Dog Care Center - Bonding

Why Does My Puppy Itch?

Filed Under PurelyPuppy, Puppy

So my editor boss-guy gave me a list of topic suggestions when we first planned out Purely Puppy. One of the topics was "diseases and conditions that affect puppies in their first year." Well, since that’s a little broad, we'll...


Puppy Vaccinations and Shots: Important Vaccination Schedule for Your Dog

Filed Under Care, Puppy

[video:wistia|w2qmtikigf|true] By T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM The first few months in a dog’s life are his most formative. He’s meeting his human family for the first time and learning how to interact with the world around...


How Do Dogs Try To Communicate?

Filed Under Behavior

By Turid Rugaas Excerpted from the book Barking - The Sound of Language, with permission from Dogwise Publishing. Dogs have many different ways of expressing themselves beyond barking. Most (but not all) dogs communicate in a similar...


Aggressive Behavior in Dogs (and Cats): How to Handle this Tough Situation

Filed Under Training, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

By T. J. Dunn, Jr., DVM The following essay is based upon thirty years of personal experiences working with dogs, cats and their caretakers. It is not intended to be a scholarly dissertation of psychological, sociological, or ethical...


Determining the Best Age at Which to Spay or Neuter a Dog

Filed Under Care, Kitten, Adult Cat, Senior Cat, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

[video:wistia|6o16jnkp9y|true] When Should You Get Your Dog Spayed or Neutered? This article is courtesy of AKC Canine Health Foundation. By Margaret Root-Kustritz, DVM, PhD University of Minnesota In many parts...


Artificial Respiration for Dogs

Filed Under Common-Emergencies, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

Image via FCSCAFEINE/Shutterstock Artificial respiration is a lifesaving technique that is performed when a dog has stopped breathing. The heart, meanwhile, may or may not be beating. Dog breathing difficulties are not only a potential...


Convulsions and Seizures in Dogs

Filed Under Common-Emergencies

Image via iStock/ljiljana2004 Convulsions and seizures in dogs cause the muscles to contract and relax rapidly. Although they are not typically life-threatening, the dog will lose control of its body, which can be frightening. Dog...


Dog Constipation and How to Treat It

Filed Under Common-Emergencies, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

[video:wistia|k8piveeex3|true] Dog constipation is defined as the inability to defecate normally. Much like humans, older dogs are more prone to this condition, though it can happen to any breed of dog at any age. Constipation in dogs...


How to Perform the Heimlich Maneuver for Dogs if Your Dog Is Choking

Filed Under Common-Emergencies, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

[video:wistia|fro5ko2mta|true] Most dogs will chew nearly anything: bones, toys, shoes, socks, etc. But would you know what to do if something became lodged in the windpipe or stuck on the palate and your dog began to choke? It's...


Top 5 Movies to Watch with Your Dog

Filed Under , Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

In this busy world it’s sometimes hard to find quality time to spend with your dog, as well as take some much needed time for yourself to just "veg" out and do nothing. Well, with the help of the team here at petMD, we’ve...


Pooch Pampering on a Budget

Filed Under Pet Lover, Puppy, Adult Dog, Senior Dog

Budgeting? How to Spoil Your Dog Without Breaking the Bank These days, it’s all about cutting corners to make ends meet. And while you want to spoil your dog, you may feel you can’t when you have to watch every penny. But...


Constipation in Dogs

Filed Under Digestive

Image via Infrequent, incomplete or difficult defecation, with passage of hard or dry bowel movements (feces), is medically referred to as constipation in dogs. Obstipation is a pronounced form of constipation...


Cushing's Disease in Dogs

Filed Under Endocrine, Adult Dog

[video:wistia|415a7rxyal|true] What Is Cushing's Disease in Dogs? The endocrine system is the collective system of glands that produce and secrete hormones in the body, one of which is the hormone cortisol. At normal levels,...


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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...