It can be fun to figure out what your dog’s next treat should be. You might also be tempted to slip Fido some scraps from the dinner table. Before you start doing anything like that you should know that there are certain foods you should never feed to your dog.
Many pet owners have recently called me to ask about the leptospirosis vaccine, wondering whether they should vaccinate their dogs against the disease. This is valid question, and it’s often debated amongst owners and veterinarians. The media often reports “outbreaks” …
Dogs and people often suffer from the same medical conditions. When it comes to diseases of the muscles, bones, joints and nerves, dogs, like people, respond remarkably well to physical therapy and rehabilitation programs that are developed to meet their individual needs.
The most important sense that dogs possess is their sense of smell. Dogs have anywhere from 200 to 300 million olfactory receptors in their nose, while humans have only about 5 million. This means that a dog’s sense of smell is 40 times more developed than ours. For this reason, dogs rely greatly on smell to perceive and relate to the world around them.
“Reverse sneezing”—also known as the pharyngeal gag reflex—is when a dog makes noises that sound as if he can’t get enough air. It can be disconcerting and worrisome, even causing some owners to rush to emergency clinics in the middle of the night.