Hot Spots on Dogs and What to Do About Them

It is not a big secret that dogs are prone to skin conditions, especially during hot summer months. One of these issues is hot spots. Hot spots can be annoying and potentially dangerous, especially if the owner doesn’t notice them right away and hot spots are left untreated. To help your dog, you will need to know how to spot them and treat them. So let’s start from the beginning. What are hot spots in dogs? Hot spots in dogs, or scientifically known as pyotraumatic dermatitis, or acute moist dermatitis, are a common skin condition that shows up as an oozing sore. They start as tiny red spots often mist...

Arthritis in Dogs - How to Handle It?

As dogs grow old, they become prone to developing health issues that are connected with old age. One of these health concerns is arthritis in dogs. If you know what to look for, signs of arthritis can be easy to spot. As dog owners, it is natural that we want only what is best for our dog, and helping them deal with dog arthritis is the most we can do. Here is what you need to know about arthritis in dogs. What is dog arthritis? Dog arthritis is very similar to human arthritis. It can be defined as the inflammation of the joints due to changed or damaged cartilage in the affected joint. It is most commo...

Mange in Dogs and What to do About It

Mange in dogs is a skin disease that looks pretty terrible. If you have ever seen any news about a rescue dog that was neglected or mistreated whose skin looks like it turned to stone, you probably witnessed a pretty bad case of mange. These dogs look hopeless and like they are standing on their last legs. Luckily, there is good news when it comes to treating this horrible skin disease. Here is what you should know about mange in dogs. What is mange in dogs? You would be surprised how many dog owners asked the same question - What is mange in dogs? Most owners are interested in preventing their own dogs...

Why Does My Dog Eat Dirt? - Main Reasons

If you are a dog owner, chances are you witnessed your dog eating some pretty weird stuff. One of these things is dirt. The first thing that popped into our mind was - Why is my dog eating dirt? We were rather interested in such unusual behavior, so we decided to look a little deeper and see what is hiding behind dogs eating dirt. Why do dogs eat dirt? You might be surprised to find out there are different, legitimate reasons dogs can feel the need to eat dirt. It is a form of “pica,” which is defined as ingesting and eating non-food objects and things. If you want to know more about pica, check out thi...

Pica in Dogs - Why Does my Dog Eat Everything They See?

Have you ever witnessed your dog eating something that wasn’t meant for that? If the answer is yes, then you had a close encounter with pica in dogs. Sometimes, dogs can’t help themselves, and they will eat things like metal, feces, garbage, dirt, plastic, or anything they can get their paws on. If you are about that happening more often, and you would love your dog to stop acting like a vacuum cleaner, stay with us and read more about this condition. What is pica in dogs? Pica is a condition where dogs consume things that are not edible. The most common form of it is coprophagy, which is when a dog eat...

Eye Drops for Dogs and Why You Should Get Them

Every day many dogs suffer some sort of eye issue. They spend most of their time at quite a lower level than we do, and believe it or not, dogs have a knack for running into the bushes with little to no regard for safety. That is one reason we love them, but they can suffer an eye injury because of it. If something is bugging your dog’s eyes, getting them dog eye drops might be a great idea. Here is what you need to know about them. When to use eye drops for dogs? As we said, there are many different situations when eye drops for dogs can be a life-saver, or better yet, a sight-saver. Usually, your dog’...

Best Flea Treatment for Dogs

Fleas can be pretty irritating and somewhat dangerous for humans and dogs alike. They carry different pathogens and diseases that can cause significant health concerns to our dear pets. If you live in an area that can sustain fleas seasonally or year-round, it is essential to provide your dog with flea treatment and prevention. One of the most significant benefits of flea treatments and preventions for dogs is that they have excellent tick-prevention characteristics. It is a great idea to get a product that can prevent fleas and ticks, so you don’t have to buy different products and double your costs. I...

Mites in Dogs and How to Get Rid of Them

There is nothing worse than learning your dog has a mite problem. Mites are nasty parasites that burrow into the dog’s skin and cause all sorts of health problems. Unfortunately, they are not the only parasite dogs can be infected with, but they are most common in dogs. These parasites live in your dog’s coat, and if you don’t know what you are looking at, they can be hard to spot. Luckily, there are many ways you could get rid of these pesky mites. As dog owners, we should know a couple of ways since this is a common concern for dogs. Here is what you need to know about mites in dogs. Mites aren’t the...

Dog Seizures and How to Handle Them

There are a few events as shocking as witnessing for the first time your dog having a seizure. Your blood immediately freezes, and if you are not a vet, you probably have no idea what to do. The worst thing is probably the feeling of not being able to help your dog. Dog seizures are scary, but before you start to panic, there are some things you should know about them. What are exactly dog seizures? Dog seizures are the most common neurological condition that prevents normal brain function and causes abnormal muscle activity. Seizures can be called convulsions or fits, and they are temporary and involun...

Heart Murmur in Dogs - Should I Be Worried?

Taking your dog for a vet check-up can be pretty stressful as it is, but receiving a diagnose that your vet observed a heart murmur in your dog can be chilling. You didn’t need to finish vet college to know that hearts are very important. There are probably a million questions running through your mind. Still, before you panic, there are some things you should know about heart murmurs in dogs and how dangerous they are. What are they? To understand what a heart murmur is, first, we need to know how a heart works. Similar to humans, the dog’s heart pumps blood and sends it all over the vascular system. I...