There are certain aspects of dog care that should be routine. Routine dog care includes applying flea prevention medicine, treating allergies, and recognizing hot spots, just to name a few!
While dogs can’t speak with humans, they’re actually great communicators. Dog sounds – like barking, whining, growling, howling, sighing, and moaning – can give us a pretty clear picture of their emotions. But first, you have to know what the sounds mean! If you have...read more
Us humans can be obsessive about our dog’s health. Is she eating too fast? What are these skin irritations? Why is everyone talking about raw diets, and should we try one? The list of dog health concerns goes on and on. It’s easy to understand why. Dogs bring joy to...read more
Many types of worms can affect your dog. These include not only the dreaded heartworm, but roundworms, tapeworms, and others. These parasitic worms can latch onto your dog after they consume contaminated soil, water, feces, spores, or food. Now, the thought of these...read more
If the time has come to spay your dog, you might be feeling a bit concerned. And that’s to be expected. After all, your beloved pet will be put under general anesthesia. But this is an extremely safe surgical procedure, and in the vast majority of cases, a dog comes...read more
If sneezing and itching drive you crazy, you can bet that your dog feels the same way. Just like a human allergy, a dog allergy can be incredibly frustrating for your canine. So is there any way to give them relief? Here’s some information on why your dog might be...read more
If you’re a dog owner, you’ve more than likely had to deal with the smelly result of a leaking anal sac. You might be in your living room when you suddenly notice the stench. Or, even worse, it could happen when you’re taking your dog in the car for a pleasant ride....read more
Dogs attract fleas. It’s an unfortunate fact of life. You’ll find no shortage of flea control products at your local grocery or pet store, but how can you sure they’ll be safe? Is there a way to get rid of dog fleas naturally? Here’s some information on why you need...read more
How’s your dog? Does he or she seem like she’s always scratching herself? Do you think your dog is just always itchy? Well, if that’s the case the reason could have something to do with your dog’s diet. You might have heard about hypoallergenic dog food and wondered...read more
If your dog is suddenly scratching certain areas of their skin over and over again, your pet might have what are known as “hot spots.” Also known as acute moist dermatitis or pyotraumatic dermatitis, dog hot spots are a common issue, and getting relief for your pooch...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.