Could Your Dog Have a Hookworm Infection?

Hookworms are an intestinal parasite (worm) that lives in the small intestines of dogs and other animals. The most common species of hookworm is Ancylostoma caninum, although there are other species of hookworms that can also infect dogs. This parasite primarily...

Can CBD Oil Help My Dog With Pain?

Our canine companions are known for stoically hiding their pain, and it isn’t always obvious they’re suffering. But when a dog owner knows their pup is in pain, they look for ways to offer relief. It doesn’t matter whether the pain stems from an...

4 Common Causes Of Elbow Calluses In Dogs

The rough, dry patches of skin dogs develop on their elbows are sometimes referred to as pressure sores because they are caused by the repeated, long-term pressure of lying on hard surfaces. However, not all dogs that forsake their cushy beds in favor of wood or tile...

Digestive Problems in Dogs and How to Treat Them

By Sarah Wallace, DVM Feeding a dog seems simple on the surface: We buy food, we put the food in the bowl, and the dog eats the food. The next day, anything that is not broken down, absorbed, or used by the body comes out the other end. The cycle repeats. However, we...

7 Dog Walking Dangers You Should Know About

By Sophie Vershbow Reviewed by Sarah Wooten, DVM No matter the breed, all dogs need to go outside on a regular basis. Depending on your pet’s physical ability––and your own schedule––that can mean anything from a quick stroll around the block to an all-day hike in the...

How Can I Tell If My Dog Has Dental Disease?

If you found your way here to this page, odds are pretty high that you, well, love dogs. You even love them when they fight you [literally] tooth and nail to avoid having their teeth brushed. No one likes forcing a toothbrush across an unwilling dog’s teeth...

Dog Park Etiquette 101: Is Your Pet Prepared?

By Victoria Schade Reviewed by Stephanie Liff, DVM There’s nothing quite like watching a pack of dogs frolicking together at the dog park. Spending time at the park helps keep a dog’s socialization skills in tip-top form and can wear out a busy pup in a way that walks...
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