Dog Articles, Symptoms

Spots of Blood in the House

Owners of cats and dogs often find drops or traces of blood on the floors or other surfaces of their home and suspect that their pet is the source of the blood.

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Coughing in Dogs

Healthy dogs occasionally cough due to transient irritation from environmental contaminants such as dust or fumes.  However, persistent coughing at a higher than normal frequency has many potential causes.

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Urinating Inside the House: Dogs

Urinating in the house, also known as house soiling, is a common problem.   In dogs, house soiling often is triggered by a medical condition.

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Sneezing in Dogs

Normal, healthy animals may sneeze occasionally as a result to dust or other irritants. Persistent, repeated, or violent sneezing has many potential causes.

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Drooling or Foaming at the Mouth in Cats and Dogs

Foaming at the mouth and drooling have similar causes.  Most cases of foaming or frothing at the mouth simply involve drooling combined with panting (cats, dogs) or rapid breathing.  Drooling is also known as hypersalivation.

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Bloody Urine in Cats and Dogs

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Squinting, Tearing, or Discharge from the Eyes in Cats and Dogs

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Diarrhea in Cats and Dogs

Diarrhea is an extremely common problem in both cats and dogs. Mild, transient diarrhea rarely is a cause for concern. Severe or chronic diarrhea is often caused by major medical conditions, and can be damaging to a pet’s health in its own right.

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Bad Breath (Halitosis) in Cats and Dogs

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Head Shaking in Cats and Dogs

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Causes are listed in order from most common to least common. In dogs and cats, ear problems are by far the most common cause of head shaking.

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