The food you give your dog plays a critical role in his well-being, both on a daily basis and long-term. He needs a diet with the right nutrients to keep him active, happy, and healthy. And make no mistake: Not all dog foods are created equal. Since 1998, The Whole Dog Journal has been proving that much in an annual review and ratings of dry dog foods. Dog food brands like Champion Petfoods Orijen, Diamonds Taste of the Wild, and Merrick have been regulars on the Whole Dog Journal Approved list in recent years, as have Bench & Field and Wellpets Wellness, among many others.
Skin & Coat
Mange has long been regarded as a scourge for dogs, and afflicted dogs are sometimes euthanized because of it. But the condition has never been easier to treat.
There may be no other canine malady that seems to inspire as much misinformation as canine mange. Internet searches often return pages that blame it on lice (wrong) as often as mites (right). Ask an older person about it and he may tell you to use a dangerous and...
CCD means more than just a high-energy dog.
Also called compulsive behavior disorder, this is a mental health disorder characterized by the excessive performance of repetitive behaviors that dont serve any apparent purpose, explains Dr. Jennifer Summerfield, a veterinarian and professional dog trainer who...
Dog Training & Behavior
Why and how every dog should learn to love wearing a muzzle.
A significant percentage of my clients come to see me because they have dogs with aggressive behaviors. Often, they will ask me if their dogs should wear a muzzle. My answer is almost always, Good idea! In each case, however, we have a serious discussion about the...
WDJ Article Wins Dog Writers Association of America Award
The Dog Writers Association of America was established in 1935. The organization describes itself as the most recognized professional writing...
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