Health & Wellness
Dog Weight Loss and Maintenance
How can you help your dog lose weight? Canine obesity is a growing problem. Learn how to help your dog get on a healthier track.
Heartworm Prevention for Dogs
Heartworm disease is a serious risk for all dogs exposed to mosquitos. Heartworm prevention is essential for these dogs. Find out about the products used to prevent heartworm disease in dogs.
How long is a dog’s pregnancy (gestation)?
How long does pregnancy last in dogs? What is the canine gestation period? Learn the length of a dog’s pregnancy, or gestation period.
Should I induce vomiting after my dog ingests a toxin?
Should you induce vomiting if your dog has ingested something potentially toxic? Find out what do do if you find yourself in this situation with your dog.
Keep Your Dog Healthy
Learn the basics for keeping your dog healthy including veterinary care, nutrition, exercise and grooming. These guidelines can help you put your dog on the path to wellness.
Exercise Your Dog
Everyone needs exercise, including your dog. Find out how to keep your dog fit and active.
All About Ticks on Dogs
Ticks pose a threat to dogs and other mammals, including humans. Find out about ticks and your dog. Learn about various tick-borne illnesses and how they can affect you and your dog.
Ear Cropping, Tail Docking and other Elective Procedures
Ear cropping, tail docking and dewclaw removal are age-old procedures done on many different dog breeds. However, the practice of alterations like these has become increasingly taboo in today’s society. Weigh in with your opinion on the subject of ear cropping, tail docking and dewclaw removal.
Definition of Tail Docking
What is tail docking? Learn about the practice of tail docking in dogs, why it is done, and what it entails.
Definition of Ear Cropping
What is ear cropping? Learn about the practice of ear cropping in dogs, why it is done, and what it entails.
Toxins and Your Dog
These are numerous substances that can pose a threat to your dog. Toxins and poisons are found in many different forms and locations. Learn what hazardous materials to avoid and how to protect your dog.
Toxins and Your Dog – What Has Your Dog Gotten Into?
Dogs will be dogs, and that mean most of them like to explore with their noses and mouths. Unfortunately, there are many toxins, poisons and other hazards out there that have harmed dogs. Share your stories or close calls or scary situations so that others may learn.
Dental Care for Your Dog
Dogs need dental care, too! Unfortunately, dental hygiene for dogs is sometimes overlooked. Many people seem to just expect dogs to have bad breath, and few people brush their dogs’ teeth frequently enough. Dental hygiene is just as important to your dog’s overall heath as things like healthy diet, proper exercise and routine grooming.
Chronic Bad Breath in Dogs
Halitosis is the medical term used to describe an offensive odor that comes from the mouth, producing bad breath. A number of causes may be responsible for this condition, notably periodontal disease, a disease resulting from bacteria in the mouth. Bacteria is also associated with plaque and cavities.
Tick Removal and Prevention for Dogs
Ticks are a threat to dogs and other animals, including humans. Learn how to find ticks on your dog and safely remove them. Find out about tick prevention to keep you and your dog safe.
Poisonous Plants and Your Dog
Find out what plants and flowers may be poisonous to dogs with this list of common toxic plants and flowers. Certain plants, when ingested, can cause serious harm to pets. Learn what plants to keep out of your dog’s reach.
All About Fleas on Dogs
Fleas are a nuisance to dogs and other animals, including humans. Find out all about fleas and your dogs. Learn how to kill fleas and prevent fleas from infesting your dog and your home.
Flatulence in Dogs
Dogs farting got you gasping for air? Gassy dogs might be funny to some, but it’s also something we dog lovers can live without. Find out why some dogs fart so much and learn how to handle flatulence in your dog.
Definition of Dog Anal Sacs/Anal Glands
What exactly are anal sacs, AKA anal glands in dogs, and what is their function? Learn about dog anal sacs (anal glands) and dog scooting, including how to express anal glands.
Senior Dog Care
Health problems are more common in senior dogs. Find out how to spot the signs of aging and keep your senior dog happy and healthy through his golden years.
Common Types of Dog Medical Emergencies
What will happen if your dog experiences a medical emergency? Take the time to familiarize yourself with the most common types of medical emergencies seen in dogs.
Veterinary Dental Cleaning – Getting Your Dog’s Teeth Cleaned
Has your veterinarian ever recommended a professional dental cleaning for your dog? If not, the day will probably come eventually. Here’s what you need to know about getting your dog’s teeth cleaned at your veterinarian’s office.
First Aid and Emergency Care for Dog Owners
Emergencies happen. What will you do if something happens to your dog and you need to act fast? There first aid and emergency care tips may help you save your dog’s life.
Flea Treatment and Prevention for Dogs
Fleas pose a significant health risk to your dog. Learn all about the various flea prevention products available today. Find out which type of flea treatment is best for your dog.
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How To Help Your Itchy Dog
Got a dog that is itching, scratching and chewing? Skin problems are common in dogs. Learn how to manage them now.
Ways to Help Your Itchy Dog With Allergies
Learn how to help your dog with allergies. These steps can help ease the itching and give you peace of mind.
Can I Tell If a Dog is Sick By Feeling Its Nose?
Does the look and feel of a dog’s nose mean anything? Some people think that a cold and wet nose is a sign of wellness, while a warm or dry nose means illness. Find out if this is fact or fiction.
Acupuncture for Dogs
Veterinary acupuncture is an increasingly popular treatment for dogs. Find out how acupuncture works and determine if it is right for your dog.
Vomiting in Dogs
Vomiting is pretty common in dogs, but it’s not something you should ignore. Here’s what to do when your dog is vomiting.
Diarrhea in Dogs
Diarrhea is a common problem in dogs, but it’s not something to ignore. Learn why your dog is having diarrhea and how to help.
Urinary Tract Infections in Dogs
Urinary tract infections are rather common in dogs. Find out what it means if your dog has a UTI. Read about symptoms, causes and treatment for urinary tract infections in dogs.
Ear Infections in Dogs
Learn about the signs of ear infections in dogs. Find out why dogs get ear infections. Discover how to treat and prevent canine ear infections.
Your Dog’s Health and Behavior
The Healthy Dog
Arguably the most important aspect of your dog’s well-being is health. An unhealthy dog will not benefit as much from training and may also develop behavior problems. Learn the most essential steps to keeping your dog healthy, know the warning signs to watch for, and find out more about the crucial role your veterinarian plays in your dog’s health.
- Keep Your Dog Healthy
- Signs of a Sick Dog
- Communicating With Your Veterinarian
- Toxins and Your Dog
- Puppy Vaccinations
Canine Diseases and Disorders
There are many diseases that can afflict your dog. The best way to keep your dog healthy is to educate yourself. Learn about various canine diseases and their symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
- Heartworm Disease in Dogs
- Gastric Dilatation – Volvulus (GDV)
- Chronic Bad Breath in Dogs
- Rabies and Your Dog
Dog Training Essentials
A well-trained dog is a happier dog. Mental health and stimulation are just as important as physical health care, so dog obedience must remain a priority. Develop a basic training program and learn to teach your dog commands. It’s all part of starting your dog off on the right paw!
- Dog Training 101
- Clicker Training Dogs
- The Power of Positive Training
- Housebreaking Your Puppy
- How to Crate Train Dogs and Puppies
- Teach Your Dog Self-Control
- Tips for Training Small Dogs
- Tips for Training Adult Dogs
- Training Shelter and Rescue Dogs
- Best Dog Training Books
Dog Tricks, Cues and Commands
Follow these simple steps to transform your dog from class clown to star pupil. Train your dog to sit, stay, lie down, and come when called. Teach your dog fun tricks and games. With a little practice, your dog will be able to do all kinds of useful and fun things.
- Fun and Easy Dog Tricks
- Top Basic Training Cues
- How to Train an Emergency recall
- Teach Your Dog to Fetch
- Train Your Dog to Stand
- Teaching “Kennel Up”
- Training “Go to Your Place”
- Teach your Dog “Off”
- How to Train a Dog Using Games
- More Basic Commands
Socialization means training your dog or puppy to accept new people, animals, and places. Socialization results in a happier, more well-behaved dog. Plus, it prevents behavior problems from developing.
- Puppy Socialization
- Puppy Handling Exercises
- Socializing Adult Dogs
- Teaching Dogs to Accept Handling
- How to Childproof a Dog
Your Dog’s Behavior
Despite the way many of us treat them, dogs are not humans. In fact, thinking of dogs as people has led to misinterpretations of their actions. No wonder they act out – we just cannot understand them all the time. The best way to avoid or correct dog behavior problems is to learn why they occur and what they mean. Plus, you can better communicate with your dog if you can interpret his body language.
- Common Dog Behavior Problems
- Reading Your Dog’s Body Language
- The Human-Canine Bond
- Communication and Appeasement Gestures