Retractable Dog Leashes: Know the Risks

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Retractable dog leashes are a popular tool among dog-owners. These leashes are thin cords that extend from and retract into a plastic handle. They may seem like a great idea because you can give your dog some leeway or reign her back in depending on the situation. The truth is . . . → Read More: Retractable Dog Leashes: Know the Risks

Running, Hiking, and More With Your Dog

Article By Amy Paturel | Featured on WebMD

When Karen Hsu’s 9-year-old dog, Maggie, senses an upcoming hike, the black lab’s tail goes wild.

“She gets so excited that it’s hard to corral her in the car,” says Hsu, a product developer in Bend, OR. “Once we’re on the trail, we have to struggle to . . . → Read More: Running, Hiking, and More With Your Dog

How to Stop Your Dog from Jumping on People

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Dogs are wonderful companions, and one of the things that is so endearing about them is how excited they get when greeting us and other people. However, we’ve all experienced a dog that can’t contain his exuberance, jumping on us and those who come to visit. This behavior can be . . . → Read More: How to Stop Your Dog from Jumping on People

Top Ten Emergencies in Dogs

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Canine emergencies can happen at any time or place, and being a prepared dog-owner greatly improves your pet’s chances of a successful outcome. Below are descriptions of some of the most common emergencies you may encounter during your years of dog ownership. Knowing the signs of these medical situations is . . . → Read More: Top Ten Emergencies in Dogs

5 Facts You May Not Know About Lyme Disease in Dogs

Article by Dr. Mike Paul | Found on PetHealthNetwork

If you are not yet aware of Lyme disease, you almost certainly will be soon. Lyme disease has spread to many regions of the U.S. Lyme disease is a condition caused by an organism, called Borrelia burgdorferi. It’s not a new disease. There is actually . . . → Read More: 5 Facts You May Not Know About Lyme Disease in Dogs

Does a Dry Nose Mean My Dog Is Sick?

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It’s commonly thought that you can tell a dog is healthy if his nose is cold and wet, but this isn’t necessarily true. Not only does a cold, wet nose not always indicate good health, but a warm, dry nose doesn’t automatically mean a dog is sick.

Why is A . . . → Read More: Does a Dry Nose Mean My Dog Is Sick?

Cataracts in Dogs

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Cloudiness of the Eye Lens in Dogs

Cataract refers to the cloudiness in the crystalline lens of the eye, varying from complete to partial opacity. When the eye lens (located directly behind the iris) is clouded, it prevents light from passing to the retina, which can cause vision loss.

Most cases . . . → Read More: Cataracts in Dogs

Dogs, Toddlers Show Similarities in Social Intelligence

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Most dog owners will tell you they consider their beloved pets to be members of their families. Now new research suggests that dogs may be even more like us than previously thought.

Evan MacLean, director of the Arizona Canine Cognition Center at the University of Arizona, found that . . . → Read More: Dogs, Toddlers Show Similarities in Social Intelligence

Your Dog’s Gums: Problems to Watch For

Article By Teresa Traverse | Found on PetMD

Gums can be an often-overlooked part of a dog’s mouth, but they’re just as important to keep clean and healthy as your dog’s teeth. Below, learn more about what color your dog’s gums should be, gum problem to look out for and how to help your . . . → Read More: Your Dog’s Gums: Problems to Watch For

5 Things That Can Improve Your Dog’s Teeth

Article by Lynn Miller | Found on PetMD

It’s not pretty. When a veterinarian opens a dog’s mouth, he often finds teeth stained brown and red or bleeding gums. In extreme cases, teeth are loose, broken or missing altogether.

Infection, disease and other oral problems are far too common in canines. More than 85 . . . → Read More: 5 Things That Can Improve Your Dog’s Teeth