Common Conditions in Dogs

Dogs are susceptible to many of the same illnesses as people. Research common canine diseases and conditions, along with drugs and treatments.

Health Problems

Arthritis
What to do about joint problems in dogs.

Diabetes
Symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetes in dogs.

Diarrhea
What to do if your dog has diarrhea, and when to call the vet.

Ear Infections
Could your dog have an ear infection? How to tell and what to do.

Eye Discharge and Tear Stains
What to do about unsightly eye discharge and tear stains.

Hot Spots
What to do when scratching and chewing leads to inflamed, irritated skin.

Lower Urinary Tract Problems
Symptoms, causes, and treatments for lower urinary tract problems in dogs.

Obsessive Licking and Scratching
Why dogs scratch and lick compulsively, and how to break the habit.

Shedding
How to minimize shedding and keep your dog's coat healthy.

Vomiting
What it can mean, and when to call the vet.

See All Symptoms
Look up all dog symptoms.

See All Conditions
Look up all dog conditions.

Drugs and Treatments

How to Give Your Dog Medication
Getting your dog to take his medicine can be a challenge. Try these tips.

Pain Medications for Dogs
Pain medication can provide relief from a host of health conditions. Know your options.

Behavior Medication for Dogs
Dogs can get depressed, stressed, or anxious. Learn about medications that can help.

Aging

Behavior Problems in Aging Dogs
As dogs get older, certain problems can emerge. Here's what to look out for.