Dog Health Issues: Do Mixed Breed Dogs Have an Advantage Over Purebred Dogs?

By Dr. Sarah Wooten, DVM | Article Featured on PetMD

Have you heard the claim that purebred dogs have more health problems than mixed breed dogs? Is it true, or is it just a myth?

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Advancements in Dog Mammary Tumor Therapy

By Diana Bocco

Mammary tumors are three times more common in dogs than they are in humans, according to Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM, from Chagrin Falls Veterinary Center & Pet Clinic. They are also more common in adult, non-spayed female dogs, with obesity and older age increasing the risk significantly.

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What You Need to Know About FHO Surgery in Dogs and Cats

By JoAnna Pendergrass, DVM | Article Featured on PetMD

Dogs and cats can develop hip problems due to genetics, injury or simply old age. For example, canine hip dysplasia is a genetic disease that causes abnormal hip joint development. Legg-Perthes disease, which is a lack of blood flow to the top of . . . → Read More: What You Need to Know About FHO Surgery in Dogs and Cats

5 Signs You Should Get Your Cat’s Thyroid or Dog’s Thyroid Checked

By Rebecca Desfosse | Article Featured on PetMD

The thyroid is a small but important gland in the neck. A cat’s thyroid or dog’s thyroid consists of two segments, one on each side of the windpipe. This gland produces the hormone thyroxine, along with several other important thyroid hormones. In a healthy pet, these . . . → Read More: 5 Signs You Should Get Your Cat’s Thyroid or Dog’s Thyroid Checked

How to Recognize Heart Disease in Dogs and Cats

By John Gilpatrick | Article Featured on PetMD

Heart disease in dogs and cats can be a tough diagnosis for vets to make and for pet owners to receive. Depending on the specifics of the condition, your vet may not be able to do much, but that’s not always the case.

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Can Dogs Be Allergic to Their Beds?

By Paula Fitzsimmons | Article Featured on PetMD

If you’re living with a sneezing, itchy dog, her bed may be to blame. Dog beds, especially if not regularly washed and replaced, can be a major source of dust mites, which can trigger your dog’s allergy symptoms.

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Why Is My Dog Throwing Up Bile?

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Dog vomiting is a somewhat common occurrence, but it becomes a true health concern when a dog is throwing up bile. If your dog throws up yellow foam, or a yellow-green foam, it’s probably bile, and you should take your pup to the vet right away to determine the cause. . . . → Read More: Why Is My Dog Throwing Up Bile?

How Often Should You Walk Your Dog?

Original Article By PetMD

How often should you walk your dog? Determining how often to walk a dog depends on several factors, including your dog’s breed, age

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Why Dogs Lick and When to Worry

Original Article By PetMD

Dogs lick themselves, that’s a fact of life, but when does it get to be an issue? You may catch your pooch

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5 essential commands you can teach your dog

Original Article By Juliana Weiss-Roessler at cesarsway.com

Having a trained dog isn’t the same as having a balanced dog, but if your dog knows a few basic commands, it can be helpful when tackling problem behaviors — existing ones or those that may develop in the future.

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