Dog Health

Dog health is the first concern of every responsible pet parent. We interview vets and canine experts for the best advice on canine arthritis, common diseases, dog nutrition, diabetes in dogs, dog allergies, cancer in dogs, dog symptoms, dog health insurance and everything else that should concern us.

Why Does My Dog Sleep So Much

Why Do Dogs Sleep So Much?

Every time I look at my dogs, at least one of them is sleeping. Throughout the day, they all seem to spend the majority of their time sleeping. Why do dogs sleep so much? My dogs are all between 8-10 years old. I know this has something to do with why they sleep more now than they did a few years ago. The other day I got to wondering about why dogs sleep so much. Humans are bigger and much more active than dogs. So why do they sleep so much more than us?
Why Does My Dog Smell Bad

Why Does My Dog Smell Bad? 12 Possible Reasons

Personally, I love the way my dogs smell…most of the time. A “normal” smelling dog is comforting to me, but when they stink, it can be awful. This leaves owners begging the question, why does my dog smell bad? Remember that all dogs have unique aromas, and some breeds are smellier than others. Your dog’s unique smell comes from the oil on his skin. 
Can You Put Antibiotic Ointment on a Dog?

Can You Put Antibiotic Ointment On A Dog?

If you get a small cut or scrape, you probably know how to clean it out and bandage it on your own. Cleaning cuts and scrapes on dogs is very similar, but it leaves many pet owners wondering can you put antibiotic ointment on a dog?
Why Does My Dog Stare At Me

Why Does My Dog Stare At Me?

Have you ever caught your dog staring at you? Maybe he’s chewing a bone or just lying on the couch next to you and when you look over, he’s just staring at you. This leaves you wondering, why does my dog stare at me?
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Can Dogs Be Blood Donors?

There are many ways to help dogs in need—voluntary work, shelter adoption, feeding the strays... But have you ever thought of donating blood? No, not yours,...
Dog Food for Dry Skin

Recipe: Dog Food for Dry Skin

Ask any expert what the best indicator of a dog's overall health and well-being is, and they will likely tell you it's the condition of his skin and coat. The easiest way to improve the condition of his skin and coat is through proper nutrition, like this homemade dog food for dry skin.
Is A Dog's Tail a Bone

Is A Dog’s Tail a Bone? Can Dogs Break Their Tail?

You can learn a lot about your dog by keeping an eye on his tail. Dog tails wag and droop. They move around a lot, so is a dog's tail a bone? Can dogs break their tail? Dog tails have actually serve a meaningful purpose. First and foremost, their tails help them balance. When your dog moves around, he uses his tail like the rudder of a boat.
Review Dog Is Human Multivitamin for Dogs

Review: Dog Is Human Multivitamin for Dogs

There are a lot of vitamins and supplements available to give your dog's health a boost. If you're looking for something to support your dog's overall health and well-being, a multivitamin for dogs, like this one from Dog Is Human, may be a better option.
Why Are Dogs Scared of Thunder

Why Are Dogs Scared of Thunder?

If your dog is anything like mine, she will shake and whimper when there is a thunderstorm approaching. If you're reading this article, you're obviously wondering why are dogs scared of thunder?

Why Are Dogs Always Hungry?

My Labrador Retriever is a bottomless pit. It seems as if she can never get enough to eat. This left me asking the question, why are dogs always hungry? Some dogs are picky eaters, like my Beagle mix, while others would eat until they made themselves sick. What is the difference? Why are some dogs so gluttonous? Could your dog’s incessant hunger be a sign of a serious problem? I did a lot of research and consulted a veterinarian and a canine nutritionist to answer all of these questions and more.
Why Does My Dog Scoot His Butt On the Floor_

Why Does My Dog Scoot His Butt On the Floor?

Since you clicked on this article, you must have seen your dog scoot his butt across the floor recently. Maybe he’s even done it multiple times. Either way, it has you wondering “Why does my dog scoot his butt on the floor?”
Can Dogs Catch Covid

Can Dogs Catch Covid?

While the pandemic is over and most people have resumed the “new normal”, I still often get asked can dogs catch Covid? The disease is still being spread, and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is still offering guidance, which has some pet owners worried about their canine companions.


Sasha the dog running on the beach

4 Tips & Tricks for Navigating Peak Flea and Tick Season

Here it comes... the dreaded peak flea and tick season. For us pet owners, while we love those sunny beach trips and walking in the...
Sasha in the car

Have Pet, Will Travel: Guide to Spring or Summer Trips with...

In Partnership with Merck Animal Health In my opinion, there's no better time to travel with your pet than in either spring or summer. The weather's...
Can I Afford A Dog

Can I Afford A Dog?

Owning a pet is expensive. It’s more than just planning for food and toys. If you’ve been asking yourself, can I afford a dog, here is everything you need to know. A big part of being a responsible pet owner is preparing for the endeavor financially. Creating a consistent budget can help you plan for routine expenses like food, treats and toys, as well as unexpected expenses like vet visits in the event of an emergency. Asking the question can I afford a dog is a very responsible thing to do. Many pet owners don’t plan a budget before adopting a dog, and that can get you into a lot of trouble.
how to get rid of a dog

How to Get Rid of a Dog: The Right Way

Are you faced with the challenging decision of how to let go of your furry companion? We understand that circumstances change. And even...
Why Are Dogs So Loyal?

Why Are Dogs So Loyal?

One of the best qualities of our canine companions is their unwavering loyalty. Why are dogs so loyal? There are amazing stories about the unmatched loyalty of dogs - dogs that have sat on their owner’s graves, waited patiently for months for their owners to return from war and even stories of dogs walking thousands of miles to reunite with their masters.
Why Do Pets Make Us Happy?

Why Do Pets Make Us Happy?

Nothing beats the feeling of seeing a happy dog or friendly cat come running over to you looking for a pat on the head or a scratch behind the ears. Why do pets make us happy? Pets do a lot more than just keep us company. The unconditional love that they provide us with is priceless and incomparable to any love that we get other humans.

Dog Names Starting With Z

Are you looking for dog names starting with Z? Well, you're in the right place! Getting a new pup would mean preparing for a new set...
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How Many Dogs Are Too Many?

We've all been there. Pet owners of one dog think, "Maybe I should get one more." Then, once you get the second dog, you'll...
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Can Dogs Get Sick From Humans?

If you have been caring for dogs for quite a while now, you must have known we can get sick from them. Rabies, giardia—name...
Dandie Dinmont Terrier Breed profile

Dandie Dinmont Terrier Breed Profile

Not a lot of people know about this breed, but the Dandie Dinmont Terrier is not something you should ignore when you chance upon...