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Mange In Dogs: Types, Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Mange is a skin disease in dogs that can be caused by several different species of mites. “You mangy cur!” is a time-honored insult, but if you could experience itchy scratch-til-you-go-bonkers mange the way dogs do, you wouldn’t wish it on anyone. Highly contagious mites burrow into the skin, causing rashes,…
Gabapentin For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, And Side Effects

Gabapentin For Dogs: Uses, Dosage, And Side Effects

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(Picture Credit: Auscape/UIG via Getty Images) Gabapentin is a drug that can be used as a treatment for seizures or chronic pain in dogs. Some know this medication by the brand name Neurontin. It’s not FDA-approved for canine use; however veterinarians commonly prescribe it and find it safe for dogs, so long as dog owners obtain veterinary…
Alopecia (Hair Loss) In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

Alopecia (Hair Loss) In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Alopecia in dogs refers to hair loss that can be partial or complete, but it also refers to deficiencies in a dog’s coat or a failure to grow hair at all. While dogs normally shed and may even have patchy coats as the seasons change, alopecia is usually very noticeable. The…
How To Choose The Right Type Of Dog Harness For Your Dog

How To Choose The Right Type Of Dog Harness For Your Dog

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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) A dog harness can have many purposes. Some dog harnesses are meant for everyday use with dogs on walks, but there are also dog harnesses for training purposes, service dogs, or for use in the car. Many dog owners prefer harnesses to traditional collars, and there are pros and cons to…
‘Dogs For Sale?’ We Need To Talk

‘Dogs For Sale?’ We Need To Talk

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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) So you’ve just typed “dogs for sale” into Google hoping to find a specific breed of dog or a cheap, quick, and easy way to grab a companion without the need for an annoying background check or screening process. Well, we need to talk. I say that because you may not…
Tularemia In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Tularemia In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Tularemia in dogs, also known as rabbit fever, is a disease caused by an infection of Francisella tularensis bacteria. The bacteria exists throughout the United States and elsewhere in the Northern Hemisphere. The disease is known as rabbit fever because it’s commonly found in rabbits and other rodents. However, many other…
Degenerative Myelopathy In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Degenerative Myelopathy In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Degenerative myelopathy in dogs, also known as chronic degenerative radiculomyelopathy and German Shepherd myelopathy, is a hereditary disease. It causes fibers in the brain, spinal chord, and nerves to break down over time. This condition usually appears in dogs over the age of seven years old and is more common in…
Prostate Cancer In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Prostate Cancer In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Prostate cancer in dogs is a rare but deadly form of cancer that can easily metastasize and spread to other organs and areas of the body, including the lungs, bones, and lymph nodes. It can affect both neutered and non-neutered male dogs of any breed, though it’s more common in large…
Hyperparathyroidism In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Hyperparathyroidism In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Hyperparathyroidism in dogs is a condition that happens when the parathyroid glands produce unusually high levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH), which results in an increase in blood calcium levels. Normally, the parathyroid glands maintain calcium and phosphorus levels in the blood. When calcium levels drop, PTH levels increase, and the blood…
Liver Disease In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

Liver Disease In Dogs: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments

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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Liver disease in dogs, known as “hepatobiliary disease,” affects one of the most important organs in the body. The liver filters toxins out of the blood, aids in digestion, metabolizes sources of energy, and creates proteins needed for blood clotting, among other functions. Liver disease can be caused by a lot…