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The Cost of ACL Surgery in Dogs

The cost of ACL surgery in dogs is something owners of dogs facing this problem may be wondering about. The surgery can be quite expensive and there are a variety of surgical procedures to choose from so the costs may vary from one procedure and another. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana Crnec shares information on each procedure along with the costs of ACL surgery in dogs.


Help, My Dog Keeps Gagging Without Throwing Up

If your dog keeps gagging without throwing up, you are right to be concerned. Non-productive vomiting in dogs can be a sign of potential bloat, although sometimes what looks like gagging is really a dog coughing up foam. Veterinarian Dr. Sara Ochoa shares what causes dogs to gag without throwing up and the importance of seeing the vet.


Why is My Dog Constantly Scratching and Biting Himself?

A dog constantly scratching and biting himself is for sure a frustrating ordeal. As a dog owner, you may wonder what may be causing all of the fuss and may be hoping to get to the bottom of the itchy problem. Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Masucci shares several possible causes and solutions for itchy dogs.


Procedure and Cost of Cherry Eye Surgery For Dogs

Knowing more about the procedure and cost of cherry eye surgery in dogs is something that may be of interest to owners of dogs with this condition. Veterinarian Dr. Ochoa describes what cherry eye is in dogs, and then goes into depth on what the procedure entails, possible complications and the average cost of cherry eye surgery in dogs.


How Long Does it Take For Dogs to Digest Food?

How long it takes for dogs to digest food is something dog owners may wonder about. Perhaps your dog just swallowed something and you are wondering how long it will take to pass through or maybe you're just curious about a dog's digestive process. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares a crash course on how dog digestion works, taking readers on a trip starting from the mouth, down the esophagus, then into the stomach and intestines up until the final exit.


Ask the Vet: What to Use to Clean a Dog's Ears?

What to use to clean a dog's ears is important considering that, the wrong products, may do more harm than good. It's important to understand the delicate environment of the internal ear as it can easily become a site for disease, leading to annoying ear infections. Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Masucci shares tips on dog ear cleaning and what to use to clean a dog's ears.

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What is an Embedded Dog Collar?

An embedded dog collar is a significant problem that shouldn't be underestimated. It is more likely to occur in stray dogs or dogs who are neglected. Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer discusses how a dog collar may embed in a dog's neck, how it impacts the dog's skin along with treatment and recovery.


Is a Dog Vomiting Blood an Emergency?

A dog vomiting blood can be a scary situation, especially if the blood is copious versus just a fleck or two mixed in. A dog throwing up blood, whatever the cause, is not a normal occurrence and it is necessary to identify the source of the bleeding. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares information pertaining dogs vomiting blood and when a dog vomiting blood is considered an emergency where every second counts.


Ask the Vet: Can Puppies Be Born With Worms?

Whether puppies can be born with worms is something new breeders and puppy owners may wonder about. Perhaps you have seen something wiggly in your puppy's stool or maybe as a breeder you are wondering whether you need to deworm mother dog before she gives birth. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares facts about whether puppies can be born with worms.


Help, My Dog Has a Brittle Coat

If your dog has a brittle coat, you may be wondering what may be happening to your beloved canine companion. If a glossy and smooth coat is a sign of good health, you know that a brittle or coarse coat is something that may warrant some investigation. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares possible causes of a brittle coat in dogs.


My Dog is Shuffling His Back Feet

If your dog is shuffling his back feet out of the blue, you may be wondering what may be going on. In order to understand this behavior better, it helps to gain a deeper understand on what proprioception is and how certain conditions may impact it causing dogs to shuffle and drag their back feet. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares causes of dogs shuffling their back feet and what can be done about it.


Ask the Vet: Can You Walk Dogs After They Eat?

Whether you can walk dogs after they eat is a good question. You may have heard that walking dogs after they eat is bad because they can be prone to a potentially life threatening condition known as bloat. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana shares whether you can walk dogs after they eat and what you need to be concerned about.


Would a Dog Starve if He Doesn't Like His Food

Whether a dog would starve himself if he doesn't like his food, is something owners of finicky dogs may wonder about. Here's the thing: sometimes dogs can turn increasingly finicky when we offer them higher value foods when they won't eat, which leads to them no more liking their food. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana discusses finicky dogs and whether dogs would starve if they don't like their food.