Dog Care Center - Behavior

What Not to Do with Dogs and Babies

Filed Under Behavior, Adult Dog

by Kellie B. Gormly We love our dogs, so much so that for many people their dogs are considered full members of the family. And that prime status shouldn’t change when you bring home a new pint-size human – but, experts say,...

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6 Dangerous (and Surprising) Items That Contain Xylitol

Filed Under Poisoning-Toxicity, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

[video:wistia|kdgpyf10gk|true] by John Gilpatrick Dog owners know the dangers that foods like chocolate, garlic, onions, and grapes pose to their canine companions’ health; foods that are harmless to most people. Another...

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Anemia in Dogs – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Filed Under General Health, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

Anemia in a dog can be sudden or long term, and medical treatment is necessary for the health of the dog and to prevent a fatal outcome. Learn more about this condition in dogs here.

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9 Mistakes Dog Owners Make at the Vet

Filed Under Care, Adult Dog

A trip to the vet’s office can be tense, especially if your pup is sick or hurt, so why add any more stress to the situation? For the sake of your dog (and yourself), the next time you visit your vet’s office, avoid making these common mistakes.

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8 Essential Tips for Picking Up Dog Poop

Filed Under Care, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

Dog waste carries harmful microorganisms that can have a major impact on wildlife and the environment, so picking it up is not only good manners, in most locations it’s the law. The following tips will help you get down and dirty with all things poop removal.

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6 Things Commonly Found in Your Dog’s Poop

Filed Under General Health, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

Next time you are cleaning up after your dog, take a moment to examine what he or she is producing. If you notice any of the following, your dog’s health could be at risk.

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8 Common Eye Problems in Dogs

Filed Under Slideshows, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

A dog’s eyes perform a nearly miraculous function – converting reflected light into nerve impulses that the brain uses to form images of the world. To do this well, all the various parts of the eye must be healthy. Unfortunately, a number of diseases can disrupt the way a dog’s eyes function. Let’s take a look at some of the most common eye problems dogs experience and how pet parents can manage them.

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5 Reasons Your Pet is Lethargic (and When to Worry)

Filed Under Slideshows, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

Lethargy accompanies a vast majority of canine and feline medical problems, and can also be a symptom of many behavioral problems in pets. Read on for five of the most common reasons for pet lethargy.

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Liver Disease in Dogs

Filed Under Digestive, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

[video:wistia|swpow0bere|true] by Jessica Vogelsang, DVM Ask anyone to name the vital organs of the dog and you’ll get the usual: kidney, heart, lungs, brain, but for some reason people keep forgetting the liver. It may not...

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10 Most Common Types of Tumors and Cancers in Dogs

Filed Under Slideshows, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

As with humans, there are many different types of cancers and tumors that can affect dogs. Here are the ten most common types, as described by practicing veterinary oncologist Dr. Joanne Intile. Read more here.

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19 Beauty Products That Could Harm Your Pet

Filed Under Slideshows, Adult Cat, Adult Dog

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6 Poisonous Mushrooms That Are Toxic to Dogs

Filed Under Emergency, Adult Dog

Can dogs eat mushrooms? The answer is—not all of them. Find out all about poisonous mushrooms and which wild mushrooms your dog should avoid at all costs.

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Anxiety Disorders in Dogs: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Filed Under Care, Adult Dog

Anxiety is a fact of life—even for a dog. For every stressed dog, there’s plenty of help available through veterinarians, trainers, and canine mental health professionals. This slideshow explores the signs and symptoms of canine anxiety, and how owners can help their dogs deal. Read more.

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Tremors and Seizures in Dogs: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Filed Under Neurological, Adult Dog

By David F. Kramer Perhaps one of the most disturbing things a dog owner can experience is a bout of uncontrollable shaking in their pet. Involuntary movements can be caused by tremors or seizures, but the two conditions differ with respect...

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5 Rare Diseases of Dogs

Filed Under General Health, Adult Dog

Veterinarians have a saying, “when you hear hoof beats, think horses not zebras,” which serves to remind us all that rare diseases are… rare. These five rare dog diseases are worth knowing about. Read more.

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11 Ways You're Shortening Your Dog's Life

Filed Under Slideshows, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

There is a lot more that goes into raising a healthy pup. And sometimes, our busy lifestyles cause us to overlook some simple measures that could help to extend the lifespan of our canines.

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Using Omega 3 Fatty Acids Effectively and Safely

Filed Under NutritionNuggets, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

Omega 3 Fatty Acids are very popular nutritional supplements for dogs. They are advertised to help with skin conditions, allergies, kidney function, lymphoma, heart disease, cognitive function, arthritis, and more. Research is spotty but supports...

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The 12 Best Dog Hugs of All Time

Filed Under Care, Adult Dog

These huggy pooches spread their love to their humans, other animals, and even toys!

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Is Your Home Poisonous to Pets?

Filed Under Care, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

by Matthew Bershadker This guest post is written byMatthew Bershadker, President & CEO, ASPCA. Most people are generally aware of potentially toxic products in their homes. After all, we can read labels, we can receive alerts,...

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6 Ways Pets Improve Your Health

Filed Under Care, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

You’ve heard before: Adopt a pet from a shelter or rescue and you save a life. And while those words ring true 365 days each year, they have even more meaning on April 11 – National Pet Day, founded by animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige in hopes of saving some of the 16,000 unwanted pets killed each day in U.S. shelters. Indeed, providing a forever home for a dog or cat is a loving, noble and worthwhile act. But based on findings from some four decades of medical research, their lives aren’t the only ones being “saved” in their adoption. Here are six ways pets can save your life from America’s top killer – heart disease – and improve your overall health:

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5 Steps to Save Your Dog's Teeth

Filed Under Nutrition, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

Dental disease is a common problem in our pets and can lead to a variety of health issues. It is estimated that 80% of dogs over the age of 3 years suffer from some degree of periodontal disease. Every time a dog with periodontal disease chews, bacteria are showered into the bloodstream, which then lodges in the kidneys, liver, and heart causing damage and disease. Additionally, fractured teeth, feline resorptive lesions, and tooth root abscesses are painful and can act as a constant source of discomfort for your dog. Here are a few steps you can take to help maintain the dental health of your dog.

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Five Life-Lengthening Health Tips for Your Pet

Filed Under Care, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

How to Add Years to Your Pet's Life By Lorie Huston, DVM Anyone who has ever had a dog or cat wishes just one thing — that he or she has a healthy and long life. Here are five tips that can help your pet do just that. 1....

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3 Benefits of Pets in the Workplace

Filed Under Care, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

There are myriad reasons for having a pet, not the least of which being that they offer significant health benefits to people.

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Top 10 Signs of Heart Disease in Dogs

Filed Under General Health, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

As a dog owner, you should be aware of the signs and symptoms of heart disease in your dog. Here are 10 that you should especially look out for...

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Top 10 Signs of Cancer in Pets

Filed Under General Health, Adult Dog

Many people do not realize that cancer is not just a human condition; it affects our pets as well. Here are 10 signs that may help you identify if your dog or cat has cancer...

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