There are many reasons dogs foam at the mouth but the first thought that usually comes to most people’s minds when they see a dog foaming at the mouth is – RABIES! Fortunately, this is rarely the cause. In areas of the world where dogs are routinely vaccinated for rabies, the spread of canine rabies is at a very low …Continue reading Why Dogs Foam at the Mouth →
For many years canine distemper was one of the most deadly viral diseases affecting dogs. Since the introduction of a vaccine to combat the disease, the incidence of distemper infections has dropped considerably.
Good vaccination practices in the U.S. have played a major role in the reduction of distemper cases in this country, but unfortunately, canine distemper is still a huge …Continue reading Canine Distemper →
Kennel cough in dogs is a fairly easy ailment to diagnose at home. If your dog suddenly develops a ‘hacking’ cough or constantly sounds like it’s choking on something, it could be kennel cough, known to your vet as canine infectious tracheobronchitis.
These coughing sounds can be frightening, leading you to believe something is seriously wrong with your dog; …Continue reading Kennel Cough in Dogs →
Picture this scenario: Your beloved pet has just been hit by a car. Your dog is obviously in great pain and suffering from broken bones, internal bleeding, or both. Your immediate response will be an emergency vet visit.
When your dog is seriously injured and you need to make an emergency trip to the animal hospital, there are some steps you …Continue reading Emergency Vet Visit →
There are many sources of water safe for a dog to drink from and bottled water is just one of them. However, the only time I give my dog bottled water is if we go hiking for more than 15 minutes or if we’re on a long walk and the weather is very hot. He’s partial to Evian so I …Continue reading Should I Give My Dog Bottled Water? →