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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.
How Do Dogs Get Rabies and How to Prevent It

How Do Dogs Get Rabies and How to Prevent It?

A bullet-shaped rabies virus (RABV) belongs to the family Rhabdoviridae and the genus Lyssavirus (1). The degree of its pathogenicity (the ability of that...
10 Reasons to Give Your Dog Probiotics (Based on Science)

10 Reasons to Give Your Dog Probiotics (Based on Science)

The term “probiotic” is a catch-all for the substance that stimulates “friendly” gut-dwelling microbes found in both humans and animals (1). These microscopic yet...
My Dog Has Red Eyes - Here's Why and What to Do

My Dog Has Red Eyes: Here’s Why and What to Do

Most days you look into your dog’s soulful eyes, and wonder what your friend is thinking. There is no question that much of your...
What to Give a Constipated Dog

What to Give a Constipated Dog?

While diarrhea is a more common in dogs, constipation isn't that rare either. Constipation in dogs is often caused by diet or dehydration, but...
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4 Home Remedies for Dog Allergies

Pet allergies are one of the most common reasons for pet owners to seek veterinary care. Perhaps one of these home remedies for dog allergies will work!
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5 Best Dog Mange Home Remedies

Mange in dogs is a common condition. Dog mange home remedies are effective, but it's best to seek veterinary care if you haven't dealt with it before.
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How Many Shots Do Puppies Need?

How many shots do puppies need? The answer to that question depends on a number of factors including your environment, travel plans and your puppies age.
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How to Make Homemade Calming Spray for Dogs

This DIY homemade calming spray for dogs is natural and safe to use around any dog, and may be an effective treatment for your hyper pup.
Dry Eyes in Dogs - Science-based Guide

Dry Eyes in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Dry eyes in dogs, known as Keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), is a highly common canine eye disease. In North America, reported annual rates of this...
How to Slim Down an Overweight Dog (My 30-Day Diet Plan)

How to Slim Down an Overweight Dog (30-Day Diet Plan)

Dog obesity is a rapidly growing health problem. Obese dogs will suffer from breathing issues, diabetes, arthritis, and joint pain (1). This article discusses the...
Dog Has Swollen Face - 5 Reasons Why and What to Do

Dog Has Swollen Face: 5 Reasons Why and What to Do

Determining the cause of a dog that has a swollen face is a simple process of elimination. Once you work out why the face...
Signs of Rabies in Dogs and Their Three Prominent Stages

10 Signs of Rabies in Dogs and Three Prominent Stages

Rabies is a preventable deadly virus with almost 100% fatal outcome in most cases (1). If your dog becomes infected with rabies, there is...

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How Long Can a Diabetic Dog Go Without Insulin

How Long Can a Diabetic Dog Go Without Insulin?

Diabetes in dogs is one of those chronic diseases that can be managed with certain precautions and drugs, particularly insulin. Insulin goes a long...
Dog Throwing Up White Foam - 11 Most Common Reasons Why

Dog Throwing Up White Foam: 11 Most Common Reasons Why

A dog throwing up white foam can either be due to some mild reasons or more serious causes. Hopefully, it's only a digestive problem,...
Lenticular Sclerosis in Dogs - Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

Lenticular Sclerosis in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, Treatments, Diet

Have you noticed a strange discoloration in one or both of your dog’s eyes and wondering what that is? There could be several reasons...
How to Shop for Dog Doors

How to Shop for Dog Doors, Pick the Right Type and...

Installing a dog door in your home can be a life saver for both you and your dog. Dog doors are in particular very...
How Much Does It Cost to Cremate a Dog

How Much Does It Cost to Cremate a Dog?

Losing a beloved pet is never easy, but having plans in place before the grief and trauma of the experience sets in can be...
Dog Pregnancy Stages and What to Expect When Dog Is Expecting

Dog Pregnancy Stages and What to Expect When Expecting

Your dog's pregnancy can be an exciting time for both of you, but it can also be a stressful time. Knowing all the dog...
22 Signs and Symptoms That Require an Immediate Vet Visit

22 Signs and Symptoms That Require an Immediate Vet Visit

In most cases, if your dog looks like they need urgent medical attention, it is probably so. Some apparent medical conditions always require care...
Ways to Make Your Dog Always Smell Fresh

9 Ways to Make Your Dog Always Smell Fresh

We all know what a wet dog smells like, and sometimes, when you visit other dog owners' homes, you can smell wet dogs -...
Reasons Why a Grain Free Diet for Dogs May Not Be Right

Ask a Vet: Is Grain Free Food Bad for Dogs?

Over the past decade, grain free diet for dogs have become all the rage for pet owners. It's likely you've heard or read how...
Cinnamon in Homemade Dog Food Recipes

Cinnamon in Homemade Dog Food Recipes

For those of you following Top Dog Tips homemade dog food recipes here, you may have noticed that we've included cinnamon among some of...