Why Do My Dog’s Ears Smell Bad?

By Matt Soniak | Featured on PetMD

Dogs bring a lot of joy into our homes, but they also bring an array of odors to contend with. We’re used to many of them, from bad breath and “Frito feet” to farts and wet dog smell. But what about a funky smell coming from a . . . → Read More: Why Do My Dog’s Ears Smell Bad?

6 Common Illnesses to Watch for in Puppies

By Amanda Baltazar | Featured on PetMD

Your puppy is brand new and you want to protect him. The best thing you can do is to feed him a healthy, balanced diet, says Dr. Jim Dobies, a veterinarian with South Point Pet Hospital in Charlotte, N.C., and a member of the North Carolina Veterinary . . . → Read More: 6 Common Illnesses to Watch for in Puppies

How to Help a Puppy Who Isn’t Gaining Weight

By Paula Fitzsimmons

You’re feeding your puppy a nutritionally-balanced diet and following the directions on the label with precision. You watch as your new best friend voraciously eats his dog food, and surmise his appetite isn’t the problem. Despite your best efforts, however, he’s not gaining weight as he should. Puppies grow at different . . . → Read More: How to Help a Puppy Who Isn’t Gaining Weight

8 Surprising Facts About Puppy and Kitten Nutrition

By Paula Fitzsimmons | Found on PetMD

Think you know all there is to know about puppy and kitten nutrition? Are you aware that puppies and kittens are more sensitive to nutritional imbalances than adults, for example? Or that excess calcium intake can cause a puppy to develop orthopedic disease?

Go past Puppy and . . . → Read More: 8 Surprising Facts About Puppy and Kitten Nutrition

What Is Shaking Puppy Syndrome?

By Katy Nelson, DVM | PetMDArticle Featured on

Many things can cause your puppy to shiver or tremble. It could be excitement that you’re home, or it could be from ingesting a toxin. But what if it is due to something that your puppy was born with? Is treatment possible, and will he recover?

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Extreme Fear and Anxiety in Dogs

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Fears, Phobias, and Anxieties in Dogs

Fear is the instinctual feeling of apprehension resulting from a situation, person, or object presenting an external threat — whether real or perceived. The response of the autonomic nervous system prepares the body for the freeze, fight, or flight syndrome. It is considered to . . . → Read More: Extreme Fear and Anxiety in Dogs

Integrating a Younger Pet With an Older Pet

Article by Dr. Mary Becker DVM | Found on VetStreet

You have puppy or kitten fever, but you live with a senior pet. Should you get a new animal? We often have the idea that a younger pet will revitalize an older one, but is that really true?

I have found over and over . . . → Read More: Integrating a Younger Pet With an Older Pet

Ways to Celebrate National Puppy Day!

Wondering how you can celebrate? The official National Puppy Day website released this fun list of fifty ways you can personally participate in the incredibly adorable holiday.

1. Adopt a puppy from your local shelter, rescue or pure breed rescue organization. 2. Are you prepared for puppy parenting? Start off on . . . → Read More: National Puppy Day- Ways to Celebrate!

Good Widdle Doggie! Baby Talk Works Only for Puppies

By Kacey Deamer | Found on LiveScience

Do you use “baby talk” to fuss over your dog? If your pup is still young, then the childish chatter may help, but older dogs don’t care about that high-pitched cooing, a new study finds.

To determine how dogs react to human speech, researchers in the new study . . . → Read More: Good Widdle Doggie! Baby Talk Works Only for Puppies

Introducing Your New Cat to Your Dog

Article featured on Paws

It’s important to have realistic expectations when introducing a new pet to a resident pet. Some cats are more social than other cats. For example, an eight-year-old cat that has never been around other animals may never learn to share her territory (and her people) with other pets in the household. . . . → Read More: Introducing Your New Cat to Your Dog