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!
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
All dogs – and all humans, for that matter – have to scratch an itch every once in awhile. But if your dog’s paws seem to be working overtime lately, you probably want to know why. Whether the problem is fleas, allergies, skin issues or something else, getting to the...read more
Ear infections in dogs can be maddeningly frustrating for a dog and can leave a pet owner feeling helpless. So, if you see your dog constantly shaking his head, you know that your pet probably has quite an earache and feels miserable. Thankfully, there are many...read more
If you have a dog, you’ve probably seen it time and time again: Your pooch plops down on the floor, and immediately starts licking their private parts. Not, this can be pretty embarrassing… especially if you have company in your home! But the good news is: This...read more
The average life expectancy of dogs is just 10-13 years which, when compared to people, is nowhere near long enough to be man’s lifelong best friend. The lifespan of dogs is also dependent on breed, genetics, and size, and large dogs have shorter life spans than small...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.