Learn about health problems, such as illnesses, diseases and medical conditions regarding dogs and puppies. Figure out symptoms before things get serious and apply any treatments that can be done in the meantime.
Note: The Smart Canine always recommends going to the veterinarian. Although we provide general treatment methods for certain conditions, we cannot fully diagnose your dog with a specific medical condition and any possible complications involving that condition. Treat these guides as informational guides and not as professional medical advice.
Help! My Dog…
For the more common dog health problems and situations that dog owners may face on a daily basis.
All dogs are nosey little creatures that will likely investigate things they become intrigued by. Unfortunately for dog owners, that includes bees. Whether they get stung by a honey bee or a wasp, these are the necessary steps to take. Learn about the risks and treatments for bee stings on your dog.
When a dog sneezes, it’s usually not a big deal. But repetitive sneezing could be something more serious. Whether it’s an external allergen in the dog’s environment or a tumor in the nasal passage way, it’s something thats worth looking into. Chronic sneezing in dogs is not something that should be taken lightly. Even if it is an allergen, long-term continuous exposure to the allergen could lead to other health problems.
The condition known as Coprophagia is when the dog eats its own or another dog’s feces. Although this act may seem downright disturbing, it’s a lot more common than one may think. A lot of factors, both external and instinctive, can lead to the act of a dog eating feces. And don’t worry, there are several treatments to fix this condition.
It’s almost common knowledge that dogs cannot and should not eat grapes. But sometimes accidents really do happen. Not to worry. There’s a 2/3 chance that your dog may not be affected by it. Regardless, there are action steps you should take if your dog does eat grapes. Never take the risk of doing nothing because your dog’s life may depend on it.
Not all fruits and vegetables are safe for dogs. One vegetable a dog should never eat is onion. This is because onions contain a substance that cannot be digested by dogs. They simply lack the enzymes to break down onion. If your dog consumed a large quantity of onions, follow this informational guide.
Dog Diseases & Illnesses
A section dedicated to learning about more serious dog diseases and illnesses. Learn more about these medical conditions to better equip you with the knowledge going into appointments with your veterinarian.
You may not be able to treat your dog of these health issues, but you an learn about what they’re going through and attend to their symptoms.
Dog Vaccinations & Shots
Learn about the different vaccines a puppy or dog needs and what they actually do for your dog. There are some vaccinations that are required and some that are highly recommended. There are certain rules regarding puppies that do not have a specific required vaccine.
Learn about the schedules of vaccinations for your dog. Many owners think that the initial vaccination is enough, but that is not the case, especially for puppies getting their first set of vaccinations.