— In the old days, vets advised annual vaccination for all dogs. However, recent evidence has indicated that such a schedule is overkill.
— Keep your dog safe as the weather gets nice with these tips from our resident vet.
— Coyotes are opportunists, attracted by potential food items such as garbage, bird seed -- and pets.
— Euthanasia can be the only way to help a dog. But it's hard for the owner, and it's hard for the vet.
— We once could talk about dogs and marijuana with a laugh. A new study says that time is over.
— Rattlesnake venom is dangerous for dogs. There's a vaccine, but avoiding snakes works better.
— Early spay/neuter is an article of faith for most dog people, but among vets? Not so much.
— Many flea preventatives exist. Some work better than others. Some are downright dangerous.
— Grapes may seem harmless on sight, but you'd be surprised at how bad they can be for a four-legger. Veterinarian Eric Barchas gives us the skinny.
— Snails are not usually poisonous -- at least in the U.S. -- but things associated with snails can be.
— Most people know that chocolate is toxic to dogs but not why. Let's go in-depth on canine chocoholism.
— A reader asks whether such lumps are common -- and whether they're cause for concern.
— Puppy mange rarely spreads to people. However, there's more than one type of mange.
— A reader's pet store puppy came home with parvo. Our vet wonders why the puppy was for sale in the first place.
— A condition where caregivers fake illness in their charges goes beyond pediatrics. Dogs suffer, too.
— A tooth-brushing regimen is usually a good idea, but certain dogs will need to see a vet first.
— When you don't alert your vet about your dog's tendency to bite, that's just not cool. But hiding a dog's bad behavior during adoption is plain unethical AND illegal.
— A reader wonders whether consumption years ago is contributing to erratic behavior in her dog.
— The reasons vary -- and so do the treatments.
— In a post on marijuana I said dogs have especially sensitive lungs. A reader asks what I meant.
— I can't afford a vet. Is there anything I can do about coughing and choking?
— Our vet offers common-sense things you can do to keep your dogs healthy and safe.
— A 1-year-old dog is anxious when home alone. Is training the answer, or a new dog to be her friend?
— An unsecured fence can mean a world of trouble if you and your neighbor each own dogs.
— Don't bring seasonal gloom down upon on your canine friend -- follow my guide for a safe season.
— In a young, unspayed female dog suffering from hair loss, hormones could be to blame.
— Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy take a fascinating look at rabies through the ages.
— Sweet coatings on canine or human medications open the door to trouble -- including overdose.
— Short answer: In small amounts, no, not really. But would it kill you to open a window?
— Halloween isn't super dangerous for dogs, but there are some risks. No. 1 is the goody bag.
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