— Some dog grooming can be done at home, but the most extreme hair mats need professional help.
— October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month; here are questions to ask the shelter -- and yourself.
— I've been a dog sitter for two years, and I love my job -- but let me tell you, it's not easy.
— If nails are too long it's unhealthy, but if they're too short it hurts; a pro advises how to get it right.
— Here's how I do it with items from discount stores, pharmacies, and health food stores.
— Dog clothing can be cute, but at what point does it become cruel to dress up your dog for Halloween?
— Lucky Dog Retreat Rescue in Indiana believes it can work around his impediment to adoption.
— An easy (and tasty) way to mitigate heat is a frozen doggie treat, but a kiddie pool works too.
— Spanish authorities euthanized a dog owned by an Ebola patient. Was their action justified?
— Basing policy and actions on fear over Ebola means that more people -- and dogs -- will die.
— Improper shampooing can cause bad skin reactions; groomer Jenn Shaw has pro tips.
— A strictly vegetarian diet lacks nutrients dogs need and can lead to long-term health problems.
— This Pet Obesity Awareness Day, take an honest look at your dog -- does he need a new workout routine or smaller food portions?
— Measuring the trend depends on who you ask, but obesity does cause real problems for dogs.
— A columnist is enraged because the dog in the ad is left alone for a night, but do dog owners really have that level of responsibility?
— Walks let dogs get mental and physical stimulation by exploring and interacting with their surroundings -- this should be the priority.
— Off-leash dogs harass us, I get poo in my sandal, my kids argue -- these are the bringers of grief.
— Celebrate World Rabies Day the Dogster way: Ensure your dog's vaccination is up to date.
— "Hydrotherapy" means “water healing" in Greek, and dogs can benefit in the same way humans do.
— My dog has the Puppy Stupids; this is why I had to comb through her poop in the dead of night.
— Changes in light, temperature, and food present health hazards inside and outside the home.
— Spina bifida, which causes incontinence and weakness or paralysis of the back legs, hasn't stopped this rowdy bunch.
— It's Food Safety Month; here are health and safety tips on how you can protect your dog.
— Taming the fur forest isn't always easy. We asked an expert how owners can avoid common grooming gaffes.
— Microchips should be backup ID for lost dogs, but some dog owners don't use them properly.
— Certain types of peanuts and peanut butter are generally safe for dogs to eat on special occasions.
— Annie sits in what's called a Bailey chair because she has megaesophagus; the chair and the condition are more common that one might think.
— My dog doesn't like to swim, and it might be my fault -- I took him to a river his first time out.
— Voice change in dogs has many causes, but one is the deadliest known disease to dogs and humans.
— The chain will pay vet bills for a woman who suspects drying caused the death of her dog shortly after a grooming. Should it do more?
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