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NOTE: If you are thinking of breeding your male or female dog, please contact your veterinarian about important steps to take to ensure safe and healthy breeding practices. In addition, female dogs ideally should not be vaccinated while they are pregnant, so please confirm with your veterinarian… read more

Just like human babies, newborn puppies new special care and attention. Here's what you need to know about taking care of your newborn pups after they are born. Approach the Puppies With Caution Although you may want to pet and hold the puppies constantly, it is important not to intervene too… read more

You may not spend a lot of time thinking about your dog’s poop—but from a medical point of view, it can provide some very valuable insight into their overall health. Keeping tabs on what your dog’s stool looks like, how often they defecate, and what their particular habits are can clue you in very… read more

Have you ever been relaxing with a good book or show, only to be startled by your sleeping dog suddenly barking, howling, twitching, and/or “running” in their sleep? If so, you’re not alone—these are common canine behaviors. Why Is My Dog Barking in Their Sleep? The most common reason dogs bark in… read more

The following content may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. Fleas and ticks are parasites that can be found in almost every climate and location where dogs live. These pests take up residence on your dog and live by biting the dog and feeding on their blood. In the process, they can… read more

The following content may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. Heartworm prevention is an important part of keeping your dog healthy. Known scientifically as Dirofilaria immitis, heartworms are parasites that infest your dog’s heart and the vessels connected to the heart. They are… read more

You just took your puppy for a walk, and they did several large poops, but now your puppy is squatting to poop just inside the door. At times, it can seem like your new puppy is made of poop! But is this normal? Do puppies really poop more than adult dogs, and why? Here are the answers to… read more

The following content may contain Chewy links. PetMD is operated by Chewy. Although most pet parents think of heartworm prevention for their dogs, a good heartworm program can be just as important for your cat. Although heartworm disease is less common in cats, and they tend to have a lower overall… read more

It’s a pretty strange sight—your dog is peacefully sleeping on the bed, but their eyes are partly open, unfocused, and looking out into space. As creepy as this may seem, it is common and usually normal. Why Do Dogs Sleep With Their Eyes Open? We really don’t know why dogs sleep with their eyes… read more

Dogs have the emotional capacity of a 2- to 2.5-year-old child, so they can experience emotions like joy, fear, and anger. But, like many toddlers, your dog lacks the vocabulary to tell you how they feel, so it’s up to you to learn how your dog expresses emotions. For example, most of us know what… read more