I used to work at a vet. Here’s my secret to having a quick (yet thorough) vet appointment! Plus a few other ways I’ve found to speed up vet visits.
Vet Tips For Sick Dogs
Whether your dog is suddenly sick (vomiting, having seizures, itching uncontrollably, etc) or has an ongoing medical issue (like cancer, torn ACL, joint pain, etc), check here for tried and true tips and recommendations from dog experts and veterinarians! See how to make your dog feel better... faster. Plus what you need to know about dog vaccinations, rabies, and kennel cough -- as well as routine vet care for heartworms, parvo, mange, allergies, dog flu, and more.
My dog has cancer. Actually, I’ve had 2 dogs with 2 different types of cancer. One died soon after being diagnosed with bladder cancer. (The chemo treatments didn’t work.) The other was only given 3 to 6 months to live after being diagnosed with canine lung cancer — but he’s happy and healthy 2 years later after I chose a holistic cancer treatment for dogs. Here are the supplements for dogs with cancer that I’ve used, plus the dog cancer diet that he eats daily.
Knowing the symptoms of dog bloat could actually save your dog’s life — because bloat comes on quickly and can kill a dog within hours if left untreated. Here’s what you need to know about the signs of bloat in dogs, risk factors that predispose your dog to getting bloat, and tips for preventing bloat in dogs. These are all things I wish I had known before my dog died of bloat.
Thousands of dogs get the canine parvovirus each year. Of those, 15% will die. Without treatment, 100% will die. Here’s what you need to know about dog parvo disease including: the symptoms of parvo, how it’s spread, and the treatment for parvo. If you suspect that your dog is suffering from parvo, take your dog to the vet right away! Most deaths from the canine parvo virus occur within 48 to 72 hours.
Hot spots can quickly spiral out of control if you don’t treat them right away. Here’s the dog hot spot home remedy my vet recommended. Worked like a charm!
Pyometra, a serious infection of the uterus, is a potentially deadly condition that affects unspayed female dogs. Symptoms & treatment for pyometra in dogs.
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My dog has cancer. Here’s some dog cancer information to help you cope with your dog’s diagnosis of cancer. The National Canine Cancer Foundation estimates that 1 in 3 dogs will develop cancer. Of those, over half of them will die of cancer. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 50% of dogs over the age of 10 will die of cancer. Here are the best dog cancer treatment options.
Did you know that your dog can still get deadly heartworms even if your dog is on a monthly preventative? It’s true. However, if you’re like me, you’ll still keep your dog on heartworm prevention year round for the following reasons.
We continue to vaccinate our dog each year, although we have cut back in recent years. See why, along with some interesting myths & facts about pet wellness visits and annual dog vaccinations.