Uncommon Reasons Your Dog May Be Coughing

When you hear your dog coughing, the first thing that may go through your mind is “The dog has kennel cough.”  However, if the veterinarian cannot find out the reason for your dog’s cough, you may have to consider some unusual things to find out why the dog is coughing.  Here are some things to look at:

Rat poison.  If your…

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Common Heartworm Prevention Mistakes

You may think you are preventing heartworms in your dog by giving him a heartworm pill each month.  However, the American Heartworm Society says that of veterinarians who think heartworm is on the rise, sixty-one percent of them say poor owner compliance is a big reason.  Here are some common mistakes dog parents make that makes the heartworm preventative less…

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Feeding a Dog with Food Allergies

There was a time when feeding a dog with food allergies was hard.  You could only get hypoallergenic food from your veterinarian — and that was expensive.  Times have changed and you can get hypoallergenic dog food from most pet supermarkets.  However, the food the veterinarian sells is better for diagnosing allergies than the food pet supermarkets sell.  The food…

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