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Pepto Bismol for Dogs: How to Use It Safely

Vomiting and/or diarrhea can be distressing for a dog and definitely no picnic for his owner. It’s only natural to want to offer some...
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How to Prepare Your Dog for the Boarding Kennel

Once upon a time, all commercial boarding kennels closely resembled old-school animal shelters or puppy mills – you know, a row of narrow chain-link...
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12 Items to Include in Your DIY Dog First-Aid Kit

Dogs can injure themselves in an astonishing variety of ways. It's best to be prepared for anything.
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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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Dog Poop Bags Review

As the saying goes, “Sh*t happens,” and as every responsible dog owner knows, cleaning up after their dogs is an absolute must. For those...
How to Remove a Tick from a Dog

How to Remove a Tick from a Dog

It’s a good idea to check your dog carefully for ticks after every outing. You may find loose ticks crawling through your dog’s coat....

Dog Toothpaste

The phrase “toothpaste for dogs” sounds like the punchline to a joke – the epitome of a ridiculous product that’s not necessary but is...

How To Make the Most of COVID-Restricted Vet Visits

More than a year into living under the cloud of a worldwide pandemic, we’re all still dealing with lifestyle changes to stay safe. For...

Are You Wasting Money at the Vet?

Veterinary care sure is expensive, isn’t it? And it’s even more so when we sabotage our own pet’s care. Think that sounds crazy? You figure...
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Dog Car Harnesses Review

Cars were invented for humans to travel in, comfortably and safely. It’s only recently that we humans started bringing our dogs with us everywhere...
Why Does My Dog Stink?

Why Does My Dog Stink?

Oh, my. What’s that smell? If your dog is in the room, it could be really bad breath, dreadful flatulence, leaking anal glands, skunk...

Help with Palliative or Hospice Care for Your Dog

In my 13 years as a veterinarian, I’ve worked in emergency and general practice, as a freelance writer, a volunteer with the homeless population...

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Cultural differences (and what are we doing wrong?)

Last month, my sister-in-law and my almost-13-year-old niece, Ava, spent two weeks in France, visiting my sister-in-law’s mother and stepfather, who live in Paris....