Coccidiosis is an intestinal infection caused by a single-celled protozoan parasite called coccidia. These are not worms but microscopic parasites that live in the walls of their intestines. It is most common among puppies but can also infect adult dogs.
Pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas inside the dog’s body. It is a serious disease that can even lead to life-threatening conditions. However, recognizing the symptoms and early warning signs and having the right treatments can definitely save your Fido’s life.
Deracoxib is one of the few painkillers prescribed by veterinarians to dogs. Sometimes, aspirin may be recommended to your pooch for relieving pain, while glucosamine is usually for pain linked with hip and joint issues.
Yes, dogs can have heart attacks. Our fluffy friends are susceptible to heart diseases that can cause death if not treated quickly and correctly. Many dog owners are unaware of the symptoms of a heart attack in their furry companions, which can lead to tragedy.
No, veterinarians don’t recommend giving dogs Advil because of the risks involved. Advil contains ibuprofen, which dogs cannot digest properly. Hence, feeding Advil to a dog may cause stomach irritation or even lead to an ulcer. It may also lead to severe adverse reactions, such as diarrhea, vomiting, kidney problems, liver damage, and in extreme cases, death.
Yes, some dogs may develop a grass allergy in which their skin and mucous membranes absorb grass pollens. Dogs with grass allergies may develop intense hives, facial puffiness (particularly around the eyes and muzzle), wheezing, breathing difficulties, or a faster breathing rate. Additionally, your canine friend may experience bloody or non-bloody diarrhea and vomiting.
Also known as hyperadrenocorticism, Cushing’s disease is a health problem caused by an overproduction of the hormone cortisol. A high cortisol level can lead to serious health problems such as diabetes and liver enlargement. In most cases, middle-aged dogs are affected by Cushing’s disease.
Bone broth is not only tasty but also soothing to your dog’s upset tummy. Packed with nutrients and easy to prepare, serving it is an ideal option for your pup experiencing diarrhea to have. The next item is potatoes; white or sweet, boiled and mashed potatoes work wonders. Do the same with carrots and feed them to your furry baby to soothe its tummy.
What if your dog’s ears are hot and, in some cases, unusually reddish? One reason is that your fur baby can be running a high fever. With the help of a pet thermometer, the normal body temperature ranges from 99.5°F to 102.5°F, so anything above this indicates a fever. But if the temperature is normal, another possible reason for hot ears is an ear infection.