Dogs

Dogs

Tomlyn offers veterinarian-approved formulas to support dog and puppy health including prebiotics, probiotics, urinary tract health supplements, and calming treats. Dog parent have lots of questions, and Tomlyn has answers!

Will glucosamine help keep my dog’s joints healthy?
Many veterinarians recommend glucosamine for dogs prone to joint issues. These supplements can often be combined with other beneficial ingredients like methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), chondroitin, and omega-3 fatty acids. The American College of Veterinary Surgeons (AVCS) recommends using multiple strategies to help maintain joint health, including weight control and/or activity modulation like limiting running and jumping. Only your veterinarian can create a plan that’s right for your pet.

What are hot spots on dogs?
Hot spots are a common term for large red, irritated skin lesions on dogs. Hot spots can be caused by allergies, reactions to insect bites, infections, or even boredom. Dogs can develop bad habits like licking areas that are easily accessible. Your veterinarian can help address the underlying cause and help develop a plan, which may include a spray such as Tomlyn’s Allercaine™ Hot Spot Spray for Dogs.

What is the difference between diarrhea and loose stools?
If your dog has diarrhea, your dog will also have loose or watery stools. However, if your dog has loose stools from time to time, it doesn't mean your dog has diarrhea. Especially in puppies, the American Kennel Club recommends calling your veterinarian to help determine if there is a cause for concern.

What causes loose stools in dogs?
A wide range of afflictions — like a change in diet or a stressful situation — can cause fecal matter to move through a dog’s intestinal tract too rapidly. You should seek veterinary care as soon as possible if the loose stool persists for longer than a day or two and the dog also has a poor appetite, lethargy, or vomiting.

What are prebiotics and how can prebiotics help my dog?
Prebiotics help the “good” bacteria in your pet’s gastrointestinal tract grow. Adding prebiotics can help support probiotics — like those in Tomlyn’s Pre & Probiotic Nutritional Supplement Flavorless Packets for Dogs.

How can I keep my dog calm?
Even small changes to everyday routines can cause stress, including: thunderstorms, veterinary visits, grooming visits, boarding, traveling, loud noises, or changes at home like visitors or new babies. Calming treats like Tomlyn’s Relax & Calm Chicken-Flavored Chews for Medium/Large Dogs can help pets cope with stressful situations. Owners can use other strategies based on what’s best for their pet.