Dog Health problems are sometimes a mystery since many symptoms are associated with the same illnesses. Our goal is to provide up to date information on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of common dog health care issues. This way you as an owner can have an informed conversation with the dog health professional or veterinarian. The Dog Health Handbook is not a substitute for professional care, particularly since very dog has needs which are unique.
Types of dog joint problems and tips for how to protect your dog's joints.
Tips for how to minimize excessive shedding in dogs. Causes and tips for reducing dog hair loss.
The Dog Health Handbook is a guide to the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of canine behavior problems, diseases and conditions. Ask our Vet a Question.
Our vets discuss the numerous debarking techniques such as: training, via the use of medications and special canine debarking collars.
2018 Guide to buying the best vacuum for pet hair. Reviews and buying guide. See our picks for best upright, canister and small pet vacuum cleaners.
Dog scabies guide. Hear our podcast, see a picture and read about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of scabies on dogs.
Veterinarian questions can be asked online from either a paid service or by submitting a question to our site. We'll answer 1 dog vet question free every week.
Reader Question - Dog Mast Cell Treatment: We have a 10-year-old Jack Russell Terrier that started limping. We thought it was needing his nails
Reader Question: Treatment for Puppy with Diarrhea and Roundworms Hi Andrea, I have a Maltese/bichon cross pup, Matilda, who is 14 weeks old. I bought
Canine lung cancer symptoms tend to be generalized and difficult to associate with lung cancer in dogs specifically. Respiratory problems such as a cough that doesn't respond to treatment is an early indicator that dog lung cancer may be the underlying cause of the condition.
Hi, I have an 8-year-old cross breed Rottweiler, Alsatian. A good month ago my dog was jumping at the tv and slipped on my wood flooring. Since then
Reader Question: How to Diagnose a Dog Stool Problem My 7-year-old lab mix has been dropping quarter-size pieces of poop. It usually happens after she
Reader Question: How to Diagnose a Chronic Dog Skin Problem I love my dog! Rebel is a great 15-year-old English Cocker with chronic skin problems all
Reader Question on Possible Skin Infection Followed by Suggestion From Our Vet I was out of town for 3 days and when I came back I noticed a scab about
Reader Question on Cloudy Eye Followed by Suggestion From Our Vet We bought our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (female), Teal, at Pet Land in June or July
This guide provides information on the symptoms and treatment options for the many forms of canine cancer and provides additional resources such as clinical trials.
Reader Question on Treatment for Skin Sores Followed by Suggestion From Our Vet My dog is a female 4-year-old Formosan Mountain Dog. She just came out
Recommendations for commercial and homemade canine cancer diets. Review the latest research and recommendations for dog cancer diets.
Can you tell me what this growth is on my dog's foot? He has been licking it. My dog is 9 years old, a Chorkie, a bit overweight and is on a diet now
Reader Question: Treatment for a dog skin cyst or mass. About 2 - 3 days ago, I noticed this uneven growth near his little pipi (neutered). It is right
Reader Question: Does my dog have a cancerous tumor? I think my 7-9 year old Basenji has hemangiopericytoma type of cancer. She has a large growth subcutaneous
Reader Question: Does my beloved Golden have Cushings Disease? My dog Chip is 8 and is thirsty all the time, eats the same, pants and seems very ill
Reader Question: How do I treat and diagnose dark spots on dog skin that are only partially responding to treatment Hi Dr. Coates, I adopted a 10 pound
Reader Question: What is causing lesions under my dog's eyes? I have a solid white, deaf boxer/american bulldog. She developed brown spots on her skin
Conventional and natural dog giardia treatment approaches. Steps for avoiding reoccurence along with recommended natural and prescription medications.
A guide to Giardia in dogs. Learn about the diagnosis, symptoms and treatment of canine giardia in adults and puppies.
Reader Question: Best diet for IBD in dogs My 9 year old Bichon has been diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel disease. In the past 1 1/2 years, it has been
How to Treat A Dislocated Dog Eye Hello, My dog recently is experiencing a very nasty problem and I was wondering if you could help me out. He is a
Follow this dog vaccination schedule. Learn about the core (required) and non core dog vaccine suggested by the AAHA now. Free brochure.
Reader Question: Last night I saw a very small wiggly little insect on my dog when I was checking him for fleas. It was about 1/8 to 1/4 in. long maybe
Reader Question: I have a 9 y/o Rhodesian Ridgeback, with a solid, round, black, dime sized, mobile (not fixed to anything deep), raised growth on his
Recommended dog ear plugs recommendations for protection from noise (fireworks, hunting, planes) or water (swimming). Video and pictures.
Reader Question: Are Red Dog Eyes a Problem at Night? I just adopted a beautiful, 6 year old, black lab mix from a local shelter. Since she is my first
This guide explores the diagnosis and treatment of dog skin tumors and various treatment options. Review pictures and tips.
Guide to canine urinary tract infection signs and treatment.. Learn what to expect from your vet. Dog UTI prevention tips.
Read about the role of the adrenal glands and adrenal tumors in triggering conditions such as Cushing's disease and Addison's disease.
Guide to the Dog heart murmur. Learn about types of canine heart murmurs, grading, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. Breed predispositions.
Dog knee injuries and their treatment. Infomration on common causes and dog knee problem treatment approaches.
Our dog had a minor eye ulceration and was given eye ointment for treatment. Approximately 4 days later, he developed what appeared to be a scab on his
Canine fecal incontinence guide. Understand the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of fecal and bowel incontinence in dogs.
Home remedies dog ear mites can be an effective way to treat mites in the outer ear. Several home remedies for canine ear mites are described here.
Reader Question and Vet Response: Cloudy Dog Eyes My dog Ginger is starting to have cloudiness in both eyes. She has is about 11 years old. She has never
Reader Question: Pimples on dog stomach My dog has developed several red bumps on his groin area (and one on his chest) in the last couple of days. They
Our 8 yr old Saint Bernard, Clara is a goofy, spoiled member of our family. One Sunday morning, after attending church we noticed that she looked like
This guide discusses diarrhea in dogs and what it can be caused by such as parasites, infection etc. Also discussed are treatment options.
Guide to canine arthritis. Podcast, pictures and FREE brochures on home and prescription medications and pain relief options. Free brochure and fact sheet.
Would very full anal glands prevent a small female poodle from completely emptying her bladder and thus lead to regression in house training? Vet Comments
After going to vet yesterday and finding out our Catahoula/Great Dane does not have impacted anal glands, there is still an anal gland fluid that is draining
Our dog is being treated with antibiotics and warm compresses for an enlarged anal gland. As part of her assessment, significant weight loss was found
The vets found protein and blood in the urine and that the soloxin had no effect on the thyriod. She is now coughing up green flem and balding still symmetrically