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Caring for Your Dog

Owning a dog is a big responsibility.  Here you will find tips for keeping your dog safe, socialization, healthy weight, being a responsible dog owner and more.

Keeping Pet Food Safe August 18, 2014

Tips on how to keep you and your pet protected from Salmonella poisoning.

Hypertension in Dogs March 10, 2014

You've probably had a friend, a close relative or you may even have been told you had hypertension. However, you might not realize that dogs can also be diagnosed with hypertension.

Canine Eye Health November 8, 2013

A variety of eye diseases are common among dogs, and many lead to discomfort and vision impairment or loss. Proper eye care and recognition of symptoms are important to maintain your dog's overall eye health.

The Basics of Canine Massage and Chiropractic June 3, 2013

Both Americans and their pets are living longer lives than ever. This auspicious fact has helped bolster an increased interest in wellness maintenance and preventative care, leading to greater demand for alternative and complementary therapies. Long employed by people, massage and chiropractic have begun to enjoy greater popularity as part of a well-rounded wellness regimen for dogs of all ages.

Keeping Dogs' Paws Healthy November 19, 2012

Since dogs spend so much time running, jumping, fetching and generally romping indoors and outside, is it any wonder that having healthy paws is so important for a dog's well being? A few simple steps will keep your dog's paws in good shape and help you recognize common ailments of the foot.

Holiday Safety July 13, 2012

Tips on keeping your pets safe in case of a fire.

Facing a Natural Disaster with Your Pets March 27, 2012

While evacuating with pets goes a long way toward their survival, there are a number of things owners should bring along for their pets to help secure their safety.

Become Snake-Smart to Protect Your Dog March 1, 2012

Shy and rarely aggressive, snakes bite only when injured or sensing a threat - such as defending themselves against curious dogs. While all dogs are at risk for snake bites, field dogs are especially vulnerable as they probe holes in the ground, sniff under logs, explore riverbanks and dig up leafy patches on the forest floor

Canine Tick-Borne Disease February 27, 2012

Thousands of dogs are infected annually with dangerous tick-transmitted diseases - with the risk rising: Between 2006 and 2010, Veterinary Week reported a 30 percent increase in the rate of dogs exposed to tick-transmitted diseases. Ticks are parasites that attach themselves to dogs, feed on blood and transmit diseases directly into the dog’s system.

Dehydration and Overheating in Dogs December 6, 2011

Potentially serious if left untreated, dehydration and overheating can be prevented by recognizing early warning signs. While field dogs are especially vulnerable, these conditions can impact all dogs.

Why Pets Pee October 28, 2011

People often take their pet’s normal house training habits for granted once good patterns have been successfully established. Any alteration typically provides sufficient impetus for better appreciating the complicated nature of urinary tract health.

How to Create a First Aid Kit for Dogs October 27, 2011

It is vital to pets’ health that their owners not only consider, but plan for, how to deal with accidents and emergencies. A first aid kit is a necessity which, in addition to making minor injuries easier to manage, can also make the difference between a pet’s life and death.

Laser Therapy for Dogs October 19, 2011

Often called low-level laser therapy, cold laser therapy or Class IV laser therapy, by any name, is still a relatively new concept that is being used more recently to treat dogs with arthritis, tendon or soft tissue injuries and to promote wound healing.

Canine Obesity October 19, 2011

Obesity is the number one nutritional disease affecting our pets. As Americans have packed on the pounds, so have the canine and feline companions with whom we share our homes and, occasionally, our meals. Obesity is also the number one disease Dr. Patrick Mahaney diagnoses in dogs and cats in his clinical practice.

Veterinary Acupuncture October 1, 2011

While acupuncture is among the oldest medical treatments in the world, it has only recently begun to receive mainstream acceptance as a valid treatment for a multitude of ailments affecting both humans and their companion animals.

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