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Can dogs eat asparagus?

You may be happy to learn that cooked asparagus is a safe snack for pups to enjoy. This vegetable is also packed with vitamins, making it a great treat option for your pet.

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Can dogs eat hotdogs?

Hotdogs are a risky treat for pups because they sometimes contain toxic ingredients, like garlic or onion powder.

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Can dogs eat hamburgers?

Hamburgers may be a summertime staple, but you’ll need to modify the snack before serving it to your pup.

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Can dogs eat pickles?

Though fresh cucumbers are much better for dogs, a pickled one won’t hurt (for the most part).

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Can dogs eat pears?

Pears contain several nutrients, including fiber and Vitamin C, but are they OK for dogs to eat? Here’s what you need to know.

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Can dogs eat peanut butter?

Peanut butter may be the ultimate treat because of its versatility. Learn how it benefits dogs’ health and ways to safely serve it.

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Can dogs eat cantaloupe?

As long as the seeds, stems and rind are removed, cantaloupe is generally OK for dogs to eat. Learn why cantaloupe is a good treat option for dogs.

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Can dogs eat rice?

Be it as a digestive aid or as part of a balanced meal, rice can do wonders for dog diets.

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Can dogs eat peaches?

Did your dog accidentally eat a peach? Learn if they’re safe for dogs in our article.

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Can dogs eat potatoes?

Potatoes can come in many forms, whether they’re fried, raw, baked, boiled or mashed. But are all of those serving methods safe for dogs? Find out in our article.

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Can dogs eat raspberries?

As long as your dog isn’t going on a berry binge, raspberries are a great option for pups with a sweet tooth.

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Can dogs eat onions?

No matter the form or preparation, onions are quite harmful to our furry family members.

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Can dogs eat coconut?

Whether raw, shredded or oil, coconut is one ingredient your dog can totally chow down on.

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Can dogs eat mushrooms?

Certain mushrooms are toxic for dogs. Learn what types of mushrooms are safe for dogs to eat and how to spot if a dog is showing signs of mushroom toxicity.

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Can dogs eat cherries?

Cherries, without the stem, leaves and pit, are generally OK for dogs to eat. Learn what nutrients this fruit has to offer.

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Poisonous house and yard plants that aren't safe for dogs

Curious canines have their hearts set on exploring just about anything they can get their paws on. Keep your precious pup safe from harm’s way with this list of common, poisonous plants for dogs.

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Is carprofen safe for dogs?

Does your dog struggle with body pain? With your vet’s guidance, carprofen, an anti-inflammatory medication available for dogs, could help.

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Can cats get COVID-19?

We protect ourselves against the spread of COVID-19, learn if you should protect your cat, too.

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Dog diarrhea: causes and treatments

When a dog gets a wave of diarrhea, it usually means something else is going on with their health.

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How long is a dog’s pregnancy?

Unsure as to whether or not your dog is pregnant? Let us break down all the tell-tale dog pregnancy signs and symptoms for you. We’ve got all the info you need including details about a dog’s gestation period, signs they’re going into labor and more.

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Here’s what you need to know about your pet’s first vet visit

A pet’s first vet visit is the beginning of their health journey. Here's how to prepare for the wellness checkup so your pet feels comfortable.

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Can dogs eat bananas?

Bananas are low in cholesterol and calories and contain several nutrients like potassium (boosts energy), fiber (promotes a healthy gut) and magnesium (supports bone, muscle and nerve health). Just make sure to avoid serving the peel.

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Can dogs eat apples?

Apples are high in fiber and vitamins and low in calories and fat. With your vet's OK, treat your pet to bite-sized pieces and avoid sharing the stem, seeds and core as they can be choking hazards and may contain cyanide, which is toxic for dogs.

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Can dogs eat blueberries?

Blueberries are a healthy dog treat alternative (especially for training) because they’re bite-sized and low in calories. This fruit supports dogs’ immune systems, boosts energy, helps pups feel full and is an anti-inflammatory.

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Can dogs eat celery?

Celery (which should be served in bite-sized pieces) is packed with nutrients that promote blood health, boost energy and maintain dogs' vision, dental, coat and skin health. Plus, it's low in fat and cholesterol.

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Can dogs eat grapes?

All grapes (raisins, Zante currants and sultanas included) are toxic to dogs and can cause kidney failure. If your dog eats a grape, call your vet as soon as possible.

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Can dogs eat mango?

Mangos contain nutrients that promote an active brain and healthy vision. But, the pit, skin and seeds are choking hazards and contain cyanide, so keep them away from your pup.

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Can dogs eat eggs?

Eggs, as long as they're cooked and without salt and other seasonings, oil or butter, are a safe and protein-packed snack for dogs. They’re full of vitamins like iron, vitamin B-12 and vitamin A, too.

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Can dogs eat cheese?

If your dog isn’t lactose intolerant, cheese is generally a safe snack. It’s packed with nutrients like protein, calcium and fatty acids. Serve cheese in moderation, as it is high in fat, which can cause weight gain, obesity and pancreatitis.

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Can dogs eat strawberries?

Strawberries are low in calories and packed with several nutrients that support gut health, promote bone, muscle and nerve health and encourage gastrointestinal health. But, strawberries are best served in moderation and without the leaves and stem.

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Can dogs eat oranges?

Oranges are high in vitamin C (supports the immune system), potassium (boosts energy) and fiber (promotes a healthy gut). Serve this fruit in moderation because of its high sugar and citrus content.

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Can dogs eat tomatoes?

Keep tomatoes (especially unripe tomatoes, stems and seeds) away from your dog. The stems and seeds contain solanine, which is toxic for pups and can cause vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy and weakness.

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Can dogs eat bread?

Bread is generally safe for your dog to eat in moderation unless they have a wheat allergy. Learn why feeding dogs raw dough can be dangerous and what types of bread to avoid.

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Can dogs eat avocados?

Avocado meat is generally safe for pups to eat if they get a hold of a slice, but they don’t make the best treat. This fruit is high in fat. Never let your dog eat avocado skin, pits and stems because they contain a toxin called persin.

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Can dogs eat watermelon?

Watermelon is packed with nutrients that support dogs’ immune and nervous systems, boost energy and promote vision, dental, coat and skin health. This fruit is very hydrating, too. Remove the rind and seeds before serving.

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Can dogs eat carrots?

Carrots are full of nutrients that help with vision, dental, coat and skin health, promote healthy aging, boost energy and support the immune system. Just note that this veggie can be a choking hazard, so keep an eye on your pup as they chow down.

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Can dogs eat shrimp?

Shrimp are low in calories, fat and carbohydrates and are generally safe for dogs to enjoy. This bite is best served grilled or steamed without any seasonings, butter or oil.

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Can dogs eat turkey?

The next time you’re serving up a turkey roast, consider saving some plain, cooked, bite-sized pieces for your pup — it’s a great source of energy and good for muscle growth, too.

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Can dogs eat popcorn?

Plain popcorn is low in calories and fat and packed with several nutrients. Avoid seasonings like butter and salt, as they can lead to obesity, upset stomach, vomiting, diarrhea and pancreatitis.

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Can dogs eat pineapple?

Pineapples are packed with vitamin C (reduces inflammation and benefits brain function), vitamin B-6 (supports the immune and nervous system) and potassium (promotes a healthy gut). Share this fruit in moderation (and always remove the skin and rind first!.

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Can dogs eat cucumbers?

Cucumbers are low in carbs, fat and calories. Plus, they're high in nutrients that boost energy and support bone, muscle, blood and nerve health.

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Can dogs eat broccoli?

Broccoli (which contains fiber and vitamin C) is safe raw or cooked in small amounts with no additional seasoning. The flower can cause stomach issues, while the stalk can create blockages, which is why it’s best served in small, easily digestible pieces.

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Heartworm symptoms in dogs

Heartworms are one of the most common types of parasites contracted by dogs and cats alike — the heartworm larvae are transmitted through mosquito bites.

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What is folliculitis in dogs?

If you’ve noticed changes in your pup’s skin, like dryness, redness or hair loss, they may be struggling with folliculitis.

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Tapeworms in dogs: symptoms and treatment

Tapeworms, which are parasitic worms, are spread by dogs ingesting fleas. Learn how to prevent these parasites from causing an infection in your dog.

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Tetanus in dogs: how to test for and cure it

Tetanus doesn’t commonly impact dogs, but it’s not impossible for them to contract it. Muscle stiffness, difficulty standing and an outstretched tail are all signs something is up.

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Valley fever in dogs

Valley fever, an infection caused by a fungus, is easier for dogs to contract after severe weather conditions, like heavy rainstorms, dust storms or earthquakes.

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What can I give my dog for pain?

With your vet’s permission, this common pharmacy item can go a long way in warding off pain in pups.

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What does it mean when a dog won’t eat?

While a brief fast might be normal for some dogs, not eating for too long can be cause for concern.

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How to help your cat live a long, healthy life

Being the best pet parent means helping your pet live a healthy, happy life.

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Sunscreen safety for dogs

Just like humans, too much sun can cause a lot of problems for dogs.

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What to do if you find worms in your dog’s poop

Parasites aren’t always easy to spot — here’s how to know your dog has them and how to help.

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Is Neosporin safe for dogs?

Minor scrape, scratch or cut after a day at the park? Read this before applying Neosporin to your dog’s wounds.

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Pedialyte for dogs: Is it safe and how does it work?

Pedialyte helps prevent and treat dehydration in humans, but it doesn’t work quite the same for dogs.

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Conjunctivitis in dogs — here’s how vets treat it

Conjunctivitis in dogs is typically easily resolved, but it’s best to see your vet to make sure you’re treating the underlying cause.

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What to do about spider bites on dogs

Not every spider bite on dogs is a cause for concern, but if your pet starts displaying key symptoms, you need to get your dog to the vet.

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What to know if your dog has skin tags

If your dog has a skin tag, it’s likely benign. That said, here’s what you should know to keep your dog’s skin tags from becoming a problem.

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Prednisone for dogs: usage and side effects

If your dog’s experiencing an allergic reaction, your vet might prescribe prednisone. Here’s what you need to know about the medication and prednisone side effects in dogs.

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Cataracts in dogs

Cataracts in dogs often occur with age or age-related illness, but there are preventative measures and treatments you can try to keep your dog’s eyes strong.

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Why do dogs lick their paws?

When your dog licks their paws a lot, it’s probably time to see a vet. Find out the common causes and solutions when a dog licks their paws.

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Kidney failure in dogs — here’s what to expect

Learn how to prevent, identify and treat kidney failure in dogs to give your pet the best possible outcome.

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Why do cats spray and can you stop them?

Understanding why cats spray is pretty straightforward — it’s often a territorial instinct, and even female cats spray. Here’s what you can do to stop them.

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Heart murmurs in dogs — here’s what to expect

Heart murmurs in dogs may not be as scary or life-threatening as they sound.

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Understanding dog skin cancer

Learn more about the most common types of skin cancers that affect dogs and why you should always have lumps on your pet checked by a veterinarian.

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Everything you need to know about dog thirst

When your dog is drinking a lot of water, you need to know if it’s normal or if it’s a sign of other health issues.

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Hookworms in dogs: symptoms and treatments

Hookworms, aka worm-shaped parasites, are easily spreadable among pets and people. Here’s how you can protect your dog and yourself.

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What can I give my dog for an upset stomach?

When a dog experiences an upset stomach, it’s likely they’re struggling with a larger underlying issue. Here’s what to do if your dog has an upset stomach and some ways to make them feel better at home.

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What can I give my dog for constipation?

If you’ve noticed that your pup has been going #2 less and less, they could be struggling with constipation. Learn how hydration and a fibrous diet can help ease this symptom.

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Roundworms in dogs: symptoms and treatments

Here’s how to help your dog if they catch a roundworm infection and how to stop the spread.

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Cat scratch fever: signs, symptoms and treatments

Cat scratch fever, officially known as cat scratch disease, is caused by a bacteria carried by fleas. If an infected cat scratches a person or animal, it can spread easily.

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What to do if your dog is stung by a bee

Outside playtime is all fun and games until a bee sting happens — here's what how they impact pups.

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Giardia in cats

Giardia is a parasite that can cause giardiasis, an infection that cats can contract. Giardia thrives in soil, water and food and is easily spreadable among animals.

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Can dogs get lice?

Here's what to do if your dog gets lice, and how to protect the other pets in your home.

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Why is my dog throwing up yellow?

It might be icky, but your dog’s yellow vomit isn’t necessarily cause for panic.

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Kidney failure in cats

Here’s what you need to know about kidney disease in cats — and how to prevent it.

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Why is my dog coughing?

Your dog’s cough can stem from a wide array of causes.

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Can I give my dog tramadol?

As far as pain-relievers go, tramadol might not be the best bet for your pet.

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Can dogs eat marshmallows?

Can dogs eat marshmallows? Although these treats are delicious for us humans, they may not be safe for our pets. Dr. Aliya McCullough breaks it down for us.

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Is melatonin safe for dogs?

With your vet's OK, melatonin could help your dog live a healthier, happier life.

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Signs of fleas on dogs and how to get rid of them

Scratching or biting of the skin could be a sign your dog has fleas. These pesky insects attach to dogs easily, so it’s important to know how to avoid them.

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Do dogs like and need blankets?

You’re on the couch for your movie marathon, snuggled under your favorite blanket. Sure, your dog may appreciate you sharing — or they may want a quilt they can call their own.

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Here’s why there’s blood in your dog’s poop and pee and what to do about it

As a pet parent, it’s important to be on the lookout for changes in your pup's health — which sometimes means keeping tabs on their urine and stool.

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Urinary tract infections in dogs: symptoms and treatments

If your dog’s been straining to urinate or you’ve noticed bloody pee, they could be struggling with a UTI.

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Mange in dogs: symptoms and treatments

If you’ve noticed changes in your dog’s skin, like crusty areas or hair loss, they could be suffering from a skin infection called mange. Here’s how to help your pup.

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Can dogs get COVID-19?

If you’re worried about your dog contracting COVID-19, read on — we’re breaking down the likelihood of that happening.

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Roundworms in cats: symptoms and treatments

It’s not the most glamorous part of pet parenthood, but checking your cat’s stool can help you spot changes in their health.

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Diabetes in dogs

Diabetes can affect dogs — but not necessarily the same way it affects humans. Here’s how to determine if your pup may be struggling with diabetes.

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Pancreatitis in cats — here’s how to take care of your pet

Pancreatitis is when a cat’s pancreas becomes inflamed, red or swollen. Learn ways to treat this condition and help your cat feel better.

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Leptospirosis in dogs — how to spot the symptoms and more on the vaccine

Leptospirosis is a serious condition in dogs that can spread easily to other animals and people. Knowing the symptoms of leptospirosis will allow you to quickly care for your pup.

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The best way to remedy your cat’s ear mites

Mites can severely irritate your cat’s ears. Learn ways to treat ear mites in cats and how to protect your cat’s ears.

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Can dogs have Down syndrome?

Being a pet parent comes with the responsibility of learning all you can about their health.

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Rimadyl for dogs: usage, dosage and side effects

From how to serve to alternative options, here’s what you need to know about your pet’s Rimadyl prescription.

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Can I give my dog meloxicam?

The prescription medication is made for people, but in some cases (with your vet’s permission) it could help your pet.

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Giardia in dogs: what it is and how to treat it

This pesky infection isn’t a simple one to treat — here’s how to get rid of giardia and help your pup feel better.

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Can I give my dog Imodium?

To ensure your dog’s safety, there’s plenty you need to know before giving your pet Imodium.

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Dog eye infections: symptoms and treatments

Learn the many ways dogs can contract eye infections and how to relieve their discomfort.

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Why is my dog's nose dry?

This expert guide explains what it means when your dog's nose is dry and when you should seek treatment.

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Dog ear infections: symptoms and treatments

Your dog’s sweet, fluffy ears need relief, and we’re here to help. We’ll walk you through different types of ear infections and how to stop the itch.

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Ear hematomas in dogs: symptoms and treatments

Aural hematomas, aka puffy or swollen ear flaps, are the result of a dog’s excessive scratching and head shaking due to an infection, allergies, insect bites or trapped water.

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Can I give my dog Dramamine?

If your pup struggles with motion sickness, ask your vet about Dramamine — and, in the meantime, here’s what you need to know.

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