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Leigh Burkett, DVM
Nov 03, 2020

Yeast are spore-producing fungi that are always present on a dog’s skin, usually in low numbers, as part of the normal flora. A yeast infection happens when there’s an excessive amount of yeast in a certain area. Yeast infections in dogs are quite common and can occur… Read More

Heather Hoffmann, DVM
Nov 03, 2020

Out of all the possible skin conditions in dogs, hot spots are among the most common. Hot spots can have different underlying causes and treatments based on severity. Here’s everything you need to know about hot spots on dogs—from what they are and what causes them to how… Read More

Shelby Loos, DVM
Nov 03, 2020

Gabapentin has a variety of uses in veterinary medicine, and prescribing gabapentin for dogs, especially, is becoming more popular amongst veterinarians. Here’s everything you need to know about gabapentin for dogs. Jump to a section: What Is Gabapentin for Dogs? What Is… Read More

Teresa Manucy, DVM
Nov 03, 2020

We’re just beginning to understand the benefits of probiotics for dogs. What we do know is that probiotics for dogs can: Aid digestion Modulate the immune system Provide intestinal benefits by producing short-chain fatty acids, which inhibit harmful bacteria They may… Read More

Krista Seraydar, DVM
Oct 29, 2020

Cushing’s disease—also known as hypercortisolism and hyperadrenocorticism—is a serious disease that most affects middle-aged and senior dogs. It can be serious if left untreated. Here’s what you need to know about Cushing’s disease in dogs—from types and symptoms to… Read More

Teresa Manucy, DVM
Sep 08, 2020

Medium-sized dogs are the perfect size between small dogs and large-breed dogs. They can still be lap dogs, but they can play like bigger dogs, which appeals to many pet parents. Medium dog breeds require regular exercise, balanced nutrition, routine health care, and mental… Read More