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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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Amantadine For Dogs: Now For Relief of Chronic Pain

Amantadine is a medication that was initially used as an antiviral agent in humans, but it is gaining popularity for its contribution to chronic...

What Can I Give My Dog for Diarrhea?

Diarrhea may be a messy topic, but it’s an unfortunate part of life for humans and dogs alike. Thankfully there are some simple steps...
dog vomit

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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Dog Vomit – How to Identify It and What to Do When Your Dog...

Vomiting is one of the most common reasons that dogs are brought to the vet. That’s probably because there are hundreds of things that...
rattlesnake vaccine for dogs

Will the Rattlesnake Vaccine Protect My Dog?

Every year rattlesnakes bite more than 100,000 dogs in the United States, with an estimated 40% of bites resulting in severe reactions and fatal...
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What To Expect From Your Dog’s Check Up at the Vet

How often your dog should be seen by your veterinarian, and what sort of routine screening diagnostics should be conducted, are highly dependent on...
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How Long Are Dogs Pregnant For?

With the exception of dog breeders, many dog owners will have little experience with pregnancy in dogs. It may surprise you to learn that,...
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Bloat in Dogs is Deadly

Stomach bloat is something that every dog owner should be aware of. Knowing the early signs of bloating in dogs and the best ways...
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A Healthy House for Your Dog (and You, Too!)

Maintaining a healthy home is in everyone’s best interests. Here are simple steps that can lead to a healthier home environment for you, your...

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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...