According to Santa Clara County Public Health, dogs and other animals are not able to get HIV. Some animals, such as monkeys and cats, catch similar diseases, but none of the viruses move between species. More »

Dogs typically contract ear mites through contact with other infected animals. Ear mites are also common in outdoor cats, who in turn may pass them on to dogs in the household. Ear mites are miniscule parasites that feed... More »

All veterinarians are legally allowed to euthanize dogs and other companion animals. However, veterinarians also have a right to refuse to perform euthanasia under certain circumstances. More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

There are no known preventative measures for immune-mediated thrombocytopenia, a medical condition where blood platelets in animals are too low. However, some veterinarians suggest that pet owners avoid giving their anim... More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

Get free neutering for your dogs by checking if the animal care services or animal welfare department of your city has an existing free neuter/spay program for dogs or other domesticated pets. The Humane Society of the U... More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

Dogs that ingest 5-HTP can develop toxicosis, as indicated by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Records in the study, garnered from the National Animal Poison Control database, indicate 19 out of 21 dogs that ... More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

Canine euthanasia completed in a two-step process includes administration of a sedative or anesthetic followed by an injection of a barbiturate, according to PetMD. The medication used varies. More »