Dogs need vet care throughout their lives in order to enjoy their best health. However, puppies do tend to need more regular vet care than mature, middle-aged dogs. Here are the key kinds of vet care that a puppy will typically need during their first year of life. Anatomy Assessment When your puppy is young, the vet will want to look them over for any abnormal anatomical features. For example, if they have one leg that is longer than another or a deformity in their hip, this is something the vet will note. [Read More]
Dog Pawing At Its Mouth a Lot? What It May Be
If your dog is pawing at its mouth a lot more than usual, or is attempting to rub its face on the ground a lot, or is even missing fur around its muzzle from so much rubbing, it could be a few different issues. Your dog may also not be eating or drinking much, which could also be a sign to watch out for. These things can all be caused by an oral health issue. [Read More]
Visit A Vet If You Suspect Your Pet Has A Dental Abscess
To do all that you can to keep your pet healthy, it's important to take a proactive approach to the animal's dental health. Your to-do list will vary based on the type of pet that you have, but cleaning its teeth yourself and/or visiting your local veterinary clinic for professional cleanings are generally important. You should also do your best to keep an eye on your pet's mouth in an attempt to notice any issues that require the care of a veterinarian. [Read More]
Is Your Dog Experiencing Food Poisoning, Or Is It Just An Upset Stomach?
Food poisoning tends to be an umbrella term. Although you may have consumed something that was contaminated with bacteria, you may have instead eaten too much of something that was too rich, and your gastrointestinal system is now protesting. In any event, your symptoms will generally pass quite quickly, and you will be able to gauge if the problem is serious enough to warrant medical attention. But what about your dog? [Read More]