Is Getting A Dog The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Health?

Article by Gretchen Lidicker | Found on MindBodyGreen

Ever feel like health news is too overwhelming, fast-paced, or hard to decipher? Us too. Here, we filter through the latest in integrative health, wellness trends, and nutrition advice, reporting on the most exciting and meaningful breakthroughs. We’ll tell you exactly what you need to know—and . . . → Read More: Is Getting A Dog The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Health?

Vets Reveal 11 Symptoms In Your Dog That You Should Never, Ever Ignore

Article by Phil Mutz | Found on Little Things

One of the best ways to spot serious medical problems is by paying attention to what is going on inside your body. Unfortunately, our pets are not able to tell us when something is wrong inside of their bodies — or are they?

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Dogs with Underbites: What Is Canine Malocclusion?

Article by Maura McAndrew | Found on Pet MD

Photos of “dogs with underbites” have been the focus of many an adorable Internet slideshow. But while misaligned teeth in dogs, or canine malocclusion, may make our pets seem more endearing or “ugly-cute,” it can be a serious health issue.

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My Dog is Aggressive Around Strangers

Article by Mychelle Blake, MSW, CDBC | Found on PetHealthNetwork

It’s not unusual for a dog to “protect” his territory, and for many, it’s an inherent trait. Some breeds seem more prone to this behavior— in my experience— including dogs bred for guarding like mastiffs and some herding and terrier breeds. Unfortunately, many dogs . . . → Read More: My Dog is Aggressive Around Strangers

5 Ways to Help Your Dog Live a Longer, Happier Life

Article by Amy Sinatra Ayers | Found on VetStreet

We all wish our dogs could live forever. Luckily, there are some easy things you can do to give your beloved pup the best chance at a long and healthy life. We’re sharing the best ways to help protect your dog’s well-being, from exercising his . . . → Read More: 5 Ways to Help Your Dog Live a Longer, Happier Life

Summertime Dehydration and Your Dog

Article by Dr. Nancy Kay, DVM, DACVIM | Found on PetHealthNetwork

Some of us take the phrase, “dog days of summer” quite literally— we want to go everywhere accompanied by our beloved dogs! While this can be great, know that the heat of summer has the potential to be hazardous to your dog’s health. . . . → Read More: Summertime Dehydration and Your Dog

Lyme Disease: Protect your Dog From Tick Bite Threats

Lyme Disease threatens your dog’s health because ticks know how easy it is to latch onto your dog’s body for a tasty meal. Large populations of these bloodsuckers lounge around all year in places like woody trails and campgrounds where you take your dog for walks or enjoy vacations with your family. . . . → Read More: Lyme Disease: Protect your Dog From Tick Bite Threats

Paw Pad Burns in Dogs

Article Found on DogHealth.com

Did you know that your dog’s paw pads can be burned by walking or running on hot pavement? Many people think that a dog’s paw pads are impervious to being injured or burned, but that is not the case.

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Grill Safety for Pets

Article by Ali Semigran | Found on Pet MD

Firing up the grill is one of the best—and, let’s face it, most delicious—outdoor activities to partake in during the summertime.

While grilling up meats and veggies can be a wonderful treat for family and friends at a cookout, it can be a dangerous activity . . . → Read More: Grill Safety for Pets

How to Communicate With a Deaf Pet

Article by Mikkel Becker | Found on GreyMuzzle.org

One of the greatest challenges for an aging dog is hearing loss. Just because your pet may be losing his hearing, however, doesn’t mean he can’t continue to be a fully functioning member of your household. It simply takes a little creativity and training to bridge . . . → Read More: How to Communicate With a Deaf Pet