Dogs get blackheads just as humans do, but the underlying causes may be different in dogs compared to humans. Unlike humans who get blackheads mostly on the nose, chin and forehead area (the so-called "T zone"), dogs tend to get blackheads mostly in their backs and belly areas. On top of this, something to consider is that what may seem like blackheads in dogs may be something totally different. A vet visit is therefore in order to determine exactly what may be going on. In this article, veterinarian Dr. Ivana Crnec discusses blackheads in dogs, their causes and treatment.
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Dogs get runny noses for a variety of reasons and many may be similar to why humans get them. Unlike humans though, dogs can't just reach out for a Kleenex to temporarily halt the trickle. Without hands, they'll often use their tongue to clean up any discharge. Pay close to attention to your dog if he has a runny nose. It can sometimes be indicative of serious causes. Veterinarian Dr. Ivana Crnec points out several causes of runny noses in dogs.
Dogs lick the air for a variety of reasons, and some of them may sometimes stem from medical issues. For this reason, if your dog is licking the air excessively or for prolonged periods of time, you may want to report to your vet to rule out anything going on in the health department. In this article, we asked veterinarian Dr. Ivana Crnec why dogs lick the air and what can be done about it.
Dogs get diarrhea with blood for a variety of reasons and the list can be quite extensive. Because some of them can be quite serious, it is always a good idea to have your puppy or dog see the vet to play it safe. Your vet will likely ask you several questions such as whether there were any recent dietary changes, if your dog ate anything unusual and other important details which can aid in the diagnostic process. So why do dogs get diarrhea with blood? Veterinarian Dr. Ivana Crnec in the article below provides several possibilities.
Not all dogs need their anal glands expressed, only some dogs do and often these are dogs who are particularly predisposed either due to conformation or from being overweight, but why do dogs have anal glands in the first place and what causes them to need to be expressed? Veterinarian Dr. Ivana Crnec clarifies the role anal glands in dogs play and provides insights on things that can go wrong.
Dogs reverse sneeze because their bodies are reacting to something in their environment. Reverse sneezing in dogs is something dog owners may not fully understand, causing them to sometimes panic and perhaps even make an emergency phone call to the vet. "Help, my dog is choking, he's acting as if there is something stuck in his throat! It's the oddest sound,I never heard my dog doing that before, can I take him in?"