Category - Health of Your Puppy or Adult Dog

How to Give Pills to Your Dog?

Learning a safe and effective method for giving your dog pills (medicine) is necessary for your dog's health. Too many times, a new dog owner will waste several pills trying to get their pet to swallow a pill. We review several techniques to help you with this problem.

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Dog Bowls: How to Select A Dog Dish

Many dog bowls are available to choose from; however, there are a few things you might consider when looking for the perfect dog dishes. For example, when purchasing puppy dishes or dog bowls it is important to choose something that will be easy and fast to clean. We review in this article how to select a dog dish.

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Rawhide Alternatives for Dogs and Reviews

Summary: Since writing an article about the dangers of rawhide, I have had several requests to give some alternatives to regular rawhide and dog chews. As noted in said article, there are many problems that can be associated with the use of some rawhide and chews. While there are some GREAT products made in other countries, in this article I am going to focus on a few products made in the U.S.A...

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Dog Itching: How to Stop Dog Itching

Does your dog scratch and itch incessantly? Are you fit to be tied because you've tried everything to stop the itching? We have come across a great product to help treat this problem.

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What Should I Feed My Puppy? | Tips and Ideas

"Organic vs. store bought dog food or do I just need to have a variation in my new puppy's diet?" Or maybe you are asking, "I'd like to change the puppy's dog food because I really don't like the type that the breeder was using." What do you think I should do?

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How to Weigh a Puppy | Weighing a Puppy

We discuss how to weigh a puppy in this article. Regularly monitor the weight of your puppy. Declining or stagnating weight for a puppy could indicate more serious problems. Restricting the puppy long enough to get an accurate measurement can prove challenging.

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Dog Worming: How to Worm a Dog or Puppy

Puppies regularly need to be treated for worms after they are 6-8 weeks old. Intestinal worms and parasites are extremely common in dogs and puppies. In fact, most puppies are born with them.  

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Why Spay Your Dog: 6 Reasons to Spay Your Dog

As you weigh the benefits and risks of this procedure, be sure to be honest with yourself. If you are not going to be vigilant when your dog is in heat, you will most likely end up with a litter of pups. It only takes seconds for your dog to become pregnant. Talk to your vet and your family and do what is best for you and your dog.

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6 Reasons to NOT Spay a Dog

Surgical complications, increased vaccine reactions, spay incontinence, and other reasons are reviewed as to why people choose not to spay a dog.

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Dog Obesity: My Dog is Overweight

The number one nutritional related disease in dogs is obesity. Obesity in most cases is because dogs are eating way too much food and not exercising enough. Occasionally a metabolic disease triggers obesity in dogs.

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9 Signs of Worms in Dogs

Worms are a common parasite found in dogs. There are many kinds of worms that can infest your pooch. There are different symptoms for different types of worms. This is a compiled list of 9 signs of worms in dogs.

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Puppy Vaccinations

Puppies are very susceptible to life threatening diseases that can easily be prevented with vaccinations. Simple prevention through proper puppy vaccinations is a necessity.

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How to Select a Veterinarian -17 Tips

We have found that Veterinarians are only as good as their experience and education. Numerous times we have taken a dog to a vet to have one diagnosis and then to another to have a completely different diagnosis or recommendation. We provide a 17 tips on how to select a veterinarian.  

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Common Dog Parasites

There are many types of parasites that you should be watching out for on and in your dog. By educating yourself with what to watch out for, you may recognize certain signs of parasitic infection with your dog. We provide an overview of these many types of parasites.

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Common Dog Diseases

We cover an explanation of the most common dog diseases that could affect your dog including parvo, bordetella, corona, distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, lyme disease, and several others.

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What is Tail Docking?

The tail docking is done so soon after birth that it should be totally healed by the time the puppy goes to its permanent home.

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Dog Health Insurance: Do I Need It?

Pet insurance advocates point out how expensive health care for pets is especially now with all the high-tech equipment. We review several important considerations you should ponder before making this purchase for your dog.  

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