Category Archives: Ask Dr. Chris

Dog Cancer Vaccine?

I was recently asked by a client about some articles she found describing a new canine cancer vaccine and she wanted to know more about it. There have been several news stories recently discussing this topic and I thought it would be helpful to Dogington Post readers to explain these developments. Most of the articles…

Where Is My Dog’s Pain Coming From?

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Does your dog ever cry out in pain and you don’t know why? As an emergency vet, this presenting complaint is pretty common and often times, clients are baffled as to why this is occurring. It can be very distressing to puppy parents to hear their dogs acting this way so I thought I would…

Finicky Maltese Won’t Eat Dog Food!

My dog is 14 month old Maltese and is a sweetheart. My one problem is that he won’t eat his dog food. We started giving him human food, that’s it. My husband and I have had days where we don’t feed him any human food and he’s gone without eating for two days….is it terrible…

Is Your Dog Drinking Too Much Water?

Ed King from Charleston, SC asked: My dog (mixed breed), I think part Greyhound, recently started drinking water excessively. Her normal 2 Qts. a day now exceed 5 Qts. No changes were made diet or exercise.  She’s 8. Possible causes? cures? Hi Ed, thank you for your question. This is such a common problem that…

Why Does My Dog Eat Poop?

Question from one of our readers: My dog will not stop eating his own poop!! I tried giving him pineapple, some meat tenderizer as per vets instructions, forbid…nothing is working. He has the best food on the market, multivitamins and even gets yogurt every day and still no luck. If he goes out in the…

Need Help With My Border Collie Who Has Hard Time Walking

Dear Dr. Chris, I have a senior border collie I rescued at the age of 10. To my best knowledge she is now 16. Her back legs will not support her well enough to poop. I have been trying to hold her for support but she will not let me yet. I work and have…

My Pyrenees Has Elbow Lumps

Dr. Chris, Hello, thank you for taking the time. My Great pyrenees has floating, soft lumps on the front elbows. They go up and down in size. One day they are large one day one elbow has it..the next day they come back.  Are Pyrenees prone to such a thing? Chris, Canyon Lake, TX Thank…

International Puppy Mills On The Rise?

Here’s a disturbing story from a recent client visit… No one can resist the face of an English Bulldog puppy. Recently, one of my clients decided to buy two English Bulldog puppies! Oh boy! She called because the puppies had just been flown from the “breeder” in Florida and were sick.  When they arrived, it…

What’s Wrong With My Dog’s Eye?

Dear Dr. Chris, I have a 10 M/O Lab/Wiem mix. I am worried that she may have an eye problem. Her right eye looks normal but her left appears to have a very bright greenish reflection from the back of her eye. It does not seem to cause her any problems but worrisome none the…

Help! My Dog Freaks Out At The Groomer!

Hi Dr.Chris, I have a almost 8 yr old cockapoo,  Abby  She HATES to be groomed HATES it!! I had been giving her Benadryl for awhile..seemed ok with it …but now it’s not having the calming effect on her as it used to and her grooming day is a nightmare!! We have to muzzle her…

My Dog’s Skin is Itchy and Red!

Dear Dr. Chris, My lab mix is constantly rubbing her backside against things as though she has an itch. The itchy area seems to be on her back right by her tail. I have used my fingers to part her fur and the area is red. She is on Frontline so I don’t think it…

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