Pet Symptom Checker

Nutrition is a very powerful tool throughout all stages of a dog’s life. It can be used to maintain health, prevent disease, and even primarily manage some disease conditions. That said, just because your dog is getting older doesn’t necessarily mean they need a diet change. There are many foods… read more

Many pet food brands label their products as being “human-grade,” but what does this really mean? Is human-grade dog foodsafer or healthier than traditional pet food? Let’s take a look at the ingredients, manufacturing, and packaging requirements that pet foods claim to meet when they use the term… read more

Choosing the right cat food or dog food is a challenge for every pet parent. There are plenty of factors to consider, but one thing that all vets agree on is that whichever pet food you select, it needs to be AAFCO-approved. But what is AAFCO? What does it mean for a pet food to be AAFCO-approved… read more

Why do veterinarians always want a stool sample at annual visits?Well, the stool sample is used to screen your dog for intestinal parasites—or worms—in their poop. Many pet parents that come into the office think that their dog couldn’t possibly get worms for one reason or another. But every dog is… read more

As gross as it may seem, we all check out our dog’s poop. And, actually, checking your dog’s poop is a really good habit to get into. Dog poop (or “stool”) can tell us a lot about a dog’s health. Changes in color, consistency, and frequency of your dog’s poop can be one of the first signs of… read more

There’s nothing that can get a pet parent moving quite like the sound of a dog vomiting or about to vomit. It’s a sound that all pet parents recognize and hate to hear. So, what causes dog vomiting? Dogsvomitfor many reasons. Some of the reasons are nothing to worry about, but sometimes, vomiting… read more

Sneezing is a useful bodily function in which the body forcefully expels irritants from the nose. A multitude of animal species sneeze, including dogs, chickens, elephants, certain lizards, and cats. If your cat is sneezing, it may just be part of the normal process to clear their nose that usually… read more

Many people are familiar with catnip, but not everyone knows what type of plant it is or the science behind how it affects a cat’s mood and behaviors. This article will give you some insight on how catnip works, why cats go crazy for it, and whether there’s such a thing as a cat having too much… read more

Roundworms are among the most common types of worms found in dogs—along with hookworms and whipworms. Roundworms can significantly impact a puppy’s health, and in rare cases, they can be fatal. But fortunately, roundworms in dogs can be easily diagnosed and effectively treated. This article will… read more

If you have a dog that’s predisposed to pancreatitis, or one that tends to sneak fatty foods when you’re out on a walk, you might want to know more about the symptoms and treatment of pancreatitis in dogs. Here’s what you need to know about pancreatitis in dogs so you can have a better… read more