● Urinary Tract Infections ● Lumps & Bumps ● Brain Damage At Routine Vet Visit ● Do Dogs Understand Speech? ● Dangerous Dog Food ● Canine Sun Protection
Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs
UTIs are no fun, especially for dogs who only have access to their “bathroom” when a human is around to let them outside. Sadly, this painful condition is one of the most common infectious diseases in dogs.
Caused by bacteria, UTIs are more common in older dogs, those that are overweight, and even specific breeds.
Perfectly Healthy Dog Suffers Fatal Brain Damage Following Routine Vet Visit
A heartbreaking incident occurred earlier this month at a veterinary clinic in Georgia. A healthy 3-year-old Italian Mastiff named Draco arrived for a routine visit and ended up with terminal brain damage.
Draco’s owner acknowledges that her dog was difficult to work with, but it seems the staff may have gone overboard with their restraint techniques.
This Common Type Of Food Is Dangerous For Your Pet
by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker
Limited ingredient diets made with “novel” proteins such as rabbit, venison, and whitefish are all the rage for dogs with food sensitivities. But research suggests that fish-based diets may do more harm than good.
Despite the lean protein and healthy omega 3s dogs get from fish, there is also a high risk of mercury, DDT, and other contaminants.