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Probiotics For Dogs

What Are Probiotics For Dogs?

If your dog has ever suffered from diarrhea, probiotics have probably been suggested to you by a friend, coworker or your veterinarian. Here, we look at how probiotics for dogs work, what they can be useful for and which ones to buy.
dog hiccups

Dog Hiccups: Can Dogs Get Hiccups?

Ever seen your dog’s body jerk with what appeared to be a hiccup? Yes, dogs can get hiccups. Here’s how to recognize dog hiccups, why your dog gets them and what to do about them.
Leptospirosis in dogs

Leptospirosis in Dogs: What You Should Know

Leptospirosis is a disease caused by bacteria shed in the urine of infected wildlife. Deer, skunks, and raccoons are the biggest reservoirs, although rodents...

Prevent Dog Ear Infections by Cleaning Your Dog’s Ears

As a small-animal veterinarian, I see dogs for “check ears” appointments daily. Ear problems are common in dogs – the basic anatomy of the...

Gabapentin For Dogs: What You Should Know

Gabapentin is a medication that veterinarians are prescribing with increasing frequency, sometimes alone but more commonly in combination with other medications, for the management...
dogs with mast cell tumors

What Are the Treatment Options For Dogs With Mast Cell Tumors?

Mast cell tumors (MCTs) are the most common form of malignant skin cancer in dogs, accounting for approximately 7% to 21% of all skin...

The Difficult Decision to Amputate Your Dog’s Leg

Early last year, one of my friends fostered a young dog through a long recovery from an extensive surgery. The dog had been hit...

Taking Care of Three Legged Dogs

I’m not sure which is more difficult: making the decision whether or not to have your dog’s diseased or broken limb amputated, or picking...

Matters of the Heartworm

Heartworms are just what they sound like: worms, up to 14 inches long as adults, that develop and live within the blood vessels of...

Canine Knee Injury? Brace Yourself

Ten years have passed since WDJ explored “conservative management” – the nonsurgical treatment – of knee ligament injuries (see “Saying ‘No’ to Surgery,” February...

What Canine Conditions is CBD Proven to Treat Successfully?

Researchers are looking at CBD from a variety of angles: Is it effective? How does the canine body absorb, synthesize, and metabolize CBD? What is the recommended dosage for different ailments in canine patients?

Maintaining and Protecting Your Dog’s Paws During Winter

The sky was a brilliant blue, with glimmers of sparkling snow flashing  across the path ahead as a light breeze blew it into the...

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Food and Friends

My friend Leonora owns my dog Woody’s best friend, tiny Samson. Woody and Samson are the exact same age, and both are “foster fails”...