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Balancing dual threats: Protecting puppies against viral disease and behavioral problems

Puppies who are born to mothers who have been vaccinated against parvovirus and who have had an ample opportunity to nurse in the first...

Reverse Sneezing in Dogs

What is a reverse sneeze and what causes it?

Can Dogs Get Concussions?

If dogs can get concussions, how do they happen and what can be done? Let’s explore.

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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Evolving Use of Trazodone for Dogs

Trazodone is an anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) medication that is also used for short-term sedation. It’s not classified as an analgesic (pain-relieving medication), so why are...
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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 Help Your Dog Lose Weight

You would think by now I’d have learned my lesson and stopped telling people that their dogs are overweight. After all, I nearly lost...
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Improve Your Dog’s Microbiome with Probiotics for Dogs

Probiotics (“friendly” or beneficial microorganisms) are everywhere these days – in all kinds of foods and supplements designed for humans and dogs. People used...
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Dog Eye Discharge

A weeping, oozing, gummy, or crusty discharge from one or both of your dog’s eyes might be nothing – a result of the eye’s natural...

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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...