Category Archives: Health & Wellness

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…

The Benefits of Walking Your Dog

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Dogs are great at providing strong motivation to maintain their owner’s exercise program – who can resist a happy dog, panting with excitement at the front door? They make great walking companions and can serve as the perfect social support. So if you are having difficulty sticking to your fitness program, why don’t you try…

Do Dogs Get Colds and Flus?

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Just like us, pets are prone to colds and flus. More often than not, the respiratory symptoms manifested in animals are a result of viral, bacterial, or fungal infection.  However, most commonly, canine colds and flus take place due to virus. Since these illnesses can result in serious secondary bacterial infections if left untreated, consulting…

Top Ten Signs of Canine Heart Disease

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When it comes to canine heart disease, early diagnosis and timely treatment can make all the crucial difference in your pet. It is necessary for pet parents like you to be familiar with the various signs of canine heart disease. This way you can bring any possible health issue to your vet’s attention as soon…

Rawhide: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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There are countless types of dog chews, bones, and toys in the market today, and rawhide is one of the most popular. Because there have been lots of concerns regarding the safety of rawhide dog chews, it is a good idea to be familiar with the various kinds of rawhide available as well as the…

Removing a Tick From Your Dog’s Skin

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Responsible pet owners know that tick prevention is important – but not always 100% effective. Chances are, at some point in your dog’s life, you’ll encounter one of these icky arthropods that attach themselves to your dog’s skin and feast on their blood. When left untreated, a tick can cause a whole slew of problems…

Senior Dogs: Young At Heart

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When thinking about dog adoption, many people imagine bringing home a furry, spanking new little pooch to grow up with their kids. Indeed, it’s a cute picture; however, most dog owners fail to realize the loads of work that actually come with raising a new puppy. Because younger dogs need plenty of exercise, training, and…

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…

Ten Early Warning Signs of Canine Cancer

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Cancer essentially refers to an uncontrolled cell growth on or in the body. It may either be localized, or invade neighboring tissues and then spread all the way through the body. This serious disease is potential in most household animals, and the incidence increases with age. Dogs often get cancer at almost the same rate…

Dog Dangers: Common OTC Medications that are Poisoning Our Pets

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Most owners of a dog with allergies, either seasonal or skin-related, are all too familiar with the redness, itching, and discomfort that our dogs can experience during a flare-up. To ease our dogs’ discomfort and allergy symptoms, many veterinarians are recommending, even prescribing, certain human over-the-counter antihistimines as a safe, effective treatment for our dog’s…

Tylenol-Stuffed Sausages Found in Baltimore Backyards

Dog owners in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore are on high alert since a resident discovered several pieces of poisoned sausage strewn about her backyard. Hampden resident,Terri Galvan let her 4-year old pit bull, Maddie, out into the backyard Saturday night. After about 30 minutes, Galvan heard Maddie barking at something, then suddenly stop. When…

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