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Knowing the basics of how dogs function as well as the basics of how to take care of a dog are important aspects to keeping you and your pooch happy and healthy.

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How to Nurse an Ailing Dog

When dogs get sick, owners might feel helpless and worried. But there are a lot of ways you can help you canine companion recover, as you'll discover in this article.


How Dog Flu Works

How Dog Flu Works

Dog flu isn't exactly common, but it could strike your pet. See what you need to know about dog flu at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is a 'dog year' really seven years?

Is a 'dog year' really seven years?

Dogs age at a different rate, but maybe not exactly seven times as quickly as a human. Learn if a dog year is really seven years at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do you need to take a pet greyhound on runs?

Do you need to take a pet greyhound on runs?

Greyhound's have superior speed, but they're lazier than you think. Learn if you need to take your pet greyhound on runs at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can you teach an old dog new tricks?

Can you teach an old dog new tricks?

One saying favors pups over old dogs when it comes to learning, but is it true? Learn if you really can teach an old dog new tricks at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Evaluating Your Dog's Health

Evaluating Your Dog's Health

Evaluating a dog's health doesn't always require a veterinarian. Learn alternative ways to give your dog a checkup. See more »

Home Remedies for Dogs With Fleas

Home Remedies for Dogs With Fleas

Dogs with fleas can create nasty problems. Check out these tips for ridding your dog of fleas. See more »

Home Remedies for Dogs With Mange

Home Remedies for Dogs With Mange

Do you know how to cure mange on your dog? Find out how to cure mange on your dog in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

Home Remedies for Dogs With Porcupine Quills and Foxtails

Home Remedies for Dogs With Porcupine Quills and Foxtails

Few things are more painful for a dog than porcupine quills. Learn how to remove porcupine quills from a dog. See more »

Home Remedies for Dogs With Sore Paws and Sunburn

Home Remedies for Dogs With Sore Paws and Sunburn

Just as people get sore feet, dogs get sore paws. Learn how to soothe a dog's sore paws. See more »

Home Remedies for Dogs With Worms

Home Remedies for Dogs With Worms

Dogs are vulnerable to many different types of worms. Learn how to treat dogs with worms. See more »