Canine hip dysplasia (CHD) ranks seventh for the most common congenital diseases in dogs, according to 2018 claims data from ASPCA Pet Health Insurance. Although a portion of those claims involved surgical treatment, most owners elect for conservative management, including supplements and medicine for hip dysplasia in dogs. And thankfully, according to a study published […]
Common Dog Health Problems
Milk chocolate. Baker’s chocolate. Semi-sweet chocolate. For our canine companions, there is nothing sweet about chocolate or chocolate poisoning. However, while dog owners may understand that chocolate and dogs don’t mix, our lovable dogs do not.
That’s how I found myself on the other end of the stethoscope, so to speak, as my sister’s dog was at the ER being treated for chocolate poisoning. By sharing this true story of Banjo and the bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips, I hope to arm you with tips and resources you need in the case of chocolate poisoning.
Pain in dogs includes both physical discomfort and the emotional stress associated with pain. Veterinarians Dr. Buzby and Dr. Ralph Harvey share important insights into managing pain in dogs and the continuum of fear, anxiety, stress, and pain that we must address to be truly successful in helping painful dogs.