Dog health is a vast subject. Your veterinarian plays a key role in ensuring your dog is healthy, but you play a key role, too! Dog health involves nutrition, supplements, exercise, digestive health, ear infections, teeth and gums health, and symptoms like dog vomit and even dog poop. The more you know, the better equipped you are to keep your dog in the best health possible and to know when it’s time to bring your best friend to the vet.
Having a dog in your life can be incredibly rewarding. Like humans, though, dogs are prone to certain ailments and conditions, and it is important to understand what some of those conditions are. One of the most serious conditions a dog can suffer from is bloat. Bloat...read more
When you’re looking at getting a dog, you’ve got to consider a lot of different things. One of those factors is energy. High energy dogs are far more hyperactive than others, which means they’ll need a lot more exercise and playtime. If you don’t have a lot of time to...read more
If you’ve ever seen your pooch grazing on your lawn and wondered why dogs eat grass, you’re not alone. Pet owners and researchers have thought about this question for a long time. Why do dogs eat grass? Here’s a look at some of the possible answers, and whether or not...read more
Can dogs eat grapes? Are raisins bad for dogs? The answer’s an easy one: no. It’s something every dog owner should know — dogs and grapes are not compatible. But, why are grapes bad for dogs? Well, basically, grapes and raisins are extremely toxic to your four-legged...read more
Wanting what’s best for your dog—and keeping them happy—don’t always go hand in hand. If that was the case, every dog treat you’ve ever given your pup would be delicious and good for them. But the fact is, a lot of store-bought dog treats aren’t the healthiest option...read more
Labored breathing in dogs is always a concern to pet owners. If your beloved companion ever experiences an episode of heavy breathing, they might have what is known as dyspnea, or brachycephalic airway syndrome. This is typically more common in breeds with a short...read more
A dog ear hematoma can be a painful experience for your pooch… and a scary one for you. A hematoma is basically a collection of blood that occurs outside of a blood vessel. It will often develop from scratching and head shaking due to a problem such as an ear...read more
While owning a dog is a wonderful experience, there are times when it can be downright scary. For example, the sight of a beloved dog vomiting blood is one of the most frightening things that can happen to a dog owner. Now, if this ever happens to your pet, you need...read more
If your dog has a bad case of flatulence, or gas, things can get smelly pretty quickly around your home. But excessive gas, in some cases, is more than just an annoyance. It could mean your dog is dealing with an illness. If your furry friend is dealing with bad gas,...read more
Dogs are one of the most popular household pets in America. With their loving, loyal, and unique personalities, there’s no question how they earned the title of man (and woman’s) best friend! Whether you’ve been around dogs your entire life, you’re a first-time owner, or just want to learn more about this amazing animal, the Dr. Marty Dog Blog is here to help.
The Dr. Marty Pets Dog Blog aims to address all your questions, concerns, and curiosities about dogs. It’s important for dog owners to be well-informed about their companions, and to have a go-to source to answer any questions that arise. That’s what the Dr. Marty Dog Blog is here for! In the blog, you’ll find answers to your questions, as well as questions you didn’t even know you had. From topics such as basic dog care, dog grooming, what can dogs eat, most energetic breeds, best dogs for first time owners, common dog health conditions, and so much more, the Dr. Marty Dog Blog covers all things dog.