Tag Archives: dog health

Morris Animal Foundation: Heart Disease in Dogs

Written by: Daryl Kenny

Help your best pal stay healthy
Photo by Morris Animal Foundation

Five common signs of heart disease in dogs

By Dr. Kelly Diehl
Scientific Adviser
Morris Animal Foundation

Heart disease is a common problem in dogs that can be caused by a variety of underlying diseases including heart valve degeneration, irregular heart rate and rhythm (arrhythmia), and heart muscle disease. Despite the different types of heart diseases affecting dogs, many share common signs that can alert an owner to a problem….


How to Recognize Signs of Frostbite and Hypothermia in Dogs

Written by: Deb German

It’s important that you keep vigilant for signs of problems in cold weather.
Photo by Carrie, Lake Forest

Two conditions—frostbite and hypothermia in dogs—often join ranks, with extreme cold as a common denominator. Playing outdoors in the winter can be joyous for your dog, but . . .


How to Keep Your Dog Warm When it’s Cold Outside

Written by: Sondra Wolfer

Puppies are particularly susceptible to the cold, so limit their outside playtime when the mercury drops.
Photo by Erin, Forked River

All that fur can fool you into thinking your dog can head outside as-is on cold days. But depending on your dog and the weather, your best friend may need to layer up with a dog coat or keep . . .