Green Vomit in Dogs: What Made My Dog’s Puke Green?

Green Vomit in Dogs: What Made My Dog’s Puke Green?

How scary would it be to discover your dog vomiting green stuff? Quite frightening even though it typically doesn’t involve demons or extraterrestrial lifeforms. Now, bile/stomach juices can have a greenish tint to them. In theory, anyway; I’ve never seen bile vomit of that color. I’ve seen various shades of yellow and white, but not green. After eating enough grass,…

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A Primer On Cushing’s Disease: What is Cushing’s Disease in Dogs?

A Primer On Cushing’s Disease: What is Cushing’s Disease in Dogs?

Cushing’s disease, named after the first physician who reported it, results from excess cortisol in the body.  It is most common in middle-aged to older dogs. The most susceptible breeds include: Introduction Cortisol is a corticosteroid hormone that controls metabolism and response to stress.   It is produced by the adrenal glands, which are found on top of the upper part…

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Coffee Grounds in a Dog’s Vomit: What Is That Dark Grit in My Dog’s Vomit?

Coffee Grounds in a Dog’s Vomit: What Is That Dark Grit in My Dog’s Vomit?

When talking about blood in vomit, I touched on the fact that blood doesn’t always look like blood, meaning doesn’t always have the typical bright red appearance. Fresh blood does; blood that has already been digested does not. So instead, in the vomit, it looks like coffee grounds. I include an illustration because I don’t want to freak anybody out…

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A Primer on Cytology: When You Might Need One For Your Dog?

A Primer on Cytology: When You Might Need One For Your Dog?

Cytology is the examination of cells under a microscope. Cytology can help to characterize lumps and masses on the skin and in other organs of your dog.  It is also helpful for evaluating: The purpose behind it Cytology often provides diagnostic information about your dog that can be useful in deciding on a treatment plan. Lumps and bumps Your veterinarian…

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