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No Fleas, But Still Itching: A Dog Owner's Guide to Understanding and Treating Dog Itchiness

Your dog’s itching and scratching can be caused by a variety of factors other than fleas, and it's important to identify the underlying cause to provide the appropriate treatment. Just like humans, dogs can have seasonal allergies, environmental allergies, food allergies, dry skin, contact dermatitis from soaps or perfumes, allergic reactions to bug bites, or itchiness from an infection. In this guide, we will look at common causes of itchiness, or pruritus, in dogs and offer some tips...

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Why Does My Dog Poop So Much and What Can I Do About It?

If your dog is pooping more than usual, but it’s not diarrhea, it could be a sign of an underlying condition or that something is out of balance in its gut. A dog’s stool is often a barometer of its overall health. As unpleasant as it seems, examining your dog’s feces can give you a clue to the cause of your pup’s frequent bowel movements. Once you identify the cause, you and your veterinarian will have a better idea of what to do about it. Read on as we review the main c...

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What it Means if Your Dog Has Brown Ear Discharge

Have you noticed a dark or brown discharge from your dog’s ears? Is it thick and moist or dry and flaky? Does it have an odor? The answers to these questions can help you and your veterinarian determine what’s wrong and how to help. The type and color of ear wax or ear discharge can tell you much about your dog’s health. Clean, lightly moist, and pale pink ears indicate good ear or “aural” health. But a thick brown or dark discharge could be a sign of a problem. Bro...

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Treating Your Dog's Urinary Incontinence

This article provides information on the common causes and treatments for incontinence in dogs. If you have noticed that your dog is having more accidents in the house or you find wet spots on the floor or bedding where they sleep, your dog may be experiencing urinary incontinence. Fortunately, canine urinary incontinence can usually be managed with lifestyle changes, medication, surgery, or a combination of treatments. While cleaning up after your dog can be frustrating, remember that urinary i...

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Understanding Your Pet's Medication Changes: Beyond-Use Date and Package Size Adjustments Explained

As a dedicated pet owner, you might have noticed recent changes to the Beyond-Use Dates BUDs and package sizes of your pet's compounded medications. You may even be having a hard time finding certain medications—like transdermal gels--that you have been using for years. What happened? Understanding the Beyond-Use Date BUD Changes The Beyond-Use Date BUD is the date after which a compounded medication can no longer be used. The recent changes in BUDs for pet medications are a result of ...

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