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Canine parvovirus (CPV or commonly referred to as “parvo”) is one of the most serious viruses that dogs can get. Thankfully, it is very preventable with proper vaccination.

This virus was discovered in 1967 and has rapidly become a serious threat to canine health. This… read more

You may have seen “DHPP” or “DAPP” on your paperwork from your pet’s routine vet visit and wondered what it is. The “D” in this vaccine stands for distemper, a disease that spreads from one dog to another through coughing and sneezing. 

DHPP is one of the… read more

Cushing’s disease—also known as hypercortisolism and hyperadrenocorticism—is a serious disease that most affects middle-aged and senior dogs. It can be serious if left untreated.

Here’s what you need to know about Cushing’s disease in dogs—from types and symptoms to… read more

Is your dog or puppy having diarrhea, but it smells almost like fungus, or not like normal diarrhea? Funny-smelling diarrhea can be a sign of a gastrointestinal issue in your dog known as coccidia.

This guide will tell you everything you need to know about… read more

Grapes may seem like a harmless and healthy fruit, but for dogs, they can cause a lot of trouble. Why are grapes bad for dogs if they’re fine for us to eat?

Here’s some valuable info on why dogs can’t eat grapes or raisins and what to do if you even suspect that… read more

Choosing the right food for your pet can be a big decision, and one that weighs heavy on the minds of many pet owners.

There are so many options out there—dry, canned, freeze-dried, raw, “all-natural,”… read more

Regardless of their dog’s size, every pet parent should understand the importance of behavioral well-being, yearly vet exams, and preventative medicine to ensure their dog’s quality of life.

In addition, giant dog breeds have some specific health risks that you should know about and… read more

Medium-sized dogs are the perfect size between small dogs and large-breed dogs. They can still be lap dogs, but they can play like bigger dogs, which appeals to many pet parents.

Medium dog breeds require regular exercise, balanced nutrition, routine health care, and mental stimulation.… read more

Small dogs have become increasingly popular due to their compact size. However, we need to consider that, due to their smaller size, they have specific nutritional needs and a genetic predisposition to certain health problems.

If cared for properly, small dog breeds can have a long life… read more

If you have a large dog or are thinking of adopting a large-breed dog, you’ll need to take a few special considerations into account.

These include common health issues found in large dog breeds, their specific nutritional needs, and their physical activity requirements. You also need to… read more