When you bring a new puppy home, you’re thinking of all the wonderful, fun parts of owning a furry bundle of joy—snuggles on the couch, a constantly wagging tail, and puppy breath. But, your new pup may come with more than you bargained for. In fact, many—if not most—new puppies join their new families with [...]
Puppies can get hernias, just as people can. They can be born with them or they can be the result of an injury. A hernia is a tear in the wall of a muscle that allows the internal organs or fatty tissue normally found behind the muscles in the abdomen to push through. There is [...]
When thinking about the breed of the new puppy you’d like to welcome home, you’re likely considering adorable features and desirable personality traits. You should also give thought to common breed-related conditions your new pup may have been born with, or may develop. For example, German shepherd dogs are often linked with hip dysplasia and [...]
When you bring home a new puppy, you likely have not considered the potential for birth, or congenital, defects. Health issues should affect only older pets, right? Unfortunately, puppies can be born with congenital conditions that can involve any organ system or body part. While some are mild and may resolve on their own, others [...]
Nothing is more exciting than welcoming home a new ball of fur that smells of puppy breath. You’re eagerly anticipating puppy snuggles on the couch, games of fetch where your tiny pup trips over their clumsy paws, and fun-filled days with adorable canine antics. What you are not likely anticipating is a hefty emergency veterinary [...]
Sometimes puppies 🐶 swallow 🥑 pits that can be very dangerous ! Watch Dr. 🐾 🥼Man explain how we help Nova avoid 🚑 surgery 🚨 to remove this avocado 🥑 pit ! We prevented a possible exploratory surgery by making her 🤮 the 🥑 pit !
Sometimes a new & very small 🐶 will refuse to eat which increases their risk of developing hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). This condition is life threatening 🏥 in small puppies ! An old trick I learned many years ago is to heat up a prescription diet (Science Diet A/D) for about 5 seconds in the [...]