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My Dog has Diarrhea — Now What? | Veterinarian Tips

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My Dog has Diarrhea — Now What? | Veterinarian Tips
When your dog has diarrhea, you need solutions quickly. However, figuring out what the underlying problem is difficult, and it may take some time to arrive at a proper diagnosis. We spoke with Dr. Michael Sterns of 4Paws Mobile Veterinary Services in Mountain View, CA about some questions that come up frequently when dog parents and their pups are facing this stressful situation.

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How to Naturally Balance Your Pup’s Gut Health

Posted by Jana Botelho on

How to Naturally Balance Your Pup’s Gut Health

Dog owners are passionate about keeping their fur babies happy and healthy at all times. Between veterinary care, gourmet pet food and treats, dog walking services, engaging new toys and the latest pet technology, there are endless ways to care for your pup.

One commonly overlooked aspect regarding your pup’s health is their gut bacteria. Just like in humans, gut health is critical for the overall health of your puppy. From digestion to the immune system to the risk for various diseases, having a properly balanced gut microbiome can benefit your dog’s health in every way.

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Zuki the Rescue Dog: Healing Her Itchy Skin from Within

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Zuki the Rescue Dog: Healing Her Itchy Skin from Within
Many dogs suffer from uncomfortable skin disorders like atopic dermatitis -- in fact, it is the most common reason dogs visit their veterinarian. The skin is a great indicator of what’s going on inside your pup’s  body - especially their gut health. Skin conditions may be indicative of poor gut health and function. This seems to have been the case for poor Zuki, a sweet 6-year-old Shiba Inu pup who suffered from a severe case of atopic dermatitis and was transformed through dietary changes and balancing her gut microbial community.

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More Reasons to Consider Pet Insurance

Posted by Holly Ganz, PhD on

More Reasons to Consider Pet Insurance

About five years ago, we made the decision to enroll our elderly dog, Yuki, in a pet insurance plan. Yuki has already had a long history of health issues, and we decided that having pet insurance might help take the bite out of her next urgent care visit.

Just a few years after she enrolled, Yuki developed pancreatic cancer that had already spread to her liver. Her insurance covered 90% of the cost of the $6,000 surgery to remove the cancer, as well as the diagnostic tests involved; their financial contribution was invaluable to us. Having pet insurance for our beloved senior dog, Yuki, gives us the peace of mind that we'll be able to pay for whatever health treatment she needs to stay comfortable and content.

Your pet health insurance may cover AnimalBiome products!

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Feasting on Feces: Why Does My Dog Eat Poop?

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Feasting on Feces: Why Does My Dog Eat Poop?

Forty-nine percent of all pet dogs will eat poop at some point in their lives. Poop-eating, also known as coprophagy, is usually not well-accepted with the dog’s human family. Theories abound as to why dogs engage in coprophagy, and curiously, it is rarely observed in feral dogs living apart from humans. Dozens of commercial products exist on the market to stop this behavior in our furry friends, but unfortunately few have been shown to be successful.

Here are five possible reasons why we think your pup eats poop:

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