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dog wound care

Dog Wound Care

It’s a beautiful day and your dog is running, jumping, chasing, playing, and having so much fun that you feel happy all over. What...
Protozoal Diarrhea

Protozoal Diarrhea in Dogs

Diarrhea isn’t fun for anybody. When your dog gets it – and feeding boiled chicken or hamburger with rice doesn’t make it go away...
sports injury

Injuries: What To Do For Your Dog in Pain

Your active dog limping or moving in an unfamiliar way may set off mental alarms. Is it a sprain? A pulled muscle? Maybe an...
dog scooting

Dog Scooting: What You Can Do

When you see a dog “scoot” on his behind, wiping his bum on the rug or lawn, do you think, “Gee, that looks like...
dog massage

Dog Massage Instruction

It’s been so long since we reviewed instructional canine massage media that our original headline said, “WDJ Reviews Videotapes That Teach Massage.” Remember videotapes?The...
ticks on dogs

Ticks on Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

Ticks are blood-sucking, disease-spreading parasites that are genetically related to spiders. They are found worldwide and pose considerable risk to your dog (and you!)...
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....
signs of pancreatitis in dogs

Signs of Pancreatitis in Dogs

The pancreas is an organ that sits near your dog’s stomach. It produces digestive enzymes and the hormones that regulate blood sugar. Any time you...

Sarcoptic Mange (Scabies)

Difficult to diagnose, yet easy to treat, sarcoptic mange is a miserably itchy, uncomfortable diseaseCanine scabies, also known as sarcoptic mange, is a dreadfully...
dog fleas

Quick, Make Dog Fleas Flee

Nobody thinks fleas are good for dogs. But do you know why they are bad? And that they are bad for you and your...

All About Dog Allergies

There are few things that make dogs (and their veterinarians) tear their hair out like skin allergies. Skin conditions are the top cause for...
spay incontinence

Spay Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the lack of full, voluntary control over the passage of urine. It results from failure of the bladder and/or urethra (the...

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Dogs Are People, Too!

An author recently asked for the rationale behind an edit I made to her article. The sentence originally referenced something that worked well “in...