Laci Schaible, DVM, MSL, CVJ
Jun 13, 2019

Fleas get their share of attention and awareness as pesky nuisances that can plague dogs, but ticks are often overlooked. Did you know that ticks are not even insects? Ticks are actually arachnids, similar to scorpions, spiders and mites—they have four pairs of legs as… Read More

Liz Bales, VMD
Jun 12, 2019

Are you still seeing fleas after using a topical flea prevention treatment? What should you do now? This is a question asked by frustrated pet parents with itchy pets every day. You might be wondering if you applied it incorrectly, and if so, whether you should reapply. Or… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jun 06, 2019

Reviewed for accuracy on June 6, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM Did you know that your pet could be allergic to everything from their own beds to your other pets? Unfortunately, figuring out what could be causing allergies in your dog or cat can be a lengthy process—and a… Read More

PetMD Editorial
May 31, 2019

Reviewed for accuracy on May 31, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM You’ve seen the ads where Dawn dish soap is being used to clean wild birds who’ve been impacted by oil spills. If Dawn is effective and gentle enough for wildlife, you may be wondering if it can kill those pesky… Read More

Sandra C. Mitchell, DVM, DABVP
May 21, 2019

There it is again—that horrible sound coming from your dog at night that almost reminds you of a goose honking in their sleep, and it’s almost always followed by a harsh gagging sound. While dog gagging can be a benign behavior, there are things you need to know and be… Read More

PetMD Editorial
May 10, 2019

Reviewed for accuracy on May 10, 2019 by Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM As much as we feel our heartstrings tug when encountering a tripod pet, our three-legged dog and cat friends tend to be more nonchalant. “For the most part, in dealing with three-legged pets, I have found… Read More