All posts by Alison McEvoy

Understanding “Cherry Eye” in Dogs

Cherry Eye Correcting Surgery

Those puppy dog eyes are so cute, they melt your heart every time you see them. That’s why when something appears to be wrong with them, for a pet parent it’s scary and distressing. Unfortunately, however, there are some eye diseases that dogs are susceptible to such as glaucoma, conjunctivitis or “dry eye”, however one […]

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The 9 Best Lamb Dog Food [2019 Reviews + 8 FAQs]

Dog food made with lamb and lamb meal

Lamb is a flavorful, nutritious meat that dogs love. It’s rich in essential amino acids, high in zinc, stabilizes blood sugar levels and is a good source of dietary fats. Finally, lamb is a good allergy alternative for dogs with food allergies or intolerances caused by beef, chicken or turkey.Since lamb has become such a common […]

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Understanding Lyme Disease in Dogs

Understanding Lyme Disease Ticks Affecting Dogs

You may have seen various celebrities in the media recently discussing their battle with Lyme Disease. Singers Avril Lavigne and Shania Twain had their careers derailed for years by it and actors Alec Baldwin and Ben Stiller both suffered a similar fate. You may also even know people personally affected by the disease, especially if […]

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Understanding Glaucoma in Dogs

Glaucoma in dogs, causes and symptoms

You love those puppy eyes, and your dog knows it (recent studies prove it). But like humans those big eyes can be susceptible to eye disease that can damage their sight. One of those is a condition called glaucoma.What is glaucoma?Also found in humans and other animals, glaucoma is a condition that results from abnormal internal […]

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Understanding Dental Plaque Accumulation in Dogs

Dental Plaque Build Up in Dogs

You have probably heard about the importance of keeping your teeth clean to prevent plaque forming and cavities and gum disease from developing for most of your life. It’s just as important for your dog you prevent dental plaque from ruining their teeth as well, yet it is not an area of their pup’s health that […]

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Understanding Conjunctivitis in Dogs

Conjunctivitis in Dogs

Pinkeye. Properly known as conjunctivitis it may be something you have dealt with in the past, as in humans it is a fairly common eye infection. What you may not know is that it is something that often affects dogs as well.What is conjunctivitis in dogs?The conjunctivitis found in dogs is similar, but not quite […]

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Understanding Hot Spots in Dogs

Acute moist dermatitis or canine pyoderma

Hot spots, a.k.a. acute moist dermatitis or canine pyoderma are a common skin disorder in dogs. Here’s everything you need to know about hot spots from how to ‘spot’ the symptoms to advice for a smooth recovery.What are Hot Spots?Have you ever noticed your dog scratching or licking a certain spot, only to see a […]

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Understanding Ear (Aural) Hematoma in Dogs

Dog and owner getting his ear checked out by a vet

Every owner tries to do everything they can to help ensure that their fur kid is as happy and healthy as possible. While not every health condition can be prevented by educating themselves about some of the most common health problems their dog might face they can be better prepared to deal with them should […]

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Understanding Kennel Cough in Dogs

How to reduce the chance that your dog will get kennel cough.

Is your dog coughing an alarming harsh or dry cough? Does he experience watery discharge from his eyes or has a slightly reduced appetite? In more severe cases a dog may experience fever, loss of appetite and a moist cough. These are some of the signs of kennel cough in dogs. Usually mild but if […]

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Understanding Hypothyroidism in Dogs

Read about clinical signs and health issues that can be related to hypothyroidism in their pets.

Is your dog losing her hair? Suddenly gaining weight? Acting lazier than usual? While it’s true that some dogs have a genetic predisposition to become hypothyroid, it can still be difficult to accurately diagnose canine hypothyroidism. Learn what causes it and recognize its symptoms to prevent misdiagnosis. Once diagnosed the common treatment for hypothyroidism is […]

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