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How to Convert Dog Years to Human Years

How to Convert Dog Years to Human Years

Shelby Loos, DVM
Jul 01, 2020
Homemade Dog Food: Is It Healthy to Cook for Your Dog?

Homemade Dog Food: Is It Healthy to Cook for Your Dog?

Amanda Ardente, DVM, PhD
Jun 30, 2020
Which Fruits Can Cats Eat?

Which Fruits Can Cats Eat?

Teresa Manucy, DVM
Jun 30, 2020

Health Articles

Do Dogs Have Periods and Go Through Menopause?

Do Dogs Have Periods and Go Through Menopause?

Michael Kearley, DVM
Jun 30, 2020

Do dogs have periods? No—at least not like humans do. Dogs do not menstruate and are only receptive to mating when actively in heat. Do dogs go through menopause? No; dogs can become pregnant throughout their entire lives. There’s no short answer to explain the reproductive cycle of a female dog, especially in comparison to the human menstrual cycle. Here’s a guide to help you better understand dog heat cycles and all the changes that come...
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Why Your Dog's Ears Smell and How to Clean Them

Why Your Dog's Ears Smell and How to Clean Them

Leigh Burkett, DVM
Jun 30, 2020

Have you noticed that your dog’s ears smell? This can actually be a sign of a problem in your dog’s ears. Here’s what you need to know about smelly ears in dogs, from what causes the smell to tips for cleaning and preventing ear issues. Jump to a specific section here: What Causes a Dog’s Ears to Smell? Should You Clean Your Dog’s Ears? How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears How to Prevent Smelly...
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Allergies in Dogs and Puppies: Signs, Causes, and Treatment

Allergies in Dogs and Puppies: Signs, Causes, and Treatment

Leigh Burkett, DVM
Jun 30, 2020

Does your dog or puppy itch, scratch, chew, or lick themselves excessively? These are all signs that your dog may have allergies. Allergies are common in dogs—in fact, they are one of the top reasons for veterinary appointments. Dog allergy symptoms more commonly affect the skin and ears.  While humans often outgrow allergies, allergies in dogs tend to worsen as they get older. So how do you know if your dog has allergies and what’s causing...
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Nutrition Articles

What You Need to Know About Raw Food Diets for Dogs

What You Need to Know About Raw Food Diets for Dogs

Amanda Ardente, DVM, PhD
Jun 30, 2020

[video:wistia|89rzklykol|true]   You may be considering a raw food diet for your dog for a variety of reasons. Some people want their dog’s food to more closely resemble what their wild ancestors would have eaten (the idea of biologically appropriate raw food). Some believe their dog’s...
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Can Dogs Eat Oranges?

Can Dogs Eat Oranges?

Ellen Malmanger, DVM
Jun 30, 2020
Which Fruits Can Dogs Eat?

Which Fruits Can Dogs Eat?

Ellen Malmanger, DVM
Jun 30, 2020

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