Is Pet Altitude Sickness a Real Concern?

Pets and altitude sickness.

If you have ever ventured up into the mountains, you might have encountered altitude sickness as a human. Can pets get altitude sickness, though? How does altitude sickness affect animals? What are the symptoms? Keep reading and Long Animal Hospital will answer all your questions!

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How Do I Care For A Doodle Puppy?

"goldendoodle puppy"

Goldendoodle puppies steal everyone’s hearts with their snuggly, inviting looks and playful demeanors. A mix between the world’s lovably loyal golden retriever and the ever-so-intelligent poodle, goldendoodles, otherwise known as doodles, make an amazing family pet. If you are getting ready to bring one of these doodles home, make sure you are ready. At Long Animal Hospital and Emergency Center we want you to feel prepared for this next adventure, so here are five tips for caring for a new doodle puppy:

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Surviving Estrus: Choosing a Diaper for a Dog in Heat

Dog stretching in a diaper.

A female dog in heat can be messy business. If you have a dog who you are planning to breed, though, it is necessary to figure out how to cope. Long Animal Hospital has some tips for pet owners when it comes to surviving a heat cycle and choosing a diaper for a dog in heat. 

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Too Legit to Quit? What To Do With a Dog Erection That is Not Going Away

Paraphimosis in dogs

Our pets are living beings and as adorable as they are, biology applies to them as well. While the birds and the bees as they apply to our four-legged family members may not be everyone’s topic of choice, Long Animal Hospital thinks it is important for pet owners to know the basics. That way, when something goes awry (like a dog erection not going away) you are educated and prepared. 

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New Puppy? How to Handle the Ups and Downs

Puppy on owners shoulder.

Perhaps puppies are so endearing and adorable to offset the madness that they can bring to a household. They are definitely lovable, sweet, playful, and fun, but they are equally messy, destructive, wild, and impulsive. It can be a monumental effort to simply keep up with their antics, but we can tell you with absolute certainty that the payoff is 100% worth it. Bringing home a new puppy is a huge life choice, and with a proactive approach to their ever-changing needs and desires, everyone involved can happily coexist. 

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What Does it Mean When My Dog Stares at Me?

Dog staring.

Feel like you’re being watched—like, really watched by your dog? He stares intently as you take a bite of your cheeseburger, or when you’re relaxing on the couch, or when, heaven forbid, you’re paying attention to another animal or human! Whatever the case, dogs are usually staring at us to communicate. 

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Dog Asthma and Other Reasons Your Pet is Breathing Funny

Dog respiratory system

It can be a bit alarming when your pet’s breathing is off. In our doggy patients, abnormal breathing can be caused by a wide variety of possibilities. Some are pet emergencies and others are much less worrisome. At Long Animal Hospital and Emergency Center, we get lots of questions about dog asthma and whether it could be the reason for a pet’s breathing changes. Read on to learn the answer: 

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Why is My Dog Marking His Territory and How to Make it Stop

No urinating dogs sign.

When a pet decides to urinate somewhere that he or she isn’t supposed to, it can be very frustrating. It is even more frustrating when you are pretty sure that they are doing it to mark their territory. After all, your pet probably has nothing to defend from roving packs of enemy dogs.

Long Animal Hospital wants to help pet owners understand more about why your dog marking his territory is a natural thing and what you can do to prevent it from affecting your relationship. 

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Grab a Bib! Why Does My Dog Drool So Much?

A dog drooling.

Dogs salivate sometimes when they’re content, sometimes when they’re hungry, and sometimes for seemingly no reason. While a certain amount of doggy drool is normal, some dogs salivate more than others because of certain behavioral and medical conditions that contribute to excessive salivation. Some breeds also drool more than others, while others kiss with an ample amount of slobber. The question of “why does my dog drool so much” is one we get asked often at Long Animal Hospital and Emergency Center

If your dog is dealing with uncool drool, let’s look closer at the causes and conditions of excessive salivation.

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What’s The Deal With Dog Drool?

A dog drooling.

There is lots to love about (wo)man’s best friend—lazy weekend snuggles, soft ears, unconditional love… When it comes to the more moist side of canine companionship, though, some people lose a little investment. Long Animal Hospital and Emergency Center wants to help answer your questions about dog drool in hopes of helping to strengthen that human-animal bond even when it’s a little wetter than normal.

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