The Difference Between Vomiting & Regurgitation

The Difference Between Vomiting & Regurgitation

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

If you have a dog in the family, make no mistake, at some point there will be dog vomit. Perhaps you’ve already had the pleasure. It may happen outside, or it may happen indoors. It may happen . . . → Read More: The Difference Between Vomiting & Regurgitation

Keep Ticks and Fleas Away from Your Pet

I love summertime, but the worst part is by far the bugs. Bugs like fleas and ticks are most prominent during the warmer seasons and can wreak havoc on your pet if not handled properly. Fleas, for example, can swarm in masses and quickly infest your pets and home.

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Dementia Symptoms Increasing in Older Dogs

Dementia Symptoms Increasing in Older Dogs

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

Not many years ago, people with aging dogs focused only on keeping their pets healthy from the neck down, forgetting that such issues as weight control, possible arthritis and major organ support only go so far . . . → Read More: Dementia Symptoms Increasing in Older Dogs

7 Dog Choking Hazards to Avoid

7 Dog Choking Hazards to Avoid

By AMY SINATRA AYRES | Article Featured on VetStreet

Tennis balls, sticks and steak bones may be some of your dog’s favorite things. But many well-intentioned owners don’t realize that these items — and other things they may typically give their dogs — can be dangerous.

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Leptospirosis in Dogs

Leptospirosis is a disease caused by infection with Leptospira bacteria. These bacteria can be found worldwide in soil and water.

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Bad Advice for Pet Hair, Almost Never Recommended

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

It won’t be long before the weather begins to warm up, ushering in the “season of shedding” for dog parents, many of whom, up to their eyeballs in pet hair, will ask, “What can I do to keep my dog from shedding . . . → Read More: Bad Advice for Pet Hair, Almost Never Recommended

Parvovirus: This Can Kill Your Dog in Less Than 72 Hours

By Dr. Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

If you’re a dog owner, you probably know that canine parvovirus is a very serious disease seen primarily in unvaccinated puppies and immunocompromised dogs. It is highly contagious and can be fatal. A parvo infection causes hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, which is characterized by vomiting and bloody . . . → Read More: Parvovirus: This Can Kill Your Dog in Less Than 72 Hours

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 . . . → Read More: What to do when Your Dog Won’t Stop Throwing Up

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 . . . → Read More: Watch for a Quirky Disorder if You Have One of These Breeds

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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