Common Problems


What causes diarrhea in dogs and cats? Diarrhea in dogs and cats can be caused by stress, viruses, bacteria, parasites, foreign bodies (including bones, sticks, and other objects), diet, food allergies, toxins, tumors, disease, and more. Your ability to answer questions about your pet’s diet, habits, environment, and specific details about the diarrhea can help […]

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Vomiting pets

Vomiting is a common problem in dogs and cats, and there are many causes, some of which can be managed at home and others that can be quite serious and require veterinary care. A problem that can be confused with vomiting is regurgitation. Vomiting is the ejection of contents of the stomach and upper intestine; […]

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Anal sac disease

When your dog scoots its rear end across the floor it most likely isn’t due to worms. Dogs scoot when their anal sacs are uncomfortable. Anal glands and anal sacs are part of normal canine anatomy, and every canid from wolves to Chihuahuas have them. What are anal glands and anal sacs? Anal glands are […]

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If your pet is having a seizure, remain calm. Note the time the seizure started and how long it lasted, as this information could be helpful to your veterinarian. To prevent your animal from hurting itself, attempt to move it away from hard objects like stairs and furniture. Cushion its head and gently hold and […]

Urinary Incontinence in dogs

Urinary incontinence, or the involuntary passing of urine, is a fairly common problem in dogs. It is usually caused by a medical condition, and your dog likely is not aware it’s happening. Although it can happen at any age, it is more common in middle- to senior-aged dogs and females. Severity can range from small […]

Megaesophagus: Individualized videofluoroscopic feeding evaluation

What is a feeding evaluation for dogs with megaesophagus? An individualized videofluoroscopic feeding evaluation will help to create tailored feeding, hydration, and medication plans for dogs with megaesophagus. Megaesophagus is a condition in which the esophagus becomes dilated and is unable to contract to move food or water to the stomach. The evaluation will help […]