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Why is your dog losing weight? Causes can be minor or serious.

Why Is My Dog Losing Weight?

Environmental issues can cause a dog to stop eating and be easily fixed. Dental or medical issues can also cause weight loss and need professional assistance to resolve.
Glucosamine for dogs is a join supplement to prevent or alleviate osteoarthritis in dogs.

Glucosamine for Dogs

Glucosamine for dogs is a supplement that when combined with chondroitin sulfate has strong anecdotal evidence for arthritis relief.
The lyme vaccine for dogs is a potentially controversial vaccine.

The Lyme Vaccine for Dogs

Dogs who show signs of an acute Lyme infection may experience fever, shifting leg lameness, swollen joints, enlarged lymph nodes, lethargy, depression, and loss of appetite.
Repetitive action can

Braces for Dogs with a Torn ACL

The signs of an acute ACL rupture are quite classic. Usually, the dog is running and playing and suddenly gives a yelp and becomes completely non-weight bearing on a hind leg. You may wonder if you can use an ACL dog brace and give your dog reasonable comfort and care.
Dramamine for dogs can relieve motion sickness.

Dramamine for Dogs

Dramamine, a brand name for the drug dimenhydrinate, is an antihistamine that is used off-label in many dogs for vestibular problems, including carsickness and...
OCD in dogs is an orthopedic problem in dogs.

Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) in Dogs

Causes of osteochondritis dissecans are plentiful. Diet and genetics are a factor, and combine these with high energy puppy play and the stage is set for development of ocd later in life.
Dog pain medication is prescribed to help dogs maintain quality of life while dealing with medical care or illness.

Dog Pain Medication: A Guide to Common Drugs

Dog pain medications can be divided into two broad categories: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which alleviate pain by reducing inflammation, and analgesics, which provide pain relief through a variety of mechanisms
Dog urine killing grass? Try changing things up.

Help for Dog Urine Killing Grass

Dog pee killing grass happens because of the high nitrogen content in dog urine. A little nitrogen is great for plants, but a lot . . . not so much.
Oral care is the way to freshen a dogs breath and keep it fresh.

How to Freshen Dog Breath

You can freshen dog breath at home, but you must be diligent.
Hookworm in dogs is a nasty disease that spreads between untreated dogs.

Hookworm in Dogs

Hookworm in dogs is a nasty parasite that can coexist with an adult dog for quite sometime, and spread. Recognizing the signs of hookworm infection is the best way to protect your dog, and other dogs too.
Dog lymph node locations can be checked to detect infections and cancers early.

Finding Dog Lymph Node Locations

There are over 400 lymph nodes in your dog but only a few are close enough to the skin’s surface to be observed. Though few, these key nodes are important indicators of illness.
DIY dog toothpaste can make an appetizing teeth cleaner dogs love.

Homemade Dog Toothpaste

You can experiment to design a custom toothpaste for your pup using an oil for a base, an abrasive cleaning agent, and a variety of natural flavors that your dog enjoys.

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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.