Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Top Dawg Business Articles of 2018

My blog is dedicated to dog health, most importantly to helping people avoid mistakes I made in the past. Understanding which signs and symptoms are important in assessing your dog's potential illness is an important part of caring for their health. I am pleased that my articles on this subject keep getting the most traffic. Here are the top 10 most visited articles of 2018.


Symptoms To Watch For In Your Dog: Excessive Panting


Symptoms To Watch For In Your Dog: Excessive Panting

Panting is a perfectly normal dog behavior. Except when it isn't. Do you know when to be concern about your dog's panting? If you're unsure, go find out.


Symptoms To Watch For In Your Dog: Excessive Drooling


Symptoms To Watch For In Your Dog: Excessive Drooling

What constitutes excessive drooling? All dogs drool to various degree, depending on their breed and circumstances. Excessive drooling is not more than what you'd like but more than is normal for your dog. Learn what excessive drooling might mean.


Symptoms To Watch For In Your Dog: Excessive Drinking (Polydipsia)


Symptoms To Watch For In Your Dog: Excessive Drinking (Polydipsia)

What constitutes excessive drinking? Like with other such ambiguous things, the first thing you're looking for is a change and context. If your dog just played with their buddies on a warm day, they will be more thirsty than if they spent the day hanging out at home. Your dog will drink more with increased temperature. Drinking more consistently, without an obvious explanation, is something to investigate.


Symptoms To Watch For In Your Dog: Bad Odor


Symptoms To Watch For In Your Dog: Bad Odor

The average dog shouldn't be any stinkier than the average person. If they are, you ought to start thinking what is causing it. Learn what medical issues might be the most likely suspects.


Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog: Changes in Urination/Urinary Accidents


Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog: Changes in Urination/Urinary Accidents

One thing you can be certain of - your dog will not urinate in the house to spite you. Dogs don't do such things. There are many reasons for improper urination which is different yet from urinary accidents. Look for potential health reasons.


Symptoms To Watch For In Your Dog: What Is That Limp?


Symptoms To Watch For In Your Dog: What Is That Limp?

Nobody would argue that limping is a physiological problem. But what is causing the limp? Is it always an injury? Would it surprise you that jumping to conclusion is the biggest mistake you could make when assessing your dog's limping?


Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog: Head Tilt



There is the adorable heat tilt that dogs do when you talk to them. And then there is the head tilt that is a sign of a problem. How do you tell the difference?


Surviving The Post-Op: After Your Dog's ACL/CCL Surgery


Surviving The Post-Op: After Your Dog's ACL/CCL Surgery

Having your dog undergo a major surgery is hard on both you and your dog. Is there anything you can do to make this easier? Learn how you can help smooth this bumpy road.


Cruciate Ligament (ACL/CCL) Surgery Post-Op Care: Example Plan


Cruciate Ligament (ACL/CCL) Surgery Post-Op Care: Example Plan

What happens after surgery is just as important as the surgery itself. I do hope that the lack of a detailed, individualized post-op plan provided by the surgeon is a rare situation by now. I know too many people who weren't given the slightest clue how important physical therapy is and how to accomplish a smooth, successful recovery. Here is an example of what such a plan should look like.


Symptoms To Watch For In Your Dog: Excessive Head Shaking


Symptoms To Watch For In Your Dog: Excessive Head Shaking

A dog will shake their head in the attempt to remove something that doesn't belong. Water when it's raining, a bug, debris. Not everything will come off as easily, though. When should you be concerned about your dog's head shaking?


What is your dog telling you about their health?


Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog now available in paperback and Kindle. Each chapter includes notes on when it is an emergency.

Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog is an award-winning guide to help you better understand what your dog is telling you about their health and how to best advocate for them. 

Learn how to see and how to think about changes in your dog’s appearance, habits, and behavior. Some signs that might not trigger your concern can be important indicators that your dog needs to see a veterinarian right away. Other symptoms, while hard to miss, such as diarrhea, vomiting, or limping, are easy to spot but can have a laundry list of potential causes, some of them serious or even life-threatening. 

Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog is a dog health advocacy guide 101. It covers a variety of common symptoms, including when each of them might be an emergency. 

Symptoms to Watch for in Your Dog has won the following awards:

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