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DIY Gifts for Dogs: Homemade Dog Treats & Healthy Recipes

Looking for a special gift for a friend – or, better yet, a friend’s dog? We've put together this helpful gift guide for dogs,...
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Whole Dog Journal’s 2021 Approved Canned Dog Foods

Here you’ll find a list of pet food companies that make the kind of foods that meet our canned dog food selection criteria. For the first time, we’ve included ALL the information we gathered from each company on our approved foods list. In years past, the online version of this table was identical to the table that appeared in the print version, where we are limited in how much space we can devote to the table. Now, we can show you information about each food made by each company on our “approved foods” list. Here’s the most exciting part about the table, however: It’s a searchable database that you can use to find appropriate foods for your dog!
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Frozen Raw Dog Food

We’ve got some good news and some bad news for dog owners who are interested in feeding raw diets. First, the good news: Some...
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Daily Practice Makes for Perfect Dog Recalls

Coming when called – a “recall” as it’s often known in dog-training circles – is arguably the most important behavior you can teach your dog. It can literally save his life. Imagine your dog...
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Dog Barking: What You Can Do

Dogs bark for lots of different reasons. Dog barking may be triggered by strong emotional responses such as fear, reactivity, and aggression. These behaviors require significant attention to and modification for the underlying emotions...
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Tick-Borne Diseases in Dogs

When we think of tick-borne diseases in dogs, Lyme disease is typically the first thing that pops into our heads. But there are a number of other serious diseases transmitted by ticks that dog...
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Clarify Your Dog Cues

If you’re frustrated that your pup “doesn’t listen,” I urge you to consider what your dog is actually hearing each day. Take a minute to examine precisely what you’ve been asking and how you’ve...
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10 Ways to Improve Your Dog’s Lymph Circulation

Most of us appreciate the circulatory system and understand how the heart pumps blood through arteries, veins, and capillaries, but few of us know nearly as much about the lymphatic system. Well, it’s time...
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Angst With Your Adolescent Dog

Congratulations! You’ve made it through the puppy months pretty much in one piece and hopefully laid a solid foundation for your many years together to come. You breathed a sigh of relief when the...
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Using Kinesiology Tape On Your Dog

If you pay attention to sports, you know that athletes around the world are wearing colorful tape on their arms, legs, shoulders, and torsos as part of treatments to heal muscle sprains, prevent injuries,...
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Human Grade Dog Food: What You Should Know

In a world of commercial pet food industry-specific jargon that is often incomprehensible to the average dog owner, the term “human grade,” which is popping up on more and more pet food labels, would...

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Building a Veterinary Healthcare Team

In the past few months, I’ve been trying to get to the bottom of some distressing symptoms exhibited by my 14-year-old dog Otto, by...