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Best Dog Breeds for Seniors

Low-maintenance and low-energy dog breeds may be the answer for some older adults, but not for everyone. You need to adopt the dog you want and can handle safely.
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Straight talk for senior adopters

The older we get, the more we need a backup plan for our dogs, in the event of our deaths.
The human hands wearing blue sterile gloves, holding dachshund head, show to the camera dog teeth without one front tooth. Veterinarian in white coat checking animal dental health.

Senior Dog Is Losing Teeth

Tooth loss is somewhat preventable in senior dogs, as it is in humans, but you need to start dental care sooner rather than later.
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Ode to a Senior Dog

Not one but two friends said goodbye to their beloved senior dogs in the past week. I read their tributes to their beautiful dogs...
dog at vet pet insurance for vet emergencies

Pet Insurance for Dogs

Is pet health insurance worth it? Absolutely. The cost of insuring your dog’s medical care and what it will cover vary based on your choices; here is help for making smart choices.
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What To Expect From Your Dog’s Check Up at the Vet

How often your dog should be seen by your veterinarian, and what sort of routine screening diagnostics should be conducted, are highly dependent on...

Whole Dog Journal’s Gear of the Year for 2024

The Whole Dog Journal staff and contributors provide their top picks for the best dog gear to take care of your canine companion this year.
Young woman in winter park with white puppy. Woman with white Swiss shepherd

Can Dogs Catch a Cold?

Dog owners nationwide are concerned about a severe canine respiratory virus that doesn’t respond to traditional medications and is killing some dogs.
Tooth extraction in dogs is a complex procedure but often the best option for dealing with advanced dental disease.

Tooth Extractions in Dogs

Tooth extraction dogs is complicated with teeth having multiple deep roots and recovery can take time, but most dogs are happier after having a problem tooth removed.
two female vets preparing a labrador retriever puppy for vaccination

What is the Best Puppy Shot Schedule?

A puppy’s shot schedule is usually based on advice from the American Animal Hospital Association, which breaks vaccines for dogs into two categories: core and non-core.
Yorkshire Terrier dog is sick and refuses to eat. No appetite, sadness, depression.

When Your Older Dog Won’t Eat

Dogs don’t stop eating for no reason.

Whole Dog Journal’s 2023 Dog Gear of the Year

Gear of the Year features the most exciting, useful products we’ve used and enjoyed over the past year.