Mind + Body
Traveling with your dog can be an enriching experience for both of you — as long as you prepare well in advance to ensure that your journey is as safe and stress-free as it can be.
What is kennel cough? Dr. Ernie Ward tells us what causes it, how to diagnose it, how to treat it, and how to prevent it.
Sure, your loving dog may sport a huge heart in terms of sweetness, but his skin reigns supreme size wise. The skin represents up to one-fourth of his total body weight — a fact that may drive home a greater need to pay attention to what you’re putting into your canine pal’s food bowl.
We’ve all heard the term “mangy mutt.” But do you know what mange actually is and how it can affect your dog?
While eating is an enjoyable social activity for people, it can cause tension between dogs. Take time to understand your dog’s habits and make a plan to encourage healthy eating. Here’s how.
What is Cushing’s Disease? What are the symptoms and how do you treat it? Read on to find out.
For most of us, our dogs are usually involved in every aspect of our lives. As a result, injuries can occur. Burns are uncommon in dogs, but they do happen. It’s important to know how to manage them should they occur.
What exactly is an alpha dog? And how do you even know if you have one? Here are some facts and myths.
You and your dog can play a small but important role in making our planet healthier by switching to a low-carbon diet or supporting a food company making other sustainabiity choices as part of its business model.
Here are eight high-tech breakthroughs we think every dog parent should know about.
Even if you’re following the guidelines on your dog food for the right amount to dispense, your dog could be overweight. Here’s what to do.
Hydration is a major health hallmark for dogs of all ages and sizes. Here’s how to make sure your dog drinks enough water.
Barking can be modified without the use of aversive methods or equipment once the cause of the behavior is understood. Here’s what you can do to get your dog to bark less.
The holidays are a wonderful time to spend with our furry friends. It can be tempting to not only share the love but to share the wonderful holiday food, too. But be warned! Veterinarians know this time of a year as a bad one for pancreatitis.
Prying open a dog’s mouth and shoving a pill down their throat can be dangerous. Let’s focus on less intimidating and more compassionate methods.
What is a lickable and how do you use it? Here we discuss the importance of training treats and provide some product options your pup will love.
Crate training is a popular way to help puppies hold themselves for periods of time and to keep them safe when unsupervised. Here’s how to do it.
A dog’s first veterinary exam, no matter the age, is essential to uncover hidden diseases. Some dog parents believe the first visit is merely for vaccinations, but the real value is a thorough physical exam. So what are vets looking for? Let’s tour a typical exam to find out.
Wondering what the best food is for old dogs? A veterinarian provides some options to help your senior pup stay healthy.
It’s a diagnosis no veterinarian likes to make. As soon as the word is spoken, it shatters the room. This time was no different. “It’s cancer. Max has a malignant mast cell tumor. I am so sorry.” But no need to fret! Here’s some information that will help.
Integrating a new dog into a household with an existing dog can be tricky, but most dogs successfully ease into the transition if given the right kind of guidance from the start.
It’s 3 a.m., and you’re sound asleep. Suddenly, your dog is coughing. Or is he gagging? Wait! Is he choking?! You leap out of bed to check on him, and he’s already gone back to sleep. Dogs make all kinds of funny noises, and most don’t signal a problem. So when should you be concerned?
An expert provides an overview of “fridge” meals for your pooch.
Is your dog struggling to see? It may be a case of canine cataracts. But what are cataracts? And is surgery always necessary? Here’s what you got to know.
Practicing avoidance promotes confidence, and repeated experience helps your dog be happier with the choices she makes.
Protein debate got you puzzled? We’ll clue you in to meat quality, quantity and necessity.
An easy bone broth recipe you can make that provides loads of health benefits for your dog.
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