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Gastroenteritis: What to Do When Food Won’t Stay Down

By Tony Johnson

One of the most common reasons that pets end up in the veterinary hospital or ER is due to vomiting and diarrhea, known medically as gastroenteritis. While trauma and poisonings are common and more dramatic, this sometimes simple, sometimes complex condition accounts for a big percentage of veterinary visits. In some cases, the cause can be serious, elude diagnostics tests, or require hospitalization or surgery. Luckily for many cases, the cause and treatment are simple, and management can be completed at home. Your vet can help guide you through the steps needed to determine the cause and the best course of action, and some of the information here will help you decide what's best for your pet before a visit.

5 Things Your Vet Wants You to Know

By Gretchen Statz

Your pet can't talk, but your vet can. Over my 15 years of experience, I've come up with a few things I wish I could've said to every pet owner.

FAQs about Being a Veterinarian

By T.J. Dunn

Want to help animals stay healthy? Wondering what it takes to become a veterinarian? Dr. T. J. Dunn, DVM, answers frequently asked questions about what it's like to be a vet.

Ask a Vet: Why Is the Fur on My Dog’s Face or Body Stained Brown?

By Patrick Mahaney

Have you ever seen a white dog with a dark, stained beard? While it’s harmless for the most part, there are some medical conditions that could cause excessive staining in your dog’s fur.