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Dog nails grinding. Woman using a dremel to shorten dogs nails. Pet owner dremeling nails on vizsla dog.

What Are the Best Dog Nail Clippers?

The best dog nail clippers are the ones that fit your hand and are easy for you to maneuver.
top view of a two-year-old girl and her chocolate Labrador retriever dog playing with the sand on the beach.

Sand Flea Bites on Dogs

It’s possible, but not that probable, that your dog has been attacked by sand fleas.
Male veterinarian wrapping a small dogs paw with gauze

Injured Dog Paw Pads and Wounds

A sore dog paw may just need TLC to aid healing, but a pad that is rubbed raw, ripped, bleeding, or infected may require veterinary help.
Dog and toothbrush in white background, concept of pets dental hygiene

How Often Should You Brush Your Dog’s Teeth?

The gold standard is to brush your dog’s teeth every day, but even weekly will help.
Dog skin tag removal is usually not a medical necessity unless the skin tag is on a dog's eyelid.

Dog Skin Tag Removal

A skin tag on a dog eyelid may need removal, otherwise skin tags tend to be harmless.
Groomer with a dog

How to Clean Dog Ears at Home

Cleaning your dog’s ears is easy with the right supplies.
red chow

Should You Shave Your Dog? Shaving Against Advice

Grooming experts almost always advise against shaving double-coated dogs – but it can really help some overheated senior dogs cool down and feel better in the summer.
broken dog tooth

Your Dog’s Chipped or Broken Tooth

Dogs can chip their teeth in accidents or just by chewing on something hard. Is your dog’s chipped tooth a medical emergency?
A man and trail running

How Much Exercise Do Dogs Need?

Healthy adult dogs need at least half an hour of active exercise every day, and most need more. Here’s how to give your dog the exercise she needs for optimum health and happiness.
So your dog ate a mushroom. What happens now.

My Dog Ate a Mushroom in the Grass

What to do if your dog eats a wild mushroom.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog lying on his side on grass smiling, looking at the camera taken at ground level. He is looking at the camera.

Syncope Episodes in Dogs

Syncope (or fainting spells) can look a lot like seizure activity. Learn how to tell the difference between seizures and syncope and what can cause syncope in dogs.
Dog Swimming

A Few Drops of Blue-Green Algae Can Kill a Dog

Signs of blue-green algae poisoning can begin within 30 minutes of ingestion.

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Aggression at Dog Parks

We’ve all got stories about terrible things that we’ve seen or heard about that happened at a dog park. I would argue that there are just as many potentially aggressive humans at these parks as there are dogs who exhibit aggressive behavior.