Dogs are full of life and joy. They provide companionship and endless love to their fur parents, but just like humans, they can succumb to some nasty diseases and disorders that can have a drastic effect on their quality of life. A dog’s health is controlled by a balance of enzymes and hormones that maintain…Read More
When you notice that your dog is in pain, it can send you into a panic. It’s tough to know exactly how and where they’re hurting. Unlike humans, our canine friends don’t have the ability to tell us about their pain. As a pet parent, it’s on you to recognize when your dog might be…Read More
Inflammation in Dogs Dog inflammation is a complex biological response of the dog’s body tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants, and is a protective response involving immune cells, blood vessels, and molecular mediators to repair the body. Just as people may suffer from bronchitis, colitis, arthritis, tonsillitis or a range of…Read More
Pain and Anxiety in Pets When dogs experience anxiety they may bark, howl, or cry excessively, act out destructively, and even lose control of their bladder or bowels. Separation anxiety in particular is a common problem for many dogs. Pain is another serious problem for pets, especially because it’s tougher for them to “tell” you…Read More
Canine hip dysplasia is a disease of the hip that commonly causes limping in dogs. In animals with hip dysplasia, the ball and socket joint is abnormally structured and can’t meet as they should. This means that when the dog moves, the hip socket grinds and rubs rather than sliding. Hip dysplasia is also associated…Read More
In recent years, veterinarians have made great progress in understanding how dogs feel pain and the best ways to manage that pain. “Many dogs will instinctively hide their pain as a survival mechanism…” Many dogs will instinctively hide their pain as a survival mechanism, which, in the past, led well-meaning experts to presume that dogs…Read More
What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Pets? Inflammatory bowel disease is a condition characterized by chronic inflammation of the intestine. In IBD, cells associated with inflammation like eosinophils, lymphocytes, neutrophils and plasmacytes invade the intestinal or stomach wall of pets. These four types of inflammation cells each cause one of four varieties of IBD.…Read More
Is your pet in pain? These articles can help your pet feel their best!