What to do when Your Dog Won't Stop Throwing Up

What to do when your dog won't stop throwing up

What to do When Your Dog Won’t Stop Throwing Up

Article Featured on NomNomNow

Most dogs will throw up at some time in their life. And while dog vomiting is unnerving, it isn’t always due to a serious medical condition. “Dogs tend to bounce back from vomiting more quickly than humans,” says Dr. Justin Shmalberg, a DVM and NomNomNow’s veterinary nutritionist. “Some may even try to eat right away.” Still, vomiting is a symptom, and the causes can range from mild to severe. Both extended vomiting or a dog throwing up intermittently and chronically usually indicates an underlying issue.

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Watch for a Quirky Disorder if You Have One of These Breeds

Watch for a Quirky Disorder if You Have One of These Breeds

Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

Chances are, if you haven’t cared for a pet with lymphangiectasia, you’ve probably never even heard of this disease. The word lymphangiectasia means “dilated lymph vessels.” The disorder is rarely seen in cats, and most often occurs in the Basenji, the Norwegian Lundehund, Wheaten Terriers, Yorkshire Terriers, Shar-peis and Rottweilers. The average age of dogs with lymphangiectasia is 5, but it’s also seen in older and younger dogs. Females are slightly more likely to acquire the disease than males.

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Be Wary of Shopping for Pet Meds Online

Be Wary of Shopping for Pet Meds Online

If you get medications online for your pets, be careful, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautions.

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CDC Warns of Spike in Cases of Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer, Elk and Moose

CDC Warns of Spike in Cases of Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer, Elk and Moose

By Kendall Curley | Article Featured on PetMD

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been monitoring a spike in the number of documented cases of a rare disease found in deer, moose and elk.

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When to Worry if Your Pet Refuses to Eat

When to Worry if Your Pet Refuses to Eat

Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

Generally speaking, healthy dogs and cats love mealtime. That’s why a change in appetite — especially a decreased interest in eating — is something pet parents and veterinarians must closely monitor.

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Most People Are Badly Mistaken About How to Help These Little Creatures Thrive

How to Keep Your Goldfish Living a Long Time

By Dr. Karen Shaw Becker

They’re small, colorful, they live in water and children usually beg to have at least one, growing up. If you didn’t have one yourself, it’s probably you know someone who has. Yes, we’re talking about goldfish, but the sad fact is, very few children (and many adults) are adept at keeping their graceful little water dwellers longer than a few weeks before they end up swimming over the rainbow bridge.

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10 Pet-Proofing Steps for New Dog Parents

10 Pet-Proofing Steps for New Dog Parents

Article By Dr. Becker | Featured on Mercola Pets

Bringing a new pet into the family is an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. There’s so much to remember and do to make your new animal companion’s homecoming a joyful and positive experience, it can be easy to overlook something – even something potentially hazardous.

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Therapy Dogs Benefit Everyone From Seniors to Prison Inmates

Therapy Dogs Benefit Everyone From Seniors to Prison Inmates

Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Featured on Mercola Pets

For some seniors living at the Atria, a senior living facility in New York City, a visit from a Good Foundation dog, clad in an orange-and-blue bandana, is the highlight of their day. The dogs, which are specially trained to become therapy dogs, provide therapy sessions to seniors at the center, allowing them to pet them, snuggle them, love them and, often, be reminded of pets they once cared for.

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Never Feed This to an Orphaned or Newborn Kitty

Never Feed This to an Orphaned or Newborn Kitty

Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

If you’ve just welcomed a new kitten to the family and you’re like most new pet parents, you probably have questions about how to give your little fluffball the best start in life. Since what you feed your new furry baby will be the foundation of her health and well-being throughout her life, it’s important to make good choices right from the start. Choices about the best way to nourish your kitten will depend on how old she is when you bring her home.

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This Pet Health Bombshell Should Horrify You, yet Almost Everyone Ignores It

This Pet Health Bombshell Should Horrify You, yet Almost Everyone Ignores It

By Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

Sadly, I’ve lost count of how many years pet obesity has been on the rise, along with all the disorders that inevitably result when animals are overfed and under-exercised.

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