Dog health advocacy

Dog Scooting: Why Was Benji Dragging His Bum along the Ground?

Dog Scooting: Why Was Benji Dragging His Bum along the Ground?

Does your dog rub their bum on the floor, scooting around the house? What does it mean when dogs do that? There are a few potential causes: anal gland issues (impaction, infection, abscess, cancer) perianal fistula rectal prolapse worms skin allergies Anal gland issues, however, are the most likely cause of scooting in dogs. Other symptoms might include: reluctance to…

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Breathing Changes in Dogs: Daisy’s Strange Breathing

Breathing Changes in Dogs: Daisy’s Strange Breathing

When your dog looks like they’re having difficulty breathing or even choking, It’s a scary sight. In fact, actual difficulty breathing or choking is an emergency. Daisy’s story Daisy was a 7-year-old Bichon Frise. She’s been happy and healthy except for strange breathing episodes now and then. These episodes were short-lasting with no lasting effects. Daisy’s dad figured that something…

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