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Katherine Smith, DVM, CVA, CVSMT
Aug 03, 2020

When you have an upset stomach, you probably reach for ginger ale orcrackersto settle your tummy. But what should you do when your dog’s stomach is out of sorts? Here’s some information about the causes and symptoms of upset stomach in dogs and tips for how to make your pup feel better with natural remedies. Common Causes of Upset Stomach in Dogs There are many reasons your dog may have an upset stomach, though there’s one common cause:… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Apr 13, 2016

Reviewed and updated for accuracy on March 10, 2020, by Dr. Aja Senestraro, DVM Jump to a Section: Symptoms Causes Vet Treatment 9 Tips and Home Remedies Constipation is common in cats. Usually, it’s mild, and you can help your cat with simple home treatments. But sometimes, constipation in cats can indicate more serious health issues, and it can become very severe and uncomfortable. So how do you know when it’s a serious problem that… Read More

Jennifer Coates, DVM
Feb 20, 2014

Reviewed for accuracy on August 9, 2019, by Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM Knowing that your dog is in pain is upsetting. It's understandable to want to do something—anything—to provide pain relief as soon as possible. But stop yourself if you are tempted to reach for a human pain reliever to give to your dog. Over-the-counter (OTC) pain medsand other human medications can be very dangerous and even fatal for dogs. Dogs should not be given… Read More

Nutrition Articles

Cathy Meeks, MS, DVM, DACVIM
Jan 19, 2021

A common question that veterinarians get asked is whether cats should eat canned or dry food. The good news is that most commercial cat foods provide an excellent source of nutrition, whether it’s dry cat food or wet cat food. But finding the best food for your cat will depend on several factors, including: Your cat’s weight Your cat’s health and any health conditions present Your budget Whether to feed dry, canned, or a mixture of both… Read More

Ellen Malmanger, DVM
Jun 30, 2020

Dogs are omnivorous, which means that they require a combination of animal and plant material to have a healthy, balanced diet. Dogs can eat some fruits, but other fruits are toxic to dogs, such as grapes and raisins. Due to the balanced nature of high-quality, nutritionally complete commercial diets, it’s not necessary to supplement your dog’s diet with fruits, but it can be fun to use them as treats. Before feeding your dog any fruit,… Read More

Jennifer Coates, DVM
May 05, 2020

One of the best ways to keep dogs healthy is to feed them the right amount of a high-quality dog food.Feeding your dog too much or not enough can have certain health consequences. Here’s why it matters and what you can do to determine how much to feed your dog. Why the Right Dog Food Amount Matters If you feed your dog too little, they can suffer from nutritional deficiencies. However, If you feed your dog too much, it will eventually… Read More