A Primer on False Pregnancy in Dogs

A Primer on False Pregnancy in Dogs

False pregnancy is a common problem in dogs.  During the estrus or “heat” cycle: in an intact female dog estrogen levels increase the vulva swells and produces a bloody or straw-colored discharge The hormone changes ensure willingness to accept a male for breeding.  Toward the end of the heat cycle, progesterone levels increase, preparing the uterus for an anticipated pregnancy.…

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What Is Xylitol Poisoning in Dogs: Ask Boomer!

What Is Xylitol Poisoning in Dogs: Ask Boomer!

The dog’s body absorbs xylitol rapidly, causing its level in the blood to spike. The pancreas responds by secreting massive amounts of insulin which leads to severely low blood sugar. It takes only a tiny amount of Xylitol to result in a life-threatening situation. Potential symptoms of xylitol poisoning in dogs include: vomiting diarrhea abdominal pain loss of appetite abnormal…

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