Sebaceous Cysts In Dogs: How To Deal With Them

How common are sebaceous cysts in dogs? Well, I was petting my Cocker Spaniel’s neck recently and noticed a bump that looked fluid-filled. In the time it took to reach for my eyeglasses to get a closer look, the lump burst. A mess of cottage cheese material and blood oozed…

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Will Dogs With Long Eyelashes Suffer Eye Problems?

Dogs with long eyelashes look gorgeous but are those long lashes safe? A Cocker Spaniel recently went viral on social media for having super long lashes. However, there are situations where long eyelashes can actually cause harm to a dog’s eyes. Cocker Spaniels are one of the dog breeds with…

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Seizures In Dogs: What Are Causes And Treatments?

Seizures in dogs can be very scary, and I know because I witnessed my first Cocker Spaniel having a seizure. I had no idea at the time that dog seizures could appear suddenly, without warning, at any age, and to any dog. Witnessing a dog having a seizure is scary,…

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How To Clean Dog Teeth Without Brushing

Not all dogs like to have their mouths touched to keep teeth and gums clean. I am often asked how to clean dog teeth without brushing. February is National Pet Dental Health Month, but keeping teeth clean is something dog moms and dads should do year-round. If it sounds easier…

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Can Dogs Eat Sweet Potatoes?

In an ongoing quest to give feed my Cocker Spaniel healthy treats, I pondered ‘can dogs eat sweet potatoes?’ Ironically, sweet potatoes aren’t a potato at all. My dog eats regular potatoes on occasion, so I decided to investigate whether sweet potatoes were safe for dogs to eat. Can dogs…

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Cataract Treatment In Dogs: How To Help A Dog’s Eyes

I saw a cloudy haze forming on my Cocker Spaniel’s eyes and I feared he might be developing cataracts. I worried since I know many pet parents who have had cataract treatment in dogs. Cataracts cloud the lens of a dog’s eyes and Cocker Spaniels have a higher-than-average propensity to…

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Is CoQ10 For Dogs Beneficial For Heart Disease?

When a veterinary cardiologist diagnosed my Cocker Spaniel with mitral valve disease a few years ago, I wondered if CoQ10 for dogs would benefit him. Though there are many heart health supplements available for dogs, my pup’s cardiologist recommended we start him on CoQ10 to complement his medical regimen. CoQ10…

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Can My Cocker Spaniel Catch Coronavirus (And Spread It)?

Can my Cocker Spaniel catch coronavirus? Dogs are members of the family so our readers want to know if dogs can catch, transmit, or carry the coronavirus, or COVID-19. “There have not been any reports of companion or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19 and currently there is no evidence…

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How To Clean A Dog’s Teeth Without Brushing

Let’s face it: Some dogs are nearly impossible for teeth brushing. Fortunately, it is possible to clean a dog’s teeth without brushing so your pooch isn’t stressed out. Dogs, like people, live with a whole lot of bacteria in their mouths. Without taking care of a dog’s teeth and gums,…

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