PetMD Editorial
Jun 01, 2020

Reviewed and updated on June 1, 2020 by Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM Whether we’re hitting the beach, taking the field at a ball game, or simply heading out for a walk, we know that during the summer months, wearing sunscreen is key to our health and safety. But what about our… Read More

Heidi Kos-Barber, DVM
May 27, 2020

Ultrasounds can be very useful in diagnosing health issues in dogs and cats. Here’s what you need to know about ultrasounds for pets. What Is an Ultrasound? An ultrasound is a diagnostic tool that uses sound waves to create an image of a body part. During an ultrasound, the… Read More

PetMD Editorial
May 19, 2020

Reviewed and updated on May 19, 2020, by Jennifer Coates, DVM Your pup’s nose is a powerful device that guides him through his days in some pretty impressive ways. “Dogs noses are specifically adapted to function much better than ours,” explains Dr. Michael T. Nappier, DVM… Read More

Manette M. Kohler, DVM
May 15, 2020

Just the sheer number of toy options for dogs is a clear indicator that dogs love toys. There are toys that bounce, toys that fly, toys for chewing, toys for tugging, and, probably the most interesting of all, toys that squeak. What is it about squeaky toys that gets dogs… Read More

Matthew Everett Miller, DVM
May 12, 2020

Allergies are common in dogs. About 1-2% of all dogs have a food allergy, and as many as 25% of dogs with skin problems have a food allergy. When you throw in dogs with inhalant or environmental allergens (like pollen or mold) and flea allergies, you’re looking at a… Read More

Stephanie Lantry, DVM
May 08, 2020

How do ticks end up on your pet? Some common misconceptions are that ticks jump, fly, or fall from the trees. In fact, these are all false. Ticks have pear-shaped bodies and four pairs of legs. Their body design, combined with their feeding needs for each part of their life… Read More