— A gym membership? Pah! Owning a dog is like having a live-in personal trainer.
— The benefits for your dog are many -- including a softer coat and leaner body -- but it does require an investment of time and money.
— January 21 is National Granola Bar Day. Are these healthy snacks and their ingredients safe to share with your dog?
— Puppy mange sounds scary, but it is actually quite common and usually not dangerous -- and some of the most effective treatments are very simple.
— Jan. 19 is National Popcorn Day. Is it safe to share the snack with our dog friends?
— Forensic chemist Yvette d'Entremont has created a petition that calls for Petco to stop selling the "homeopathic" product because it's 13-percent alcohol.
— A Beagle came to me with mysterious symptoms. It turned out he had eaten one of the most dangerous -- and common -- items to dogs in the U.S.
— December is Tropical Fruits Month! Which of these 11 fruits can you safely share with your dogs?
— A reader wonders whether her dog might have died after eating a THC edible. Our vet has a one-word answer.
— Fire, food, friends, and festooned homes: Hanukkah provides plenty of chances for dogs to get into mischief!
— We've got the answers to Google's top 10 dog-related searches for 2014!
— The holidays can present your dog with unusual temptations, anxieties, and dangers. Keep your dog safe this Christmas!
— Clean feet, additional nutrients, and a warm, dry bed are among our suggestions for ways to protect your dog against the next polar vortex!
— Canine influenza virus, which affects only dogs, is highly contagious, but usually runs its course within a few weeks.
— Most Thanksgiving foods are okay in moderation, but it's the extras in some foods -- and excessive consumption -- that cause dogs problems.
— While skin tags and fatty tumors are common as dogs grow older, no skin growth should be dismissed without veterinary attention!
— The furry masked bandits might be cute, but the scavengers also can be dogs' worst enemies.
— All dogs have dewclaws on their front paws, some on their hind legs, and a select few even have double dewclaws! Learn all about them here.
— Rattlesnake bites are dangerous to dogs and expensive to treat. Learn how you can prevent snakebites and what to do if your dog gets bitten.
— This staple's many health benefits support adding it to your canine companion's food bowl.
— When a litter of puppies is whelped, it can be hard to distinguish the girls from the boys. We'll tell you how it's done!
— Type I diabetes, known as diabetes mellitus, is the most common type of diabetes in dogs, but it can be prevented through diet and exercise.
— A reader wonders whether consumption years ago is contributing to erratic behavior in her dog.
— Leading insurer reports it as the fastest-growing voluntary employee benefit.
— Collapsing trachea is a very common cause of coughing in dogs, and serious consequences are possible.
— 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.