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21 Most Common Large Breed Health Problems

Large dog breeds generally live shorter than small breeds and they are more prone to medical problems.  Although you cannot […]


21 Small Dog Health Problems

  As a general rule, small dog breeds live longer than larger dogs, but that doesn’t mean they are without […]

Your Dog's Breath is a Sign of Its Health

Your Dog’s Breath is a Sign of Its Health

No one expects a dog’s breath to be minty fresh, but when a dog has chronic halitosis, or bad breath, it may be a sign of something else. Bad breath is caused by a build-up of bacteria in the gut, lungs or mouth, and occasional bad breath is not necessarily a concern.


Paleo Diet For Dogs

These days, it seems that everyone is jumping on the Paleo bandwagon. And, if it is good for you, it might be a good idea for your pets as well. Some claim that dogs were meant to live as wolves, on a diet strictly limited to raw meat.


What Spring Means to Your Dog

Everybody loves spring! After being cooped up in the winter months, dogs cannot wait to get outside to smell the balmy air, let the sun kiss their fur, and see all the new life that is emerging. Unfortunately, dogs can suffer more problems in the spring as a direct result of being outdoors.


Benefits of Yoga for Dogs

Yoga has long been touted for its ability to calm its loyal followers through meditation, gentle stretching and massage. And since we all share our favorite activities with our best friends, it stands to reason that eventually we’d begin assuming the downward-facing dog position with, well, our dogs.


Designer Breed Health Issues

Few animals elicit more adoration than puppies and miniature dogs, but a dark side exists in today’s designer dogs, the cross breeding of two purebred dogs, where health problems, shortened life spans, and vulnerability to disease may impact the family pet.


Dogs Increasing Length of Life

It’s not unrealistic to expect your dog to live anywhere from eight to twelve years depending on their size and health, but reports of much older dogs living to be as old as twenty have changed the way that owners care for their canine pets.


21 Best Natural Immune System Boosters for Dogs

New articles crop up daily touting a new fruit, herb, or chemical that is guaranteed to boost our immune systems!


12 Things You Need To Know About Heartworms In Dogs

Heartworm infestation has become common in the world. These heart-dwelling worms are spread through mosquitoes. Over time they can cause heart failure and death. The good news is that there is a monthly preventative to keep your dog healthy! Here are some other important facts about heartworms in dogs.


14 Things You Need to Know Before Choosing a Veterinarian

Choosing a veterinarian can take time. You should put in just as much effort as you would finding a doctor for yourself or your child. The vet may need to save your dog’s life one day and will make decisions that have a strong impact on your pet’s health and wellbeing. What do you need to know before choosing a veterinarian for your dog?


14 Most Efficient Solutions to Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety can be a real headache for dogs and their owners. This problem can lead to destructive behavior, excessive barking and many other annoying – and potentially dangerous – issues. How can you help calm your pet when you must leave your home?


12 Ways To Increase Your Dog’s Life Expectancy

There’s no doubt that we want our canine companions to stick around for as long as possible, but this doesn’t have to be left down to chance. Making some changes in diet, lifestyle and environment can help increase the life expectancy of your dog.


15 Ways that People Unnecessarily Shorten Their Dogs Lives

Dogs have been called man’s best friend, and most people really do love their dogs. However, well-meaning people often inadvertently do all kinds of things that shorten their beloved pet’s life.


11 Best Foods for Big Dogs

Big dogs require different nutrition than small dogs, so knowing what food to buy is definitely key in maintaining your companion’s health.