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Help! My Dog’s Eyeball is Swollen

Your dog’s swollen eyes are also known as blepharitis, a condition that refers to inflammation in the eyes, eyelids, and the tissues around the eye.  Though it isn’t an immediate medical emergency, swollen eyes are a common symptom of many different medical conditions, so it’s important to monitor your dog’s symptoms and check in with your vet to keep your dog feeling their best.  This article will guide you through common causes of eye swelling in dogs, as well as potential treatment options to help your dog feel better soon.  Symptoms of Blepharitis in Dogs Because blepharitis is a symptom
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Dog Pooper Scooper Week – Here is How to Really Clean Up

While it might not be an exciting topic, cleaning up after your dog is incredibly important. Not only is dog poop stinky and unsightly, but it can also actually become quite dangerous if it is not dealt with properly. If you want to be a responsible dog owner, you should take the time to learn how to clean up after your dog. This is where we can help! To mark National Scoop the Poop Week (every April 24 – 30), we have decided to go over everything you need to know about dealing with dog poop. After we explain why

What to Ask Before Taking Your Dog to a New Doggy Daycare

With the shortage of available spots at doggy daycares, it can be tempting to sign up for any place that has availability. However, it’s necessary to carefully consider your pet’s safety and level of care at their new daycare. Here are some questions to ask before choosing a daycare facility for your dog.  When Can I Take a Tour of the Facility?  Request a tour before you register and drop off your dog. When you walk through the facility, make sure it is clean and sanitary. If there is a foul smell or it appears untidy, the facility may be

Why Is My Dog Shaking Their Head ?

Just like a human would instinctively scratch at an itch, dogs will instinctively shake their heads to relieve the discomfort. While head shaking can be normal for your dog occasionally, frequent head shaking is a sign of an underlying issue, typically in your dog’s ears. If your dog is shaking his head, here are a few potential causes, treatment options, and ways to prevent issues in the future. 5 Reasons Your Dog Could Be Shaking Their Head While all of your dog’s head-shaking behaviors stem from itchiness or discomfort, the underlying cause for those symptoms can vary. Here are 5 reasons

Dog Vaccines for Spring

Spring’s warmer weather and longer days lead us to wanting more adventure. Before venturing out, many people have been careful to get vaccinated against COVID-19. But what precautions should we be taking for our dogs?  Diseases exist within the canine world that are very contagious- and sometimes deadly. How can you protect your dog and the health of other dogs? Here are some of the important vaccines you should be sure your dog has before they embark on fun spring outings.  Getting Your Dog Vaccinated Before Travel No matter what, your dog should have at least a rabies vaccine. This

Treating Cherry Eye in Dogs

Dogs, cats, and many other mammals have a third eyelid inside their lower eyelids, also called the nictitating membrane. This third eyelid protects your dog’s eye, and it also holds tear ducts that are responsible for about 35% of your dog’s tear production.  When this third eyelid prolapses, this is commonly referred to as cherry eye because of the bright pink bulge it produces in the corner of your dog’s eye.  While cherry eye is not life-threatening, it can lead to further health complications if not treated right away. In this article, we’ll provide possible causes, what signs to look

Your Guide to a Successful Road Trip with Your Dog

A road trip is the perfect opportunity to bond with your dog and let them experience new sights and sounds they may not get in their own neighborhood. Your dog will love exploring new paths, and you’ll love creating new memories with your best friend. Before you hit the road, you’ll want to be fully prepared. Here’s a helpful guide for having a successful trip with your dog Essential Supplies to Pack for Your Road Trip While you’re packing your own necessities, make sure to pack what your dog will need while you’re away. You’ll need supplies for their day-to-day

Why Does My Dog Get Itchy Skin?

There are a wide variety of reasons for itchy skin on a dog ranging from bug bites to food sensitivities and everything in between. Here are some of the most common culprits and what you can do to help alleviate the itch and be your own Itchy Dog Detective from home!
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Choosing the Right Pet Food

What is the right food to feed my pet? What happens when my pet needs a special diet? There’s a lot of conflicting information and confusion out there about specialty pet food and pet supplements. Dr. Candice Bittner, DVM has offered up some expert knowledge to help pet parents choose the right food for their pets. Q: What’s the most important aspect of pet nutrition? What should pet parents look for? A: I’ll start by saying that aside from being a veterinarian, I’m also a pet parent. More specifically, I’m a pet parent to a dog with skin issues, so I
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Why Do Dogs Lick Their Paws? – What to Look for and When to Be Concerned

There are plenty of reasons why dogs lick their own paws. In some cases, the dog is simply licking his or her paws as part of their grooming routine and it is nothing to be concerned with. On the other hand, excessive licking can be a sign of a serious mental or physical health condition. It could be anything, from a food allergy to dry skin to itchy paws, and excessive licking could lead to long-term skin irritation. As a pet owner, if you are unsure whether or not your dog’s paw licking is normal, we can help! To make