Dog Articles

Diabetic Ketoacidosis in cats and dogs

Diabetic ketoacidosis in dogs and cats - What it is and how to treat it

Over the last few days the signs have been getting worse. Your pet isn’t doing well; it is depressed, isn’t eating, and may even be vomiting. You thought it would get better, but it hasn’t and in fact your pet …

Digestion and Vomiting in Cats and Dogs

How dogs and cats digest food and why they vomit

In a normal, healthy animal, it takes about 7-10 hours for a meal to be completely digested and absorbed. The beginning of this process starts when you see your dog or cat enjoying their meal. After being chewed a few …

Dog Agility

Dog agility is a great sport for you and your dog

Dog agility is a sport in which a handler directs the dog though an obstacle course. It is an exciting sport that began in England in 1978 and became such a success that it is now gaining worldwide popularity. Dog …

Dog and Cat Skin Lumps

An in depth article on evaluating and treating skin lumps on your cat or dog by Dr. M. Slome DVM

Evaluating and treating dog and cat skin lumps – Dr. M. Slome DVM

Skin lumps are one of the most common conditions that Veterinarians are faced with on a day to day basis.

A general approach to lumps is to …

Dog Barks When Left Alone

Types of dogs that bark when left alone, and treating them. By Jacque Schultz CPDT

Hark, Hark, The Dog Doth Bark: Silencing The Dog That Barks When Left Alone – Jacque Schultz

Of all dog behavior problems, perhaps the most distressing one is the dog who barks when left alone. Incessant volleys of yips, woofs …

Dog Biting – Dog Aggression

Why dogs bite - aggression in dogs

Some people believe that once a dog bites, it will likely bite again. Is this true? What causes a dog to bite? How does one judge if a dog is aggressive? Where can one receive help for aggression problems?

If …

Dog Bones

Feeding your dog uncooked bones. By Carina MacDonald

Bones… The Really Scary Part

Dogs eat non-digestible dirt, rocks, tampons, plastic squeaky toys, and rawhides. They vomit, choke, poop out foreign objects, sometimes need veterinary attention… these are real dogs in real life. One of my Rottweilers had to …

Dog Breeds for Older People

Good dog breeds if you are older or less active

Dog Breeds Suitable for the Retired or Elderly
For retired or older individuals, there are particular concerns to think about when choosing a dog breed. An older individual may have physical or health issues that restrict the duration or intensity …

Dog Breeds that Don’t Travel Well

Good dog breeds suitable for owners that like traveling without their pets

Many people love to travel. Some people love to travel with their pets. Others love their pets, but just cannot travel with them for various reasons. Perhaps the hotel that they plan to stay in does not accept pets, or …

Dog Breeds that Travel Well

Good dog breeds suitable for traveling with their owner

For the vacation-enthusiasts who love to travel, having a dog can have an enormous influence on where, when and how often you can travel. For example, a dog that is very large (i.e. Irish Wolfhound, Great Dane, St. Bernard) will …

Dog clothing is essential

This article talks about why in colder temperatures we need clothing for dogs.

If you walk into a room full of dog owners and you want to start some arguments, start talking about clothing for dogs. Everyone seems to have a strong opinion about people ‘dressing up their dogs’. Regardless, dog clothing does have its purpose.

Why do humans in Canada wear coats, gloves, scarves, and winter boots? It’s because for many months of the year, it is too cold to walk around in tank tops, shorts, and flip-flops. We are a species with very little hair, and therefore have very little protection against the cold. Anyone who has braved the snow in bare feet can attest to that fact!

Dog Collars – Dog Leashes

Buying a leash and collar for your pet should be simple, right? Like many things in life that seem simple, choosing a leash and collar is not. There are many different types of dog collars, designed around certain personality or …

Dog Constipation – Cat Constipation

Constipation - What do do when your cat or dog is constipated. Answered by Dr. Slome D.V.M

Constipation – cat constipated dog constipated – Answered by Dr. Slome

Constipation in cats and dogs – General rules of thumb

Let me start by separating both cat and dog conditions since they are very different even though the symptoms …

Dog Dewclaws

What are dewclaws and should they be removed

Many dog owners often ask their veterinarian whether their dog’s dewclaws should be removed. There are several situations in which removal is advantageous, and owners should consider their dog’s lifestyle when making such a decision.

Dogs are a digitigrade species, …

Dog Diarrhea – Cat Diarrhea

Diarrhea - What do do when your cat or dog has diarrhea. Answered by Dr. Goldberg D.V.M

Diarrhea – cats and dogs that have diarrhea – Answered by Dr. Goldberg

Diarrhea – cats and dogs – General rule of thumb

When should you be concerned about a dog that has diarrhea? With any blood or mucous, there …

Dog Ear Infections

Ear infections in dogs - a general article by Dr. Van Lienden

Ear Infections in Canines
How common are ear infections in dogs?

Infections of the external ear canal (outer ear) by bacteria or yeast, are one of the most common types of infections seen in dogs. This is called otitis externa.…

Dog Eats Feces (Coprophagia)

What to do when your dog eats poop

Poop-eating (coprophagia) is generally a natural behaviour in dogs but unfortunately one that can be more than a little disgusting. Let’s face it, dogs are renowned for their flexible palates, and to them, poop is just another taste sensation. Frozen …

Dog Grooming – Cat Grooming

Grooming article by groomer Candy Levine Doppert

A Groomer’s How To – by Candy Levine Doppert

Candy’s Tender Pawz Pet Grooming – Surrey, B.C.

“Grooming”….it’s more than just a ‘beauty session’ for your pet. Your pet’s personal groomer can play an intricate part in their health and …

Dog has Lyme Disease – Cat has Lyme Disease

Lyme disease in cats and dogs

What is Lyme disease?

Lyme disease is caused by the corkscrew-shaped bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi which is also called a spirochete. The bacteria are carried by ticks which transmit the infection when they feed on animals and humans. The disease can …

Dog has Ticks – Cat has Ticks

What to do - How to check if your dog or cat has Ticks. By Chantale Robinson AHT Bs

Your dog or cat has ticks – how to check for ticks – how to treat ticks.
Ticks and dogs – Ticks and cats


Common parasites of cats and dogs

Ticks have 4 life stages …

Dog Lice

A short article on lice in dogs

What is dog lice? Are they the same type of lice that affect humans? What is the most effective way of getting rid of dog lice?

Sometimes even a clean, well-groomed dog can play a host to different types of …

Dog Licking – Why Dogs Lick

Excerpt from How To Speak Dog by Dr. Stanley Coren

Dog licking – Why Dogs Lick – Dr. Stanley Coren
(Excerpt from How to Speak Dog)

“…As the puppies grow older, they begin to lick and clean themselves and their littermates. This mutual licking and grooming serves social functions. Obviously, …

Dog Owner Responsibility

Article describing your legal responsibility for a dog bite

Dog Owners Beware

Thomas R. Smith
Man’s best friend can become his visitor’s enemy. So, if you are a dog owner take steps to avoid a very preventable injury to your visitor and very expensive injury lawsuit. If you are …

Dog photography – Cat photography

A very general article on photographing your cat or dog

Dog photography – Cat photography – photographing cats and dogs – Dog and cat article – on

Photographing cats and dogs is a fun way to capture the magic moments that make up the lives of your pets. Cats …

Dog Poops in the House

Article on inappropriate elimination in the home

Dog defecating indoors – Inappropriate Elimination in Dogs

Ask any pet owner – there are few surprises as unpleasant as finding a pile of Rover’s doggie-doo on the living room carpet. The resultant mess and odours are off-putting enough, but …