5 Reasons Why Dog Dental Care Is Important

By JoAnna Pendergrass, DVM | Article Featured on PetMD

How would you feel if you never brushed your teeth? Constantly having lots of plaque and an unpleasant taste in your mouth would probably be more than you could tolerate. Your wallet probably wouldn’t feel so good either after having to pay a hefty . . . → Read More: 5 Reasons Why Dog Dental Care Is Important

10 Mistakes Even Loving Pet Parents Make Way Too Often

Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

Even the most well-intentioned pet parent makes mistakes every now and then in caring for their dog. Sometimes, we don’t even recognize a mistake for what it is! However, it’s important to know when something we’re doing (or not doing) might cause . . . → Read More: 10 Mistakes Even Loving Pet Parents Make Way Too Often

Opioid Overdoses in Pets: What Are the Risks?

By Carol McCarthy | Article Featured on PetMD

How’s this for a scary statistic? Every day, 91 Americans die of an opioid overdose. Also alarming, most pet parents may not know that the widespread availability of these morphine-like painkillers, whether by prescription or illegal purchase, can put animals at risk.

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How Can I Get My Dog to Lose Weight?

By Dr. Sarah Wooten | Article Featured on PetMD

Have you been frustrated because your dog doesn’t lose weight, no matter what you do? Obesity in dogs is one of the biggest health concerns that veterinarians and pet guardians battle.

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Patellar Luxation Causes Sudden Limping and Pain, Then Disappears Just as Quickly

By Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola

Patellar luxation, also called luxating patella and floating kneecap, is most often seen in small and tiny dogs. The condition can sneak up on pet parents, because often dogs with a floating kneecap seem fine, with no history of injury, limping or pain. They’re . . . → Read More: Patellar Luxation Causes Sudden Limping and Pain, Then Disappears Just as Quickly

How to Silence Your Dog’s Obsessive Barking

By Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Featured on Healthy Pets

Puppies perform many impossibly adorable behaviors, and among them are those endearing little squeaks and yips that pass for barking:

Of course, the problem with the off-the-charts cuteness of puppy yips is that many pet parents wind up encouraging their little precious to bark. . . . → Read More: How to Silence Your Dog’s Obsessive Barking

Learn How to Spot Urinary Problems in Your Dog

Changes in urination are often signs of medical conditions

By Janet Tobiassen Crosby, DVM | Article Featured on Spruce Pets

Urinary problems in dogs are common. Signs can range from barely noticeable to the inability to urinate (this is an emergency). If your pet has changes his urinary habits, please see your veterinarian as . . . → Read More: Learn How to Spot Urinary Problems in Your Dog

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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