Dog Health

Canine Coronavirus Disease

By Lambert Vet Supply | 10/4/2019 | Posted to Dog Health
Canine coronavirus is a highly contagious intestinal infection specific to dogs, especially puppies. Coronavirus usually is short in duration, two to ten days in most dogs, and may cause considerable abdominal discomfort. Generally, it is considered a relatively mild disease with sporadic symptoms, or no symptoms at all. If the coronavirus infection occurs concurrently with other viruses, for instance canine parvo infection or another intestinal enteric infection, the disease may be more serious. Some deaths have been reported in susceptible pups since they do not have a fully developed immune system.

Diabetes in Dogs

By Lambert Vet Supply | 3/25/2019 | Posted to Dog Health
Diabetes is a condition that affects the amount of glucose, or sugar, in your dog’s blood. This can occur when his body produces too little insulin, stops producing it altogether, or does not respond to insulin. Undetected, this can lead to serious health issues like reduced kidney function, eye conditions, comas, and even death, if not monitored and treated.

Infographic: Seven Signs Your Dog Might Have Diabetes

By Lambert Vet Supply | 3/25/2019 | Posted to Dog Health
Infographic: 7 Signs for Early Warning of Dog Diabetes

Which Dog Vaccinations are Necessary?

By Brandon Sinn, DVM | 3/11/2019 | Posted to Dog Health
Good health is essential in maintaining a dog’s quality of life. When it comes to preventative measures for disease prevention, your veterinarian may recommend a regular dog vaccination schedule against the many diseases which threaten their well-being and sometimes even their lives. Vaccines prep the immune system for fighting off harmful microorganisms which in turn reduces the odds of your dog becoming sick with the diseases they've been vaccinated for. Some diseases, such as rabies, canine hepatitis, and canine distemper can be fatal, so it's important to take action as soon as possible

Poop-Eating Dogs Require Tough Love To Break The Habit

By Lambert Vet Supply | 2/1/2019 | Posted to Dog Behavior
We love our furry, canine companions for their loyalty, devotion and unconditional love. However, no pet owner loves a “poop-eating dog”.

Dog Owners Declare War on Heartworm Disease

By Lambert Vet Supply | 2/1/2019 | Posted to Dog Health
Around the world, war has been declared! As your dog’s owner, you serve as his 4-Star General and Commander-in-Chief of Parasite Control. You must give the order, administer the preventative, and banish heartworm disease once and for all!

Help! My Dog Has Tapeworms!

By Lambert Vet Supply | 8/23/2018 | Posted to Dog Health
The scientific name for the most common type of tapeworm found in dogs (and cats) is Dipylidium caninum. For the average human dog owner the name is more aptly called Disgustingyuckycreepy creature. Any dog owner who has discovered the telltale signs of tapeworms on his dog can testify to the initial “yuck factor.” Fortunately, canines with tapeworms can be treated easily and quickly with little to no adverse effects.

Learn All About Addison's Disease in Dogs

By Lambert Vet Supply | 5/4/2018 | Posted to Dog Health
If your dog has been diagnosed with Addison’s Disease, also known as Hypoadrenocorticism, she will face some special challenges. Happily, there are treatment options for your pet, but you will have to make special accommodations for him and follow your veterinarian’s advice. Your dog can overcome this health threat, and intervention and treatment can allow your dog to lead a normal, happy life.

Carprofen May Be the Answer for Canine Joint Pain

By Lambert Vet Supply | 1/29/2018 | Posted to Dog Health
So your dog suffers from joint pain and inflammation, has been diagnosed with arthritis, or has just had a surgical procedure? Your veterinarian has prescribed a prescription drug to help with pain management with the active ingredient carprofen. This can come in many forms, including brand name Rimadyl, but other brands like Novox can provide the same treatment for less money.

Keeping Dogs Warm In Winter

By Lambert Vet Supply | 11/13/2017 | Posted to Puppy Care
With crisp autumn winds sweeping upon us, it is time to prepare for the changing seasons. (Pretty soon, it’ll be winter, and the red of the thermometer will go down further!) As you rummage through your closet for your sweaters and scarves, you should also make sure you have everything needed to keep your dog warm in winter. Whether your furry friend spends winter indoors or outdoors, comfort and warmth are things they need on a regular basis, and you should never assume they already have it.

My dog has an ear infection: How do I clean my dog's ears?

By Dr. Justine Lee, Well Pet Post Contributor | 8/3/2017 | Posted to Dog Health
If you own a Labrador, Cocker spaniel, Basset hound, or pretty much any dog with long, floppy ears or a dog who likes to swim, you’re probably an expert at cleaning your dog’s ears, right? Having to battle with chronic ear infections in dogs can be frustrating. As my own dog has chronic ear infections (as he loves to swim and has mild seasonal allergies), it means I’m one of almost 86% of other pet owners who have to deal with ongoing ear issues that have to be chronically managed. To me, this means that I have to flush out his ears every single time he swims… which could be daily in the Minnesota summer! Well, if you and your dog hate ear cleanings, read on for some potential help

Arthritis Treatments Improve Pet Mobility, Health

By Lambert Vet Supply | 7/6/2017 | Posted to Dog Health
When your older pet’s get-up-and-go has got up and went, your beloved companion may be experiencing pet arthritis and joint ailments. Just like in aging humans, the joints, bones and their connections wear down in the animal world, making mobility painful and sometimes impossible. However, many of the same treatments pet owners use to ease pain and increase movement for themselves, can also be incorporated into a pet’s health regimen to diminish aches and enhance mobility.

3 Steps to Keep out Fleas and Ticks

By Lambert Vet Supply | 6/1/2017 | Posted to Dog Health
Can you believe spring is just around the corner? Pretty soon, temperatures will rise, grass will turn green, and pets who love the great outdoors will be squirming to run around in the sun. However, spring also marks the return of insects…including fleas and ticks. Bearing in mind these parasites are capable of transmitting nasty, potentially life-threatening diseases, it is absolutely fundamental you pest-proof your pet and their surroundings.

Does My Dog Have Allergies?

By Lambert Vet Supply | 5/31/2017 | Posted to Dog Health
So, how can you tell if your pooch has dog allergies? If they do, what is the cause and what can you do to make their lives easier? Read on to find out.

Good, Quality Canine Nutrition Makes a Difference

By Lambert Vet Supply | 5/25/2017 | Posted to Dog Health
Just like humans, eating right, exercising and staying fit, make an impact on canine long-term health. As dogs transition into adulthood, providing the correct, well-balanced diet will establish his overall health and well-being for the duration of his life.

Regular Vaccination Safeguards Canine Health

By Lambert Vet Supply | 5/25/2017 | Posted to Dog Health
From puppyhood through adulthood, canine vaccinations follow logical, established recommendations from the American Veterinary Medical Association, which are divided into two categories-Core and Non-Core.

Flea control requires persistent, prolonged attack

By Lambert Vet Supply | 1/1/2017 | Posted to Cat Health
Though fleas can live up to a year and a half (or longer) with a proper food supply and optimum conditions like temperature and perfect humidity, most live only for an average of two to three months. However, in that time period, they make it their life’s work to produce a continuing army of pests. It is this continual production of flea reinforcements, which make the task of flea ridding so daunting. Four stages of development complete the life cycle of a flea-egg, larvae or caterpillar, pupae or cocoon, and adult.

Lyme Disease in Dogs

By Lambert Vet Supply | 1/1/2017 | Posted to Dog Health
Lyme Disease or Borrelia burgdorferi is believed to have a long, infectious history, but really did not gain much attention in America until the mid 1970s when a doctor recognized it in a cluster of children near Lyme, Connecticut; hence its name. It was recognized in Europe a century earlier.

Dogs And Heartworm Disease

By Lambert Vet Supply | 1/1/2017 | Posted to Dog Health
Heartworm disease clogs up a dog’s heart and the major blood vessels leading to the heart and lungs.

Dog Food and Protein

By Lambert Vet Supply | 1/1/2017 | Posted to Dog Behavior
Proteins are essential to dogs because amino acids which make up protein serve as building blocks for organs, tissues, hormones, enzymes, and antibodies.

Ringworm in Dogs

By Lambert Vet Supply | 1/1/2017 | Posted to Dog Health
Ringworm is a common yet serious disease found in dogs.

Rimadyl and Dog Safety

By Lambert Vet Supply | 1/1/2017 | Posted to Dog Health
Rimadyl is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to reduce pain and inflammation (soreness) due to osteoarthritis and pain following surgery in dogs.

Plants Poisonous to Dogs

By Lambert Vet Supply | 1/1/2017 | Posted to Dog Health
There are dozens of bulbs, ferns, trees, and plants that are poisonous and even fatal to your pet.

Canine Distemper

By Lambert Vet Supply | 1/1/2017 | Posted to Dog Health
Canine distemper virus is a highly contagious often fatal disease of dogs, skunks, raccoons, foxes, and ferrets.

Canine Food Safety

By Lambert Vet Supply | 1/1/2017 | Posted to Dog Health
While dogs can eat SOME of the same foods that we do there are many that are dangerous for them to consume.
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