Health & Wellness

Just like us, our dogs can get sick. Keep on top of your dog’s health and wellness with tips and advice written and reviewed by our Vets.

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Does My Dog Have Mange?

Is your dog losing hair or itching uncontrollably with no signs of fleas?  If so, your dog may have mange.  Mange refers to a skin disease that is caused by parasitic mites. These mites are very tiny, and they can be dog-specific or can be zoonotic and infect other species, including humans.
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Why Does My Dog Drink More Water?

If your dog is drinking more water, should you be worried? Sometimes increased thirst in dogs is healthy and sometimes you should consider seeing your vet.
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Hypothyroidism in Dogs. Symptoms and Treatment.

Hypothyroidism is a fairly common, easily managed disease as long as dog owners are in tune to their pup and know the presenting signs.

Why Does My Dog Eat Cat Poo?

The technical term for eating feces is ‘Coprophagia’ which sounds about as unpleasant as the act itself can be. This rather undesirable behavior can be normal in puppies.
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Pet Food Allergies – Symptoms and Treatments

If your pet licks his feet, gets ear infections and scratches like mad, you might actually need to consider whether or not he has food allergies.

Lyme Disease in Dogs 101

In high-risk areas, an estimated 75% of dogs are infected, so this is a disease to take note of. But you wouldn’t be...
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Arthritis in Dogs

Many canine senior citizens become stiff and sore in their joints as they age. However, there is much you can do to slow the development of arthritis and to manage the symptoms if they occur.
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How Much Exercise Does a Dog Need Everyday?

An average of somewhere around 1 to 2 hours per day of exercise is right for the majority of dogs, but this varies between dogs. Variables such as breed, age, and overall health make it necessary to tailor an exercise program to your dog's specific needs.
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Worms in Dogs

If your dog has intestinal worms, then any of the worming treatments can be used. There is no worming treatment that is 100% effective. Heartworm is more challenging to treat. Killing the worms can cause even more inflammation in your dog's blood vessels, and his symptoms may worsen significantly. For this reason, treating them is a two-step process.
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Help! My Dog Is Being Bothered By Flies

Biting flies hassling our dogs can seem like a difficult problem to solve. Learn some simple strategies to get rid of those pesky flies for good.

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