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.
If your dog has red eyes, should you be concerned? It depends. Sometimes, red eyes will clear up on their own within a few hours. If the redness lasts for more than a day, and your dog is showing other symptoms, like eye discharge, obvious eye irritation, or tear...read more
If you recently spotted blood in dog urine, you may be wondering if everything is okay with your dog’s health. Bloody urine, scientifically known as hematuria, can be caused by a handful of things. In most dogs, hematuria is probably caused by a urinary tract issue, a...read more
If your fur baby is pawing at one or both eyes and you notice unusual eye discharge, you may be dealing with a dog eye infection. Eye problems are uncomfortable for dogs. They can also hint at a greater underlying health issue, so you’ll want to call your...read more
Dog coughing is typically nothing to worry about when it happens sporadically. But if your dog’s cough is persistent, or it sounds strange – listen up. It may be a sign of a mild to severe underlying health condition. Types of Coughing in Dogs When your dog is...read more
If your dog is scratching wildly, constantly licking, or even nibbling at their skin, you may be dealing with a dog skin rash. In general, a dog skin rash will fall into one of two camps. It’s either caused by an infection or an allergy. Understanding which one you’re...read more
Last Updated: June 7th, 2019 If you have a dog, you’ve probably had to deal with diarrhea or other digestive tract problems at one time or another. Dogs tend to get into things they shouldn’t, like the garbage, outdoor plants, etc. When they eat something that doesn’t...read more
Dog dandruff...or should we say dandRUFF? (sorry, bad joke) – what’s the deal, and how can you make it go away? If your dog has been itching a lot lately, and you’ve spotted some white flakes, you’re probably wondering just that. Yes, dogs get dandruff, just like...read more
You’ve probably seen your pup eat a myriad of crazy foods. You may have even seen them eat something they thought was food… even though it wasn’t. And while it might seem like your dog’s stomach is made of steel, dog nausea is real. So you may wonder... Why is my dog...read more
Ear mites in dogs – how can you tell if you’re dealing with an infestation, and what should you do about it? If your dog is shaking their head and scratching their ears, you may be dealing with a case of ear mites. Ear mites are incredibly uncomfortable for your pup....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.