— October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month; here are questions to ask the shelter -- and yourself.
— Spanish authorities euthanized a dog owned by an Ebola patient. Was their action justified?
— Measuring the trend depends on who you ask, but obesity does cause real problems for dogs.
— Microchips should be backup ID for lost dogs, but some dog owners don't use them properly.
— Voice change in dogs has many causes, but one is the deadliest known disease to dogs and humans.
— The EPA has put restrictions on certain types of rodenticide, which dogs and other animals frequently consume; some have no antidotes.
— Late summer is peak canine allergy season; here are the causes and treatments of allergies in dogs.
— A puppy came to the emergency vet with frightening symptoms. Were they caused by a vaccine or was something more serious going on?
— Let's be clear. "Dog lipstick" is a euphemism for penis, and most people don't like seeing it.
— Vaccines are remarkable medical developments, but there can be too much of a good thing.
— A well-known vet worries that revealing expensive treatment options might move society in the wrong direction -- I think that's absurd.
— Dogs sometimes jump through windows; here are the most common injures that result from it.
— Some people and companies claim their diet is ideal for dogs, but there might not be such a thing.
— My dog Buster and I were victims of a midnight attack -- here's what I did to remove the smell.
— Foxtails hurt dogs all over. These stories illustrate the dangers of canine public enemy No. 1.
— It has been right in front of me all along. How could I not have seen it until now?
— Because of breathing issues, some dog breeds are on no-fly lists, but that doesn't stop some sneaky owners when they travel by air.
— First of all, you won't need to bring him to the vet -- you might not even be allowed to!
— Most of these medications also protect dogs -- and people -- from other potentially serious diseases.
— There is a loose correlation between a cold, wet nose and dog health -- but the key word is "loose."
— A veterinary journal looks at development of cancer in dogs who've had a procedure called TPLO; is there a relation, or is it coincidence?
— Heatstroke is a common and devastating condition in dogs. Let's talk risk factors as well as prevention and treatment.
— This condition is almost unheard of in neutered pets; might the vet who performed the dog's neutering procedure failed to count to two?
— It's common sense that dogs should have access to plenty of fresh water, but a change in your dog's water consumption can be a sign of a big problem.
— In theory, nutrition is more complicated than rocket science, but feeding your dog the right amount does not have to be confusing.
— This dog showed symptoms of a uterus infection, but she was supposedly spayed. What happened?
— I've been involved in the debate about dogs and marijuana from the start -- largely without trying.
— It involves the cruciate ligament; here are causes and treatment options.
— I reveal all: Buster's diet, exercise protocol, and health care routines, as well as my preferred brands of food, shampoo, and medications.
— Poisoning is among the most common things emergency vets treat; here's what can lead to it.
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