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Deafness in dogs refers to the partial or total loss of hearing in one or both ears. Deafness can occur from a variety of reasons such as heredity, birth defects, infection, trauma, blocked ear canal, or old age. Deafness in dogs is actually quite common.

Aug 17, 2021 · 3 min read
Symptom · Dog

Head pressing is a behavior demonstrated when a dog compulsively faces a wall or corner and remains there without moving or appearing engaged in any kind of activity for a period of time.

Jun 13, 2022 · 3 min read
Condition · Dog

Dementia, or Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS), is an age-related degenerative disease which affects memory and learning in dogs. Dogs with CDS present with a wide variety of progressive symptoms, including disorientation, anxiety, abnormal interactions, disturbances in  sleep/wake cycle, learning or memory changes, house soiling, and changes in activity levels.

Jun 13, 2022 · 5 min read
Symptom · Dog

Pica is an uncommon, abnormal behavior where dogs will obsessively or habitually consume non-food items such as rocks,

Aug 9, 2022 · 4 min read
Symptom · Dog

A dog may obsessively lick and chew themselves, objects in their environment, or towards nothing in midair.

Sep 1, 2022 · 2 min read
Condition · Dog

Dogs are not selective about what they eat compared to humans, and their indiscretion often leads to gastrointestinal symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and flatulence.

Sep 2, 2022 · 5 min read
Condition · Dog

Canine anxiety disorders are characterized by disproportionate fear in response to stimuli that are not dangerous. Examples include storm phobia and separation anxiety.

Sep 7, 2022 · 7 min read
Symptom · Dog

Reverse sneezing is defined as a sharp inhalation, or sometimes multiple in quick succession, occasionally accompanied by a honking noise.

Sep 29, 2022 · 2 min read
Symptom · Dog

If a dog tilts his head involuntarily or chronically, especially when along with other symptoms like ear pain or lack of balance, it may be a symptom of an underlying medical condition

Oct 17, 2022 · 3 min read
Symptom · Dog

Undescended testicles (cryptorchidism) is observed when one or both testicles are not present in the scrotum after 4 months of age.

Oct 24, 2022 · 4 min read
Symptom · Dog

Anal scooting describes the behavior of a dog when it drags its rear end across the floor; usually characterized as sitting, lifting hind legs, and using anterior legs to drag the body forward while the anus area drags on the floor

Nov 17, 2022 · 2 min read
Symptom · Dog

Canine bowel incontinence is the inability to control defecation. Incontinence is distinct from inappropriate elimination or house-soiling, in that the bowel movements occur without the dog’s awareness.

Feb 2, 2023 · 3 min read
Symptom · Dog

Regurgitation is the passive expulsion of matter from the mouth, upper throat (pharynx), or esophagus. In dogs, the expelled matter often takes the appearance of chewed food combined with a little saliva or mucus. It can also be tube-like in shape. 

Mar 13, 2023 · 3 min read
Symptom · Dog

Coprophagia describes the behavior of eating feces. While distasteful to humans, this is a relatively normal behavior for dogs. There are a few medical causes which include malnutrition, Cushing’s disease, cognitive dysfunction, and anxiety

Mar 29, 2023 · 3 min read