Your Questions, Answered
The Dr. Alex Answers Show is all about providing YOU with the information YOU need to help your dog or cat be as healthy and happy as possible, whatever their situation, age or health status.
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If you have a diabetic dog or cat then blood glucose monitoring at home is an excellent way to know their insulin treatment is working well. A human glucometer is one option, but do they work in pets?
A dog nursing puppies that starts to become wobbly, tremble, and shake should never be ignored. Eclampsia in dogs is a true veterinary emergency. If your dog is pregnant or just given birth then this is what you need to know!
Knowing if your dog is in pain is important, being certain that it is well controlled and being able to monitor their pain levels is just as vital.
Nylabones are a really common chew toy given to dogs of all sizes. Are they actually safe for dogs though, or are there better chew toy options you should consider?
With so many products out there, how can you choose the best flea treatment for your dog or cat? This is what the ideal flea treatment needs to do, and other important questions to answer including side effects and the importance of where you live.
Have you heard that grapes are poisonous for dogs? It’s true that they can kill, but do you know just how many are dangerous for your dog?
When a dog has more than one set of symptoms, heart failure and seizures in this case, it’s easy to try and explain everything with a single disease. Unfortunately, biology can be a bit more complicated than that!
It’s never too late to spay a dog…or is it? If your female dog is old and entire then it’s important you understand the benefits of getting them spayed, the risks of leaving them intact, as well as the risks of spaying itself.
If you’re wondering why your old dog is coughing then you need to know that some of the causes can be really serious. Find out the main causes and how your old dog’s coughing problem can diagnosed.
Is your dog is licking you all the time, giving you kisses on the face, or licking your hand non-stop? Not only can it get really annoying, licking can also be unhygienic and result in serious illness. Follow my 7 step plan to stop your dog and break the habit today!
Allergic reactions are pretty uncommon, but if your dog suddenly develops severe itching and skin swelling do you know what to do? Let me run through the treatment options and symptoms you need to look out for.
If your dog is shaking their head or scratching their ears all the time than you need to get to the bottom of the problem. Understanding the underlying causes of your dog’s itchy ears will help you treat them, stop scratching and preventing the problem in the future.
Is Bravecto safe for dogs? What are the true risks of serious side effects that include seizures? After the recent FDA memo, it’s worth re-evaluating the flea and tick treatment you use to make sure your dog is receiving the best product suitable for them.
If you have found blood in your dog’s stool then it’s easy to panic. The most common causes of blood in a dog’s poop are not life-threatening. Some though will need prompt treatment at the veterinary hospital, while others can be treated successfully at home.
Caring for an old dog can be hard. When you’re juggling the treatment of a number of different diseases, quality of life is always the most important consideration.
Feeding a dog with colitis the best diet is going to help them recover faster and maintain their appetite. It’s all too easy to waste money of useless supplements and expensive “treatments” when feeding the right food is all that’s needed.
Learning how to clean a wound is an important skill for every dog and cat owner. For minor scrapes and grazes, home treatment will result in successful, rapid healing.
Gabapentin is being prescribed more and more to dogs and cats for a number of reasons. What are they and just how safe it is gabapentin?
If your dog has started to sneeze non-stop all of a sudden then having something stuck is the most likely cause. There could though be others you need to consider!
Can you give Rescue Remedy to cats and does it actually work? Find out how to help your cat relax!
Grains are currently public enemy number one, until that is reports of grain free diets causing heart failure came to light! Are there actually any healthy grains for dogs or are they all as bad (or good) as each other?
learning how to apply eye drops to your dog’s eyes is an important skill to have, especially if they really don’t like you doing it. Learn some techniques, tips and tricks to help you medicate your dog’s eye without a battle!
Is CBD oil something that you should definitely be giving your dog with seizures? Does it matter if they have epilepsy or if the seizures are caused by another condition? This is what you need to know about CBD oil!
Heart failure in cats is a difficult disease to pick up at home, and can be even harder to treat. This is what you need to know about heart disease in your cat.
Vaccinating your dog or cat is one of the cornerstones of preventative health. It stops them suffering from diseases that can be fatal. What though are the real risks of vaccination in dogs and cats? Should you vaccinate your pet?
Today I’m talking all about the causes of sudden blindness in dogs, as well as giving you some tips to help your dog cope with being blind. They really can live a happy life!
Entire male cats don’t make great pets in general. They are very territorial, fight a lot and really want to breed. What are your options if your male cat is biting you? Can you do anything other than castrate them?
Raw feeding can be controversial and it's really hard to know what to believe when trying to research the subject. Diet safety is a huge concern when choosing any kind of diet. These are the risks you need to know about feeding your dog or cat a raw diet.
What is line breeding in dogs and why should you care if the puppy you are thinking of adding to your family has been line bred? Well, inbreeding is a real health risk!
Anal gland disease in cats is not very common, but when they do become infected or diseased they can be a really painful problem. Find out the causes, signs, symptoms and treatment of cat anal gland problems