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Can Pets Get Cancer from Owners’ Smoking?

Filed Under Wellness

By Jennifer Coates, DVM The Dangers of Second Hand Smoke for Pets You must have been living on a desert island for the last few decades if you are not aware of the danger that smoking poses both to smokers and to the people who...

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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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How to Stop Your Dog From Pulling on the Leash

Filed Under Behavior

By Caitlin Ultimo We all have that friend, relative,or rival who walks their dog with expert leash-wielding skills. They aren’t being pulled down the block, tied 'round trees,or tangled up with the friendly neighbor dog who’s...

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5 Things Your Puppy Can't Live Without

Filed Under Care, Puppy

Puppies are fun and cute, but they are also a responsibility that shouldn't be taken lightly. Here are 5 crucial things to get for your puppy.

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What Causes Diarrhea in Dogs?

Filed Under Care

How to Diagnose and Treat Diarrhea in Dogs Diarrhea is a prevalent problem for dogs. Even worse, it can be a serious issue that quickly leads to dehydration. What people want to know most, though, is how to treat diarrhea in dogs. Let's...

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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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How to Keep Your Senior Dog from Destroying Your Home

Filed Under Care, Senior Dog

Dog Proof Your House: Senior Dogs In their twilight years, doggies naturally become less physically agile and mentally sharp. Dog proofing your home to accommodate these changes will make both you and your senior dog more comfortable. Clear...

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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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6 Tips for Choosing Healthy Puppy Food

Filed Under Nutrition, Puppy

Choosing a type of food for your new puppy can be confusing, here are six tips to help you choose the best one for your dog.

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10 Puppy Supplies to Add to Your Checklist

Filed Under Care, Puppy

Congratulations, you are now the proud caregiver of a new puppy! Make sure you have these puppy checklist items on hand.

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What Happens After Socialization?

Filed Under PurelyPuppy, Puppy

"I really like your blog, but I have one complaint." This was my friend and colleague Debbie, who generally says exactly what's on her mind. Her point was that although I talk a lot about socialization in this blog, I don't...

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When Dogs Are Too Afraid to Socialize

Filed Under PurelyPuppy, Puppy

"This one is really cute." That is my nurse describing the patient that she just put into the exam room for me. When I enter the room, I am greeted immediately by a friendly but cautious 9-month-old Brittney Spaniel. He is very, very...

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DHA - It’s Not Just for Senior Dogs

Filed Under NutritionNuggets, Puppy, Senior Dog

I recently wrote about the benefits of including DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)in the diets of cancer patients. Cancer is typically a disease of old age, but I hope my previous post didn’t give you the impression that DHA is something that...

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Puppy-Proofing Checklist

Filed Under , Puppy

Reviewed for accuracy on April 9, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM Prior to bringing home a new puppy, you are going to want to make sure that your house is puppy-proof. Puppy-proofing your house before your bundle of joy comes home is important...

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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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5 Tips to Keep Your Senior Dog Healthy

Filed Under Care, Senior Dog

Healthcare Tips for Senior Dogs By Lorie Huston, DVM A senior dog has different health requirements than a younger dog. Here are some tips to help you keep your senior pet healthy. 1. Don't Forget the Health Check-ups Make...

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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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Silky Terrier

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Originally a cross between the Yorkshire and Australian Terriers, the Silky Terrier was eventually recognized...

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