Dog Weight Problems

The single most important step in any weight-reduction program is acknowledging that obesity is unhealthy and that weight-reduction is necessary. Unless an owner is convinced that obesity is dangerous to their pet’s health, the commitment for weight reduction...

Dog Vomiting Blood

If your dog has vomited blood, use a clean object to scoop up a representative sample of the vomit and take it to the veterinarian. Tests can be done on the vomit to confirm whether blood is there, even if only trace amounts are present. Blood may come out in tiny...

Dog Tremors

Tremors in dogs, much like tremors in humans, are rhythmic involuntary movements that can affect all or part of the body. There are many causes of tremors. Tremors involving the head are often caused by abnormalities of the brain (i.e. cerebellum) or the organ of...

Dog Ticks and Lyme Disease

Ticks are small, grayish insects that usually live in fields and forests, particularly around burrows of wild rodents (e.g., moles, voles, mice). The Ixodes deer tick is a common vector for Lyme bacteria, the cause of Borreliosis or Lyme disease. Lyme disease is one...

Dog Stomach Reflux Problems

Vomiting is a common clinical sign in dogs. It can be associated with many disorders. Chronic vomiting may occur when the stomach is constantly inflamed and irritated (gastritis). This irritation usually leads to chronic and episodic vomiting that may occur over a...

Dog Skin Lumps and Bumps

There are many different kinds of skin tumors. Some are serious but most are benign. Most skin growths are likely to be either skin papillomas (i.e. warts) or sebaceous gland adenomas. Skin papillomas are common in dogs. Their cause is unknown, although viral...