Coprophagy, or feces eating, is both a frustrating and disgusting dog behavior. Some dogs especially like the feces of horses, rabbits, or cats. Horse and rabbit feces offer partially digested vegetable matter, and cat feces are high in protein, which ...Read More »
These types of treats are not recommended to dogs for several reasons. First, they pose a risk to humans. In October 1999, the FDA issued a nation-wide public health warning after a number of people in Canada became sick when ...Read More »
Canine coccidiosis is an infection of the intestines caused by a one-celled parasite named lsospora canis. Infected puppies usually have watery, pasty, foul-smelling, tan-colored diarrhea that is sometimes tinged with blood. Puppies kept in an unclean environment or those who ...Read More »
If you are willing to take the time and do the research to ensure that your dog is receiving a balanced diet, home-cooked food is an acceptable alternative to commercial meals. Simply feeding your dog the same thing you eat ...Read More »
The array of dog foods available at any grocery or pet supply store can be overwhelming, so it’s no wonder there is confusion. There are three basic classes of commercially available dog foods: generic, name brand, and premium. Generic foods ...Read More »
Is my dog’s skin problem caused by an allergy to her food? How is the condition diagnosed and treated?
Approximately 15 percent of all allergic skin disease in dogs is caused by an allergy, or hypersensitivity, to a food ingredient. Symptoms include itchy, reddened skin; scabs and sores; hair loss in a specific area (focal) or throughout the body ...Read More »