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How long are dogs in heat?

Discover symptoms of a heat cycle and how long, often and what to expect from a dog in heat.

All About UTIs in Dogs

Urinary tract infections in dogs are very common, especially in females. Early treatment will prevent serious illness, so learn to recognize the dog UTI symptoms and which dogs are at greatest risk.
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How to Find Relief for Arthritis in Dogs

Just like the humans they live with, dogs often develop arthritis as they age. The most common form is osteoarthritis, also called degenerative joint...
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Unhealthy Gums? It Could Be Canine Gum Disease

We often pay attention to our dog’s teeth, but the gums supporting those teeth are just as important. Unfortunately, they’re frequently ignored. As a...
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Do Dogs Need Sunscreen?

On sunny days, we rub sunscreen on ourselves and our kids, but what about our dogs? Should we protect them, too? Yes! – some...
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How to Identify Tick Bites

It’s been a long day and you’re finally enjoying some quiet time with your dog. Your fingers are coursing through his coat when you...
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Pepto Bismol for Dogs: Can Dogs Have It & 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....

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Are Dogs Good With Chickens?

When I was about five years old, my parents moved our family from the San Francisco Bay area to a rural farming area about...