Sara Bledsoe, DVM, CVA, CHPV
Oct 29, 2020

Is your dog or puppy having diarrhea, but it smells almost like fungus, or not like normal diarrhea? Funny-smelling diarrhea can be a sign of a gastrointestinal issue in your dog known as coccidia.

This guide will tell you everything you need to know about…

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PetMD Editorial
Jul 12, 2016

By Samantha Drake

If you’ve ever taken a walk with your dog in the woods or through a field, only to have your best friend scratching up a storm for the next several days, you might have experienced a chigger attack. These tiny, red pests are so small…

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Katy Nelson, DVM
Jun 02, 2015

Otodectes cynotis mites, commonly called ear mites, are a common parasitic infection that can affect your dog. Symptoms typically include some combination of:

  • Scratching around the ears, head, and neck
  • Head shaking
  • Discharge from the ears that can be dark and waxy…
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Mar 06, 2012

By Jennifer Kvamme, DVM

When it’s time to purchase heartworm preventive medication for your dog or cat, you have several options to choose from. In order to purchase any of these heartworm medications, however, you must first have your dog or cat tested for heartworms.

If the test…

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PetMD Editorial
Mar 02, 2012

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Treatment of Heartworms in Dogs

By Jennifer Kvamme, DVM

If your dog is not protected by monthly heartworm preventive medications, he/she is at definite risk of becoming infected with heartworms. This potentially…

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PetMD Editorial
Mar 02, 2012

By Jennifer Kvamme, DVM

 

The mosquito is the main culprit (vector) responsible for the spread of heartworm…

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