Dog health advocacy

Nasal Foreign Body in a Dog: Foster’s Sneezing and Bloody Nose

Nasal Foreign Body in a Dog: Foster’s Sneezing and Bloody Nose

Allergies in dogs typically manifest through itchy skin rather than sneezing. Infections or foreign bodies are a much more likely culprit. Consider the season, your dog’s environment, and lifestyle as part of the bigger picture. When your dog’s violent sneezing combines with a nose bleed, the symptoms start to paint a picture. Common causes of excessive sneezing in dogs foreign…

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Veterinary Reasonable Expectations: The Ability to Discuss Your Internet Research With Your Vet

Veterinary Reasonable Expectations: The Ability to Discuss Your Internet Research With Your Vet

Does your veterinarian welcome or frown upon your internet research? This is the sixth part of an ongoing series describing what you should expect regarding veterinary care for their dogs. You can find parts one through five at http://www.speakingforspot.com. Take your time with this one. There is a great deal to say about this worthwhile topic! Introduction When your dog…

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Dewclaw Avulsion in Dogs: Cookie Breaks Her Dewclaw

Dewclaw Avulsion in Dogs: Cookie Breaks Her Dewclaw

Nail injuries, however minor they appear can be extremely painful and might lead to substantial lameness. The reason for potentially severe bleeding and pain is the quick, which is a collection of blood vessels and nerves. If you ever cut the quick while trimming your dog’s nails, you’re familiar with the outcome. Why do nails break? The longer the nail,…

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Head-Shaking and Swollen Lymph Nodes: Murphy’s Indolent T Cell Lymphoma

Head-Shaking and Swollen Lymph Nodes: Murphy’s Indolent T Cell Lymphoma

Sometimes, when you hear hooves, zebras show up. The most common cause of excessive head-shaking is discomfort in the ears. The causes might include: allergies foreign bodies inflammation infections parasites polyps Infections, on the other hand, are typically secondary to another problem, such as allergies. Further reading: Excessive Head Shaking in Dogs Lymph nodes are part of the lymphatic system;…

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