Author: Dr. Shruti Bhattacharya

What comes to your mind when you think of teeth chattering? You may think of someone who is either very cold or extremely nervous. However, have you noticed your dog exhibiting a similar behavior? Yes! dog teeth chattering is a fairly common behavior noticed by guardians. However, why does this behavior occur? Is it because your dog is cold, extremely nervous, fearful, or anxious? In this blog post, I will discuss what is teeth chattering in dogs; what causes dog teeth chattering, and finally, whether is this something you should be worried about. Do you wish to stay updated with…

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Dogs are one of the most wonderful creatures on this planet. Everything they do is utterly adorable. However, there is one thing that dog guardians cannot stand. It is bad breath in dogs. Puppy and doggy kisses are highly appreciated. However bad breath in dogs instantly makes guardians regret asking for affection. Unfortunately, a case of bad breath in dogs, or halitosis as it is referred to in medical terms can be much more than just bad breath. Dogs cannot openly tell you what’s bothering them. Thus, even the smallest signs of infection should not be ignored. Before you think…

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Dog guardians understand that it’s easier to dodge a bullet than expect their dogs to sit still for more than two mins. This constant running around, jumping up and down the furniture, and doing zoomies around the house puts a lot of pressure on the joints of the dog. The constant hyperactivity puts a lot of pressure on the joints. Common joint problems like hip dysplasia, ligament issues, arthritis, etc can lead to joint stiffness, pain, and severely reduced mobility. To protect the joints of their beloved fur babies, dog guardians use glucosamine for dogs. In this article, I will…

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Dog pyometra is a condition that can be fatal if not treated on time. Intact (not spayed) female dogs are vulnerable to a potentially fatal ailment called pyometra. In this condition, there is pus builds up in the uterus of unspayed females, which causes infection and inflammation. The origin of this word is from the Greek words Pyo, meaning pus, and metra, indicating uterus, which combines to form the word pyometra. Dog pyometra Hormonal shifts occur during a female dog’s regular reproductive cycle, causing the uterine lining to thicken in anticipation of pregnancy. In the absence of pregnancy, the dog’s…

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Have you seen dogs with warts-like tumors on their face, especially around the lips? Viral papilloma in dogs are responsible for causing these tumors. Canine papillomavirus is spread from dog to dog and can cause wart-like growths on the lips, gums, and tongue of younger dogs (often those under two years old). In this blog post, I will discuss what is viral papilloma in dogs, why these tumors occur, and the diagnosis and treatment process of the same. If you wish to find a one-stop destination for dog care, therapy, training, grooming, and psychology, subscribe to The Happy Puppers. The…

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One thing that varies a lot in different dog breeds is the shape of the ears. They can be long, short, droopy, perky et. Dogs have longer ear canals compared to humans. Their ears have both horizontal and vertical components. This leads to a formation of an L or J shape. This can contribute to the development of dog ear infections. Since these shapes are more equipped to collect the debris, it also makes the dog more susceptible to developing dog ear infections. Dog ear infections can be extremely painful and uncomfortable. If it is left untreated, it can cause serious…

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It can be extremely alarming to see your dog suddenly start to choke on air. As dog guardians, this is an extremely frightening experience. They wish to quickly help their dog but don’t know what to do. This article will cover everything about this condition, also known as reverse sneezing in dogs. The medical name of this condition is paroxysmal respiration. When suffering from this, the dog rapidly pulls air in through the nose. In the case of normal sneezing, the air is rapidly pushed out of the nose while in reverse sneezing it’s rapidly taken in. It may seem…

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If you are reading this, then chances are that you know what diapers are. You must have seen little kids wearing them. Whether at the beginning or towards the end, diapers have proven to be an indispensable factor in the life of humans. However, have you heard of diapering dogs? Yes! Nowadays the market has diapers that are specially made for canines. Referred to as dog diapers, these diapers resemble human baby diapers with one difference. They sport a hole where the tail of your dog comes out from. In this article, I will discuss why there is a need…

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In one of my previous articles, I discussed why is Benadryl used for dogs and puppies. In this article, I will be discussing the Benadryl doses for dogs. Benadryl can come in as a very handy medication in a variety of difficult situations. Let’s first understand when a medication like Benadryl comes in handy for dogs. There is no doubt that dogs barely lose any energy. I have a four-month-old puppy, Zeus who is always in the throes of either zoomie or must irritate his older brother (Delta, 4 years old). So far he has stayed away from nastiness (eating…

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You must have noticed the dark spots on the body of the Dalmatian. Did you know that Dalmatian puppies are all white at the time of birth? Have you ever wondered how the white color changes to black? The reason behind the color change is ticking in dogs. This article will discuss what is ticking, why it occurs, how to identify ticking patterns, as well as everything else you need to know. If you would like to know more about dog care, psychology, breeds, training, and other methods to make your dog’s life more fulfilling, please subscribe to The Happy…

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