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  • Dry Nose = Sick Dog?

    Is a dry nose a sign of sickness in dogs? Find out in our Q&A with Dr. Lauren Brickman

  • Heartworm Myths

    Separate fact from fiction so you can best protect your dog.

You may find yourself fostering a pregnant dog for an animal shelter or rescue group and wondering how long are dogs pregnant? For most pregnant dogs, the dog gestation period can last up to nine weeks or 58 to 68 days, with puppies arriving on average in 63 days from ovulation. What are the dog pregnancy signs and stages? Foster homes play an important role for both an animal shelter and the pets in care, particularly in …

Dog constipation is the irregular movement of bowels, or straining to poop. What to give a constipated dog depends on whether the condition is caused by diet, a neuromuscular or metabolic disorder. In most cases, dog constipation is temporary, but it can be symptom of a more serious health issue. How dogs get constipated: Causes Often, when a dog is …

By Dr. Lila Miller, D.V.M., Sr. Director, Animal Sciences and Vet Advisor, ASPCA   Parvo in dogs is a highly contagious viral disease that is carried by white blood cells, targeting the gastro intestinal wall and attacking the digestive system and heart. Parvo symptoms in dogs appear 4 to 14 days after exposure and severe signs may include vomiting and …

Canine Infectious Tracheobronchitis (ITB), more commonly known as kennel cough, is a highly contagious respiratory infection in dogs. Common amongst pets housed together in kennels, pet shops or shelters, kennel cough in dogs sounds like a dry hacking cough in an otherwise healthy pet.   What makes kennel cough contagious is that it spreads so quickly, and while it is …

Find out if your pet has allergies by checking out this information on pet allergy symptoms. You can also learn about the diagnosis and treatment of allergies in pets here.

Dog parents are often shocked, and sometimes horrified, by the strange things their dogs eat.  Veterinarians, on the other hand, aren’t so surprised. “To put it politely, many dogs are indiscriminate eaters,” says Dr. Jessica Vogelsang, a San Diego veterinarian and writer. “We see everything.” Here are some of the more unusual items vets say their furry patients have consumed. …

Arthritis can be a painful, debilitating condition for your senior dog. Find out how to help.

Heatstroke is deadly. Learn the signs of heatstroke and share this image to keep dogs safe!

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