The pancreas is a gland that, in dogs, sits tucked up underneath the stomach. As a gland, its job is to secrete substances that aid in bodily functions. Most people know that the pancreas secretes insulin and helps regulate blood sugar. Too little insulin = diabetes. But the pancreas also secretes digestive enzymes that help […]
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Kidney disease, also known as renal (or kidney) dysfunction, insufficiency, or failure, is a fairly common condition in dogs. The kidneys are hard-working organs that contribute to the normal function of many bodily processes, a few of which are: Removing waste from the body in the form of urine. Regulating the amount of water in […]
Medical Information Causes Loud noises Electricity in the air Air pressure changes Family fear Genetics Past experience Symptoms Crying and whining. Panting Pacing Dilated pupils Rapid heart rate Drooling Becoming very clingy Hiding in a closet or bathtub Digging at door frames in an attempt to escape Jumping through windows to get away Treatments Anti-anxiety […]
Medical Information Causes External parasites Fleas Food Bacterial, yeast, or fungal infections Symptoms Pruritic (itchy) skin, feet, or ears Scabs and bumps on the skin Foul odor Changes in skin color and texture Hair loss Frequent head-shaking Fur-staining Treatments Exterminating fleas and ticks Immunotherapy Cool baths Antihistamines or prednisone Alternative Therapies Acupuncture Homeopathy Herbal Remedies […]
Vestibular disease is a disruption in the balance, or vestibular, system of a dog or cat. This system has components in the inner ear and the brain. It is responsible for determining what position the animal is in and telling his eyes and extremities how to respond in relation to it. When something interferes with […]
So the time has come for your pet to be spayed or neutered and you, like many pet parents, may be concerned about your pet’s anesthesia. When your puppy or kitten is spayed/neutered or undergoing another type of surgery, he/she is put under general anesthesia which means he/she is unconscious and not able to feel […]
Find everything you need to know about treating diarrhea in your dog with our helpful infographic.
Cushing’s disease is a complicated condition and we know how overwhelming it can be to have to learn everything about it. This is why we’ve created an infographic with all the essential information pet parents need in order to evaluate and treat Cushing’s disease in their loved one.
Medical Information Causes Diet Chronic infections Metabolic problems Inherited tendency Symptoms Frequent urination Painful urination Blood in the urine Inability to urinate Recurrent bladder infections Straining or vocalizing during urination Urinating in inappropriate places Treatments Diet high in water Surgical removal of stones Hydropropulsion Alternative Therapies Dietary changes More frequent feeding Natural urinary antiseptics Your […]
Medical Information Causes Dietary indiscretion Intestinal parasites Sudden Diet Changes Stress and Anxiety Medications Bacterial and viral infections Symptoms Soft, watery, or loose stool Alternative Therapies Slippery elm herb Probiotics Novel protein diet Acupuncture therapy Chiropractic care TCVM food therapy View our Infographic Find our helpful infographic here. Diarrhea is a common problem in dogs. […]