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How to Control Symptoms of Dog Allergies
Symptoms of dog allergies may range from light skin irritations to extreme itchiness, coughing, scaly skin, hives and even anaphylactic shock. The top priority is to identify the allergen agents and apply suitable treatment. However, in addition to conventional treatment you may also apply a...
 
How to Stop Diarrhea in Dogs
Diarrhea in canines is very common and may be acute or chronic. It is possible to stop diarrhea but the cause must be established and a suitable treatment should be applied. Diarrhea may occur due to parasites or infections but most commonly, diarrhea is not a serious condition and can...
 
Loose stools in Lab puppy
Question: We were recently given two yellow lab puppies (male & female), they are 18 weeks old. We got them when they were 10 weeks old. Both puppies are healthy and growing at a normal rate. The female puppy has always had loose stools (thick soup texture), in the beginning we...
 
Intermittent diarrhea  in Poodle
Question: Dr. Mike. My 2 yr. old standard poodle has an episodes of diarrhea and some vomiting. I hadn't been too concerned as my other dogs and my friend's dogs were going through the same. Mid July, after a 10 day stay in a vet's kennel, Sam came down with another bout...
 
Diarrhea with Giardia in Dogs
Question: Dr. Mike, I have two dogs that began having diarrhea a little over a month ago. Our vet took a stool sample that was "loaded" with giardia cysts. He treated them with Metronidazole. After the treatment their stool was re-tested and was normal. Within a week the...
 
Severe recurring Diarrhea, Coccidia and Giardia in Dogs
Question: Hello! I am a subscriber and would be very interested in your opinion with regard to diarrhea/coccidia in dogs. I have three dogs (3 year old Portuguese water dog, 5 and 7 year old mini schnauzers) who have had a number of bouts of diarrhea, over the past several...
 
Acute diarrhea in a puppy
Q: I had a question about diarrhea. My dog doesn't have CHRONIC but just got it. what are some helpful remedies? He feels miserable. Please add those ideas to your site. Thanks. MJ. A: MJ- Acute diarrhea in a puppy should not be treated at home due to the potential...
 
Diarrhea in German Shepherd
Question : My 2 1/2 year old German Shepherd, Simba, has had diarrhea for the last five weeks. He has lost twenty-two pounds (from ninety pounds). Initially, I didn't notice that he was eating outdated dog food from a pet store. It was manufactured in September 1995. In the last...
 
Tips about Dog Vomiting
When your dog is frequently vomiting you might wonder if it's just a passing stomach upset or if it's something more serious. Vomiting is the forceful ejection of food or liquid through the mouth from the stomach. Severe vomiting can deplete your dog's body of electrolytes and fluids....
 
How to Stop Dog Snoring
Dog snoring is common and quite disturbing for both the dog and the owner, but there are ways to stop dog snoring. Dog snoring is caused by an obstruction in the nasal passage or nostrils that leads to airway constriction. Before you try to stop the snoring, it's necessary to understand...
 
How to Treat a Dog Ear Infection
A dog ear infection causes a lot of discomfort in a dog and it is important to detect the infection as early as possible. Some dog breeds are more prone to getting ear infections due to the position and anatomy of the ears. The ear infections may be caused by bacteria of fungi and most...
 
Common Causes of Colitis in Dogs
Colitis, an inflammation or irritation of the colon or large intestine, causes dogs a variety of bowel problems. Most often, colitis causes diarrhea but it can also cause constipation. Its onset can be acute or chronic. Your dog may strain to defecate and pass very little stool. Your dog...
 
Common Dog Ear Problems and Symptoms
Dog ear problems are easy to spot, but you must be able to differentiate between them to determine the best treatment. Floppy-eared dogs are more vulnerable to ear problems, but a dog ear problem can affect any dog. Common Dog Ear Problems Allergies: The most...
 
Diseases Spread by Fleas and Ticks
Diseases spread by fleas and ticks are transmitted when these insects feed on the blood of a host. Fleas and ticks are externally parasitic to dogs, cats, humans and many small mammals. Different species of fleas and ticks are vectors of specific viruses, bacteria or protozoal parasites. These...
 
Precautions to Take with Holistic Dog Remedies
Holistic dog care addresses the dog as a whole and doesn't limit treatment to specific body parts or specific ailments. Pet owners who adopt the holistic approach aim to maintain a balance of the physical and emotional state of mind of the dog. Although they feed their pet's nutritious...