— Burping helps protect dogs from bloat, which is one of the worst things that can happen to a dog.
— DNA testing for breed heritage may be interesting, but it's not yet medically relevant for dogs -- it's entertainment, basically.
— Veterinary medicine, which is the impoverished stepchild of human medicine, has never benefitted from such a massive study. Until now.
— Dogs who consume ethylene glycol face grave danger, but recent developments have helped reduce canine fatalities from antifreeze.
— Does being owned by a vet mean a dog will have every possible advantage in life? The answer might surprise you.
— Are grapes poisonous to dogs? It's still a veterinary mystery, but knowledge has improved.
— Tea tree oil is marketed as a safe skin care product for dogs, but in fact it's a neurotoxin. Here's what I think of our fascination with natural products.
— My thoughts? Retractable leashes don't kill dogs, but inattentive people with retractable leashes kill dogs.
— On the evening before New Year's Eve, Buster vomited. Then we had a night I'll never forget.
— What is the Bordetella vaccine? Does your dog even need it? Here's a look at the controversies.
— You may not know it, but 2013 was a tumultuous year for the vet world, from drug shortages and recalls to revolt in the American Veterinary Medical Association.
— Christmas is a time of cheer and joy, but at the veterinary emergency clinic, the holiday has a slightly different tone.
— Don't bring seasonal gloom down upon on your canine friend -- follow my guide for a safe season.
— The plight of dogs in places like Ecuador is generally bleak. However, in my experience, it is getting better.
— Out of the most dangerous things I have seen dogs eat, it's no surprise that many are not food.
— A TV news report says a common heartworm and flea preventative may be killing dogs -- but it has all the hallmarks of an unfounded rumor.
— The furry masked bandits might be cute, but the scavengers also can be dogs' worst enemies.
— Most Thanksgiving foods are okay in moderation, but it's the extras in some foods -- and excessive consumption -- that cause dogs problems.
— Some fear that humans can catch it from dogs, while others say it's part of a dog's routine intestinal milieu.
— Few people know that jerky can sicken and kill dogs, and very little is being done about it.
— Halloween isn't super dangerous for dogs, but here are tips to avoid -- and what doesn't really matter.
— No, but a similar cognitive disorder can occur in older dogs; its symptoms can be progressive, and sadly, no good treatment is known for it.
— People sometimes offer things that dogs can't safely eat; that can cause problems.
— The owner of two dogs found rat poison in her yard. The only possible source was a neighbor. She showed restraint in her reaction. Would you?
— Dogs age at different rates based on lifestyle and genetics, but there are still ways to determine age.
— Measuring the trend depends on who you ask, but obesity does cause real problems for affected dogs.
— Adopting a puppy can be overwhelming, so let's talk about getting her a good start on a long life.
— This research is still very much in its nascency, but the research is definitely potentially a step in the right direction.
— What does that mean for dog owners concerned about this blood parasite?
— I believe the procedure still has big problems -- and its renewed push looks like it has more to do with profit than revolutionizing sterilization.
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