10 Best Training Tips

Ok, he’s finally home. Training needs to begin immediately, considering the new pattern on the rug, not to mention the dog’s breakfast he’s made of your new Manolo Blahnik strappy sandals. But where should you start?

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Treating Oral Cysts in Dogs

By Sarah Wooten, DVM | Article Featured by PetMD

A dog is supposed to have 42 adult teeth. If your dog has less than 42 teeth and has not had any adult teeth extracted, what does it mean? While it is possible that your dog is just missing teeth (they never developed at all), . . . → Read More: Treating Oral Cysts in Dogs

7 Mistakes That Could Cause Weight Gain in Dogs and Cats

By Diana Bocco | Article Featured on PetMD

Has some extra weight snuck up on your dog or cat recently? If your pup is looking a little on the plump side, it’s possible that you are the culprit.

Here are seven common pet parent mistakes that could pile the pounds on your furry one.

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5 Scary Consequences of Neglecting Your Dog’s Teeth

By Paula Fitzsimmons | Article Featured on PetMD

You already know that not taking care of your dog’s teeth can lead to periodontal disease, a condition that results in bleeding gums, bad breath, and ultimately tooth loss. “Periodontal disease starts under the gum line with a substance called plaque, which is made up of . . . → Read More: 5 Scary Consequences of Neglecting Your Dog’s Teeth

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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