Knee Injuries in Dogs: Why Does It Happen & How Can It Be Treated?
The knee joint of a dog is one of the weakest in the body. Just as football players and skiers frequently suffer knee injuries, dogs also ha
Corneal Ulcers in Dogs & Cats
An erosion through a few layers of the epithelium is called a corneal erosion or a corneal abrasion.
Collapsed Trachea in Dogs: What is it and How is it Treated?
What is a collapsed trachea? The trachea, also known as the windpipe, is an important structure, which connects the throat to the lungs. It serves the purpose of directing air into the respiratory tract. The normal trachea is tubular. It maintains its shape because of a series of rings made of cartilage. These rings do not completely encircle the trachea. Instead, they go from the 2 o'clock to 10 o'clock positions. The remainder of the trachea is composed of a flexible m
What Is That Smell?
ANAL SAC DISEASE IN DOGS What are anal sacs? The anal sacs are located on either side of the anus at the 8 o’clock and 4 o’clock positions; they are positioned just under the skin. They connect to the anus by means of small canals or ducts. Anal sacs produce and store a dark, foul-smelling fluid. These are the same type of organs that a skunk has to scare away its enemies. Although dogs can use these for the same purpose, most dogs live in an environment that has no enemi
Canine Bladder Stones
Did you know dogs get bladder stones? Bladder stones are rock-like collections of minerals that form in the urinary bladder. The two most co
Ear Infections in Dogs
When to take a dog with an ear infection to the vet – head shaking If your dog suddenly starts whining and scratching at her ears, sometimes hard enough to make them red and raw, she may have a common canine health problem—an ear infection. An ear infection is a common condition in dogs, especially those with floppy ears, such as Basset Hounds and Cocker Spaniels. It's estimated that about 20 percent of dogs have some form of ear disease. Believe it or not, yeast and bacteria