Kennel Cough

Many pet care facilities struggle to overcome the public relations issue of a disease in dogs called tracheobronchitis, commonly referred to as “kennel cough.” There are many misconceptions about kennel cough which often steer people away from dog boarding at these facilities. However, as a dog owner, you should be aware of some of the…

Understanding the Causes of Bloat in Dogs

Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), commonly called “bloat,” is a life-threatening medical emergency that commonly affects dogs. Bloat in dogs occurs primarily in large, deep-chested breeds. Unfortunately, GDV occurs without warning and is very difficult to treat. What is GDV? Gastric dilatation-volvulus, or bloat in dogs, is an acute swelling of the stomach. The stomach fills rapidly…